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Operation School Zone Safety

This week, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Florida Sheriffs Task Force “Operation School Zone Safety” in school zones across Volusia County. April 22 – 26 is School Zone Safety Week in Volusia County The 5-day safety operation runs Monday through Friday and will focus on violations including speeding and passing school buses. The operation is designed to enhance student safety … Continue reading Operation School Zone Safety

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Target Car Seat Trade-In is BACK!

Target will be conducting a car seat trade-in event from April 22 – May 4.  Trade-in used car seats for big discounts at Target They will accept and recycle all types of car seats, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats and car seats that are expired or damaged. Materials from the old car seats will be recycled.  Guests … Continue reading Target Car Seat Trade-In is BACK!

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Register for Summer Driver Education at All High Schools

Registration for Summer Driver Education Begins May 9 Registration for the 2019 Summer Driver Education program begins on Thursday, May 9, at all high schools.  Students interested in earning credit in Driver Education must register at their home high school. There is no fee for the program and students will earn a ½ elective credit and a paperless waiver of the road test for an … Continue reading Register for Summer Driver Education at All High Schools

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Pot or Not? The Green Debate

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. There’s been a great debate brewing over marijuana for decades, and it’s finally coming to a head as 10 states have now legalized both recreational and medicinal marijuana, and another 23 states have legalized medical marijuana only. It’s about time … Continue reading Pot or Not? The Green Debate

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The Great Chicken Debate

It’s hard to miss the chickens clucking around beachside while strolling Flagler Avenue, but are they a menace or part of the city’s charm? Chickens on Flagler Avenue These chickens have ruffled a lot of feathers lately sparking a heated debate around safety, but are they really a threat? Some claim yes. The City of New Smyrna Beach vs. Chickens First, rumors swirled of an … Continue reading The Great Chicken Debate

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Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

The Burmese python is one of the largest snakes in the world and a native of southeast Asia. For more than 15 years, the gigantic snake has decimated species and become the ruling reptile in the Florida Everglades. The Burmese python problem has reached a new level of worrisome concern because it carries a parasite (pictured below) that infects native snakes in south Florida. A … Continue reading Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

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New Smyrna Beach Celebrates Arbor Day by Giving Free Trees to Residents

Friday, April 26, 2019 The City of New Smyrna Beach will host its annual Arbor Day Celebration at Riverside Park (299 S Riverside Dr) on Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM.  This celebration is part of the City’s continued recognition as a Tree City USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Residents Receive One Free Tree Each City residents will be eligible to receive one … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Celebrates Arbor Day by Giving Free Trees to Residents

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St. Johns River Cleanup

Registration is open for the 2019 St. Johns River Cleanup! Volunteers are needed for the St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019. Boaters, scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River. Participants should bring water and wear … Continue reading St. Johns River Cleanup

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy

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Culture to Color Adult Coloring Book Features NSB

Photographer and author, Bibi LeBlanc, has just released the second book in a series of adult coloring books featuring cities around the globe. LeBlanc is inspired by beautiful, historic sites found throughout her travel adventures as well as those close to home in DeLand. LeBlanc took her own scenery-inspired photographs and turned them into beautiful mandala coloring pages. Thus, the launch of Culture to Color, … Continue reading Culture to Color Adult Coloring Book Features NSB