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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.…

B-CU defeats FAMU in baseball series

BY MIKE MORRELL SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Florida A&M’s (11-19, 8-6) late inning rally falls short…

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mario Mack, a recent Bethune-Cookman University graduate, said he was…

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – The Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball team earned its second conference…

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    Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers before sunset. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
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SunRail to start with free rides

SunRail to start with free rides County Council members seek expansion to Daytona Beach BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES SunRail officials have announced that passengers will ride Central Florida’s new commuter rail system free for two weeks beginning the first day…

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month 13 of the 17 contractors for the project are supposed to be local firms BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The owner and manager of Volusia Mall announced Wednesday that the shopping center is getting a…

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5 to 12. These free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart…

County launching beach safety mentoring program for teens

County launching beach safety mentoring program for teens Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is launching a Lifeguard Trainee Mentoring Program for 16-year-olds who want to prepare for jobs as tower guards. Trainees will shadow and assist seasoned tower guards, but will not assist in…

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County announced that temporary payment has been authorized for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 and older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact…

Florida Friends for Obama plans April 26 rally in Palm Coast

Florida Friends for Obama plans April 26 rally in Palm Coast Florida Friends for Obama is planning another rally come April 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Pine Lakes Parkway, off Belle Terre Parkway, in Palm Coast. Florida Friends for Obama elected the president for two…

Palm Coast giving away trees to those impacted by tornado

Palm Coast giving away trees to those impacted by tornado To assist residents who were directly impacted by the Dec. 14, 2013, tornado, the City of Palm Coast will have a free Starlight Tornado Tree Give-Away on Saturday, April 26, at two fire stations in the…

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…

Flagler NAACP to host banquet on April 27

Flagler NAACP to host banquet on April 27 The Flagler County NAACP has asked indulgence in attending the 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, April 27, 6 p.m., at the Hammock Beach Resort. They boast of fine dining, dancing and music provided by Darnel Butler…

Prayer breakfast sets tone for Women’s Day

Prayer breakfast sets tone for Women’s Day Adding to a theme, the Rev. Mattie Riley Hayes gave meaning to certain Scriptures that kicked off a prayer breakfast as a first of three events for Women’s Day. At the focus of the events is…

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars Peter Nyong’o captures worldwide attention in selfie with celebs FROM STAFF REPORTS His sister snagged an Oscar on Sunday for her gripping portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years A Slave,’’ but Peter Nyong’o captured his share…

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and State Sen. Dorothy Hukill were among other community leaders and the employees of Covidien celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in DeLand on Oct. 26. Covidien’s…

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Marcia Riley, a DeLand resident, has been chosen as a presenter at the International PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver next month. The Oct. 10-13 conference attracts hundreds of writers, editors, teachers, professors,…

DeLand center hosts fitness day

DeLand center hosts fitness day The Greater Union Life Center Healthy West Volusia Initiative held a Community Fitness Day at the Chisholm Community Center in DeLand on May 11. The event was sponsored by DeLand Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson; the DeLand Alumnae…

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…

More than a golf tournament

More than a golf tournament Event named for Huger raises thousands for area students BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over $12,000 was raised on Saturday at the third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament. The funds will go to area…

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football championship game in December at Municipal Stadium and Mayor Derrick Henry already is promoting it to those interested…

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle BY TYLER DUNNE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT The moment a kick is missed, a pass is dropped, a tackle is whiffed is only the beginning. A football stadium is a safe haven. Players don’t hear F-bombs from…

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants ASSOCIATED PRESS – Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay early last season and spent the rest of 2013…

Former NBA player says he’s broke and homeless

Former NBA player says he’s broke and homeless EURWEB.COM Former NBA player Eric Williams, who appeared with his ex Jennifer on VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” says he is now homeless and destitute, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports. Williams, who spent 12 season…

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…

City of Palm Coast offers egg hunt events April 18, 19

City of Palm Coast offers egg hunt events April 18, 19 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…

BRIEFS

BRIEFS Head Start taking applications for 2014-15 school year Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that promotes the school…

Halifax Health-Hospice to present ‘Hearts & Hooves Retreat

Halifax Health-Hospice to present ‘Hearts & Hooves Retreat Halifax Health–Hospice Begin Again Children’s Grief Center will present its next Hearts & Hooves retreat on April 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  One of Halifax Health – Hospice’s signature programs, Hearts & Hooves is a camp…

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Her performance will include pre-war blues, vaudeville, traditional jazz and original…

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