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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’’ […]

MR. AND MRS. KEDRICK EUGENE EMANUEL

MR. AND MRS. KEDRICK EUGENE EMANUEL

We’re in this love together Bunnell native Kedrick Emanuel married Karia Lynn Moody of Lithonia, Ga., in a lavish evening ceremony in Atlanta on Oct. 2. Pictured are (left to right) his parents Elijah and Hattie Emanuel; the newlyweds; her parents, C. David Moody, Jr., and wife Karla; and Daytona Times Publisher Charles W. Cherry […]

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) is launching a comprehensive initiative to eliminate hunger and homelessness among its students as part of the college’s ongoing work to remove barriers to academic success. The college has unveiled a 10-step plan, developed as a collaborative effort among college faculty, staff, President Tom LoBasso and […]

Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Vince Carter never dreamed he would play this long. But there he was Monday night, suiting up as his Memphis Grizzlies faced the Orlando Magic in the preseason opener for both teams. This will be his 19th NBA season. His goal is to play through the 2017-18 […]

A final push to get out the Black vote

A final push to get out the Black vote

Clergy group, NAACP hosting major event to get residents registered BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the Oct. 11 deadline approaching to vote in the Nov. 8 election, local organizations are making their last pitches to get people registered. The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and Volusia County /Daytona Beach NAACP have planned a voter […]

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson University is presenting its 2016 Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Rinker Field House, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Dana Godek, director of Federal and State Programs with the School District of Palm Beach County. The third […]

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change. The Florida-based band is popular for […]

From cotton picker to community leader: Daniels to discuss life experiences

From cotton picker to community leader: Daniels to discuss life experiences

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona resident James F. Daniels has published his first book, a memoir titled “Metamorphosis: From Cotton Picker to Community Leader.’’ The book details the 88-year-old’s experiences growing up in the Jim Crow South, his family sharecropping during the Great Depression and overcoming barriers of race and class. “My life experiences […]