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City seeking community input on MLK road project

City seeking community input on MLK road project

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With construction on Orange Avenue still going on, the City of Daytona Beach is planning another road construction project on a major artery in the heart of the Black community. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Roadway and Pedestrian Improvement Project will cover the area along the boulevard between […]

Restaurant owner gives his account of shooting

Restaurant owner gives his account of shooting

Three recovering after being shot at popular eatery on International Speedway Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A firing led to three people being shot at Crab Stop II, a popular Daytona Beach seafood restaurant late Monday night. One of those shot was the business owner himself, Oliver Ross, 43, who sustained gunshot wounds to […]

Police department to host survival workshop Saturday

Police department to host survival workshop Saturday

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a free workshop on Saturday to teach residents how to increase their chances of survival if faced with an active shooter situation. The workshop is being held in the wake of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 victims […]

Local NAACP to present annual banquet on Saturday

Local NAACP to present annual banquet on Saturday

The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 43rd annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is Saturday, June 25, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’S Washington bureau director and senior vice president for advocacy, will be the keynote speaker. “We have planned another very special event this year as […]

State NAACP VP to Flagler crowd: ‘Somebody’s got to stand up’

State NAACP VP to Flagler crowd: ‘Somebody’s got to stand up’

Branch President Linda Sharpe Matthews and the Flagler County NAACP Executive Committee had the presence of mind to invite Don Brown to be keynote speaker for the Freedom Fund Banquet on May 7 at the Hammock Beach Resort. Brown, who is first vice president of the Florida State Conference, addresses the civil rights issues relevant […]

B-CU alum to honor teachers

B-CU alum to honor teachers

The Volusia County Alumni Chapter of Bethune-Cookman University is hosting its 48th Annual National Alumni Association Convention June 22-26 on campus. The theme for the convention is “Returning to the Old Landmark.” The highlight of the convention will be the honoring the university’s graduates who made a positive impact in the field of education. “Our […]

Honoring Hometown Heroes, observing Juneteenth

Honoring Hometown Heroes, observing Juneteenth

Area residents were honored last week for their “selfless’’ service to the community during the annual Juneteenth banquet held June 16 at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center in Daytona Beach. The Hometown Heroes honored by the Juneteenth Festival Committee included Mario Davis, Ferida Sadiqq Ibrahim, Judge Shirley Green, Bettie Mitchell, Thaddeus Collins, Colonel Lloyd […]

‘Boogie  Wonderland’ at the Bandshell

‘Boogie Wonderland’ at the Bandshell

Earth Wind & Fire Review Band belts out fan favorites at Daytona Beach event. The Daytona Beach Bandshell was the place to be on June 18 for Earth Wind & Fire fans and for residents who just love listening to great music in a relaxing, scenic atmosphere. The Earth Wind & Fire Review Band, a […]

‘This could have happened here’

‘This could have happened here’

Daytona Beach, others reflect on Orlando shooting during multi-faith prayer service. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the wake of a mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, the Daytona Beach community came together on Monday to pray, reflect and offer support. A multi-faith prayer was held at the Daytona Beach Police Department. About 200 people […]

National NAACP leader to speak at local banquet

National NAACP leader to speak at local banquet

Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’S Washington bureau director and senior vice president for advocacy, will be the keynote speaker for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 43rd annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The event is Saturday, June 25, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. “We have planned another very special event […]