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Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and Macy’s department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to help increase the number of diverse health care […]

Facts to know about Land Development Code

Facts to know about Land Development Code

Final draft of city’s LDC ready for review BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Land Development Code rewrite project is in its final review stage before being submitted to the City Commission for adoption. The project began three years ago. “The purpose of the rewrite is so that it will be easier […]

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Less than a quarter of registered voters cast their vote for the primary election, according to reports released by the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office. Voter turnout was a meager 23 percent. “We were disappointed in the primary election turnout,” Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach […]

B-CU’S football season under way

B-CU’S football season under way

They’re back! The players. The cheerleaders. The band. The fans. Bethune-Cookman University’s football season kicked off on Aug. 30 as the Wildcats faced the Florida International University (FIU) Golden Panthers. The Wildcats defeated FIU 14-12 at the matchup in Miami. Quarterback Quentin Williams threw a touchdown in the fourth quarter to help B-CU beat FIU. […]

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An appreciative audience of approximately 150 people celebrated the legacy of Campbell Elementary School during an August 23 banquet with the theme “A Passion for Preparation,” honoring Campbell’s administration, faculty and staff. Campbell Elementary began as Daytona Colored School in 1884 on Second Street. That’s the same location on […]

What a difference bodycams make

What a difference bodycams make

Incidents in Daytona show importance of police officers using body cameras BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on Sept. 25, 2013 around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The officers kicked down a door and saw 32-year-old Jermaine Green with a knife […]

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Davis defeats Brown for District 3 seat; recount in Volusia at large contest BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, made local history Tuesday night when she was elected the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat. Davis handily won the seat with 72.69 […]

CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Celebrating ‘A Passion for Preparation’ Approximately 150 admirers celebrated the legacy of the administration, staff, and faculty of Campbell Elementary School, some of whom are pictured here, during a banquet at the Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach, the former site of the school. See a full page of pictures and a story next week.

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Local university presidents have shown their support for a cause and have the video to prove it. Bethune-Cookman University president Dr. Edison O. Jackson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) president Dr. John P. Johnson on Aug. 25 amid cheers from new and returning […]

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The $17.6 million Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project is well under way as commuters in each direction make their way along the rocky thoroughfare. Soon the patchwork, obscure sidewalks and potholes will be a thing of the past. Cranes, excavators and dump trucks are a typical sight as contractors and […]