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Edward Robinson: An unknown giant

Edward Robinson: An unknown giant

My offering to Black History Month is dedicated to a man whom I knew and by whom I had the pleasure of seeing history being made right before my eyes. His words rang out in prose and song on the initial occasion of our meeting in Philadelphia in 1999. On many occasions thereafter, I was […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats whip Savannah State in home finale BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The men’s basketball team at Bethune-Cookman ended a 3-0 home stand by beating South Carolina State and Savannah State. “It’s all about momentum. We want to gain it heading into the conference tournament. Usually the team hot going in wins it,” said Gravelle […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Folsom and Brown help Lopez win state title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez won the Class 3A state championship with a 44-40 victory over Miami Country Day at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland on Feb. 21. “We worked hard all year and we had a tough schedule. We played three state champions […]

Lady Wildcats win home finale

Lady Wildcats win home finale

ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman finally got the ball in the basket with a 67-53 win over Savannah State in Moore Gymnasium on Monday. “We needed to stop the bleeding from our last two losses. We didn’t shoot well in those games but we did shoot the ball well tonight,” said B-CU head coach, Vanessa […]

Stewart wins at Daytona after scary last-lap crash

Stewart wins at Daytona after scary last-lap crash

By Jenna Fryer, DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As emergency workers tended to injured fans and ambulance sirens wailed in the background, a somber Tony Stewart skipped the traditional post-race victory celebration following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. A last-lap accident sent rookie Kyle Larson’s car sailing into the fence […]

NFL legend Ray Lewis named honorary starter for 55th annual Daytona 500

NFL legend Ray Lewis named honorary starter for 55th annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – All-Pro NFL linebacker Ray Lewis will wave the green flag as honorary starter of the 55thannual Daytona 500 set for 1:00 p.m. ET Sunday at historic Daytona International Speedway. Lewis, a University of Miami product, led the Baltimore Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XLVII earlier this month.  The 13-time […]

‘Is this good for schools?’

‘Is this good for schools?’

NAACP president poses question after Volusia County School Board votes to outsource custodial jobs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The local NAACP president is worried that a decision by the Volusia County School Board last week to outsource all custodial jobs will impact African-Americans and other minorities in greater numbers. “I believe that outsourcing in […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Historian Derek Hankerson traces roots from Daytona to West Africa BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Derek Hankerson was not born in Daytona Beach and doesn’t live here, but his ancestors have roots in the beachside city. Hankerson considers himself a historian. He recently talked with the Daytona Times about his connection to Daytona Beach and […]

Meetings to focus on Orange Avenue, Midtown Master Plan

Meetings to focus on Orange Avenue, Midtown Master Plan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two meetings will be taking place at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach next week in which the public is urged to attend if they want to have a say in the overhaul of Orange Avenue and the implementation of the Midtown Master Plan. The first meeting, on […]

B-CU alum named the city manager of Winter Haven

B-CU alum named the city manager of Winter Haven

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Deric C. Feacher, a 2000 graduate of Bethune-Cookman and former employee of the university, has been named city manager of Winter Haven. The 36-year-old Winter Haven native became the first minority to assume the position. Winter Haven commissioners unanimously appointed Feacher on Sept. 10, 2012, when Dale Smith announced his […]