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A victory and an extended hand  Port St. Joe Star

As he walked into the Fort Walton Beach High School gym last Saturday, Port St. Joe boys' basketball Coach Sandy Quinn, Jr. noticed an unusual sight.



Vegan food proves popular at FWB High  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Robin Brown, the cafeteria manager at Fort Walton Beach High School, has a special bond with many of the students she interacts ...



SCHOOL SCOOPS: Viking pens prove to be mighty  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach High School saw its students achieve writing success just before the winter break.Thirty students were published in the 2018 “Young Writers ...



Fort Walton Beach wrestling coach killed in accident remembered by community  WEAR

The Fort Walton Beach community is mourning the loss of a man who was a mentor to many athletes and a friend to many more. He was killed earlier this week ...



Video of Fort Walton Beach grad goes viral  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — LaDarius Marshall never thought cheerleading would make him famous, but a video of him cheering has gone viral on Facebook.



Beast of the Beach returns to FWB  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH – The venue has changed. The allure of its lauded field hasn't. Today and tomorrow the 13th Annual Beast of the Beach wrestling ...



Hes got spirit: FWBHS Brian Adams has been cheering on the Vikings for over a decade  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Brian Adams held a pair of light-up white pompoms in his hands on Friday night at Fort Walton Beach High School's homecoming ...



Shrek the Musical: FWB High School revisits animated movie characters  The Northwest Florida Daily News

It takes nearly an hour to transform Grant Oberle into the green-headed ogre many came to know in the 2001 movie “Shrek.”The Fort Walton Beach High School ...



FWB assistant wrestling coach dies in Nashville  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Fort Walton Beach wrestling program lost a family member late Tuesday night. Jorge Hernandez, an assistant coach with the program for five years, was ...



Check out the lineup for the FWB Christmas Parade  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Here's the line-up for this year's Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday and rolls down Eglin Parkway.Fort Walton Beach ...



The Next Level: 11 FWB athletes sign letters of intent  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — The gym at Fort Walton Beach High School was packed.Tables lined the floor decorated with pictures, jerseys, hats, balloons and ...



EDITORIAL: FWBHS – where the rubber meets the track  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Being able to improve local tracks is good news for everyone, especially young athletes. The area has no shortage of talent. We need to be able to say the same ...



2018 graduations dates and locations  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Here are the graduation dates and locations for high schools and colleges across the Panhandle: May 5Northwest Florida State College: 10 a.m. for graduates ...



FWBHS graduate working with Navy communications command  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PENSACOLA — A 2016 Fort Walton Beach High School graduate is stationed with a Navy command responsible for teaching future information warriors the ...



FWB likes possible baseball league’s pitch  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The possible 2019 teams are the Fort Walton Beach Stingrays, 30A Redfish, South Walton Sand Sharks, Panama City Pompano, Lynn Haven Dolphins and ...



Shrek the Musical another remarkable FWBHS production  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Marching Band Mom. Yes, they are all my kids.A T-shirt with that saying keeps showing up in my Facebook feed. I can't imagine why. Lol.I'm pretty sure Christa ...



FWBHS in running for state, national spirit video awards  The Northwest Florida Daily News

This is the first time Fort Walton Beach High School has competed for the national spirit award, McAllister said. In addition to nationals, the high school is also ...



Photos: PHOTO GALLERY: #ThursdayThrowback gallery: Dec. 1998  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PHOTO GALLERY: Here's the second installament of our Throwback Thursday gallery, featuring Daily News photos from December 1998. [1/70]. Norriego Point ...



A natural runner: FWBs Smith nabs Runner of the Year award  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — For as long as she can remember, Kambry Smith has been a natural frontrunner.A sophomore at Fort Walton Beach High School, ...



Lavin steps down at FWB  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH – From his 21 seasons at the helm of Fort Walton Beach boys basketball, John Lavin developed one golden rule.“Be on time.”Sure, so ...



Mary Esther woman killed in car crash  The Northwest Florida Daily News

MARY ESTHER — A 20-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly caused a crash that killed one young woman and ...



FWBHS closer to getting rubber track  The Northwest Florida Daily News

We're probably at about $130000 now, including the money being pledged. Pretty close to $150000 is needed to resurface the track."



Meet the Fort Walton Beach High Class of 2016  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. today at the football stadium. Meet the seniors who will be receiving their ...



Former Fort Walton Beach High School student reunited with wallet 20 years later  WJHG-TV

It's been 20 years since former a Fort Walton Beach High School student had last seen his wallet. That all changed this week.



Area high schools rank best in state, nation  WJHG-TV

According to the report released by U.S. News for best high schools, several area high schools rank best in the state of Florida and across the nation.



