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Campus shooters remain at large

Campus shooters remain at large

Bethune-Cookman ups reward for suspects to $10,500 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES By the Daytona Times’ deadline Wednesday night, the suspects in a shooting on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus Monday evening were still at large and a $10,500 reward was being offered for their apprehension. A video of the incident released by the Daytona Beach […]

DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA 500

NASCAR celebrates diversity on and off the track BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fans flocked from all over the country to Daytona International Speedway to camp out, tailgate and watch the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22, billed the biggest race of the season. The weekend was surrounded by a number of other events such […]

Scientist wows kids with space talk

Scientist wows kids with space talk

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School students got a lesson on science and space Monday that they likely won’t soon forget. Dr. Firouz Naderi, an Iranian-American scientist and director of Solar System Exploration at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California spoke to a group of about 200 students on the topics of […]

Retired judge and ethics professor to discuss restorative justice on March 7

Retired judge and ethics professor to discuss restorative justice on March 7

Retired Judge Hubert L. Grimes and Dr. Michael Humphreys will present “Juvenile Justice: Is There a Better Way?” at 2 p.m. Saturday,  March 7, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Grimes is director of Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Law and Social Justice and Humphreys is an associate professor […]

B-CU president to address community following school shooting

B-CU president to address community following school shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune–Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will address the B-CU family at a town hall meeting on Tuesday Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center following a shooting which left three students injured on Monday night. The Feb. 23, shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on the […]

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Daytona officials get earful on why question should be banned from applications BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission chambers were filled to capacity at Wednesday night’s commission meeting. Over a dozen people addressed the commission requesting that a controversial box be removed from city applications. As reported in last week’s […]

Local colleges partner, give free haircuts to Black males

Local colleges partner, give free haircuts to Black males

By ASHLEY D.THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES #GetSharpe #BeSharpe #StaySharpe is more than just a catchy slogan. For Bauldy Sharpe Jr., the reigning Mr. B-CU, it’s a way of life. Sharpe was the brainchild of an initiative held Tuesday that brought 15 barbers from Daytona State College’s School of Cosmetology to the campus of B-CU to provide […]

More avenues for students: B-CU and EPA become official partners

More avenues for students: B-CU and EPA become official partners

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) became official partners on Wednesday during a memorandum of understanding signing. The partnership will incorporate programs in environmental science, research, education and workforce development. “The EPA is a part of everything you do,” Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator for EPA’s […]

Plenty of complaints about Volusia schools

Plenty of complaints about Volusia schools

Teachers, support staff ask for higher pay, cleaner schools, less testing BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Filthy classrooms, no soap or toilet tissue in bathrooms, roaches on the windowsills, long hours and that pesky pay issue were among the concerns brought by teachers to Tuesday’s meeting of the Volusia County School Board. Monitoring the […]

Local observances focus on the past and the future

Local observances focus on the past and the future

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Festivals, ceremonies and workshops celebrating and recollecting the accomplishments of Blacks in Volusia County are at the helm of this year’s Black History Month. The national celebration was started by historian, author and journalist Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week in February 1926, later transitioning to the entire […]