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Local races starting to heat up

Local races starting to heat up

Cusack facing several challengers for her County Council At-Large seat BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Commissioners Carl Lentz, Kelly White and Patrick Henry have thrown their names into the proverbial election hat for Election 2014. The three incumbents in Districts 1, 3 and 5 face no challengers for the Nov. 4 election […]

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Amazing Grace’’ was her favorite song. She was a good cook and she liked flowers. Those are the sweet memories Leonard Christian has of Annie Doris Porter Christian, his mother who lived to be 84 years old. The longtime local resident died on April 8. Mrs. Christian was a […]

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

FROM STAFF REPORTS The inaugural Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival was held April 6-13. The seven-day celebration of educational and cultural events featured national and local speakers, educators, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and […]

Gospel at the White House

Gospel at the White House

The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Choir perform during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (MARTIN H. SIMON/POOL/ABACA PRESS/MCT)

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Floridians should expect the return of the popular “back-to-school” sales-tax holiday this August. But state funding for Daytona International Speedway and a temporary tax break on gym memberships could be casualties when the House and Senate meet next week on their opposing packages to complete Gov. […]

Cruise a fundraiser for Flagler NAACP

Cruise a fundraiser for Flagler NAACP

On March 30, 54 people set sail from Fort Lauderdale on the fabulous “Celebrity Silhouette” as a fundraiser for the Flagler County branch of the NAACP. The seven-day event was hosted by Freedom Fund Chair Marie McCray and President Linda Sharpe Haywood. The ports of call were San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and […]

Food brings Hope donates  tablets to Westside students

Food brings Hope donates tablets to Westside students

Food Brings Hope (FBH) Founder and Chair Forough B. Hosseini presented 10 new iPad Minis to the FBHonors class at Westside Elementary this month. FBHonors is FBH’s STEM-focused after-school program for academically advanced, high achieving students. “The students we serve at FBH may be economically disadvantaged, but that shouldn’t mean they must be academically disadvantaged […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

City of Palm Coast plans Easter egg hunts Families will have the opportunity to celebrate the Easter holiday with two fun and free activities – one geared toward children and one for teenagers – offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department. The Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt will be at 8 p.m. […]

Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held its Second Annual Male Cook-off held in partnership with the United Negro College Fund on March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center. Eighteen contestants competed in the Male Cook-Off event in four categories – appetizers, salad, entrée and desserts. Appetizers: […]

Women get unequal pay for equal work

Women get unequal pay for equal work

When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.  Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until last Friday [April 11, 2014] to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay […]

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