Terry Roen

Terry RoenSeptember 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked the nation’s largest cable, telephone and internet providers Thursday to give Hurricane Irma victims rebates for service interruptions. He also requested the companies provide a 60-day moratorium on late fees, interest accrual and penalties to give people time to recover from the worst storm in the state’s history. “As we […]

Terry RoenSeptember 10, 2017

Flagler County put the brakes on hurricane parties by issuing an emergency order suspending the sale of alcohol. Bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores are prohibited from selling alcohol until the order is lifted. “We don’t need hurricane parties going on that drive disturbances, and we don’t need you driving impaired while people are […]

Terry RoenSeptember 10, 2017

Central Florida shelters have plenty of space as Hurricane Irma’s path shifted west and many residents have decided to weather the storm at home. Only two of 18 Orange County shelters are full. Shelters at Apopka and Colonial high schools were the first to fill. The gymnasium at Colonial High School was covered with inflatable […]

Terry RoenSeptember 7, 2017

Orlando hotels are filling up fast as thousands heed mandatory and voluntary evacuation notices to stay clear of Hurricane Irma. Many local hotels are sold out but creating waiting lists since the storm’s path is still uncertain. Kevin Craig, director of public policy for the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, said most of the area’s […]

Terry RoenSeptember 6, 2017

Hard Rock International is moving its corporate headquarters from Orlando to Hollywood in 2018. The casino, hotel and restaurant conglomerate made the announcement on its website. It will bring staffers together by joining with its ownership, The Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Seminole Gaming organization. Hard Rock has been based in Orlando since the […]

Terry RoenAugust 25, 2017

House Speaker Richard Corcoran sent letters Friday to 12 tourism development councils that severed ties with Visit Florida demanding accountability and transparency in the way they spend taxpayer dollars. Visit Orlando is one of the 12 councils that cut ties with Visit Florida, after the state marketing agency was criticized for spending $1.25 million to […]

Terry RoenJuly 17, 2017

Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson spoke Monday about the importance of using public-private partnerships to provide affordable housing for seniors. The neurosurgeon-turned-housing-secretary gave a 30-minute speech to senior housing and health care providers at the 54th Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention in Orlando. Carson, who took the job in […]

Terry RoenJuly 14, 2017

Democrat Gwen Graham is adding eight new endorsements Friday in her quest to become the state’s next governor. The endorsements announced by her campaign include a host of young and engaged grassroots leaders from across the state. “I wake up every day focused on one mission: fighting for our shared values,” Graham stated in a […]


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