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Locals headed to AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

Locals headed to AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Going to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Track and Field Junior Olympics is common for kids on the Florida East Coast Supersonics Track and Field Club. This year is no exception as the team has a total of 35 kids ages six through 18 heading to this year’s event in […]

B-CU athletic expansion correction

B-CU athletic expansion correction

Because of an editing error, a story in last week’s Daytona Times on the expansion of Bethune-Cookman University’s athletic programs included incorrect information about its volleyball program. The story stated that B-CU was adding a women’s volleyball team. It should have stated that a women’s sand volleyball team is being added. The university already has […]

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES History would be made in Volusia County if Beaulah Blanks is elected its first Black supervisor of elections. She has a tough challenge ahead of her though as she faces incumbent Ann McFall, current Volusia County Councilman Andy Kelly and DeLand community activist Theresa Apgar. Blanks, an attorney and former […]

Program making healthy difference one mother and child at a time

Program making healthy difference one mother and child at a time

BY KRISTEN WELSH SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Her hand shook slightly as she reached for the handle of the glass doors. Even a warm Daytona Beach day in July can seem cold when you are confused about what the next step should be. Two days earlier, Amy Hare had found out she was five […]

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 […]