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Daytona City Commission meeting May 2

Daytona City Commission meeting May 2

The next meeting of the Daytona Beach City Commission is Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m., in City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Avenue in DaytonaBeach. The agenda for this meeting is now available online at: http://agenda.codb.us/public/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=169&MinutesMeetingID=-1. You can watch all City Commission meetings LIVE on DBTV-Channel 199 on Bright House Networks (in Daytona Beach only) or online.   In addition, video […]

Embry-Riddle students named among winners of national competition

Embry-Riddle students named among winners of national competition

Daytona Beach – A team of eight engineering students from the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that designed and built a new kind of water purifier has been named one of the 15 winners of the 2012 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) national competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As winners, […]

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

Daytona Beach – Following the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees spring meeting, Dr. Larry R. Handfield is again serving as chairman of the board. After temporarily yielding leadership to fellow alumnus and first vice chairman Dr. Lee Rhyant inJanuary, Handfield has returned to the board. The B-CU board of trustees and President Trudie Kibbe […]

New Midtown pond remains an issue

New Midtown pond remains an issue

Residents push for underground system, express concern about kids’ safety BY JAMES HARPER AND ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Daytona Beach residents want an underground filtration system to replace a retention pond recently constructed behind the new Midtown Education and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach on Kelly Field. Residents met with Assistant City Manager Paul […]

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bobby Lee Burch, who was well known in Daytona Beach as “Mr. Fix It,” died April 19 surrounded by family at the home of his daughter, Murtice Beaman. Burch was 94. Burch, who was married to the late Murtice Williams for 73 years, was also known in the community for […]

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

Retirement celebration held for outgoing president A man attending a retirement celebration for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed signs a photo memorial during the April 19 event at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton. More than 200 people gathered at the celebration for Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University. Reed is scheduled to leave B-CU on May 13, […]

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has been limited to what he can say to the media by City Manager Jim Chisholm. The order came after Chitwood was quoted in the Daytona Beach News Journal for chastising Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack for an appointment she made to the […]

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Ida Wright, a candidate for Volusia County School Board District 2, held a campaign kick off on March 30 at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Palatka, about 80 Volusia County residents attended the event, which included a brief speech by Wright. […]

A 70th birthday, then a marriage

A 70th birthday, then a marriage

Charlotte Walls and William Prince celebrated Charlotte’s 70th birthday in January 2010. She and her gentleman caller gathered among guests for a spectacular party, which took place at the African-American Cultural Society. The evening was unforgettable, especially since Charlotte looked so much younger than 70 and exemplified the phrase that “70 is the new 50.” […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Mentor orientation scheduled May 15 Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. The next orientation class will be held May 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community Partnership for Children, 160 North Beach St. To register, contact Susan Hiltz at 386-547-2293 or via e-mail at Susan.Hiltz@cbcvf.org. Webster […]

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