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Residents furious about the time it’s taking to fix broken elevator

Residents furious about the time it’s taking to fix broken elevator

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The elevator at the Maley Apartments in Daytona Beach has not worked since Hurricane Matthew blew through two weekends ago. Many residents can’t leave the building or the floor that they live on at the 12-story high rise on 600 S. Beach St. Bessie Brown thinks the situation could have […]

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Longtime resident James E. Huger died Friday, October 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, in the presence of family members. He was 101 years old. According to his son Thomas Huger, James Huger had returned to Daytona Beach after evacuating to Atlanta as Hurricane Matthew approached the area. He was hospitalized […]

HURRICANE MATTHEW:  ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS’

HURRICANE MATTHEW: ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS’

Residents slowly recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Days after Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida’s east coast, many area residents were struggling with the devastating effects of the storm – property and road damage, power outages, water damage in homes, downed and dangling power lines along with toppled and snapped […]

All eyes were on us

All eyes were on us

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach was briefly the center of the weather universe last week with Weather Channel meteorologist Jen Carfagno on the scene at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., directly on the beach. Also on Oct. 7, NBC’s evening news anchor Lester Holt broadcasted from the […]

Hurricane washes out local football games, damages facilities

Hurricane washes out local football games, damages facilities

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local sporting events were not spared by Hurricane Matthew as many were delayed or cancelled. The storm damaged the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, home of the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats as well as Mainland and Seabreeze high schools. Windows at the stadium were knocked out on the second (VIP section) and […]

BREAKING NEWS-Flagler County cuts off all access to beachside

BREAKING NEWS-Flagler County cuts off all access to beachside

Here’s a Hurricane Matthew update issued by Flagler County on Friday afternoon. Effective immediately, Flagler County is cutting off all access to beachside portions of the county. “This is not a curfew.  No one will be permitted to enter the barrier island,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County public safety emergency manager. “This will be enforced […]

BREAKING NEWS- Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips

BREAKING NEWS- Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips

Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips Daytona Beach – After Hurricane Matthew has passed, failure to remove contaminated materials can be a health risk. If there is flooding, water must be removed as quickly as possible since it may contain material from overflowing sewage systems. If flood water containing sewage has gotten into the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning issued for Volusia County

BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning issued for Volusia County

From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR…VOLUSIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA… * UNTIL 230 PM EDT * AT 1135 AM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN ON THE WEST SIDE OF HURRICANE MATTHEW THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING OVER MUCH OF VOLUSIA COUNTY. SEVERAL […]

BREAKING NEWS: ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ disappears from view

BREAKING NEWS: ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ disappears from view

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way through the Sunshine State, Daytona Beach is getting hit hard. Weather Channel meteorologist Jen Carfagno is on the scene at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort and Spa located at 600 N. Atlantic Avenue, directly on the beach. In a screen shot taken more than two hours ago, the shoreline […]

Political newcomer touts ability over age

Political newcomer touts ability over age

Myke Tairu facing Dannette Henry for Zone 5 Daytona commission seat BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation focuses on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are key offices at stake locally. One is the Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 5 race between first-time office seekers. Community organizer Mikyal “Myke’’ […]