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Car buyers snapping up cheaper loans

Car buyers snapping up cheaper loans

BY DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (MCT) Record-low interest rates have propped up a slow-to-recover housing industry. Even lower rates are helping the auto finance industry explode, with many firms seeing exponential growth — and consumers getting great deals. Many drivers who have been riding out the recession in older vehicles are now racing out to […]

Florida consumers’ confidence dips after election

Florida consumers’ confidence dips after election

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida consumers’ confidence dropped in November after spiking to new highs in the previous two months, likely driven by gloom among those disappointed by the election, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The consumer confidence rating of 76 this month was down four points from October, the university’s […]

A day of prayer, unity

A day of prayer, unity

Area religious leaders coming together again for World AIDS Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Religious leaders from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths will again participate in an interfaith service for prayer and healing for those living with HIV/AIDS as Volusia County residents get ready to shine the spotlight on the disease as World AIDS […]

Making history: Henry sworn in as first Black male mayor

Making history: Henry sworn in as first Black male mayor

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF It was standing room only at the Daytona Beach City Commission chambers on Nov. 14 as educator and former commissioner Derrick Henry was sworn in as the city’s first Black male mayor. He follows in the footsteps of the first Black Mayor Yvonne Scarlett-Golden, who died in 2006 and […]

Health fair to kick off Light Up Midtown

Health fair to kick off Light Up Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 30 vendors will be participating in the Light Up Midtown Health Fair on Dec. 1 at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach. It will kick off a series of events scheduled every Saturday in December. Charles Bryant, who works for the Daytona Beach Redevelopment Department, said the Light Up […]

Senior Oasis luncheon: Plenty of turkey, dressing and fun

Senior Oasis luncheon: Plenty of turkey, dressing and fun

Participants in the John H. Dickerson Center’s Senior Oasis program were treated to an early Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 14. Seniors dined on turkey and dressing with all the trimmings plus ham, macaroni and cheese, and a variety of desserts. Tubman-King Community Church Pastor John Long, who is also employed by VITAS, was present along […]

Transportation industry a route to success for many Black men

Transportation industry a route to success for many Black men

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Jeffrey Brooks began his career in the transportation industry, the encouraging words of his parents echoed in his ears: “Go get a good job, a good job that you can retire from with a pension.” Now, 30 years later, Brooks, the administrative vice president and […]

Veterans honored for service

Veterans honored for service

John Steele, Eli Graham and James Huger were honored Nov. 11, Veterans Day, as Montfort Point Marines during a special program at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Proclamations were read from the city of Daytona Beach and the local NAACP branch. The Montford Point Marines were a group of Blacks who broke the color […]

Stetson buying University Inn; will renovate to house students

Stetson buying University Inn; will renovate to house students

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES When Stetson University came to Hina and Sara Patel, principal owners/operators of the University Inn, and expressed an interest in leasing the property for up to three years for the university’s planned increase in undergraduate student population, they told Stetson Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer Bob Huth that […]

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Dr. Kathy Williams will face husband’s former opponent in District 2 race BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Kathy Williams has declared her candidacy for the Volusia County School Board District 2 seat left vacant due to the death of her husband, Dr. Al Williams. Williams will be running against Bethune-Cookman University educator Ida Duncan […]