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Thunder Beach fall rally returns

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — The streets of Bay County will fill with rumbling machines this week as the sounds of Thunder Beach return for the autumn rally after taking last fall off because of Hurricane Michael … (Read More)











Emerald Coast Theatre stages seventh professional season

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — MIRAMAR BEACH — With its seventh season of theatrical productions fast approaching, Emerald Coast Theatre Co. has established a track record of staging thought-provoking productions, supporting creative collaborations and providing a valuable community resource.“We are so … (Read More)





Country artist Christon Birge follows dream

Posted on — JAN WADDY

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — Country artist Christon Birge has captured the sounds and smells of summer on his latest track — “Sunscreen on You.””I’m not trying to be a puppy mill of songs,” Birge said. “There’s just … (Read More)




Hunting for tarpon in the shallows

Posted on — By Anthony Watson Special to The News Herald

The News Herald — I have been getting calls and seeing social media about tarpon being caught all along the local beaches. I have caught two tarpons between 3- and 4-feet long in my lifetime — on accident — but … (Read More)



Pretty in Pink

Posted on — JOSHUA BOUCHER

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — ZooWorld is now home to nine flamingos, and three are so young they aren’t even pink yet.The new flamingos are are a mix of Chilean and Lesser Flamingos, which are easy to … (Read More)



Shooting the Shot: IRONMAN

Posted on — JOSHUA BOUCHER

The News Herald — For those who think a marathon is just not hard enough, Panama City Beach offers IRONMAN competitions.




‘Chasin’ the Sun’ in Panama City Beach

Posted on — By Frank Sargeant Special to The News Herald

The News Herald — Justin Leake and Matt Smith grew up doing what they loved — enjoying the abundant resources of Florida’s Panhandle Coast. As youngsters living close together in Bay County, they rode their bikes to go fishing, swimming … (Read More)