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Plans for Joe Harris Park spark debate

Plans for Joe Harris Park spark debate

B-CU and city looking to residents for park solutions, but locals still  have concerns about partnership. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A community meeting was held at B-CU’S Center for Civic Engagement last week to gain public input on the city’s planned upgrades to Joe Harris Park, a park located near the campus. Joe Harris […]

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only the school’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ranks higher than 85-year-old Jack “Cy’’ McClairen. The longtime Wildcat retired on June 30 after 55 years of service with the […]

Islamic Center, church, nightclub taking security measures in wake of Orlando tragedy

Islamic Center, church, nightclub taking security measures in wake of Orlando tragedy

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The leaders of the local Islamic Center, an area A.M.E. church and even a Black nightclub say they have increased their security measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last month. The Islamic Center of Daytona Beach has been the target of a threat since the tragedy […]

A reminder that we have not overcome

A reminder that we have not overcome

National NAACP leader Hilary Shelton addresses law enforcement and voting issues during speech at local branch’s annual banquet. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Inequality and injustice remain major concerns of the National NAACP, one of the organization’s leaders said June 25 in Daytona Beach. Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’s Washington Bureau director and senior vice […]

A lesson from a pro

A lesson from a pro

Local students learn football principles and much more at clinic presented by Bruce McNorton Retired NFL player Bruce McNorton held his 10th local football clinic on June 25 sharing his skill and advice with area students. The free clinic for boys and girls was held at the Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex in Daytona Beach. […]

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority has restarted construction on a long-awaited housing development. Construction on The Villages at Halifax II, located in the 200 block of Keech Street, started back up in February. It is the site of the former Daytona Village Apartments, which was located there for about 40 […]

City seeking community input on MLK road project

City seeking community input on MLK road project

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With construction on Orange Avenue still going on, the City of Daytona Beach is planning another road construction project on a major artery in the heart of the Black community. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Roadway and Pedestrian Improvement Project will cover the area along the boulevard between […]

Restaurant owner gives his account of shooting

Restaurant owner gives his account of shooting

Three recovering after being shot at popular eatery on International Speedway Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A firing led to three people being shot at Crab Stop II, a popular Daytona Beach seafood restaurant late Monday night. One of those shot was the business owner himself, Oliver Ross, 43, who sustained gunshot wounds to […]

Police department to host survival workshop Saturday

Police department to host survival workshop Saturday

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a free workshop on Saturday to teach residents how to increase their chances of survival if faced with an active shooter situation. The workshop is being held in the wake of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 victims […]

Local NAACP to present annual banquet on Saturday

Local NAACP to present annual banquet on Saturday

The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 43rd annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is Saturday, June 25, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’S Washington bureau director and senior vice president for advocacy, will be the keynote speaker. “We have planned another very special event this year as […]