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Free concert to feature B-CU Gospel Choir

Free concert to feature B-CU Gospel Choir

The community is invited to a free concert featuring the Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach. An optional meal of a grilled hamburger or cheeseburger, chips or salad, drink, and cookie will be offered for $6 beginning at 5:30 p.m. […]

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Longtime resident James E. Huger died Friday, October 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, in the presence of family members. He was 101 years old. According to his son Thomas Huger, James Huger had returned to Daytona Beach after evacuating to Atlanta as Hurricane Matthew approached the area. He was hospitalized […]

Not one for the record books

Not one for the record books

The unfinished MEAC/SWAC Challenge will have no negative financial implications for the universities, conferences or ESPN. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It’s as if the 2016 MEAC/SWAC Challenge never happened. Inclement weather caused the highly anticipated HBCU football matchup to be canceled and there will be no makeup game. It does not count in the […]

While it lasted: A glance at MEAC/SWAC action

While it lasted: A glance at MEAC/SWAC action

There was plenty of action at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach before the football game was suspended on Sunday afternoon due to bad weather. For 22 minutes, Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State gave a preview of what could come this season for both teams on the gridiron. It gave fans time to […]

The battle by the beach

The battle by the beach

MEAC-SWAC Challenge will be season opener for B-CU and Alcorn BY DONALD HUNT SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES When Alcorn State University faces Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) in the 12th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge, the game will feature two of the best HBCU teams in the country. The Black college football classic will kick off each team’s […]

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only the school’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ranks higher than 85-year-old Jack “Cy’’ McClairen. The longtime Wildcat retired on June 30 after 55 years of service with the […]

B-CU alum to honor teachers

B-CU alum to honor teachers

The Volusia County Alumni Chapter of Bethune-Cookman University is hosting its 48th Annual National Alumni Association Convention June 22-26 on campus. The theme for the convention is “Returning to the Old Landmark.” The highlight of the convention will be the honoring the university’s graduates who made a positive impact in the field of education. “Our […]

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Etavius Russ wants to partner with the university to provide a healthy environment for aspiring stylists to do hair. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Master barber and and entrepreneur Etavius Russ has more than 42 years of experience in the barbering business. Russ is now retired, but he has a vision: He wants to create […]

Eight Wildcats named MEAC all-conference baseball team members

Eight Wildcats named MEAC all-conference baseball team members

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman first baseman Danny Rodriguez was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Rookie of the Year, the MEAC announced Tuesday. Including Rodriguez, a total of eight Wildcats were selected first-, second- or third team all-conference team members. All awards are voted on by the conference’s head baseball coaches and sports […]

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

Political strategist encourages grads; Shaq  surprises mom, crowd at B-CU graduation BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile challenged 314 Bethune-Cookman University graduates Saturday to “create a better world’’ during her commencement speech at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Brazile was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremony along with Lucille […]