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Community Calendar for June 14 – June 20, 2012

Community Calendar for June 14 – June 20, 2012

Leaders to meet about SunRail The Volusia County Council will meet with the DeLand City Commission to discuss phase two of the SunRail project, which extends commuter rail service to the DeLand Amtrak station. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. June 15 in the second-floor training room of the Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Baseball’s Gonzalez reflects on road to MLB BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ryan Gonzalez was the only Bethune-Cookman University baseball player who had his name called during last week’s Major League Baseball draft. Gonzalez was picked in the 21st round with the 648th overall pick by the Colorado Rockies. He was selected on the third […]

Young NASCAR driver motivated to succeed

Young NASCAR driver motivated to succeed

BY LELAND STEIN III SPECIAL TO THE NNPA An African-American male is breaking barriers in one of the most segregated sports – NASCAR. The young Black driver is Darrell Wallace Jr. He said he’s gotten a lot of support from the racing community, but he’s also had to deal with some prejudice. Wallace, 18, said […]

Wade still important, but Heat now James’ team

Wade still important, but Heat now James’ team

BY AL IANNAZZONE NEWSDAY (MCT) OKLAHOMA CITY – Dwyane Wade feels most comfortable with the ball in his hands, being able to make plays for the Heat. He still relishes doing that, but he’s had to give up some of that and much more to LeBron James. Wade remains hugely important to Miami, but the […]

City to beef up vetting process

City to beef up vetting process

Background checks coming for future members of boards BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents interested in serving on one of the city’s boards soon will be subjected to criminal background checks. Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman confirmed to the Daytona Times this week that Daytona Beach is restructuring the application and the process, […]

Former state senator to speak at B-CU graduation

Former state senator to speak at B-CU graduation

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Florida Sen. Anthony C. “Tony” Hill will be Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement speaker on Saturday. Hill also will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the university. The graduation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. “It is our […]

B-CU mourns death of marching band member

B-CU mourns death of marching band member

By ANDREAS BUTLER AND ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family mourned the death of a 23-year-old marching band member this week after he died at a house party near the campus. Grief counselors were on campus Monday to help students and faculty in need of support after the May 6 death of sophomore […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLE Bethune-Cookman University introduced Dr. Edison Jackson as its interim president on Tuesday. Jackson will take over for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, who retires on May 13. The Daytona Times asked the readers: What are your thoughts on the new interim president coming in? What would you like to see a new […]

Fields draws no opposition; prepares for second judicial term

Fields draws no opposition; prepares for second judicial term

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Court Judge Dawn P. Fields was among eight circuit and three county judges in the Seventh Judicial Circuit who drew no opposition last month during the qualifying period. This will be Fields’ second six-year term. She was first elected to the bench in 2006. Before becoming a judge, […]

Speedway to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 18

Speedway to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 18

Daytona International Speedway will celebrate its ninth annual NASCAR Day on May 18. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Daytona International Speedway will celebrate NASCAR Day in front of the Tours and Ticket Office with lunch, raffle prizes and music. In addition, the Florida Blood Centers will be on site for a blood drive from […]