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DeLand commissioner to speak at NAACP banquet in Deltona

DeLand commissioner to speak at NAACP banquet in Deltona

The West Volusia Branch of the NAACP will host the 25th annual Freedom Fund  Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday June 5, at New Hope Baptist Church, Deltona. The Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet theme is “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.” The West Volusia Branch Youth Council will make a special presentation and the […]

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts (AAMA) is celebrating 20 years since the vision of a place where Black artists could display their artwork year-round became a reality. It was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson and her husband, Maxwell, in an effort to shape the thinking […]

Trinity Unity Methodist of DeLand observing SundayServe

Trinity Unity Methodist of DeLand observing SundayServe

SundayServe is an annual outreach event in which United Methodist churches across the Central Florida area work together to accomplish service projects in their communities. The main goals of the event are to encourage churches to work together, to find new ways to best serve our communities, and to reignite the spirit of “serving others” […]

Election results too close to call

Election results too close to call

As of 8:35 p.m., 100 of 125 precincts have reported election results for the 2014 Primary Election. The polls closed at 7 p.m.   Some problems When we delivered our equipment yesterday, 4 of the 125 precincts had no phone service and no power,” said Ann McFall, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections. “We also always have […]

Community News

Community News

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 […]

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