CRESTVIEW — Jennifer Pierce says she's witnessed "a true blessing" after a house fire last week claimed the two-story rental she shared with her three children.
North Okaloosa residents
CRESTVIEW — There is a number of activities scheduled this weekend in North Okaloosa County.
The Iron Order Motorcycle Club of Crestview's 2nd Annual Poker Run on Saturday benefits the
CRESTVIEW — The next United States Department of Agriculture food giveaway is April 26 at the Raymond Williams Mission Center, 404 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
Sign-in is 6-8:45 a.m., with picku
CRESTVIEW — Crestview Police Department officers will host a Drug Take Back Initiative 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive.
Northwest Florida resident
Destin Commons, Payroll Management Incorporated and Cumulus Media have set two job fairs in the next two weeks.
The first is 4-7 p.m. April 30 at Destin Commons Center Plaza, 4300 Legendary
CRESTVIEW — An art career that began with exhibits at the Crestview Public Library and the first CALA: Crestview Area Loves the Arts festival has blossomed for a former local artist.
As his art &q
NICEVILLE — Crestview High School’s baseball team stood tall Tuesday in the District 1-7A tournament semifinal game against Tate.
Matt Gillis threw a one-hitter and Bulldog batters connected for 1
CRESTVIEW — Expect a new owner, staff and a refurbished interior for next week's reopening of the Beef 'O' Brady's restaurant beside Big Lots on South Ferdon Boulevard.
Owners plan a soft opening
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE — VPS was renamed from Okaloosa Regional Airport to Northwest Florida Regional Airport approximately five years ago in an attempt to clarify its location and identity for local
I want to introduce our library to all Crestview, Baker, Laurel Hill and Holt area households.
We are a member of the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative, with libraries in
CRESTVIEW — Kristen Bufkin and Brittany Pase will soon go their separate ways after sharing several big matches as Crestview High School volleyball teammates.
The senior tandem took the home court
Crestview High School student Tiffany Berkely is preparing for the U.S. Air Force.
Latanya Bryant, the 96th Test Wing's chief of financial management, Tiffany's mentor, has shared her experi
Daughters of the American Revolution Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter members Joyce Harrington and Patti Cogdal recently recognized a volunteer who has surpassed expectations.
Marcus J. Michles II, of t
CRESTVIEW — On an unseasonably cool mid-April Thursday evening, a group of Crestview High School girls hit the field at Jack Foster Stadium to face a Fort Walton Beach team.
Both teams' players ar
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center has been awarded re-accreditation status by the National Children’s Alliance.
The accreditation validates that evidence-based methods are being practic
I attended my first flag football game Thursday night when Crestview High School hosted Fort Walton Beach.
I hoped to make it to a game earlier in the season, but things kept popping up. I even sh
CRESTVIEW — Downtown Crestview is looking a bit more purple today after volunteers with the American Cancer Society's local Relay For Life wrapped ribbons around lampposts.
Thirty-seven teams and
CRESTVIEW — April Hight says that microchipping Maggie, her Lhasa Apso, meant the difference between never seeing her again and reuniting with the wayward dog after nine and a half years.
CRESTVIEW — An afternoon of family fun, complete with horse and pony rides, archery, bounce houses, swimming, face painting and food, will reap benefits for the Crestview YMCA.
The April 27 Family
Emerald Coast Ambassadors now offer an online community volunteer management program that registers, trains, tracks and recognizes community volunteers.
Participating nonprofits, clubs, organizati
BAKER — Middle school students here now can use their programming and engineering skills while working with Lego robotics.
Five students in Baker's middle school robotics club are learning h
FORT WALTON BEACH — Incoming third-graders can audition for The Northwest Florida Ballet Académie from 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the Northwest Florida Ballet studios.
Third- through eighth-gra
CRESTVIEW — Today, residents choose from four Crestview supermarkets and one in Baker to meet their households' grocery needs.
In the 1940s, folks had far more choices.
"Crestview: The Fork
CRESTVIEW — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, area YMCAs at 298 N. Wilson St., Crestview, Destin and Fort Walton Beach are hosting YMCA Healthy Kids Day to help kids keep their minds and bodies activ
A 7th Special Operations Squadron reunion is May 15-18 at Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in Fort Walton Beach.
