Articles by Northwest Florida Daily News

  • Seeing the toll of combat

    FORT WALTON BEACH — By 1944, the Uncle Sam “I Want You” posters seemed to point directly at Alvira Goubeaux.
    The 21-year-old already had seen two of her brothers sent off to fight in World War ...

  • ‘The quiet heroes who live among us’

    As one of the most veteran-rich areas in the state, Northwest Florida is a treasure trove of war stories.
    Two women have made it their mission to record the tales of local men and women who ...

  • Hurlburt mom wins another recipe contest

    HURLBURT FIELD — A lazy day for stay-at-home mom Rachel Ruiz involves only making breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    On a more typical day, she digs through her refrigerator and pantry and conjures ...

  • New baby welcomes airman home from deployment

    VALPARAISO — As Airman 1st Class Clint Borbolla walked through the airport security gate, he laid eyes on his three-month-old daughter for the first time.
    After kissing his fiancée, he reached ...

  • NWF State forensics team takes first at state tourney

    Northwest Florida State College’s forensics team finished first overall in Debate at the Florida College System Activities Association State Championship Tournament held Feb. 6 - 8 in Jacksonville. READ MORE

  • !Hola! Radio Latino es aqui

    FORT WALTON BEACH — Local fans of Latin music now have a radio station catered to their favorite artists.
    Radio Latina debuted Jan. 1 on WFDM 1400 AM, a talk radio station in Fort Walton Beach ...

  • Helping Airmen recover

    EGLIN AFB — Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Lacey entered the tiny office and greeted the man that helped change his life.
    Three years after he was nearly blown up — twice — by IEDs in Afghanistan, ...

  • Dive teams swim for Fisher House

    NAVARRE — Navy Airman Apprentice Erik Kopack sliced through the water in the Santa Rosa Sound.

    He kept up a quick pace to his strokes, despite taking a second to throw a “Peace” sign at a ...


  • Team Red, White & Blue to host memorial run April 12

    FORT WALTON BEACH — On Saturday about 100 people will take to the streets in remembrance of Clay Hunt, a Marine veteran who committed suicide after returning from deployments to Afghanistan and ... READ MORE

  • Heavy rains bombard Walton County

    After a long night of lightning, thunder and relentless rain, residents of Walton County, like most of Northwest Florida, awoke Wednesday to water, and lots of it. For Eddie Long, 61, that mean... READ MORE

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