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Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents and officers of the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will get a chance to sip coffee and chat during an informal event next week at a local Starbucks. Coffee with a Cop will take place at 5 p.m. July 29 at the Starbucks at 110 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona […]

Local appeal for justice, unity

Local appeal for justice, unity

Recent shootings spark peaceful march and rally in Daytona Beach BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people took part in a “United We Stand’’ march and rally on July 9, organized by a Deltona High School teacher. “I’m just trying to be a pillar of the community and unite some people,’’ said Carlos […]

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When her 11-year-old son Brenya Smith died five years ago after a battle with trisomy 18 – a rare chromosodal disease – Petrina Onwuemeli was motivated to help others and keep her son’s memory alive. She created Brenya’s Love L.L.C., an organization that provides companion and homemaker services to the […]

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a timely event. The second annual “Gone Too Soon, Your Life Matters Basketball Tournament’’ held on July 9 in Daytona Beach was an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and for local youth and police officers to hang out together in a positive […]

Plans for Joe Harris Park spark debate

Plans for Joe Harris Park spark debate

B-CU and city looking to residents for park solutions, but locals still  have concerns about partnership. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A community meeting was held at B-CU’S Center for Civic Engagement last week to gain public input on the city’s planned upgrades to Joe Harris Park, a park located near the campus. Joe Harris […]

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only the school’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ranks higher than 85-year-old Jack “Cy’’ McClairen. The longtime Wildcat retired on June 30 after 55 years of service with the […]

Islamic Center, church, nightclub taking security measures in wake of Orlando tragedy

Islamic Center, church, nightclub taking security measures in wake of Orlando tragedy

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The leaders of the local Islamic Center, an area A.M.E. church and even a Black nightclub say they have increased their security measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last month. The Islamic Center of Daytona Beach has been the target of a threat since the tragedy […]

A reminder that we have not overcome

A reminder that we have not overcome

National NAACP leader Hilary Shelton addresses law enforcement and voting issues during speech at local branch’s annual banquet. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Inequality and injustice remain major concerns of the National NAACP, one of the organization’s leaders said June 25 in Daytona Beach. Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’s Washington Bureau director and senior vice […]

A lesson from a pro

A lesson from a pro

Local students learn football principles and much more at clinic presented by Bruce McNorton Retired NFL player Bruce McNorton held his 10th local football clinic on June 25 sharing his skill and advice with area students. The free clinic for boys and girls was held at the Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex in Daytona Beach. […]

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority has restarted construction on a long-awaited housing development. Construction on The Villages at Halifax II, located in the 200 block of Keech Street, started back up in February. It is the site of the former Daytona Village Apartments, which was located there for about 40 […]