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Jimmie Johnson dominates race at AAA 500 in Texas

Jimmie Johnson dominates race at AAA 500 in Texas

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT FORT WORTH, Texas — Another item knocked off the 2013 bucket list for Jimmie Johnson. Johnson entered Sunday’s AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway having yet to win on a 1.5-mile speedway this season — the most common type of track on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Cross that off. […]

Proposed slave museum site in Virginia becomes baseball field

Proposed slave museum site in Virginia becomes baseball field

BY JOEY MATTHEWS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Minor league baseball will be played at the Fredericksburg site where former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder once envisioned an impressive state-of-the-art slavery museum. Wilder, Virginia governor from 1990 to 1994 and America’s first elected Black governor, first envisioned a national slavery museum in 1992 after a trip […]

T.O. turns to Iyanla for help in fixing his life

T.O. turns to Iyanla for help in fixing his life

Either you loved him or you hated him. There seemed to be no middle ground with Terrell “T.O.” Owens, once one of the premiere wide receivers in the NFL. His well-documented fall from grace began after a brief but drama-filled stint with the Eagles, which included highly public verbal warfare with quarterback Donovan McNabb, and […]

Last chance to speak up about Votran fares

Last chance to speak up about Votran fares

Volusia County Council will vote Nov. 7 on increasing bus fares BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A final public hearing and vote will take place Nov. 7 by the Volusia County Council on increasing the fare to ride on Votran buses. The issue will be decided during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, according to Volusia […]

Companies will be shopping for workers Nov. 7 at mall

Companies will be shopping for workers Nov. 7 at mall

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Turnout is expected to be high at a job fair next week sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach at the Volusia Mall even though recent unemployment figures suggest the economy is recovering in Volusia County. Daytona Beach Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman said the city will sponsor the job […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 2013

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 2013

‘A Nation Like No Other’ B-CU had plenty to celebrate at this year’s Homecoming FROM STAFF REPORTS Thousands lined Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard last Saturday to watch the B-CU’s Homecoming parade. Afterward, many headed to Municipal Stadium where they watched the Wildcats whip South Carolina State 14-3. Joan Thompson, right, a B-CU graduate from the Class […]

Pannell to oversee Daytona’s athletic programs

Pannell to oversee Daytona’s athletic programs

FROM STAFF REPORTS The City of Daytona Beach announced this week the hiring of Jacquelyn Pannell as its new athletic manager. She replaces Hilary Rowley, who retired after 39 years with the city. Pannell, a Daytona Beach resident, will oversee the city’s athletic programs including coordinating events at Municipal Stadium and other city-owned properties. She […]

College presidents: Government crisis still impacting students

College presidents: Government crisis still impacting students

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Some college students who depend on financial aid may not be able to attend classes next year or first-generation students may not get money to attend school in the fall if the government can’t solve its problems. That’s according to Dr. Wendy B. Libby, president of Stetson University, who participated […]

‘Everybody’s Birthday Party’ celebrates residents at Ormond senior center

‘Everybody’s Birthday Party’ celebrates residents at Ormond senior center

Thelma Gandy’s “Everybody’s Birthday Party” expressed wishing all sorts of wonderful things, and calling for a party in Ormond Beach. Gandy put the right ingredients together in a combined birthday party for residents of Madison Glen Senior Development, where Gandy lives. This happened in the activity room of the apartment complex. “I sincerely believe having […]

Mystery writers workshop set for Nov. 13

Mystery writers workshop set for Nov. 13

Learn how to write a riveting page-turner during a Mystery Writers Workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Florida authors Veronica Hart, Joan King and Lois Gerber will begin the workshop with a writing exercise, then move on to a discussion of […]