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Wild ride ends with fantastic FSU finish

Wild ride ends with fantastic FSU finish

BY BILL DWYRE LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT PASADENA, Calif. — They started the night with a barrage of pregame fireworks in the Rose Bowl. A few hours later, the rockets really went off. This was not so much a game as a roller coaster. If you are a drama lover, an excitement junkie, you couldn’t help […]

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University football will hold its annual end-of-year awards banquet on Jan. 18 at the Plaza Resort & Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Charlie Neal, an announcer for ESPN, will be the master of ceremonies for the annual event. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the […]

O, say can you sing? MEAC seeking halftime performers for basketball tournament

O, say can you sing? MEAC seeking halftime performers for basketball tournament

FROM WIRE REPORTS Auditions for national anthem and halftime performers for the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Student Center on the campus of Norfolk State University in Virginia.  Registration will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. […]

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Toddler, 2, drowns Monday; fire and health officials urge community to know CPR, get swim lessons BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Fire Department is encouraging the community to become more swim and CPR savvy following the drowning of a 2-year-old child on Monday. According to a police report from the Daytona Beach […]

‘Advancing the Dream’

‘Advancing the Dream’

B-CU president, Jacksonville pastor to speak during local MLK celebrations FROM STAFF REPORTS The MLK Celebration for Florida Inc. has announced that Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Jan. 16. The annual community-wide celebration seeks to inspire youth […]

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Community Resource Coordinator Donna Gray-Banks says that the public is invited to one of several meetings to be held in January to review a plan for the city’s future. “We are trying to get input from the community to see what they want,” Banks said mentioning options […]

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO – Central Florida will embark this spring on one of its largest mass transportation experiments when service begins on the first 32-mile phase of the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train, an effort to ease nightmarish traffic and protect the region’s long-term economic health. Currently, tens of thousands of commuters […]

Cultural society helps local kids have a happy holiday

Cultural society helps local kids have a happy holiday

At the end of the day, special emphasis was placed on children when the African American Cultural Society (AACS) marked the 20th anniversary of Christmas gift-giving for the less fortunate of Bunnell, Espanola, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast. Chairman June Bethel and the Christmas Gift-Giving Committee recently expended a hearty welcome with festive, holiday decorations, […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

B-CU students to trace musical roots at Daytona Beach library Jan. 18 Join Bethune-Cookman University music students on a journey tracing the “Impact of our musical roots” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Using a combination of narration and musical performance, the […]

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

In the last few days of the year, most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans who have been struggling the longest to find work in our slowly recovering economy are now facing deep uncertainty and despair instead of a Happy New Year. The budget […]