Video helps PAWS animals find somebody to love  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — As a Realtor, Kaye Towner says she believes everyone deserves a safe and happy home. And that includes the animals at the ...



Niceville salutes graduates  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Niceville High School's 53rd commencement Thursday night was a little soggy, but that didn't stop the 480 seniors and their friends and family ...



Princesses, Privateers make plans for future  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Name: Karlia AmielSchool: Choctawhatchee High SchoolKrewe of Bowlegs heritage: daughter of Mike and Jennifer Amiel, Honor Guard LI; granddaughter of ...



Longtime FWB coach, educator recovering in hospital (PHOTOS)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Ernie Green, a longtime coach and educator at Fort Walton Beach High School has had some health issues, but his family said he is recovering at Fort Walton ...



Memorial Day tributes scheduled across the area  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Memorial Day, providing a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died in *service* to the United States, has a ...



Two local students arrested for shooting threats/pranks  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Among the arrested was a 13-year-old Pryor Middle School student who sent a Snapchat of an M4 assault rifle and stated in the social media post: "I would kill ...



SENIOR PHOTO GALLERIES: View formal photos from NWF schools  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Northwest Florida Daily News would like to congratulate all of those seniors who are graduating this year. Below are photo galleries of senior formal photos ...



Victims of US 98 crash were much-loved couple  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — A well-known and much-loved Destin couple is being mourned following their deaths late Friday night in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 98 and ...



FWB man recalls landmark Silver Inn Bar (PHOTOS)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Other than the Indian Mound Elks Lodge and the baseball field at Chester Pruitt Park, little remains of the tight-knit community that ...



Sheriffs Office releases fatal wreck dash cam and 911 call (VIDEO)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Walton County Sheriff's Office has released the dash camera video and 911 call from the night of a fatal crash at the corner of County Road 283 and U.S. ...



Steve Riggs reflects on 10 years of Steve Riggs Stadium (PHOTOS, VIDEO)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Steve Riggs still gets a kick out of watching Fort Walton Beach High School football games from the top row of the stands, where he can glance out occasionally ...



Report: Speed, alcohol were factors in November crash that killed 25-year-old Jane Bartleson  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — An investigative report made public late last week into the Nov. 16, 2017 traffic crash that killed 25-year-old Jane Bartleson of Fort Walton Beach ...



19 events to look forward to in 2019  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Break out your 2019 planners and pencil in these 19 events — including several family-friendly outings. 1. Emerald Coast Theatre Co.'s production of “Dancing ...



Class of 2018  The Northwest Florida Daily News

OKALOOSA ISLAND — As Billy Mikel regaled of a life full of star-studded friends — think Terry Bradshaw, Lou Holtz and Archie Manning to name a few — the ...



FWBs Rudman earns female Scholastic Award  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Lucy Rudman was prepared for her holiday pictures.A senior swimmer at Fort Walton Beach High School, Rudman had been told the ...



Destin parade names grand marshal  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, the Christmas season is in full swing. On Dec. 8, the annual Destin Christmas parade will take place at 10 ...



Five Star School Award recipients announced!  WEAR

The Florida Department of Education has announced the names of schools in Florida's Panhandle that have earned the Five Star School Award for the 2017 ...



Where does your high school rank?  The Northwest Florida Daily News

U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2017 Best High School Rankings. Which local high school ranked highest nationally?



Choctaw named states most spirited  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Choctawhatchee High School was announced Monday as the winner of the 5th annual Sunshine State Spirit Showdown.



Generation gap for Destin high school  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — The famous movie quote "If you build it, they will come" worked for a baseball field in Iowa.But what about a high school in Destin?Although the idea ...



Students face charges over school violence threats  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Two local high school students face charges after making threatening other students on social media.A 15-year-old Fort Walton Beach High School student was ...



EDITORIAL: Suicide is not painless  The Northwest Florida Daily News

It's been just over two years since a Fort Walton Beach High School freshman took his own life.The school mourned the death of Curtis Dison. Those who knew ...



Okaloosas schools are some of the oldest in Florida  The Northwest Florida Daily News

If you have a child in the Okaloosa County School District, chances are good the school he or she attends is older than you are. In fact, it's not uncommon ...



Defense priority No. 1 for FWB spring  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Phil Dorn knew every name.At Fort Walton Beach football's spring practice on Thursday, the Vikings' head coach addressed every ...



PAYING TRIBUTE: Video honors Destin couple who died in crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — Shane Reynolds, Destin resident and former producer/host at National Geographic Wild and Travel Channel, recently published a tribute video to ...



