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Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add women’s soccer and women’s  volleyball. “At this present time, we are looking to bring two additional sports programs. We want to start with club and intramural soccer this spring. We will do more studies. This is how you grow your programs. You look and […]

No Dream Team yet

No Dream Team yet

U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team had lots of missteps in Monday’s game against Brazil BY DON MARKUS THE BALTIMORE SUN (MCT) WASHINGTON – There has been much discussion in recent days about how this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team stacked up against its most famous predecessors, the Dream Team of 1992. There has been […]

Voter registration deadline creeping up

Voter registration deadline creeping up

July 16 is the last day to register for August primary BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The number of newly registered Volusia County voters is down 20 percent compared to the 2008 presidential election at this same time, according to Volusia County’s Supervisor of Elections. Democrats still make up the majority of registered voters but […]

Daytona Beach Deltas crown Jabberwock queens

Daytona Beach Deltas crown Jabberwock queens

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The highlight of Jabberwock 2012 in Daytona Beach was the coronation and crowning of the new queens. Crowned for Jabberwock 2012 titles were Amariya Lopez, Little Miss Jabberwock; Corianna Favors, Junior Miss Jabberwock; and Dawn Wilson, Miss Jabberwock. Others competing for the tiles were runner-ups Asuante’ Williams, Ja’Niya Hawkins, Aire’l […]

HAAA loses 2 members;  Cusack to appoint 1 to board

HAAA loses 2 members; Cusack to appoint 1 to board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two members of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) have resigned and one of the new appointments will have to be made by Volusia County Vice Chair Joyce Cusack. This is another opportunity for Cusack to place another Black on the board, which did not have any on it prior […]

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA player Vince Carter held his annual youth basketball academy this week at an athletic center bearing his name at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Carter resides in Orlando but grew up in Daytona where he starred at Mainland and led the basketball team to a state championship in […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented 13 young women to society on June 23 at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala held at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. During the gala, the young women and their escorts performed traditional cotillion dances and were recognized for […]

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute will be observing the 137th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at 10 a.m. on July 14 in the front of her home on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. She was the 15th child of former slaves and died at 79 […]

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Youngsters at Campbell Middle and Westside Elementary schools in Daytona Beach are getting a rich educational experience through the Night Alive program. Night Alive is an after-school program funded through a federal grant through 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC). The program focuses on math, science, reading and writing. Additionally, […]

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]