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Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Montford Point Marines honored during ceremony last month in D.C. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A group of African-American Marines from Volusia and Flagler counties who broke the color barrier during World War II were among hundreds who received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 27. Dr. James […]

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA star Vince Carter will hold his annual youth basketball camp next week in Daytona Beach. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy will take place at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School from July 10 to 14. Children ages 6-17 have registered to participate in the annual […]

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Growing up in Daytona Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Salenta Baisden could not have predicted that a film she helped write and produce would be featured at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Baisden, who graduated from Bethune-Cookman with a degree in math, now lives […]

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Highly decorated U.S. Army Colonel Greg Gadson will be the grand marshal for the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 6 at the Daytona International Speedway. Gadson, who lost both of his legs when he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device, will give […]

Daytona announces summer hours at pools

Daytona announces summer hours at pools

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES As temperatures soar into the 90s and higher, summer hours have been announced for two public pools in Daytona Beach. The city also announced that lifeguards are needed to work at the pools. Campbell Pool, which is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard next to the John H. Dickerson […]

Signup begins for next Citizens Academy

Signup begins for next Citizens Academy

Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 21 through Oct. 30. The final class is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12. There is no charge for the program, but […]

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE), the regional workforce board that oversees the One-Stop centers of Flagler and Volusia counties, has announced that it will increase the amount of money that it will invest in scholarships for job seekers. The CBE previously offered its scholarship money in a tiered system: Tier 1 offered up to […]

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

Relationship dates back to start of UNCF in 1944 BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It was a reunion of sorts. The presidents of seven Black colleges met Black newspaper publishers for a breakfast consisting of French toast, eggs and bacon. The setting was last month’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers […]

HEALTH BRIEFS

HEALTH BRIEFS

Court:  Husband not at fault in wife’s smoking death NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., after finding that a judge improperly allowed a jury to consider whether a husband failed to prevent his wife from smoking. The 4th District Court of […]

A call for churches, community to come together

A call for churches, community to come together

Unified Ministries organizing tour of Black historical sites in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Daytona Beach is a family-oriented community. Everyone knows someone that knows someone that knows you.” That is what Claudine Khouri, who moved from Miami, believes about the area she has adopted as her new home. Khouri says the city […]