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Library to host ragtime piano concert

Library to host ragtime piano concert

David Michael Dowd will play ragtime piano music at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The Daytona Beach resident became interested in ragtime piano after watching “The Sting” and “Scott Joplin” in the 1970s. He teaches piano and spends two days a week crafting an invention at Daytona […]

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

According to police, the incidents were  domestic disputes that got out of hand. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shootings this week at two Daytona Beach apartment complexes have prompted local police to again ask for community assistance in curbing violent crimes. Police responded to a shooting on Feb. 4 at the Carolina Club Apartments in […]

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Gray-Banks has been named the City of New Smyrna Beach’s employee of the year. Banks, community resource coordinator, is just the second African-American to receive this award from the city. She was honored for her participation on the Railroad Avenue Housing Development, which is located in the historic Westside neighborhood […]

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will unveil the state historical markers for two schools that provided education for African-American youth from the 1920s to 1969. The ceremonies will take place at: •3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Malloy Head Start Center (formerly the DeLeon Springs Colored School), 330 E. Retta St., […]

Local youth receive free dental care

Local youth receive free dental care

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As part of the annual Give Kids A Smile event on Feb. 3, 16 local children received free, comprehensive dental care from the Department of Health in Volusia County. Dental staff in the Daytona Beach and Orange City offices collectively performed 16 exams and cleanings, 11 fillings, 61 sealants and 15 […]

FPL customers will be hit with hurricane costs

FPL customers will be hit with hurricane costs

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Whether they took the brunt of Hurricane Matthew or experienced a rainy breeze, Florida Power & Light customers will spend the next year paying for the utility’s response to the early October storm. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved – with little comment […]

Focus

Focus

Palm Coast deadline to apply for housing grant is Feb. 17 The City of Palm Coast will accept applications for the Housing Rehabilitation grant program through Friday, Feb. 17. Grant funds are available for qualified individuals who need to repair and upgrade their single-family homes to bring the home back up to minimum standards. The […]

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

The 26th Annual Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Festival took place from Feb. 3-5 at Pettis Park. The free festival was presented by the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum also known as the Heritage House. The first day was filled with tours of the museum and the historic shotgun house, which is located in […]

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

Local Muslims reflect on immigration ban, direction of country BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local Muslims had plenty to say this week about President Donald Trump’s executive order on Jan. 28 that temporarily bans certain immigrants from entering the United States. Refugees are banned from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven […]

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

The City of Daytona Beach hosted a closing reception on Jan. 27 for the popular art exhibit “Bridging the Waters – West Meets East” at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, which is located at 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The exhibit is the work of artist Michael Massenburg of Los Angeles, California and […]