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A last look at action on the boulevard

A last look at action on the boulevard

By Ashley D. Thomas Daytona Times Bike Week has come and gone in Daytona Beach and though official numbers haven’t been released, 500,000 is the number most officials report as the amount of visitors who flooded into town on Harleys, Kawasakis and Suzukis, riding cruisers, sports bikes, scooters and three-wheeled trikes. Motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts […]

Beirut Memorial at the State Capitol charges through first committee

Beirut Memorial at the State Capitol charges through first committee

Staff reports Florida State Representative Dwayne L. Taylor passed HB 801- The Beirut Memorial, out of Veteran & Military Affairs Subcommittee, the first of three committee stops on March 12. The Beirut Memorial will honor the lives of 241 US Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers who lost their lives in the barracks car bombing of October […]

Shepherd to take seat among flock

Shepherd to take seat among flock

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church members will receive the final message from Dr. L. Ronald Durham as their pastor on April 5, Easter Sunday. “I have come to that point in the ministry where I feel like I have accomplished a great deal in the city of Daytona Beach […]

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Educators refusing to work past their contracted hours BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County teachers are showing their disapproval of unpaid work by beginning what is called “Work to the Contract.” Working to the contract refers to teachers in Volusia County only working the contract hours for which they are paid. According to […]

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Amid the engine ramming, loud music and exhaust you will find newlyweds H. Lynn “Buttafly” Hill and William C. “Dollar” Rawles. They tied the knot on March 11 during Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week, which kicked off March 6 and will run through March 16. The pair, who has […]

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts (AAMA) is celebrating 20 years since the vision of a place where Black artists could display their artwork year-round became a reality. It was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson and her husband, Maxwell, in an effort to shape the thinking […]

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Computer difficulties cause halt at districts around the state BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Standardized testing was set to start across the state on Monday but computer difficulties forced a suspension of the tests in Volusia County. More than half of all districts in Florida faced those same problems. Nancy Wait, spokesperson for Volusia […]

A gift for newspaper, community groups

A gift for newspaper, community groups

B-CU program includes film, presentations BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University presented Mary’s Gift: An Evening of Inspiration Through the Arts on March 1 starring the reverberating, laughter-filled singing voice of Daytona Beach resident Harry L. Burney III. The program began with a short film of the fictitious lawyer of the late Dr. […]

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

Bethune Grill to start selling wings, other favorites from food truck BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Shannon Hines has experienced steady growth at Bethune Grill since 1998. But this Friday he will take the restaurant on the road with his state-of-the-art 26-foot food truck. “We’re going mobile,” Hines laughed. The restaurant known for Shamp’s […]

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free seminar for aspiring authors and poets sharing insight on editorial services, self-publishing tips, marketing and legal guidance is being held March 7, at the Days Inn Palm Coast from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Newly published author Orjanette Bryant will join Abundant Harvest Empowerment Christian Center to host the […]