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Three tiny reasons to be thankful

Three tiny reasons to be thankful

Despite mom’s complications during pregnancy, newborn triplets Jasmine, Justin and Joshuaare doing  just fine BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thanksgiving came two weeks early for Selina Galloway and husband Randy when Mom gave birth to triplets at Halifax Medical Center on Nov. 13. The naturally conceived trio was quite the surprise. “I went to the […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY ASHLEY THOMAS As retailers begin opening their doors earlier and closing later, the season of shopping is upon us.  We asked Daytona Times’ readers if they will be taking part in any Black Friday shopping this year or will they stay in for leftover turkey and gravy?

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS/FCS PLAYOFFS

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS/FCS PLAYOFFS

Eyes on the next prize Rattlers whipped, now it’s time for playoffs FROM STAFF REPORTS With a 29-10 victory over rival Florida A&M University last Saturday in the Florida Blue Florida Classic in Orlando, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are on to their next conquest. The Wildcats take on Coastal Carolina University on Nov. 30 in […]

Some stores say no to opening on Thanksgiving

Some stores say no to opening on Thanksgiving

BY KAVITA KUMAR ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT Jim von Maur knows he may lose out on some business by not opening on Thanksgiving Day. But he doesn’t care. “We think it’s well worth it to miss out on those sales so sales associates can spend time with their families,” said the president of the Iowa-based chain […]

Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

BY FREDDIE ALLEN Special to the Times/NNPA As the American electorate becomes more diverse, new voting laws threaten to disenfranchise young Black and Latino voters in what a new report called “the largest wave of voter suppression since the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.” The report by OurTime.org and Advancement Project, titled “The […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Child Care assistance available for Flagler, Volusia residents Do you know someone who needs help paying for childcare? The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia is calling customers from October’s waiting list. This means the wait period to receive childcare assistance is very minimal right now. This is an income eligible program that requires participants to be working […]

Chop your own Charlie Brown tree at Lyonia Preserve

Chop your own Charlie Brown tree at Lyonia Preserve

Enjoy a green Christmas by cutting your own tree at Lyonia Preserve in Deltona. You’ll not only get a unique tree, you’ll help to maintain habitat for Florida scrub jays. Select your favorite sand pines from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15. Bring a saw and enter on the unnamed road south […]

Deltona planning ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ parade

Deltona planning ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ parade

The City of Deltona’s third Christmas Parade themed “An Old Fashioned Christmas’’ is returning to Deltona Boulevard on Dec. 7. City staff believes Deltona Boulevard is a better location for safety reasons and provides an opportunity to highlight an area on the brink of redevelopment. “Deltona Boulevard is a wider road with more lighting and […]

Former Times editor to discuss new book Dec. 17

Former Times editor to discuss new book Dec. 17

Daytona Beach native Stephanie Rochelle Redd will discuss her new book “Just Because He Says You’re Beautiful … Five Things Every Head-Smart/Heart-Dumb Girl Should Know’’ at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The nonfiction book is written as a candid and sometimes humorous conversation between Redd’s 30-something […]

‘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 […]