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Volusia planning teen trip to Busch Gardens Children ages 11 to 15 can enjoy a county-sponsored trip to Busch Gardens Friday, Dec. 17. The trip is coordinated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division, which will provide adult chaperones. Students at Holly Hill School may register with Ms. Render. Those who don’t attend Holly […]

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Local Blacks express their feelings about Donald Trump’s presidential win BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump shocked the world when he was elected president of the United States on Tuesday. Trump defeated Democrat and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in one of the biggest upset in history. […]

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Judge Shirley Green among winners in local election BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation is still recovering from the surprise election of Donald Trump for president of the United States, there were key local races that made history as well. The 2016 general election on Tuesday was another historic night for the Henry […]

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

FROM WIRE REPORTS Political novice Stephanie Murphy, with a powerful financial push from national Democrats, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, ousted veteran U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Winter Park Republican who was seeking his 13th term in Congress. Democrats targeted Mica because court-ordered redistricting had reshaped his district to include a sizable portion […]

Focus

Focus

Arts company to host Winter Showcase FREED Performing Arts will be presenting its annual Winter Showcase featuring works in progress from 27 of their weekly, class offerings. This family, friendly Friday night of singing, dancing and acting is at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Tomoka Christian Church. The church is located at 1450 Hand […]

Obama steadied our nation in ‘interesting times’

Obama steadied our nation in ‘interesting times’

“May you live in interesting times.” This curse, attributed tenuously to the Chinese, bespeaks a preference for order over change. We now live in interesting times and Americans are hungering for change. Yet, surprisingly, President Obama enjoys increasing popularity as he heads into the final days of his presidency. Doing something right Why is the […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

Professional harpist returns to Daytona for Dec. 4 show Harpist Angelica Hairston will return to Daytona Beach on Sunday, Dec. 4, for a concert with the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona. The concert is titled “Christmas with Bel Canto Singers.” Hairston is one in a small number of African-American professional harpists in the country. This […]

‘The Dickerson Center and Daytona Beach make presidents’

‘The Dickerson Center and Daytona Beach make presidents’

Clinton visits city as race tightens BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the 2016 presidential campaign suddenly tightened up last week with the revelation that the FBI would reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s misuse of classified emails, the campaign made a last-minute detour to Daytona Beach to energize Florida’s Black voters. The focus was […]

John Lewis tells students: ‘Everything is on the line’

John Lewis tells students: ‘Everything is on the line’

Civil rights icon urges Blacks to vote during rally with B-CU students BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Bethune-Cookman University students marched to the Daytona Beach City Island Regional Library on Tuesday to vote, one of the country’s greatest civil rights leaders marched right along with them. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, who risked his […]

EARLY VOTING SITES

EARLY VOTING SITES

Early voting continues in Volusia County through Nov. 5. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Election Day, the hours also are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volusia County •Daytona Beach City Island Regional Library, 105 East Magnolia Ave. •New Smyrna Beach Public Library, 1001 South Dixie Freeway •Deltona Regional Library, […]