Local News for Daytona Beach, Florida


Area hospitals halt most visitations

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Halifax Health has implemented a new visitation policy for its Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Deltona hospitals in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Beginning Wednesday, Halifax Health no longer is allowing patient visitation. Exceptions to this policy include: Patients under the age of 18 can be READ MORE.

Drought index rises, water levels drop

The local fire threat is rising following a month-long dry spell that has turned lawns brown and reduced water levels throughout Volusia County. “The last time we had significant rain was on February 26,” noted Tom Carey, Volusia County’s pollution control manager. “We have only received .05 inches in March, a month when we normally READ MORE.