Krewe of Bowlegs LXIV Honor Guard ready to serve  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Steve and Lawnene BoswellSteve Boswell grew up in Fort Walton Beach, while Lawnene Boswell called Shalimar home, although both graduated from ...



Photos: PICTURE PERFECT: The Best of 2018  The Northwest Florida Daily News

If you would like to send us a photo for Picture Perfect, email dstone@nwfdailynews.com. Photos must have been taken locally. We receive a great many photos ...



12th annual Beast of the Beach begins Thursday  The Northwest Florida Daily News

OKALOOSA ISLAND — The usual powerhouses are all-in for the 12th annual Beast of the Beach wrestling tournament.There's two-time winner Wakulla and ...



McLane caps FWB’s comeback thriller  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Damia McLane dribble across the top of the arc.The clock ticked away above her. The gym behind her was loud. The floor beneath ...



Fort Walton Beach names new head baseball coach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach High School has named a new head coach for a varsity sports team. But no, it's not for football. Last week, former Vikings assistant Brian ...



The Carver-Hill Museum tells stories of Okaloosas segregated black students  The Northwest Florida Daily News

CRESTVIEW — It was just 52 years ago when David Wheeler became one of the last children in Okaloosa County to suffer from segregation at the county's only ...



Panhandle pride: Veterans Day events schedule  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Don't miss an opportunity to observe and honor our veterans - the people that have made us the Land of the Free.



LIST: Area high school graduation dates  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The clock is ticking for area high school students who will graduate this spring. Here's a list of area graduations so seniors, friends and family can start making ...



Rowdy rivals break bleachers  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Things got a bit heated at the Fort Walton Beach vs. Choctawhatchee game on Friday. So much so, Choctaw now has to pay Fort ...



Dorn approved as FWB AD, football head coach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

A blur. Fast-paced. That's how newly-appointed Fort Walton Beach Athletic Director and head football coach Philip Dorn said these last few days have been for ...



Another plan for a Destin high school  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — After years of discussions, a plan is in place for Destin to get its own high school.Representatives from the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the ...



Gulf coast looks to maintain, restore oysters  The Northwest Florida Daily News

MONROE, La. — The oyster dressing is safe this year.Since the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, 4 billion to 8.3 billion subtidal oysters were estimated to be lost ...



Northwest Florida steps up to the plate in Panama City  WJHG-TV

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Cleanup efforts are a long way from over in Panama City, but they're a few hours closer to finished thanks to the Northwest ...



Hometown History: FWB stadiums roots go back to Jet Age  The Northwest Florida Daily News

When it was built in the 1950s, Fort Walton Beach's new sports complex was a symbol of the city's reputation as a modern, high-tech community. Built on Jet ...



We just didnt even have a chance to save him  The Northwest Florida Daily News

In an open letter to the Daily News, Eric Bartlett expressed his love for his son, Connor, and concerns for at-risk teens.



Lisa Hatchett is seeking justice for her son, Avery  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN—Avery Hatchett held a sheepshead by the hook, laughing before setting it down, its tail slapping the wet cement. His wetsuit was pulled down to his ...



The journeys not over yet  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Krystal James and her family stood near the intersection of Wright Parkway and Hollywood Boulevard on Monday, watching as a ...



UPDATE: Destin teens death ruled apparent suicide  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has ruled the death of Connor Bartlett, a Fort Walton Beach High School freshman, an apparent suicide. UPDATE 11:45 ...



Couple uses unfortunate experiences to help others  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — When Peter Rosenberger was in college, he met the woman he would one day marry. However, he never anticipated the struggles ...



Scene of fatal crash in Destin getting official review  The Northwest Florida Daily News

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Jane Bartleson was driving her 2007 Chevy Equinox westbound on Highway 98 at around 12:45 a.m. Nov.



Follow the MLK Parade today in Fort Walton Beach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. today. The parade will step off on U.S. Highway 98 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium before ...



Community shaken by untimely deaths of area teens  The Northwest Florida Daily News

In 2015, a total of four teens ages 14 to 19 years old committed suicide in the area, according to the Florida Department of Health. "We are seeing more of it," ...



FWB comes up short against Navarre after crazy finish  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Earnest Riggs twirled through contact toward the basket, laying the ball in softly with his right hand.As the Fort Walton Beach point ...



Former Destin resident recoving in Malaysia after fall  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Just three months ago, Jeff "Swede" Swedenhjelm was in a coma after falling 33 feet from a rooftop in Bali while chasing a monkey that had stolen his favorite ...



Coast Guard captains career comes full circle  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — Capt. Martha J. LaGuardia's career ended earlier this month where it began 33 years ago, at Coast Guard Station Destin.LaGuardia retired from the ...



