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Summer camp scholarships available Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 12 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Children must be entering […]

Out and about on Easter weekend

Out and about on Easter weekend

Black Daytonans wore their Sunday best to Resurrection Day services all over the area on Easter Sunday, considered the holiest day of the year on the Christian calendar. The most notable events of Holy Week observances included Tubman-King Church’s third annual “7 Last Words by 7 Women at 7 p.m.” commemoration on Good Friday and […]

Four Bethune-Cookman students shot at house party near university

Four Bethune-Cookman students shot at house party near university

FROM STAFF REPORTS Four Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students are recovering after being shot about midnight at a house party near the Daytona Beach campus. Police say a man who had been kicked out of a house party Thursday night returned with a gun and opened fire, hitting four people. On Friday (April 3), Daytona Beach […]

Limit on beach driving sparks outrage

Limit on beach driving sparks outrage

Daytona commission votes against resolution to keep vehicles off stretch of shore By ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Taking cars off the beach didn’t get very far during Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach Commission meeting. After much back and forth, the commission voted 4-3 against a resolution, then voted yes on another resolution presented by Commissioner […]

Where to find Easter eggs this Sunday

Where to find Easter eggs this Sunday

All over the Greater Daytona Beach area, plans are hatching for Easter fun. Here’s a partial list of events between April 3 and 5. Easter egg hunts An egg hunt will be held in New Smyrna Beach at the Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave. at noon. It’s for ages 2-12. There will also be […]

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April and May. Dr. Diana Lee, director of the center, says a grant received from Volusia County Government will pay for the tests, which will be administered at no cost […]

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Daytona Beach library to honor James Huger The Friends of the Library will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. James Huger Sr. at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Huger, a civil rights trailblazer and pillar of the African-American community, took part in […]

Community News

Community News

An evening of MazzMuse The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand hosted a MazzMuse concert at the Athens Theater the evening of March 28 featuring Mazz Swift, right. Swift has engaged audiences all over the world with her violin/vox/freestyle composition that uses a weaving of song, melody and improvisation that she has named […]

One new company, 400 new jobs

One new company, 400 new jobs

Distribution center expected to hire hundreds on Saturday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents ranked a lack of jobs as a top concern in the city during a town hall meeting in January. This weekend, one company will try to ease some of those concerns by beginning the application process for upward […]

Learning the inner workings of the city

Learning the inner workings of the city

Citizens Academy participants visit police department Daytona Beach Police Department Officer Marc Nelson of the SWAT division checked and rechecked a high powered rifle before handing off to a Citizen’s Academy participant to check out on Tuesday. Nelson along with officers Nicholas Fiore and Bernard “Bernie” Daven led the discussion on the DPBD allowing participants […]