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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 […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

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 […]

Speedway funding gets green light

Speedway funding gets green light

Legislators approve bill that allows DIS, others to apply for sales tax breaks BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public funding will be available to private stadiums in the state under new legislation passed last week. The Florida Legislature approved House Bill 7095 on May 2 recommending Gov. Rick Scott to sign it. The bill […]

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethel Empowerment Center (BEC) in DeLand opened its doors just over a month ago in an effort to help community members with services typically taken care of at the Department of Children and Families office in Daytona Beach. Pastor Jeffery Dove, a member of the BEC board, says the […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Gilbane Building Company, which has been selected as the construction manager for the Palm Coast City Hall project, will hold two Vendor Roundtables for contractors interested in working on the project. Local firms within the city and Flagler County are encouraged to attend. The roundtables will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, […]