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Ormond Beach resident becomes first Black president of  Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

Ormond Beach resident becomes first Black president of Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

Gerri Wright-Gibson has been charged to lead the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild as the newly elected president. The guild will kick off the new season come October. Wright-Gibson is a history maker, having become the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild’s first African-American president. The May meeting was a regular one, which also convened to pass the […]

Community News

Community News

Free hurricane expo set for May 21 Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division will sponsor a free hurricane expo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 901 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Scott Spratt, a National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, will be on site to offer tips and answer […]

Midtown Motown: The tribute bands play on

Midtown Motown: The tribute bands play on

Area residents looking for some old-school music in a relaxing setting found it Saturday evening during the new Midtown Motown concert series at Cypress Park, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The Motowners – a Four Tops and Temptations tribute band – performed a number of oldies but goodies for the large crowd. Midtown […]

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

A $100,155 check from the state will help with repairs to the DeLand post damaged during a hurricane in 2004. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A local organization for veterans received a helping hand this week. State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill presented a $100,155 legislative check to the American Legion Orange […]

Fathers, kids bond during school breakfast

Fathers, kids bond during school breakfast

Turie T. Elementary the site of All Pro Dad’s program in Daytona DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Some students at Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach started their Tuesday morning with a healthy breakfast as well as uplifting conversations with their parents. The All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast at Turie T. Elementary was started three […]

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

The African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) of the Flagler County School District received an “Unsung Hero Award” by the Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board during the board’s April 22 banquet. The award is given to service organizations that, through their tireless efforts, remain steadfast in their dedication to improving the quality of life of the […]

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new marijuana law in effect that many people may not even know about yet. The Volusia County Council unanimously approved an ordinance in March that went into effect on April 1. The law makes possession of cannabis under 20 grams and drug paraphernalia a misdemeanor crime in […]

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Stetson University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 will be its 130th and is expected to set two new records. The university is graduating its largest class with 830 graduates, which comprises 674 undergraduate and 156 master degree candidates. Stetson also will hold its first outdoor ceremony since the […]

Community News

Community News

Free HIV testing scheduled at park “I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper in the Park Conference” takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. The conference will be presented by the Minority AIDS Network, a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), City of Daytona Beach, VITAS […]

Embry-Riddle students help spruce up children’s center

Embry-Riddle students help spruce up children’s center

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Because of the efforts of volunteers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Campus Outreach program, the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center has been renovated and painted on the inside and outside. The college ministry’s aim is “to change the world through discipleship.’’ Members of the Campus Outreach program also painted the basketball […]