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Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rainfall has caused isolated flooding in coastal Volusia County as forecasters expect additional storms through Friday. Record-setting rainfall since Wednesday morning included Daytona Beach, 7.95 inches; Ormond Beach, 6.37 inches; and New Smyrna Beach, 5.58 inches. The primary areas impacted are east of Nova Road. County traffic maintenance crews […]

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand will hold an opening reception for photojournalist Duane Fernandez on Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring his exhibit, “The Trayvon Martin Journey: From Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL and Washington D.C.” Following the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The local alumni and college chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host a voter registration drive Saturday during the home football game of Bethune-Cookman University against Florida Tech. “We are joining with other chapters and with the college chapter starting at noon,” John Huger Sr., president of […]

Two evenings of Motown coming to Flagler

Two evenings of Motown coming to Flagler

I’m back from my summer vacation and writing of the surefire hit, “Motown & Mo,’ ” in its 17th season on Oct. 10, 7 p.m., and Oct. 11, 5 p.m., at Flagler Auditorium. A throwback of the record label rallies artists to engage in theatrics, setting music to lip sync. It rekindles the old school […]

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida State University Board of Trustees has selected state Sen. John E. Thrasher, 70, an FSU alumnus, to serve as the university’s 15th president. The senator whose district covers parts of Volusia County as well as St. John’s, Putnam and Flagler counties won over three other candidates in […]

Sheriff’s office schedules five sites for Drug Take-Back Day

Sheriff’s office schedules five sites for Drug Take-Back Day

Since its launch in 2010, a series of national prescription drug take-back events have resulted in nearly 125,000 pounds of unwanted drugs being taken out of circulation in Florida and safely discarded. The numbers will increase this Saturday with the next take-back event, as residents get ready to clean out their medicine cabinets and get […]

Community News

Community News

Funds available for sickle cell services Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has set aside $30,705 for qualified children and community programs that provide sickle cell disease services during fiscal year 2014-2015. Applicants must be incorporated in the State of Florida, registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, and […]

Trinity Unity Methodist of DeLand observing SundayServe

Trinity Unity Methodist of DeLand observing SundayServe

SundayServe is an annual outreach event in which United Methodist churches across the Central Florida area work together to accomplish service projects in their communities. The main goals of the event are to encourage churches to work together, to find new ways to best serve our communities, and to reignite the spirit of “serving others” […]

Talk is no substitute for action

Talk is no substitute for action

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA COLUMNIST Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much. The period King conquered was a time of action. […]

Black auto buyers get a raw deal

Black auto buyers get a raw deal

With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, more than 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. After most automobile purchases, many consumers wonder whether the […]