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Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Insurance claims in Florida from Hurricane Matthew have reached $549 million, according to numbers posted Monday by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The majority of the claims are from residential property owners. The latest figures also show a slowdown in new claims being filed. As of Oct. 24, […]

Community says farewell to Huger

Community says farewell to Huger

Trailblazer buried next to wife BY ANDREAS BUTLER       DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Dr. Kevin James called Dr. James “Jimmy” Huger, Sr. a true leader. “Huger was a leader amongst leaders. He is in heaven now, not with the angels but the archangels, the ones with authority. He loved authority. He would give you his […]

Dr. James Huger:  In his own words

Dr. James Huger: In his own words

During a 2012 excusive interview with the Daytona Times, the icon reflected on his years at Bethune-Cookman, helping MLK and running for local office. In an exclusive interview with Daytona Times writer James Harper in April 2012, Dr. James “Jimmy’’ Huger recounted his eventful life. Huger first moved to Daytona Beach from West Palm Beach, […]

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 […]