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Carver High school remembers past, celebrates present, embraces future

Carver High school remembers past, celebrates present, embraces future

I’m back after a long summer vacation. I’ve rolled up my sleeves writing about a recent class reunion of the George Washington Carver High School alumni. The theme was “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future.” Almost 70 students reconnected with their school days and personal accomplishments since graduating in the 1960s prior […]

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Marcia Riley, a DeLand resident, has been chosen as a presenter at the International PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver next month. The Oct. 10-13 conference attracts hundreds of writers, editors, teachers, professors, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, government employees, consultants, students and other supporters of clear communication. Riley was raised by her grandparents […]

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Palm Coast will have a public Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Fallen Heroes Memorial recognizes the selfless acts of courage exemplified by the members of the Police, Fire and EMS departments. […]

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

The Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department and Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee will host its annual Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Grant Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. Palm Coast non-profit organizations are invited to attend. The content of the seminar […]

The high cost of needless wars

The high cost of needless wars

With their fingers on the triggers, the Secretary of Defense and others in our government are poised to strike Syria and commit fighting troops to that country, even at a time when the soldiers in Afghanistan are scheduled to leave. Understanding that World War II and the Viet Nam War, followed of course by the […]

Some Black leaders overlooked during D.C. marches

Some Black leaders overlooked during D.C. marches

Organizers of the two recent marches on Washington – one called by Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King, III and the other engineered primarily by King’s sister, Bernice – almost stumbled over one another praising the diversity of their respective marches. However, not one addressed the elephant in the room: Why was more emphasis placed […]

Republicans gearing up to compete for Black vote

Republicans gearing up to compete for Black vote

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus inherited a simple mission: stop inflaming racism and expand the voter base beyond White, male America. Like so many Republicans before him, Priebus repeatedly gets in his own way in his attempts to appeal to Blacks and other minority groups. Rising stars The RNC’s latest effort to sell […]

All children deserve teachers who care about them

All children deserve teachers who care about them

As children across the country are returning to their classrooms, Janol Vinson is part of the next generation of educators and administrators who will be shaping our children’s future. He recently received his bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Northern Kentucky University and is now pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration at […]

Olympic dreams:  Embry Riddle seniors have set sights on competing in Russia

Olympic dreams: Embry Riddle seniors have set sights on competing in Russia

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Reta Woodard and Mike Edwards have a number of things in common. They are Embry Riddle Aeronautical University students who hope to graduate this year, they are ERAU athletes, and both have dreams of going to the 2016 Olympics in Russia. Woodard is majoring in air traffic management while Edwards […]

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

FROM WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman seniors Jarkevis Fields and Alex Monroe picked up Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference weekly honors following the 23rd-ranked Wildcats’ 12-9 win over Tennessee State in the John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1, in Nashville, Tenn. Fields, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker from Sanford, was selected as this week’s MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. […]