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‘I just got tired of dying’

‘I just got tired of dying’

People living with HIV/AIDS share their stories at D.C. conference on stigma BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In 1992, Beverly Becton, addicted to drugs and suffering from pneumonia, began to scream as she sat in a hospital room alone at the District of Columbia General Hospital in Southeast, Washington, D.C. “Oh, god […]

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

Residents on both sides of controversy give school board members an earful BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fifty speakers were assigned speaking positions at the opening of the Volusia County School Board meeting Monday afternoon. But by night’s end, more than 80 residents had spoken on a controversial textbook in Florida schools. “I may not […]

Disney PR pro tells Volusia group how to make dreams come true

Disney PR pro tells Volusia group how to make dreams come true

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Carole J. Munroe, director of public relations for Walt Disney World Resort, was the keynote speaker at the November meeting of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) held at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. Monroe shared key marketing and public relations strategies she has gained throughout […]

Defanging Rattlers would give B-CU an automatic berth to FCS playoffs

Defanging Rattlers would give B-CU an automatic berth to FCS playoffs

FROM STAFF REPORTS If Bethune-Cookman University’s football team defeats the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers on Saturday at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, it will mark the third year in a row that the Wildcats have defeated their instate rival. Last year, the Wildcats whipped the Rattlers 21-16 in Orlando. In 2011, the score was B-CU 26, […]

B-CU student helps to create local public health photo exhibit

B-CU student helps to create local public health photo exhibit

BY BRIANA THOMPSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The little boy splashing in the pool, the lady turning on her faucet and filling her pot with water to cook dinner, the mother getting her child immunized, and the family making an effort to eat fruits and vegetables daily all have something in common. They are […]

Deltona library to host business workshops

Deltona library to host business workshops

Job seekers and new businesses can get some helpful tips during three free business workshops at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., in December. Luis Paris, an instructor with Stetson University’s School of Business, will present an introduction to the Startup Quest mentoring program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. This 10-week […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast sets tree lighting, opening of Fantasy Lights for Dec. 1 Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The event is free. Join Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts in […]

Islam chapter in textbook sparks protest

Islam chapter in textbook sparks protest

Residents expected to storm Nov. 18 Volusia school board meeting in DeLand over history curriculum BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people have signed up on a Facebook page to participate in a protest rally at a school board meeting at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara […]

Catching the bus will soon cost more

Catching the bus will soon cost more

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council voted Nov. 7 to increase the fare to ride on Votran buses with the changes going into effect starting in February. It was passed by a 5-1 vote without discussion. Only Councilwoman Deb Denys was opposed. Councilman Pat Patterson was absent. The changes the council voted […]

Preschoolers pedal for cancer patients

Preschoolers pedal for cancer patients

Volusia VPK Specialists Trike-a-Thon raises money for children at St. Jude hospital BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Students of Volusia VPK Specialists in Daytona Beach pedaled and rode in their first Trike-a-Thon last month, raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital based in Memphis, Tenn. Director Janice Burch-Medlock said each student at the local […]