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Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Meeting in Midtown draws low turnout; irks members of commission BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Only about 25 people attended the first Charter Review Commission town hall at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on Tuesday night. The common theme: More people need to show up. The March 4 meeting was the first of […]

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Peter Nyong’o captures worldwide attention in selfie with celebs FROM STAFF REPORTS His sister snagged an Oscar on Sunday for her gripping portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years A Slave,’’ but Peter Nyong’o captured his share of the spotlight when the star-studded selfie he posed in went viral and temporarily crashed Twitter. Peter, a 20-year-old […]

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Revamping the city’s website, adding a customer advocate, making physical changes to City Hall, and offering another action-packed Citizen’s Academy are all ways the City of Daytona Beach is improving the communication and service for residents. “We are constantly seeking ways to be better with our service delivery and […]

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 1,200 participants are expected at the sandy finish line on the World’s Most Famous Beach. Celebrating 47 years, the five-part Daytona Beach Easter Beach Run will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The Easter Beach Run was established in 1967 by the Daytona Beach Leisure […]

Black, Brown inmates herded into private prisons

Black, Brown inmates herded into private prisons

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal. “The overrepresentation […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Sorority seeks little girls to participate in Bud Deb program The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is looking for girls between the ages of 5 and 8 years old to participate in its Bud Debutante program. The girls will take part in several workshops, fundraising activities, and one girl will […]

Cinematique to host civil rights film festival this weekend

Cinematique to host civil rights film festival this weekend

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: • Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”: 7:30 p.m. March […]

New Smyrna, Ormond teams win Black History Brain Bowl

New Smyrna, Ormond teams win Black History Brain Bowl

Teams from New Smyrna Beach High and Ormond Beach Middle School went home with the top prizes at this year’s annual Black history competition staged by the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. The New Smyrna team was comprised of 14-year-old twins Jaida and Jasmine Purkiss, Alexis Merrick, 15, and […]

No word on Midtown proposals

No word on Midtown proposals

Two firms vying for project to revitalize area BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Midtown residents will have to wait a little longer to find out which firm is being pursued to complete the Midtown Master Plan. Joanne Flick, purchasing agent for the City of Daytona Beach, declined to go on the record to report […]

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

Some fans would like to see big race happen on different weekend BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I feel like a wet dog,” Judy Einclart groaned as she and hundreds of others clad in ponchos were ushered through the JC Penny corridors of Volusia Mall Sunday around 3 p.m. Tornado watches loomed over Central […]