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Bikers rev up for more riding, racing, partying

Bikers rev up for more riding, racing, partying

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of thousands of bikers and the million dollars they will spend are being welcomed to the Daytona Beach area during this year’s annual Bike Week, which continues through March 16. Motorcycle enthusiasts will find plenty to keep busy with as the festival spans Flagler and Volusia counties. Bikers […]

$20 million awarded to former employee of Daytona hospital in Medicare lawsuit

$20 million awarded to former employee of Daytona hospital in Medicare lawsuit

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc., agreed to pay $85 million in a settlement that involved allegations they submitted Medicare claims that violated federal law, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The settlement stems from a whistleblower complaint filed by a former employee […]

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Meeting in Midtown draws low turnout; irks members of commission BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Only about 25 people attended the first Charter Review Commission town hall at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on Tuesday night. The common theme: More people need to show up. The March 4 meeting was the first of […]

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Peter Nyong’o captures worldwide attention in selfie with celebs FROM STAFF REPORTS His sister snagged an Oscar on Sunday for her gripping portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years A Slave,’’ but Peter Nyong’o captured his share of the spotlight when the star-studded selfie he posed in went viral and temporarily crashed Twitter. Peter, a 20-year-old […]

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Revamping the city’s website, adding a customer advocate, making physical changes to City Hall, and offering another action-packed Citizen’s Academy are all ways the City of Daytona Beach is improving the communication and service for residents. “We are constantly seeking ways to be better with our service delivery and […]

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 1,200 participants are expected at the sandy finish line on the World’s Most Famous Beach. Celebrating 47 years, the five-part Daytona Beach Easter Beach Run will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The Easter Beach Run was established in 1967 by the Daytona Beach Leisure […]

No word on Midtown proposals

No word on Midtown proposals

Two firms vying for project to revitalize area BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Midtown residents will have to wait a little longer to find out which firm is being pursued to complete the Midtown Master Plan. Joanne Flick, purchasing agent for the City of Daytona Beach, declined to go on the record to report […]

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

Some fans would like to see big race happen on different weekend BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I feel like a wet dog,” Judy Einclart groaned as she and hundreds of others clad in ponchos were ushered through the JC Penny corridors of Volusia Mall Sunday around 3 p.m. Tornado watches loomed over Central […]

BLACK HISTORY – Tubman-King shares how church got its name

BLACK HISTORY – Tubman-King shares how church got its name

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Tubman-King Community Church celebrated Black History Month by sharing its own slice of history to congregants at last Sunday’s service. The church, like many in the area, holds a rich historic background but initially was not a predominantly Black congregation. Originally named First Congregational Church, the church was founded […]

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over the next year, the Florida Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) program will be changing the way WIC foods are issued to clients from paper checks to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system. The rollout of the new system is scheduled for Monday, March 3 in Volusia County. “The […]