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Drivers say NASCAR did right thing to allow repairs during Coca-Cola 600

Drivers say NASCAR did right thing to allow repairs during Coca-Cola 600

BY RICK BONNELL CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT DOVER, Del. — NASCAR was widely applauded by its drivers for stopping the Coca-Cola 600 to allow race teams to repair damage caused by a fallen camera rope. But several of those drivers – prominently Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin – said this sets a precedent, and NASCAR needs to […]

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Dutton shares story of his journey from jail to Yale to stardom during Daytona Beach’s NAACP banquet BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Not many Black males have the success story that Charles Dutton can tell. Dutton realized that if he put his mind to something he could make it happen. One brick wall he came […]

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents of kids who participate in Daytona Beach’s Pop Warner program can breathe a sigh of relief. On June 1 at Sunnyland Park, parents can register their youngsters to play football or be a member of the cheerleading squad for the season that begins in August. Pop Warner Commissioner Thomas […]

Center seeking funds to teach local kids how to swim

Center seeking funds to teach local kids how to swim

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida has the highest accidental drowning rate in the nation for children 1 to 4 years old. Paul Daniels, Daytona Beach’s Cypress Aquatic Center manager, shared the above statistic this week as he campaigns to get donations from individuals, organizations or businesses to help area youth participate in the American […]

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

BY MAYA RHODAN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African-Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. Over the past decade, the national teen birth […]

Daytona State schedules Enrollment Day events

Daytona State schedules Enrollment Day events

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona State College has made registration for the summer and fall semesters as simple as a visit to either the Daytona Beach, DeLand or Deltona campus. Students can attend an Enrollment Day event to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance at winning a $350 scholarship from the […]

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stewart-Marchman Act’s (SMA) Project WARM recently relocated to the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell.  With that move the program expanded its capacity for women’s residential beds for addiction treatment. There are now 52 beds, with 32 slots designated for women who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or parenting young children. Children under six […]

Seabreeze’s Class of 1973 plans reunion

Seabreeze’s Class of 1973 plans reunion

A 40th reunion for Seabreeze Senior High’s Class of 1973 is scheduled for June 28-30. The event will be hosted by Sandra Sims-Strachan and Dr. Melinda Tanner-Hamilton. The reunion will be held at the Hilton Daytona Bach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave. A happy hour is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, […]

Flagler NAACP dinner focuses on fighting for next generation

Flagler NAACP dinner focuses on fighting for next generation

The Flagler County NAACP held a black-tie Freedom Fund Dinner that it sponsored to show support for the NAACP’s Washington bureau. It was a “bling-bling” affair attended by almost 200 guests at the elegant Hammock Beach Resort and developing the strategy laid out by Leon W. Russell, vice chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors. […]

Words of wisdom to 2013 graduating class

Words of wisdom to 2013 graduating class

PATRICIA BENNETT GUEST COMMENTARY The truth is that it’s really not what others say to you or about you graduates that determines your future; it’s what you say to yourself after the other person is finished talking. We’re reminded in Proverbs that “life is in the power of the tongue and those who love it […]