OCCSW 2017 Womens Hall of Fame ceremony, inductees  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) will honor this year's inductees to the Women's Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in Room ...



You are not alone  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Hundreds gathered at the Niceville High School Stadium Sunday afternoon with one single message.Hope."That's the message today," said ...



Experts speak about teen suicide following students death  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The human brain is geared towards living, so it usually takes a series of events that really make it get to that point where a person gets to a comfort level with the ...



Former LQ wrestler dies after being run over by tour van in Nashville, Tenn.  The Desert Sun

Jorge Hernandez was run over by the rear tire of a tour van he tried to board late on Jan. 1 in Nashville.



Photos: PHOTOS: Choctaw vs. FWB boys soccer  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PHOTOS: Pictures from Tuesday night's game between Choctawhatchee and Fort Walton Beach high school boys soccer teams. Buy Photo. [1/25]. DEVON ...



A final look at Miss Destin 2018 candidates  Destin Log

Four local girls are gearing up to compete in the 2018 Miss Destin pageant, which is free to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Destin ...



Opinions split on school start-time issue  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Until I can stop walking past garbage cans in our schools filled with rain water, I won't feel comfortable paying for additional buses,” one School Start Times ...



Family relies on community after being displaced by fire  WJHG-TV

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One local family is looking on the bright side, even though their house recently caught fire. "This was going to be our ...



Philip Dorn will be recommended for FWB AD/football HC position  The Northwest Florida Daily News

It appears Philip Dorn said all the right things and endeared himself to the eight-person selection committee tasked with finding Tommy Johnson's successor.



Teen who brought gun to school to be tried as adult  The Northwest Florida Daily News

A Destin father's efforts to keep his teenage son in the juvenile court has failed. Tom Mueller, father of the Fort Walton Beach High School teen who brought a ...



Ransom Middle Academic Teams Complete In Tournament  NorthEscambia.com

The Ransom Middle School Academic Team took part in the 12th Annual Academic Tournament at the Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State ...



Miss Destin candidates attend first event  Destin Log

Four new Miss Destin contestants stood in a line in front of a semi-circle of chairs filled with pageant volunteers. Rachel McMullen, who was crowned Miss Destin ...



Former FWB resident in critical condition after motorcycle crash  The Northwest Florida Daily News

GAINESVILLE — Friends of former Fort Walton Beach resident Joe Wagner traveled to Gainesville after he was involved in a crash on his motorcycle Monday ...



Falling Jeeps, German POWs and other things you might not know about Northwest Florida  The Northwest Florida Daily News

There are some things that even longtime residents might not know about our little slice of paradise. Here are 10 things you might not know about Northwest ...



Rotary Club installs new board  Destin Log

The Rotary Club of Destin recently completed its 2017-2018 fiscal Rotary year and installed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors at its annual banquet and awards ...



A look at Okaloosa County candidates  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Candidates for public office in Okaloosa County were asked to provide information concerning their candidacy. The following individuals responded to the Daily ...



Celebrating Veterans Day 2017  WEAR

On Saturday, Nov. 11th, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces will be honored across the nation. Below is a list of some of the ways the holiday will be observed ...



FWB alumnus Elliott leads San Lorenzo to Liga A championship  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Argentina's San Lorenzo basketball squad was backed into a corner — down 10 points late in the second quarter of Game 2 of its first-round playoff series ...



Lacrosse showcase continues push to get sport sanctioned  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — The Florida panhandle isn't quite Central New York. It's not Denver and it's especially not the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia corridor or Long ...



Niceville’s Scholz, Markwardt are Swimmers of the Year  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Quinn Scholz couldn't believe it.That was the Niceville junior's first thought when he emerged the pool after winning gold in the 100-yard freestyle ...



EXCLUSIVE: FWB Director of Athletics, head football coach Phil Dorn talks transition  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Phil Dorn has been one busy man these last six weeks. Since being hired as the Director of Athletics and head football coach at Fort Walton Beach High School, ...



2017 GRADUATION SCHEDULE  Crestview News Bulletin

It's the time of year for local college and high school graduates to take that big step into the future.Here's a list of dates and times for area graduations. All are ...



FACES OF THE FUTURE: The Class of 2017  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Meet a few of the graduating high school seniors who will become our next doctors, contractors, teachers and leaders. The class of 2017 is made up of many ...



FWB teen gets full ride after losing parents, raising sibling  The Northwest Florida Daily News

At the age of 9, she lost her mother to cancer. At 17, she held her father as he took his final breath, dying from the same disease. In the same year, she separated ...



Strength in numbers: Choctaw wins regional with six champs  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Choctaw had nine weightlifters qualify for state during its 2015 1A title run.Seven united for last year's 2A state championship.



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