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Port Orange to host meet and greet for city manager candidates Port Orange residents are invited to meet the five city manager candidates at a public reception hosted by the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The chamber is located at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Avenue. […]

Kerry, not Clinton for president in 2016

Kerry, not Clinton for president in 2016

President Barack Obama has won his re-election. That history is clear and the big question now is who in the Democratic Party will succeed him as president in 2016. Prior to now, it was certain to be Hillary Clinton. But when you look at the present situation doubts about her prospects rise to the fullest. […]

Will Blacks vote for Black Republican senator?

Will Blacks vote for Black Republican senator?

If Sen. Timothy Eugene Scott is the GOP standard bearer in the 2016 presidential elections, will any Black Americans vote for him? The appointment of Scott to a U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina is the Republicans’ most recent example of doing everything they can to shed the perception that the party is comprised, and […]

Oliver Stone’s breakthrough documentary on U.S. history

Oliver Stone’s breakthrough documentary on U.S. history

I could not believe that I was actually seeing what I was seeing. I had heard about Oliver Stone’s 10-part documentary regarding contemporary U.S. history. I am not sure what I expected to see, but what I actually viewed was almost breathtaking. The documentary, titled the “Untold History of the United States”[http://www.sho.com/sho/oliver-stones-untold-history-of-the-united-states/home], is almost a […]

Blacks disproportionately depend on Social Security

Blacks disproportionately depend on Social Security

Feuding Democrats and Republicans did not plunge the country over a financial cliff, but a lively debate will continue in coming months over the role the federal government should play in the lives of its citizens. In one corner are Republicans who contend that federal spending has run amuck – and it should be slashed. […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Lady Wildcats looking for their identity BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman had too many mishaps in a 63-54 loss to the College of the Holy Cross at Moore Gymnasium on Sunday. The Lady Wildcats were doomed by a lack of offensive execution. They shot only 36 percent from the field and converted only 10-for-22 […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Holiday hoops highlight high school action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Atlantic High School girls finished third and the boys fifth in their own tournament. Ronni Williams posted 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Atlantic past Perry Central (Hazard, Ky.) 52-39 in the consolation game. Destiny Woodard added 17 for the Sharks. Williams (31 […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES 2012

OUR TOP 10 STORIES 2012

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  B-CU president resigns Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, Bethune-Cookman University’s first woman president since the founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, resigns after seven […]

Naming part of park after Lucas irks former commissioner’s wife

Naming part of park after Lucas irks former commissioner’s wife

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The wife of a former Zone 5 Daytona Beach commissioner is upset that the athletic fields associated with Derbyshire Park are on the way to being named after someone whom she says “has done nothing for the city.’’ Madeline Young is the wife of Rufus “Buddy” Young, who served as […]

Votran waives trolley, night fees on New Year’s Eve

Votran waives trolley, night fees on New Year’s Eve

City, county offices closed on holiday FROM STAFF REPORTS Looking for a designated driver this New Year’s Eve? Hop on Votran’s New Year’s Eve trolley and night service. Votran waives fares for New Year’s Eve trolley and night service beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. “This is a safe and festive way to get around […]