Travel & Leisure

Cheerleading event in Daytona Beach for 25th year

DAYTONA BEACH — On the sidewalks, in the hotels, restaurants and grocery stores, the cheerleaders are seemingly everywhere this week at the World’s Most Famous Beach.

Thousands of students on cheerleading teams and dance units representing roughly 140 colleges and universities nationwide are in Daytona Beach to compete in the College Cheer and Dance National Championship sponsored by the National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Alliance.

The five-day event runs through Sunday at the Daytona Beach Bandshell and the Ocean Center.

It’s a milestone edition of the long-running competition, which is marking both the 40th anniversary of the event

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Hottest hotels and renos in the Magic City

The pandemic didn’t stop Miami. The Magic City used the down time to build, renovate and debut its hottest hotels. Check them out below.

915 Washington Ave.

It’s always spring break at the Moxy, Marriott’s youthful, frisky brand. Here in South Beach, however, the company welcomes its first resort — complete with six dining/drinking venues, two pools and an outdoor fitness center — just two blocks from the Atlantic on a stretch of the Art Deco Cultural District that’s in the midst of a mini-Renaissance.

Check into one of the 202 Rockwell Group-designed guest rooms, inspired by the overnight ferry

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Visitors flooding Myrtle Beach SC strain hospitality workers

Lines out the door at Señor Frogs. An empty section at Joe’s Diner by the Airport. Few, if any, Lyft or Uber rides. The common thread that ties all of these together: All three problems stem from Myrtle Beach’s worker shortage.

A worker shortage? In a pandemic? How?

It’s a real issue in the Grand Strand. Dozens of restaurants, hotels, amusement parks and other businesses have “help wanted” signs outside their doors and on numerous job search websites.

Señor Frogs, a Hispanic restaurant located at Broadway at the Beach, sat half empty on Saturday afternoon even as

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3 men charged in Virginia Beach shootings appear in court

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Three men who were charged in shootings that left several people injured during a chaotic weekend along Virginia Beach’s oceanfront made their first court appearances via video on Monday. Two other weekend shooting incidents claimed two lives.

Virginia Beach Judge Sandra S. Menago went over the charges for Ahmon Jahree Adams, 22, of Chesapeake, Virginia; Nyquez Tyyon Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach; and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20, of Virginia Beach.

Each man faces seven counts of malicious wounding and related charges. They remain in jail without bond and will have bail hearings in the

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