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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, […]

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]

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 […]