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Volusia artist’s work on display at Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Volusia artist’s work on display at Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

An exhibition by award-winning artist Margaret Schnebly Hodge is now on display at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The exhibition will be on display through Jan. 10, 2014. Hodge is a lifetime resident of Volusia County whose mother, Peggy Schnebly, worked for the city for 35 years. The […]

More Briefs

More Briefs

Foster parents forums scheduled this month The state is facing a critical shortage of foster parents. One area non-profit is trying to help them solve the problem. Open Hearts Family Services of Volusia and Flagler Counties is a program operated by the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona. The non-profit is actively recruiting foster […]

Fears to share stories about Blacks in Civil War

Fears to share stories about Blacks in Civil War

Historical re-enactor Mary Fears will share stories of Blacks who played little-known but important roles in the Civil War during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Port Orange Regional Library. The Ormond Beach resident will shed light on the contributions made by Mary Peake, who educated freed slaves; Robert Smalls, […]

Butts to preach at Allen Chapel’s Homecoming service

Butts to preach at Allen Chapel’s Homecoming service

Bishop Samuel L. Butts, presiding prelate of the Church of God In Christ of East Central Florida and senior pastor of Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Daytona Beach, will be the guest preacher at Allen Chapel AME Church’s Homecoming service at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 10. Butts also is the founder […]

Cleaning up their community

Cleaning up their community

Turie T. Small Elementary School’s PTA and Dr. Earl Johnson, principal, held a Community Cleanup Day on Oct. 19. Students, teachers and PTA members from the elementary school in Daytona Bach as well as volunteers from Bethune-Cookman University and the University of Central Florida participated in the event. There will be another Community Cleanup Day […]

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and State Sen. Dorothy Hukill were among other community leaders and the employees of Covidien celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in DeLand on Oct. 26. Covidien’s DeLand plant employs about 500 people and operates 24 hours a day, five days a week. The plant manufactures […]

Taking bold steps to stop domestic violence

Taking bold steps to stop domestic violence

Midtown center will be starting point for Oct. 30 Purple Parade to bring awareness about bullying, abuse BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES National studies indicate that one in four women will experience some form of domestic abuse in her lifetime. While the statewide incidents of domestic violence crime slightly declined in 2012, there was an […]

Few Black subcontractors at Speedway’s last forum

Few Black subcontractors at Speedway’s last forum

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway held its second subcontractor outreach forum on Oct.16 to provide information on construction opportunities related to its $400 million Daytona Rising redevelopment project. The first was held on July 17. More than 230 Florida minority and women-owned businesses as well as local Volusia County construction trades attended […]

How they made it to the top

How they made it to the top

SeaWorld executives share career advice with business students at B-CU BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University business graduates have something other students don’t have – exposure to CEOs who can help them when they enter the real world. That’s what Aubrey Long, Dean of B-CU’s School of Business said recently as the university welcomed […]

Longtime ‘Insurance Man’ and businessman Perman Shepard dies at 79

Longtime ‘Insurance Man’ and businessman Perman Shepard dies at 79

BY JAMES HARPER DATYONA TIMES Longtime Daytona Beach resident and business owner Perman Shepard died Oct. 23 after a long illness. Known as the “Insurance Man,’’ Shepard once was a top salesman for Atlanta Life Insurance Company and received numerous plaques, awards and trophies for his work. Shepard and his wife, Edna, were owners of […]