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AACS to meet April 26; schedules May 3 open house

AACS to meet April 26; schedules May 3 open house

The African American Cultural Society will hold a regular membership meeting on Saturday, April 26 at 11 am at the Cultural Center, 4422 N. U.S. 1, Palm Coast. Free morning refreshments will be available to those who arrive early at 10:30 am.   Visit www.aacspc.eventbrite.com for reasons to join AACS and to become a member. For […]

Revved up on Earth Day

Revved up on Earth Day

Approximately 30 NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and Daytona International Speedway employees planted 35 trees at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center on Tuesday in recognition of Earth Day. Over 250,000 trees have been planted to date offsetting racing emissions for the next 15 plus years. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Lower-income teens aren’t getting enough sleep,  researchers say

Lower-income teens aren’t getting enough sleep, researchers say

BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT African-American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who has ever lived with a teenager knows they often don’t get the eight to nine hours of sleep the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Open Books, Open Minds’ conference coming to Daytona The 30th Annual Florida Literacy Conference will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, May 7-9. Over 500 adult and family literacy practitioners, volunteers and adult learners will attend to network, develop new skills and share promising practices. “The Florida Literacy Coalition is a strong […]

Palm Coast giving away trees to those impacted by tornado

Palm Coast giving away trees to those impacted by tornado

To assist residents who were directly impacted by the Dec. 14, 2013, tornado, the City of Palm Coast will have a free Starlight Tornado Tree Give-Away on Saturday, April 26, at two fire stations in the affected areas. This special event – open only to those residents whose homes were damaged by the Starlight Tornado […]

Local races starting to heat up

Local races starting to heat up

Cusack facing several challengers for her County Council At-Large seat BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Commissioners Carl Lentz, Kelly White and Patrick Henry have thrown their names into the proverbial election hat for Election 2014. The three incumbents in Districts 1, 3 and 5 face no challengers for the Nov. 4 election […]

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Amazing Grace’’ was her favorite song. She was a good cook and she liked flowers. Those are the sweet memories Leonard Christian has of Annie Doris Porter Christian, his mother who lived to be 84 years old. The longtime local resident died on April 8. Mrs. Christian was a […]

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

FROM STAFF REPORTS The inaugural Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival was held April 6-13. The seven-day celebration of educational and cultural events featured national and local speakers, educators, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and […]

Gospel at the White House

Gospel at the White House

The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Choir perform during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (MARTIN H. SIMON/POOL/ABACA PRESS/MCT)

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Floridians should expect the return of the popular “back-to-school” sales-tax holiday this August. But state funding for Daytona International Speedway and a temporary tax break on gym memberships could be casualties when the House and Senate meet next week on their opposing packages to complete Gov. […]