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Deltona planning ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ parade

Deltona planning ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ parade

The City of Deltona’s third Christmas Parade themed “An Old Fashioned Christmas’’ is returning to Deltona Boulevard on Dec. 7. City staff believes Deltona Boulevard is a better location for safety reasons and provides an opportunity to highlight an area on the brink of redevelopment. “Deltona Boulevard is a wider road with more lighting and […]

Former Times editor to discuss new book Dec. 17

Former Times editor to discuss new book Dec. 17

Daytona Beach native Stephanie Rochelle Redd will discuss her new book “Just Because He Says You’re Beautiful … Five Things Every Head-Smart/Heart-Dumb Girl Should Know’’ at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The nonfiction book is written as a candid and sometimes humorous conversation between Redd’s 30-something […]

A.G. Gaston: Find a need and fill it

A.G. Gaston: Find a need and fill it

One of the greatest entrepreneurs in this nation, Arthur George Gaston, offered these wise words of advice to prospective business owners: “Find a need and fill it.”  If there is anyone we can look to for an example of how business is done it is certainly A.G. Gaston.  Starting out by lending his money to […]

Plenty of reasons to be thankful

Plenty of reasons to be thankful

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, most of us will use this time to reflect on the current state of our lives and the things we are most thankful for. Unfortunately, an increasing number of people are using this day to complain about having to work on this holiday.  I am totally confused by this feigned outrage […]

Thankful for trials and tribulations

Thankful for trials and tribulations

CENTIA JACKSON GUEST COLUMNIST Editor’s Note: Centia shared the following sentiments during the Thanksgiving Day Service at Tubman-King Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Usually this time of year, we start to reflect on life and the things we are thankful for. When Rev. Long asked me if I would be one of the speakers I […]

Brandeis study finds racial wealth gap growing

Brandeis study finds racial wealth gap growing

Although most Sunday school children are warned against the “love of money,” by adulthood it is the lack of it that becomes the source of many problems. When finances are so fragile that even a small shortfall presents a big problem – a few hundred dollars might as well be a million –  you do […]

From the Classic to the Carolinas

From the Classic to the Carolinas

B-CU’s football team to face Coastal Carolina Saturday in FCS  Playoffs SPECIAL TO THE TIMES No. 12 Bethune-Cookman University will meet No. 9 Coastal Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs on Saturday. The contest will take place inside Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina at 1 […]

‘I just got tired of dying’

‘I just got tired of dying’

People living with HIV/AIDS share their stories at D.C. conference on stigma BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In 1992, Beverly Becton, addicted to drugs and suffering from pneumonia, began to scream as she sat in a hospital room alone at the District of Columbia General Hospital in Southeast, Washington, D.C. “Oh, god […]

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

Residents on both sides of controversy give school board members an earful BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fifty speakers were assigned speaking positions at the opening of the Volusia County School Board meeting Monday afternoon. But by night’s end, more than 80 residents had spoken on a controversial textbook in Florida schools. “I may not […]

Disney PR pro tells Volusia group how to make dreams come true

Disney PR pro tells Volusia group how to make dreams come true

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Carole J. Munroe, director of public relations for Walt Disney World Resort, was the keynote speaker at the November meeting of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) held at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. Monroe shared key marketing and public relations strategies she has gained throughout […]