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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 […]

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

Technical problems cause shutdown FROM STAFF REPORTS After 25 years, five months, 18 days, 21 hours, three minutes and 21 seconds of continuous radio broadcasting, WPUL-AM 1590, Volusia County’s only Black-owned radio station, signed off for the foreseeable future on Monday morning, Feb. 17, at 3:03 a.m. The reason for the shutdown: Technical problems. Covered […]

Students find new career at barber school

Students find new career at barber school

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College held a ribbon cutting for the opening of its new barber school at the New Smyrna Beach campus Feb. 12. College and elected officials, dignitaries, Chamber members and Daytona State students and staff attended the event. Jonathan Worsham, lll was honored as Barber Student of the Year, […]

Revitalization of Midtown moves closer to reality

Revitalization of Midtown moves closer to reality

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A booming Midtown is one step closer to reality as the next step of the Midtown Master Plan is undertaken. The City of Daytona Beach has received two request for proposals (RFPs) to implement the area’s redevelopment. The redevelopment will be executed with input of the public from either […]

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Kendall Simmons is no longer tackling defensive players on the football field, but he’s tackling a different beast – type 1 diabetes. The former NFL player will be the featured speaker at a free diabetes seminar at the Center for Health and Wellness at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center […]

Board ponders power of city manager job

Board ponders power of city manager job

Change to mayoral form of government discussed at Daytona Charter Review Commission meeting BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The power of the Daytona Beach city manager has been the topic of much discussion in re- cent years and is at the forefront of considerations by the Daytona Beach Charter Review Commission (CRC). “The current […]

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum celebrated its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival last weekend in New Smyrna Beach with food, arts and crafts, hair weaving, and face painting. The museum offered an opportunity for visitors to learn about local Black history and culture. The event was dampened […]

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

FROM STAFF REPORTS The family of Wilbert Kendrick referred to him this week as “a kind, humorous and generous man’’ as well as an “inspirational example of a Godly man.’’ The longtime Daytona Beach resident who had been living in Georgia for the past few years, died Saturday at age 80. A homegoing service is […]