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Votran will have limited service on Memorial Day Votran will operate a limited service schedule Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. West Volusia routes 22, 24 and the Route 60 will not operate. Connecting SunRail Routes 30, 31, 32 and 33 will not operate, as there will be no SunRail service on Memorial Day. Route 20 […]

How economy impacts young college grads

How economy impacts young college grads

Blacks with degrees have harder time finding employment than Whites, new report shows BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated Whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The report titled “The Class of 2014: The […]

Military tightens up on recruiting process

Military tightens up on recruiting process

BY RICK MONTGOMERY KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Army Sgt. 1st Class Terrence Hoard must reach potential recruits early to set them straight. They think anybody can enlist. Many see the military as a last resort in a tough job market — but always an option, the youth assume. Truth is, the Class […]

Alleged ‘johns’ targeted in local prostitution sweep

Alleged ‘johns’ targeted in local prostitution sweep

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fourteen men were arrested last weekend in what the Daytona Beach Police Department called “a reverse prostitution” operation. It was termed “reverse” because instead of going after the prostitutes, the officers targeted the customers they serve, popularly known as “johns.” The sting follows an operation held three days prior […]

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 350 Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are now the proud owners of a new bachelor or master’s degrees, including three honorary degrees given to Joe Petrock (Doctor of Laws), and Larry C. Little and Dr. J. Stanley Marshall (Doctor of Humane Letters). “We are proud of our graduates. Let’s […]

Daytona State commencement ceremonies held May 13

Daytona State commencement ceremonies held May 13

Thousands take next step forward SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES More than 3,100 students – with more than half earning honors or high honors – joined the ranks of Daytona State College alumni during its 54th commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, May 13, at the Ocean Center. Commencement took place in two parts, with ceremonies for associate […]

Miss Jabberwock 2014: Lights, camera, action

Miss Jabberwock 2014: Lights, camera, action

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Janiyah Brene’ Giddens won the title of Miss Jabberwock 2014 on April 26 at the Mainland Arts Performance Center. The annual event began as a variety show consisting of cultural expression and talent including music, skits, and dance. “Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta […]

E-RAU to develop an electric aircraft

E-RAU to develop an electric aircraft

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination LLC have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through the development of electric propulsion systems. In announcing their agreement, Erik Lindbergh, CEO of Powering Imagination, and Dr. Richard Anderson, Director of the Eagle […]

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ECHO Advisory Committee to meet May 20 The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Members will finalize proposed changes to the ECHO grant application and guidelines. Public participation will be welcomed at the end of […]

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

BY JAZELLE HUNT
 NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – The relationship between melanin and Vitamin D – the nutrient that sunlight provides – may explain why African-American, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study. The study by a team of […]