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New Smyrna Church planning Soul Food Festival

New Smyrna Church planning Soul Food Festival

The Allen Chapel AME Church of New Smyrna Beach will celebrate its 126 years of ministry during a Soul Food Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5. The menu will include chicken, ribs, oxtails, fish, neck bones and rice, collard greens lima beans, squash, cabbage and more. Dinners will be sold for $15. Live music will be […]

Hurricane Matthew claims top 75,000

Hurricane Matthew claims top 75,000

More than 75,000 insurance claims have been filed in Florida after Hurricane Matthew hit the East Coast this month, with the estimated losses up to $454 million, according to numbers on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website Wednesday. Volusia County had the highest number of claims filed, with 22,244. Another 12,274 claims had been […]

NAACP to host candidates event at Stewart Memorial

NAACP to host candidates event at Stewart Memorial

The  Volusia  County-Daytona  Beach  NAACP,  in  partnership  with Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church and the Minority Elected Officials of Volusia County will hold a “Meet the Candidates” night on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at  Stewart  Memorial  United  Methodist Church,  317  N.  Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. […]

Dr. Huger made his mark on Daytona Beach and the world

Dr. Huger made his mark on Daytona Beach and the world

Here is a timeline of some of the major accomplishments of Dr. James Huger. Dr. Huger was born on Jan. 4, 1914 in West Palm Beach. His father was a well known minister there. He graduated from Bethune-Cookman College in 1937 (then a junior college) and earned an associate degree. He also earned a high […]

Storm didn’t put a damper on Biketoberfest fun

Storm didn’t put a damper on Biketoberfest fun

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The 2016 Biketoberfest roared through Volusia County and Daytona Beach last week as thousands of bikers descended upon the area. Like always, Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard (MMB Boulevard), formerly Second Avenue, was the hub of biker activity in the Black community. What is referred to as “The Avenue’’ or “The […]

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and federal recovery officials are encouraging Florida residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the recent hurricanes. They […]

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Longtime resident James E. Huger died Friday, October 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, in the presence of family members. He was 101 years old. According to his son Thomas Huger, James Huger had returned to Daytona Beach after evacuating to Atlanta as Hurricane Matthew approached the area. He was hospitalized […]

HURRICANE MATTHEW:  ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS’

HURRICANE MATTHEW: ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS’

Residents slowly recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Days after Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida’s east coast, many area residents were struggling with the devastating effects of the storm – property and road damage, power outages, water damage in homes, downed and dangling power lines along with toppled and snapped […]

All eyes were on us

All eyes were on us

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach was briefly the center of the weather universe last week with Weather Channel meteorologist Jen Carfagno on the scene at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., directly on the beach. Also on Oct. 7, NBC’s evening news anchor Lester Holt broadcasted from the […]

Hurricane washes out local football games, damages facilities

Hurricane washes out local football games, damages facilities

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local sporting events were not spared by Hurricane Matthew as many were delayed or cancelled. The storm damaged the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, home of the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats as well as Mainland and Seabreeze high schools. Windows at the stadium were knocked out on the second (VIP section) and […]