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Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Joe Petrock, new board of trustees chairman, gives an exclusive interview to the Daytona Times on his vision for the university. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Joe Petrock, a community pillar and philanthropist, officially took the helm on July 1 as chairman of Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees. The longtime local leader has served […]

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line Sunday night to win the Coke Zero 400 for the second time at the Daytona International Speedway. In NASCAR tradition, he saw the checkered flag of success wave from his front windshield. But from his rearview, he witnessed the doom of another potentially […]

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach officially implemented its Fair Chance / Ban the Box Policy during a regular commission meeting this month. The policy went into effect on July 1 and eliminates applicant requirements to disclose criminal backgrounds during the preliminary phase of job applications. In a succinct presentation by […]

Tuskegee Airmen to make Sept. 2 presentation at Embry-Riddle University

Tuskegee Airmen to make Sept. 2 presentation at Embry-Riddle University

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Embry-Riddle Fall 2015 President’s Speaker Series at the Daytona Beach campus begins Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a presentation by Lt. Col. Leo Gray and Lt. Col. George Hardy, pilots who flew in the Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron in World War II. Headlining the remaining events in the series are […]

Pharmacist to discuss advances  in Parkinson’s meds

Pharmacist to discuss advances in Parkinson’s meds

Dr. Roger Accardi will describe new medications on the horizon for Parkinson’s disease patients from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library on City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Accardi is a pharmacist and president of Accardi Clinical Pharmacy in Orange City. Reservations are required; call 386-676-6375 by noon […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

County Council appoints 15 to Charter Review Commission The Volusia County Council has appointed 15 citizen volunteers to serve on the Volusia County Charter Review Commission. The committee will spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter, which is the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government. […]

Ku Klux Klan planning protest in South Carolina on July 18

Ku Klux Klan planning protest in South Carolina on July 18

BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The Ku Klux Klan is rallying its troops to protest plans to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is based in Pelham, N.C., plans to demonstrate before the South Carolina capitol July 18, according to […]

White family with Black guest for holiday gets ‘KKK’ spray-painted on car

White family with Black guest for holiday gets ‘KKK’ spray-painted on car

BY STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR. BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM The Fourth of July holiday weekend had barely started for one family in Spring, Texas, when they awoke to find racist and vulgar messages spray-painted on the family’s truck. “My Black friend, he’s been here for two days,” Darren Franke told KHOU-TV. “Me and him hung out in the […]

Black women see job prospects improve

Black women see job prospects improve

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Job prospects for Black women improved in June as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs report by the Labor Department shows. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 years old fell nearly a full percentage point last month […]

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]