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Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELS TIMES/MCT How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Sharing inspiration All you need is some trash and some inspiration, […]

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats snapped a five-game losing streak and remained perfect against the North Carolina Central on Monday night at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium, using a multi-faceted attack to down the Lady Eagles, 67-52. The opening minutes of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchup was a far cry from […]

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Kenneth Fisher and Breonca Reid of B-CU’s men’s and women’s track and field team have been named as Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13-19. Both student-athletes competed in the South Carolina Indoor Open in Columbia, S.C. Freshman jumper Fisher made an impression in his first collegiate meet at the […]

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES During the 2014 Speedweeks race fans can marvel at some of the legends of racing during a beachside historic race car parade at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet. Through a cooperative sponsorship between Volusia County Government, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing’s North Turn restaurant, the vintage race […]

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Measure would give millions in tax breaks to racing company BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A state Senate committee may give the green flag on $60 million in tax breaks to Daytona International Speedway over the next 30 years if a bill being heard in committee becomes law. The Commerce and Tourism Committee gave […]

Literacy the focus of book festival

Literacy the focus of book festival

Tyree, other authors share their passion for reading and writing at event in Midtown BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s all about literacy,” F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Director Donna M. Gray-Banks said at the third annual event held at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach last weekend. “When the lights go out […]

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has partnered with Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to pilot a program in 2014 that will help local residents manage their chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Patients who receive care at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and meet a certain criteria, including medical history […]

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jeffrey J. Dove is no stranger to addiction. The pastor of DeLand Bethel AME Church openly speaks of his struggle with substance abuse and has partnered with the nationally recognized Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency to host a “Recovery for the Community and Congregation” workshop Feb. 7 at the […]

Mom’s scholarship fund keeps military son’s legacy alive

Mom’s scholarship fund keeps military son’s legacy alive

Collecting food, cash and check donations evoke memories that connect Cathy Heighter with her past. She’s a Gold Star Mother distinguished by losing a child in military service. Pfc. Raheen Heighter, a 22-year-old infantryman when his convoy came under fire, was killed in Iraq in 2003. Raheen’s mom became an advocate/fund-raiser for military families and […]

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Volusia County has a limited amount of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds to provide housing rehabilitation for homeowners with certain developmental disabilities and special needs. The Special Needs Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the county’s Community Assistance Division in cooperation with nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies that serve this population. The purpose of […]