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Volusia’s Community Assistance Division plans public meetings Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will hold three publi meetings to provide information about the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The meetings are: • 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach • […]

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Peter Nyong’o captures worldwide attention in selfie with celebs FROM STAFF REPORTS His sister snagged an Oscar on Sunday for her gripping portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years A Slave,’’ but Peter Nyong’o captured his share of the spotlight when the star-studded selfie he posed in went viral and temporarily crashed Twitter. Peter, a 20-year-old […]

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and State Sen. Dorothy Hukill were among other community leaders and the employees of Covidien celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in DeLand on Oct. 26. Covidien’s DeLand plant employs about 500 people and operates 24 hours a day, five days a week. The plant manufactures […]

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Marcia Riley, a DeLand resident, has been chosen as a presenter at the International PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver next month. The Oct. 10-13 conference attracts hundreds of writers, editors, teachers, professors, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, government employees, consultants, students and other supporters of clear communication. Riley was raised by her grandparents […]

DeLand center hosts fitness day

DeLand center hosts fitness day

The Greater Union Life Center Healthy West Volusia Initiative held a Community Fitness Day at the Chisholm Community Center in DeLand on May 11. The event was sponsored by DeLand Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson; the DeLand Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Relentless Efforts; and the Chisholm Community Center. The fitness day was held […]

Stetson named Presidential Award Finalist for community service

Stetson named Presidential Award Finalist for community service

DeLand, Fla. - Stetson University is one of 14 universities named a Presidential Award Finalist in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Stetson’s selection to the Honor Roll is the highest federal […]

“Click It or Ticket” in full force in Volusia County

“Click It or Ticket” in full force in Volusia County

Volusia County – The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all travelers, whether they’re traveling across the country or just across town, that one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, […]

Final day of Early Voting in Daytona

Final day of Early Voting in Daytona

STAFF REPORTS Today marks the eighth and final day of early voting in Volusia County, FL. Voters have until 7 p.m. to be in line to cast their ballots at one of the five early voting locations in the county. Throughout the past month efforts from Democrat, Republican and non-partisan efforts have held campaign events […]

Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old Deltona boy who has been missing since Tuesday evening. Adriel Thomas had left a friend’s house and was supposed to ride his bicycle three blocks back to his home. But about two hours later when Thomas had still not arrived home, […]

Stetson initiative helps prepare students for election

Stetson initiative helps prepare students for election

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES DeLand – This election year, the stakes are high and many Stetson students will be able to vote for the first time. To help inform Stetson students about the issues in this election, Stetson University’s Center for Community Engagement will be hosting debate-watching parties, a straw poll and several forums […]

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