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BREAKING NEWS: Hotlines still available during Hurricane Matthew

BREAKING NEWS: Hotlines still available during Hurricane Matthew

Volusia County Citizens Information Center (CIC): 866-345-0345 United Way 2-1-1 First Call for Help: 2-1-1 or 386-253-0564. New Smyrna Beach Citizens Information Center: 386-424-2113 and (386) 424-2114. The Daytona Times will update conditions an emergency information in real-time as it becomes available. Follow us on Twitter at @daytonatimes.com. #matthew #DaytonaBeach

BREAKING NEWS: ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ disappears from view

BREAKING NEWS: ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ disappears from view

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way through the Sunshine State, Daytona Beach is getting hit hard. Weather Channel meteorologist Jen Carfagno is on the scene at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort and Spa located at 600 N. Atlantic Avenue, directly on the beach. In a screen shot taken more than two hours ago, the shoreline […]

Political newcomer touts ability over age

Political newcomer touts ability over age

Myke Tairu facing Dannette Henry for Zone 5 Daytona commission seat BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation focuses on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are key offices at stake locally. One is the Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 5 race between first-time office seekers. Community organizer Mikyal “Myke’’ […]

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) is launching a comprehensive initiative to eliminate hunger and homelessness among its students as part of the college’s ongoing work to remove barriers to academic success. The college has unveiled a 10-step plan, developed as a collaborative effort among college faculty, staff, President Tom LoBasso and […]

Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Vince Carter never dreamed he would play this long. But there he was Monday night, suiting up as his Memphis Grizzlies faced the Orlando Magic in the preseason opener for both teams. This will be his 19th NBA season. His goal is to play through the 2017-18 […]

Carter’s foundation plans Pink Walk/Run

Carter’s foundation plans Pink Walk/Run

Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation will present its Sixth Annual Vince Carter’s Pink Walk/ Run on Saturday, Oct. 22. Registration check-in will begin at Vince Carter’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. with the walk/run beginning at 9. Proceeds will benefit area hospital mammogram programs and the Embassy of Hope Foundation. The route will be round-trip […]

A final push to get out the Black vote

A final push to get out the Black vote

Clergy group, NAACP hosting major event to get residents registered BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the Oct. 11 deadline approaching to vote in the Nov. 8 election, local organizations are making their last pitches to get people registered. The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and Volusia County /Daytona Beach NAACP have planned a voter […]

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson University is presenting its 2016 Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Rinker Field House, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Dana Godek, director of Federal and State Programs with the School District of Palm Beach County. The third […]

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change. The Florida-based band is popular for […]

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Leon McLaurin and wife Pat, along with Yvonne Jukes and husband Jimmie, had pleasure hosting the best celebration ever! It was a milestone birthday for someone special. And, that was the 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin, who is Leon and Yvonne’s mother. The party took place in August at Princeton Village of Palm Coast, the […]