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REMEMBERING TIMESHA AND DIONA

REMEMBERING TIMESHA AND DIONA

B-CU pays tribute to two slain students during campus memorial BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family paid tribute to Timesha “Lisa” Carswell and Diona McDonald Wednesday during a moving memorial service held on campus. Carswell, 21, and McDonald, 19, died on Sept. 17 after being fatally shot by 27-year-old York Zed Bodden, […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Think Pink’ event in DeLand to honor life and loved ones A “Think Pink!” breast cancer awareness event is 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Volusia County Farmers Market, 3050 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Vendors and extension agents will explain the importance of Florida-cut foliage in celebrating life and remembering loved ones. Attendees […]

Orange Avenue work still crippling stores

Orange Avenue work still crippling stores

Store owners say the city’s slow construction project has led to a huge drop in customers. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Minority businesses report profit losses as steep as 40 percent during the ongoing construction of Orange Avenue from Nova Road to Beach Street. The problem is twofold: Cars can’t navigate signage leading to complex […]

Quincy Culver remembered as businessman, church leader

Quincy Culver remembered as businessman, church leader

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Funeral Services for Mr. Quincy Lee Culver, Sr., were held Aug. 28 at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach with the Rev. Craig L. Robinson, pastor, delivering the eulogy. Mr. Quincy died Aug. 21 at Halifax Health Hospice, Port Orange, after a short illness. He was 86. […]

Wynn to lead international Black morticians group

Wynn to lead international Black morticians group

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Alexander C. Wynn, III, the owner of Gainous-Wynn Funeral Home in Daytona Beach, was elected president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFD&MA) at the organization’s 78th national convention last month in St. Louis, Mo. NFD&MA is a historically African-American membership association of professional funeral directors, morticians and […]

Longtime Daytona Beach Housing Authority director laid to rest

Longtime Daytona Beach Housing Authority director laid to rest

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A celebration of life for Mr. Melvin Moore took place on Aug. 29 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Daytona Beach. Mr. Moore, director of the Daytona Beach Housing Authority for 39 years, died on Aug. 20 at age 82. His service was officiated by Rev. Willie N. Barnes. Interment […]

Spring Hill Festival

Spring Hill Festival

The Spring Hill Neighborhood Association held its 13th Annual Spring Hill T.U.R.N. Festival on Sept. 12 in DeLand. The festival included plenty of activities for kids, a pound cake contest, and music. Above, youngsters show their dance moves. Joining in the fun is a group of Power Rangers. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Residents can register to vote at Sept. 24 event at Dickerson Center

Residents can register to vote at Sept. 24 event at Dickerson Center

The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP will be holding a National Voter Registration Day event on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. The NAACP, along with Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and the Volusia County Elections […]

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Children in grades one through five are invited to join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, a hands-on educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. The program will be offered from September through May at more than 40 sites including parks, museums, libraries and historical sites. Using a “Passport to Adventures” […]

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

A community at a crossroads: Part 2 Editor’s note – This commentary was originally written in “Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1942” (Southeast Museum of Photography, 1999). It featured the photography of Gordon Parks.  DR. LEONARD LEMPEL GUEST COMMENTARY Income disparity Although Black Daytonans, along with the majority of the nation’s African-Americans, realized […]