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Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Mark McEwen discusses his journey from stroke during open house of facility at Florida Hospital FROM STAFF REPORTS Mark McEwen, a former weatherman and anchor for CBS News, recently shared his journey of rehabilitation from a massive stroke at Florida Hospital Peninsula. He spoke July 18 at the open house of the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation […]

Locals to line up for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

Locals to line up for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

NAACP, Black clergy to participate Saturday in Daytona vigil BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and area pastors are asking Volusia County residents to join them on Saturday at the Fifth District Court of Appeal building for a vigil calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. The Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, […]

Daytonans represent at NAACP national convention in Orlando

Daytonans represent at NAACP national convention in Orlando

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP were among more than 3,000 participants at the national organization’s 104th annual convention in Orlando from July 13-17. This year’s convention theme “We Shall Not Be Moved’’ focused on the modern-day attempts to roll back the progress of the civil rights era and […]

Former NYPD sketch artist’s paintings to grace walls of Scarlett-Golden center

Former NYPD sketch artist’s paintings to grace walls of Scarlett-Golden center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The artwork of Weldon Ryan will be on display starting July 26 at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Ryan’s artwork will replace Anthony Armstrong, who was the first artist to have his work on display […]

Bus fare likely will increase next year

Bus fare likely will increase next year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Councilman Josh Wagner, who represents the majority of Daytona Beach, said he voted last week to start the process of increasing the cost to ride the Votran by 50 cents because he wanted to give Votran the opportunity to conduct meetings to hear from the public. Volusia County […]

Senior network urges caregivers to try for free cruise

Senior network urges caregivers to try for free cruise

  Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one. What better way to relieve that stress than a getaway? That’s why Florida residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise. Home Instead, Inc., franchisor […]

City accused of singling out Chester

City accused of singling out Chester

Daytona board listens to public; extends CRA loan payment BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dozens of residents, predominantly Black, recently voiced their opposition to the city of Daytona Beach possibly defaulting on a nearly $250,000 loan that Gerald Chester received in 2009 to buy land in Midtown, demolish dilapidated buildings and replace them with two […]

Helping to shape lives of local young men

Helping to shape lives of local young men

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter again presents its Men of Tomorrow FROM STAFF REPORTS The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented its Men of Tomorrow on June 29 with the theme, “Shattering Myths – Exceeding All Expectations.’’ Twelve Daytona Beach area students were presented during a program at the Hilton Daytona […]

Bud Asher: ‘A man who coached life’

Bud Asher: ‘A man who coached life’

Daytonans reflect on impact of former mayor BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach mayor and popular area football coach Baron Henry “Bud” Asher died at his home with family and loved ones around him on July 5. He was 88. On July 10, a Mass of Christian burial took place at Our Lady […]

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The judge hearing the lawsuit against Bethune-Cookman University and other plaintiffs pertaining to the death of a student who died while pledging a fraternity has refused to dismiss the case. Thomas died in a car accident on Feb. 10, 2012, after returning from a pledging activity. On behalf of her […]