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Wright files to run for school board seat again

Wright files to run for school board seat again

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Ida Duncan Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University business instructor who lost to School Board Chairman Al Williams in August, has officially filed to run for the seat left vacant due to his passing. A primary is scheduled for Dec. 18 for the District 2 seat that includes most of Daytona Beach, […]

Fashion show turns seniors into runway models

Fashion show turns seniors into runway models

Models hit the scene in the activity room of Madison Glen Apartments, an Ormond Beach development for the independent living of seniors. They’ve experienced an active senior community through the happenings weekly. “Fashion Show 2012” was on the scene recently with chairman/coordinator Thelma L. Gandy, a former Palm Coast resident. Dressmaker details – by Mistress […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats jump to first place in conference BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman beat North Carolina Central University (NCCU) 42-17 in front of 5,738 fans on Senior Day to take sole possession of first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) this past week. The Wildcats’ potent running game gained 274 of their total 443 […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Hurricane Sandy affects high school games COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hurricane Sandy didn’t touch land in Florida but brought plenty of wind and a little rain. The storm also affected local high school football games this past week. New Smyrna had its home game with Orange Park Fleming Island scheduled for last Thursday […]

Myth of local non-partisan races

Myth of local non-partisan races

THE DAYTONA TIMES EDITORIAL STAFF One can truthfully argue that the Democratic Party, since the 1960s-era Lyndon B. Johnson administration, has stood for issues of importance to Black Americans in recent decades, including voting rights and affirmative action – issues that the party of Abe Lincoln, the Republican Party, fought. Yes, Blacks are grateful for […]

Economic development and K-12 education are interdependent

Economic development and K-12 education are interdependent

Why is the Volusia County School Board asking the voters to approve a one-mill tax referendum on the November 6 election ballot? An excellent public school system is essential to the economic development and the quality of life in Volusia County.  Due to millions of dollars being slashed from the school district’s revenue in the […]

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

This will probably be the last presidential election in which Republicans can afford to ignore issues of paramount importance to Blacks and Latinos and expect to have a remote chance of winning the White House.  Obama v. Romney is the political equivalent of Brown v. Board of Education. A separate and unequal approach to national […]

A salute to General Colin Powell

A salute to General Colin Powell

There is abundant evidence that this will be a close contest between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. For many people who have already voted early or who plan to go out to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday, the campaign endorsements by various public officials does have a significant impact. […]

One Voice for Volusia announces workplace contest

One Voice for Volusia announces workplace contest

One Voice for Volusia invites individuals to think about those colleagues who seem to manage it all: time, responsibilities, clients’ needs and all with a smile. Whether there is an individual within the same organization or someone who works closely with the nominator in the community, take this opportunity to nominate one of your colleagues who […]

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Local candidates share their views in Times questionnaire BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF What will be your priorities or top issues you will focus on if elected? It’s the first question posed to candidates who are seeking elected office in Daytona Beach and Volusia County. A detailed questionnaire was submitted by the Daytona Times to […]