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Money woes to delay revamped Daytona Village

Money woes to delay revamped Daytona Village

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Demolition is completed and Daytona Beach will be participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Daytona Village on July 26 at 2 p.m. However, construction of new apartments is not expected to be done anytime soon. Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach, said the project is divided into phases. […]

Hoffman: City needs a businessperson to run it like a business

Hoffman: City needs a businessperson to run it like a business

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on mayoral candidates in Daytona Beach. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fred Hoffman wants to take on the challenge of changing Daytona Beach residents’ “lives for the better.” Hoffman was a late entrant in the race for mayor. He is not as well known as […]

Hydrotherapy will boost B-CU’s athletic program

Hydrotherapy will boost B-CU’s athletic program

University raising funds for equipment to help injured players BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add hydrotherapy to its athletic program. The school is raising $50,000 to bring in hydrotherapy equipment to help treat and rehabilitate injured student athletes. The equipment will be housed in a designated room inside the new […]

Orange Avenue reconstruction project on hold

Orange Avenue reconstruction project on hold

Daytona Beach wasn’t chosen for money from federal grant to help improve road BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach officials were disappointed to learn recently that for the fourth time they will not be receiving a $13.2 million federal grant requested to pay for the reconstruction of Orange Avenue, which runs through the heart […]

Institute honors B-CU founder

Institute honors B-CU founder

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute observed Bethune-Cookman University founder’s 137th birthday on July 14 in the front of her home on the campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. During last Saturday’s event, Dr. Cleo Higgins talked about the founder as she knew her. The event also was attended by […]

Ormond Beach reunion celebrates ties with Liberia, Sudan

Ormond Beach reunion celebrates ties with Liberia, Sudan

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Celebrating five years in its existence, the “I Am Ormond Beach” reunion took place July 12-16. The reunion celebrates the history of the African-Americans of Ormond as well as the African ties recently discovered by Michael Gibson, president of the “I Am Ormond Beach” committee. “For generations, people referred […]

The politics of power and the right to vote

The politics of power and the right to vote

As students and parents at Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® sites across the country study our nation’s history this summer, they’re learning about the long struggle for voting rights in our nation and the importance of the vote to a vibrant democracy. One of their speakers was Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor at the Kirwan […]

Young America is key to 2012 election

Young America is key to 2012 election

When young Americans come alive, they transform the possible. We saw that in 2008 when young Americans – the millennial generation of 18- to 29-year-olds – voted in large numbers (larger than the aging baby boomers), and overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. They cast almost one out of every six votes in that election and voted […]

It’s in their nature!

It’s in their nature!

As I reflect on my upbringing, I’m grateful for the old stories told in my youth. Most often they were rooted in values that taught significant life lessons. Many of my friends have similar old stories. My friend, Steve Blakely, said he remembers being told the story of a beaver and rattlesnake who were attempting […]

Palm Coast student wins bronze at NAACP Olympics

Palm Coast student wins bronze at NAACP Olympics

One Flagler County high school student brought home a medal from the NAACP’s 34th annual Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) in Houston. The July 8 awards ceremony capped months of local competitions and students competing in 26 categories ranging from performing arts and music to mathematics, biology and business. Palm Coast competitor Xavier […]