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Ocean Center presents second annual Light Up Volusia Nights On Nov. 24, the Ocean Center will present the second annual Light Up Volusia Nights from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the east lawn of the Ocean Center and the Ocean Center Ballroom. The Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Al Smith Productions […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats hold Rattlers; playoffs next BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman edged archrival Florida A&M 21-16 in the Florida Classic in Orlando on Saturday. The No. 22 Wildcats will move on to the playoffs. The Wildcats will host the Big South Champion Coastal Carolina (7-4) in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Nov. […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Mainland and Warner advance on the gridiron COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland upsets Lake Gibson Cameron “Squirt’’ Hadley threw for 387 yards with five touchdowns and returned a 67-yard punt for a score to lead Mainland past previously unbeaten Lakeland Lake Gibson 49-42. Sam White also had eight catches for 260 receiving yards […]

Thanksgiving should come before ‘Thanksgetting’

Thanksgiving should come before ‘Thanksgetting’

Millions of Black American families observed Thanksgiving this week.  We have much to be thankful and grateful for. Yet we should also be cognizant of the challenges and struggles that lie ahead in the pathway to future economic empowerment and social sustainability not only in America, but throughout a changing world. In other words, this […]

Income inequality grows in U.S.

Income inequality grows in U.S.

The threat of an impending fiscal cliff has sparked intense conversations about whether upper income citizens are paying their fair share of taxes. But equally important – and perhaps more important in the long term – is the issue of income inequality. A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the […]

Falling off the fiscal cliff

Falling off the fiscal cliff

Will we jump from the cliff?  Congress and the president will determine whether we fall, jump, or back away from the cliff.  While I trust they will get together and make the right decision, I think we should be prepared for the worst case scenario. How do we prepare?  First of all, learn what the […]

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Dr. Kathy Williams will face husband’s former opponent in District 2 race BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Kathy Williams has declared her candidacy for the Volusia County School Board District 2 seat left vacant due to the death of her husband, Dr. Al Williams. Williams will be running against Bethune-Cookman University educator Ida Duncan […]

An emotional farewell

An emotional farewell

Daytona Beach officials Reynolds, Ritchey, Shelley share thoughts on serving city, citizens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tears were shed as outgoing Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey and Commissioners Cassandra Reynolds and Edith Shelley spoke their final words as elected officials at the Nov. 7 city commission meeting. Reynolds had a prepared statement but couldn’t […]

City sets rent rates for new centers

City sets rent rates for new centers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach has been open since May 29, residents have not been able to rent the gym, kitchen, dance studio, computer room or recording room for a private function. That’s because there were no fees set to do so. Daytona Beach […]

Black professionals invited to the beach

Black professionals invited to the beach

Local entrepreneur to host Nov. 24 business event BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black business owners and professionals have been invited from all over the state to congregate and conduct “Business on the Beach.’’ Darryl Barrs, a Daytona Beach resident and publisher of Program Success Magazine, a monthly business publication distributed statewide, has organized an […]