Attendees will include 7th Air Commando Squadron/7th Special Operations Squadron members,
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE — Two F-16s from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron will conduct a routine weapons test from 8-8:30 a.m. on April 28.
Navarre, Gulf Breeze and possibly parts of Pensacola m
Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost
The National Association of Letter Carriers' 22nd Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 10 will help North Okaloosa food banks restock their pantries.
To participate, place your nonperishable,
On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which is devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surrounding
Sunday, we celebrated Easter, but did we contemplate each step of Christ's journey and what it means for us as Christians?
Picture it: Thursday night. Darkness. Jesus prays alone in the garden. Hi
Jennifer Pierce says she's counting her blessings.
A Tuesday evening fire and its aftermath destroyed a two-story rental home she shared with her children, Robert, 11; Trista, 9; and Jaden, 8.
CRESTVIEW — David Born, Jasmine Middleton and Arianna Simms, who have signed scholarships to play sports at two regional universities, want to bring their A-game to their new teams.
Bridgeway Center Inc. Driving Schools recently hosted a two-day workplace violence training program sponsored by the Florida Association of Driving Under the Influence Programs.
Instructor Paul Ma
CRESTVIEW — An accidental cooking fire caused about $85,000 in damage to a Crestview town home Tuesday evening.
First responders from the Crestview Fire Department, North Okaloosa Fire Di
EDITOR'S NOTE: April is National Financial Literacy month, so we appreciate a local financial adviser and loan officer for sharing tips on how residents can reach their financial goals. We hope thei
CRESTVIEW — City officials and consultants will have a stakeholders' meeting on Monday so downtown business and property owners can learn more about a revision to the district's zoning.
Insurance refund accepted
The City Council has accepted a refund of $92,660 from Barnes Insurance, representing savings on city employee health insurance.
It is the second year in a row that cla
CRESTVIEW — Crestview Toastmaster Wanda Walker is now a Distinguished Toastmaster.
Walker recently received her DTM award from Toastmasters International after completing more than 40 speech proje
MARIANNA — The Florida Peanut Producers Association is accepting 2014 scholarship applications through July 1. Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors or college stu
FORT WALTON BEACH — Children in Crisis and Mary Esther United Methodist Church are planning a Glow Run to benefit need local children.
The run includes a 6:30 p.m. dance party at the Fort Walton B
More than $500,000 in Northwest Florida State College Foundation money is available for qualified students who attend the college during the 2014-15 school year.
Interested students may apply at t
CHIPLEY — Construction crews will install fiber optic conduit along Interstate 10 April 22-25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work will require intermittent lane closures on State Road 285, County Road 18
Bel Aire Terrace Apartments, a luxury apartment community in Crestview, is hosting its first fundraiser for the Bel Aire Terrace Relay for Life team.
The event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19, i
PENSACOLA— All OneBlood Donor Centers will be hosting special holiday blood drives through April 21 at the donor center locations.
All donors will receive a ‘Keep Calm & Donate Blood’ T-shirt,
You probably aren’t too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month.
The Health Resource Network annually sponsors this month to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share su
BAKER — The Baker School baseball team's Monday night win over Crestview High School gives the Gators big momentum heading into next week's District 3-1A tournament at Chipley.
Meanwhile, the Bull
FORT WALTON BEACH — Baker School students on the Industry Design Engineering and Students teams took home several awards from a countywide IDEAS competition April 5 at Calvary Christian Academy in F
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and we appreciate Edward Jones financial adviser Yvonne Shanklin and CCB Community Bank President Derek Lott for sharing what North Okaloosa residents sho
CRESTVIEW — The News Bulletin's Sports Department selected Baker School track team captain Dylan Scott as the North End Zone Spotlight's Player of the Week.
Watch this week's North End Zone Sports
CRESTVIEW — Usually, Ricky Bowdren and Sarena Robbins avoid asking for charity, but a recent car crash has left them no other choice.
The engaged couple were in Austin, Texas March 16 when t