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Palm Coast’s International Festival returns on Oct. 1

Palm Coast’s International Festival returns on Oct. 1

Palm Coast will celebrate its cultural heritage – through food, wine, entertainment and cultural exhibits – during the fifth annual Palm Coast International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is from noon to 9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, along Park Street. Admission is free. Attendees can try a variety of ethnic […]

Excellence in Education enters its ninth year

Excellence in Education enters its ninth year

Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM FIAT’s Excellence in Education Challenge is underway for students in Volusia and Flagler schools. The challenge is presented by Bright House Networks and Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. It’s an incentive-based program open to all high school juniors and seniors who attend Volusia and Flagler County schools, both public and […]

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Plans are moving forward on luxury units on MLK Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A plan for construction of a luxury apartment complex on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK Boulevard) in Daytona Beach is catching flak. The project is part of a plan to revitalize Midtown, a historically Black […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

A day we will never forget

A day we will never forget

A program at Daytona Memorial Park was among the 9/11 tributes. Americans paused on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Never Forget tributes commemorated the memories of the nearly 3,000 who died and the thousands who were injured. Fifteen-year anniversary observances also honored the first responders […]

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County residents will pay tribute to Daisy Hamilton Williams on Saturday at a funeral service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Williams, 76, a longtime Volusia County educator, community leader and Daytona Times newspaper columnist, died on Sept. 5 at her home. Williams wrote the “Community News’’ column for […]

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders at gala

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders at gala

The Embassy of Hope Foundation presented L. Gale Lemerand and Joe Petrock its Embassy of Hope Foundation Hall of Fame Award on Aug. 27 during the Vince Carter Charity Gala. “Gayle Lemerand and Joe Petrock exemplify my foundation’s mission of helping those less fortunate and giving of themselves for the betterment of our community,” said […]

Community honors 9/11 victims, heroes

Community honors 9/11 victims, heroes

A Never Forget Tribute at Daytona Memorial Park on Sunday was one of the area’s 9/11 observances held to remember the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Thousands of flags were on display at the park during the 15th anniversary service to honor the lives lost on 9/11. Nearly 3,000 died […]

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Daytona Beach physician discusses patients’ trust, high cost of health care BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Loretha King, a primary care physician at Florida Health Care Plans in Daytona Beach, knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very young age. King, who has an extensive career in health care – having been […]

B-CU to honor senator, trustees, business leaders

B-CU to honor senator, trustees, business leaders

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to honor Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner as well as longtime B-CU trustees and supporters on Oct. 19 at Bethune-Cookman University’s fourth annual Legacy Awards Gala. Joyner will receive the university’s Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees are Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Board of Trustees […]