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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 […]

‘This could have happened here’

‘This could have happened here’

Daytona Beach, others reflect on Orlando shooting during multi-faith prayer service. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the wake of a mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, the Daytona Beach community came together on Monday to pray, reflect and offer support. A multi-faith prayer was held at the Daytona Beach Police Department. About 200 people […]

Gay leaders: ‘Tears are not enough’

Gay leaders: ‘Tears are not enough’

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Walking through a Chicago airport on Sunday, it wasn’t merely the horrific massacre of 49 clubgoers at a gay bar in Orlando earlier that morning that reduced Christian Ulvert to tears. It was how he heard a couple of fellow travelers characterizing the event. “They […]

National NAACP leader to speak at local banquet

National NAACP leader to speak at local banquet

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

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Etavius Russ wants to partner with the university to provide a healthy environment for aspiring stylists to do hair. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Master barber and and entrepreneur Etavius Russ has more than 42 years of experience in the barbering business. Russ is now retired, but he has a vision: He wants to create […]

‘Inspires others and gives selflessly of themselves’

‘Inspires others and gives selflessly of themselves’

Local businessman among Juneteenth Hometown Heroes BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mario Davis will be one of the Volusia County residents honored on June 16 during the annual Juneteenth Hometown Heroes event at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. The banquet begins at 7 p.m. Davis, president and owner of […]

Town hall meetings to address health issues

Town hall meetings to address health issues

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents with health concerns are being encouraged to share their thoughts during a series of community health town hall series hosted by the Florida Department of Health Volusia County. Each event focuses on some of the leading causes of mortality in certain municipalities. Two health town hall meetings are scheduled […]