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Orange Avenue reconstruction project on hold

Orange Avenue reconstruction project on hold

Daytona Beach wasn’t chosen for money from federal grant to help improve road BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach officials were disappointed to learn recently that for the fourth time they will not be receiving a $13.2 million federal grant requested to pay for the reconstruction of Orange Avenue, which runs through the heart […]

Institute honors B-CU founder

Institute honors B-CU founder

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute observed Bethune-Cookman University founder’s 137th birthday on July 14 in the front of her home on the campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. During last Saturday’s event, Dr. Cleo Higgins talked about the founder as she knew her. The event also was attended by […]

Ormond Beach reunion celebrates ties with Liberia, Sudan

Ormond Beach reunion celebrates ties with Liberia, Sudan

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Celebrating five years in its existence, the “I Am Ormond Beach” reunion took place July 12-16. The reunion celebrates the history of the African-Americans of Ormond as well as the African ties recently discovered by Michael Gibson, president of the “I Am Ormond Beach” committee. “For generations, people referred […]

Voter registration deadline creeping up

Voter registration deadline creeping up

July 16 is the last day to register for August primary BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The number of newly registered Volusia County voters is down 20 percent compared to the 2008 presidential election at this same time, according to Volusia County’s Supervisor of Elections. Democrats still make up the majority of registered voters but […]

Daytona Beach Deltas crown Jabberwock queens

Daytona Beach Deltas crown Jabberwock queens

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The highlight of Jabberwock 2012 in Daytona Beach was the coronation and crowning of the new queens. Crowned for Jabberwock 2012 titles were Amariya Lopez, Little Miss Jabberwock; Corianna Favors, Junior Miss Jabberwock; and Dawn Wilson, Miss Jabberwock. Others competing for the tiles were runner-ups Asuante’ Williams, Ja’Niya Hawkins, Aire’l […]

HAAA loses 2 members;  Cusack to appoint 1 to board

HAAA loses 2 members; Cusack to appoint 1 to board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two members of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) have resigned and one of the new appointments will have to be made by Volusia County Vice Chair Joyce Cusack. This is another opportunity for Cusack to place another Black on the board, which did not have any on it prior […]

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA player Vince Carter held his annual youth basketball academy this week at an athletic center bearing his name at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Carter resides in Orlando but grew up in Daytona where he starred at Mainland and led the basketball team to a state championship in […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented 13 young women to society on June 23 at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala held at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. During the gala, the young women and their escorts performed traditional cotillion dances and were recognized for […]

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute will be observing the 137th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at 10 a.m. on July 14 in the front of her home on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. She was the 15th child of former slaves and died at 79 […]

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Youngsters at Campbell Middle and Westside Elementary schools in Daytona Beach are getting a rich educational experience through the Night Alive program. Night Alive is an after-school program funded through a federal grant through 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC). The program focuses on math, science, reading and writing. Additionally, […]