Mitch Kolesaire and Matthew Shen pose with their instruments. (photo submitted)
Jonathan Byrd tees off during the final round of the Tour Championship at Atlantic Beach Country Club. Byrd won the event, securing his PGA Tour card for next season (photo by David Rosenblum)
The McGuire family of Atlantic Beach visit  Jay Leno's Garage as part of a Dreams Come True project.
Surfer Skylar Miller rides a wave while father Ty looks on. Skylar placed fifth in the 12 & Under Whitewater Riders Division and joined Ty to win the Tandem Division during the 19th Annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic. (photo by David Rosenblum)
Cullen Chalker, a Jacksonville Beach resident, has been honored for being Jacksonville's oldest fire chief. (photo by Eleanor Snite)
Beaches anglers Matt Kinsey and AJ Rathbun caught a nice haul of speckled trout. (photo submitted)

News Stories

The Wonderwood Drive (State Road 116) bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will undergo a repair and rehabilitation project starting in mid-October.

A suspect was arrested Friday in connection with a shooting that morning at the Mission House, 800 Shetter Avenue.

The Vilano Boat Ramp will be closed through Tuesday, Oct. 31, due to a dredging project that will improve navigability to the ramp for public use. For more information, call 904-209-0193.

Do you dream of being your own boss? The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program is now seeking participants.


Elaine Brown is known around the beach as mayor of the city of Neptune Beach, but you may not know that she is also on the advisory board for the IceMen, an ice hockey team that has come to Northea

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the winners of the 2017 Lionfish Challenge.

The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend this October to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to Hurricane Irma im

Neptune Beach's Ben Gamel belted a three-run home run during Seattle's 10-3 win over the Texas Rangers Sept. 12.
Gamel was 3-for-5 at the plate in the win.


Frank L. Bernstein, 60, of Atlantic Beach, died October 16, 2017. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

Dustin James Bishop, 33, of Jacksonville, died October 11, 2017. Arrangements by Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home, (904) 285-1130.


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