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  • Public hearing will address Mathews County's draft flood ordinance

    MATHEWS – Mathews County's draft Floodplain Management Ordinance, including an additional one-foot freeboard requirement, will be open for public comment next month. After tabling action in July, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise...
  • NOAA predicts slow Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
  • Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach

    Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach
    Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach. City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
  • It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?

    It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?
    If you moved to South Florida after Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and are wondering what the big deal is about storm season, a free Hurricane Expo in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday will help get you motivated to prepare. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...
  • Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas

    Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas
    NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms. Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
  • Four vie for Lauderhill Commission Seat 4

    Three first-time candidates stand between Commissioner Hayward Benson and a third consecutive term as Lauderhill City Commissioner. If he wins, it will be his final term as a city official. The others seeking Seat 4 are William Cossio, Denise Grant and...
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester

    Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester
    GLOUCESTER – A lack of public input and limited resources have hampered ideas for the future use of a slew of properties acquired with federal grant money, according to Gloucester County planners. Officials attempted to gather input from the...
  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • Commissioners praise city manager

    The reviews are in; Coconut Creek has an amazing city manager, according to city commissioners and department heads. City commissioners recently gave Coconut Creek City Manager Mary Blasi an outstanding review by praising the improvements in the city...
  • Residents' wells dry up as lake drawdown begins

    Even though work will not begin on the proposed Glasgo Dam repair project until next spring, residents around Glasgo Pond are already feeling the pinch, as their wells run dry and town officials scramble to find some way to alleviate the problem. Randy...