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BIKE WEEK 2013

BIKE WEEK 2013

Getting ready for a roaring good time Flashy bikes, tasty food, good music. Thousands of people will descend on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune boulevards this weekend. Click here for a sneak peak at what to expect during Bike Week 2013. Daytona Times staff writer and photojournalist Ashley Thomas was […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats hoping for some March Madness magic BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Both Bethune-Cookman basketball programs are competing this week in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Norfolk, Va. The men’s team used a balanced attack to knock off Coppin State University 89-78 in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday. Adrien Coleman scored […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Marsh leads Spruce Creek past New Smyrna BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Kyle Marsh pitched five shutout innings and struck out 11 batters to lead Spruce Creek past previously unbeaten New Smyrna Beach 6-0 on March 8. “I didn’t have my stuff the first couple of batters, but I settled down and all my pitches […]

Stetson named Presidential Award Finalist for community service

Stetson named Presidential Award Finalist for community service

DeLand, Fla. - Stetson University is one of 14 universities named a Presidential Award Finalist in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Stetson’s selection to the Honor Roll is the highest federal […]

Daytona teen shot in head has died; violence march planned for March 16

Daytona teen shot in head has died; violence march planned for March 16

BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                        DAYTONA TIMES                                                                                               butleramj@yahoo.com Jiron Dent, the Daytona Beach teenager who was shot in the head on Tuesday, has died. The 17-year-old was a passenger in a stolen car in the Madison Heights subdivision when shot, according to Daytona Beach officers. Dent died Thursday from his injuries and two suspects in the […]

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Argument over car leads to another critical injury of young Black male Editor’s note: Jiron Dent, the young man highlighted in this story has since died. See update of story here. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An argument over a stolen vehicle left a teenager critically wounded in the Madison Heights subdivision of Daytona Beach […]

Black Bikers ready to roar into the city

Black Bikers ready to roar into the city

Vendors, entertainment planned along MLK and Bethune boulevards BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of thousands of bikers will be invading Daytona Beach March 8-16 and among them will be a number of Black bikers, including members of the Steel Stallions of Central Florida Motorcycle club. The club was established in 2007 and today many […]

Will Blacks get in on Speedway construction action?

Will Blacks get in on Speedway construction action?

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black, Hispanic or female business owners would like to do work on major construction projects. They just have to figure out how to get in the door. Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood announced last month that $250 million will be spent for a complete overhaul of the Speedway’s frontstretch […]

Sisters raised in Daytona about the business of helping others

Sisters raised in Daytona about the business of helping others

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two sisters, born and raised in Daytona Beach, are entrepreneurs who are trying to help others be successful in business. Even though Debra Barrs-Paul and Daphne Latimore now live in different cities and states, their work involves starting businesses and helping businesses to be successful. Paul-Barrs moved back to Daytona […]

Expect Votran delays and route changes during Bike Week

Expect Votran delays and route changes during Bike Week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings heavy traffic and Votran riders should expect some delays, interruptions and possible route deviations. Schedule delays will begin Wednesday, March 13, and will continue to occur through Sunday, March 17. “Votran will make every effort to notify customers as soon as the detours and route deviations are […]