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Disappearing interest in the Philippines

Disappearing interest in the Philippines

I received the call on a beautiful Sunday morning from a good friend.  What I expected to be a normal call turned into something else. This particular April day was the anniversary of the disappearance of a relative of my friend, a fact that she wanted to share with me.  It also turns out that […]

The Affordable Health Care Act

The Affordable Health Care Act

DR. ELSIE SCOTT TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments about the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires all citizens to have a certain minimum of health insurance coverage or pay a fine. At the heart of the argument against the mandate is whether […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU softball, baseball teams tighten grip on MEAC races BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a battle of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) South Division’s top teams, Bethune-Cookman University took two of three games from Savannah State University to hold on to the division lead. Savannah State (21-22, 9-3) opened the series by winning the […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spring sports action continues BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Warner Christian Academy’s Bentlee Critcher placed fourth in the 110m hurdles at the Class 1A state championships to pace all medalists. Father Lopez’ Chanel Coco finished sixth in the shot put and Peter Thorp sixth in the 100m hurdles. Spruce Creeks’ boys finished fourth and girls […]

New Midtown pond remains an issue

New Midtown pond remains an issue

Residents push for underground system, express concern about kids’ safety BY JAMES HARPER AND ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Daytona Beach residents want an underground filtration system to replace a retention pond recently constructed behind the new Midtown Education and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach on Kelly Field. Residents met with Assistant City Manager Paul […]

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bobby Lee Burch, who was well known in Daytona Beach as “Mr. Fix It,” died April 19 surrounded by family at the home of his daughter, Murtice Beaman. Burch was 94. Burch, who was married to the late Murtice Williams for 73 years, was also known in the community for […]

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

Retirement celebration held for outgoing president A man attending a retirement celebration for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed signs a photo memorial during the April 19 event at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton. More than 200 people gathered at the celebration for Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University. Reed is scheduled to leave B-CU on May 13, […]

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has been limited to what he can say to the media by City Manager Jim Chisholm. The order came after Chitwood was quoted in the Daytona Beach News Journal for chastising Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack for an appointment she made to the […]

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Ida Wright, a candidate for Volusia County School Board District 2, held a campaign kick off on March 30 at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Palatka, about 80 Volusia County residents attended the event, which included a brief speech by Wright. […]

A 70th birthday, then a marriage

A 70th birthday, then a marriage

Charlotte Walls and William Prince celebrated Charlotte’s 70th birthday in January 2010. She and her gentleman caller gathered among guests for a spectacular party, which took place at the African-American Cultural Society. The evening was unforgettable, especially since Charlotte looked so much younger than 70 and exemplified the phrase that “70 is the new 50.” […]