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Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES During the 2014 Speedweeks race fans can marvel at some of the legends of racing during a beachside historic race car parade at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet. Through a cooperative sponsorship between Volusia County Government, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing’s North Turn restaurant, the vintage race […]

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Measure would give millions in tax breaks to racing company BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A state Senate committee may give the green flag on $60 million in tax breaks to Daytona International Speedway over the next 30 years if a bill being heard in committee becomes law. The Commerce and Tourism Committee gave […]

Literacy the focus of book festival

Literacy the focus of book festival

Tyree, other authors share their passion for reading and writing at event in Midtown BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s all about literacy,” F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Director Donna M. Gray-Banks said at the third annual event held at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach last weekend. “When the lights go out […]

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has partnered with Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to pilot a program in 2014 that will help local residents manage their chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Patients who receive care at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and meet a certain criteria, including medical history […]

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jeffrey J. Dove is no stranger to addiction. The pastor of DeLand Bethel AME Church openly speaks of his struggle with substance abuse and has partnered with the nationally recognized Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency to host a “Recovery for the Community and Congregation” workshop Feb. 7 at the […]

Mom’s scholarship fund keeps military son’s legacy alive

Mom’s scholarship fund keeps military son’s legacy alive

Collecting food, cash and check donations evoke memories that connect Cathy Heighter with her past. She’s a Gold Star Mother distinguished by losing a child in military service. Pfc. Raheen Heighter, a 22-year-old infantryman when his convoy came under fire, was killed in Iraq in 2003. Raheen’s mom became an advocate/fund-raiser for military families and […]

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Volusia County has a limited amount of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds to provide housing rehabilitation for homeowners with certain developmental disabilities and special needs. The Special Needs Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the county’s Community Assistance Division in cooperation with nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies that serve this population. The purpose of […]

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Is your home ready for this year’s hurricane season? If you meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve your home’s wind resistance, you may qualify for Volusia County’s Wind Hazard Mitigation Program. The grant-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Librarian offers Genealogy 101 on Feb. 5 Learn how to trace your family’s history during a one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Genealogy Librarian Kim Dolce will introduce you to online and print sources that can help you get started […]