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Lucas Boyce to speak at free event at Daytona State

Lucas Boyce to speak at free event at Daytona State

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Former NBA executive, author and motivational speaker Lucas Boyce will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the fall 2016 installment of the L. Gale  Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center and Daytona State College. The event, free and open to the public, […]

A summit for seniors

A summit for seniors

Health event included art class, workshop and line dancing The City of New Smyrna Beach and VITAS Healthcare were the sponsors of the fourth Senior Summit and Health Fair held on Tuesday at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center. About 150 people attended and the event attracted 30 vendors. The summit also gave several members of the […]

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Power & Light (FPL) visited the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center (WORC) on Jimmy Ann Road in Daytona Beach this week to help make the location more energy efficient. WORC is a non-profit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities find work. It provides services for people with developmental […]

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Plans are moving forward on luxury units on MLK Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A plan for construction of a luxury apartment complex on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK Boulevard) in Daytona Beach is catching flak. The project is part of a plan to revitalize Midtown, a historically Black […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

A day we will never forget

A day we will never forget

A program at Daytona Memorial Park was among the 9/11 tributes. Americans paused on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Never Forget tributes commemorated the memories of the nearly 3,000 who died and the thousands who were injured. Fifteen-year anniversary observances also honored the first responders […]

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County residents will pay tribute to Daisy Hamilton Williams on Saturday at a funeral service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Williams, 76, a longtime Volusia County educator, community leader and Daytona Times newspaper columnist, died on Sept. 5 at her home. Williams wrote the “Community News’’ column for […]

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Daytona Beach physician discusses patients’ trust, high cost of health care BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Loretha King, a primary care physician at Florida Health Care Plans in Daytona Beach, knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very young age. King, who has an extensive career in health care – having been […]

Not one for the record books

Not one for the record books

The unfinished MEAC/SWAC Challenge will have no negative financial implications for the universities, conferences or ESPN. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It’s as if the 2016 MEAC/SWAC Challenge never happened. Inclement weather caused the highly anticipated HBCU football matchup to be canceled and there will be no makeup game. It does not count in the […]

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF NASCAR matriarch Betty Jane France was remembered this week as a great mother, grandmother, friend, community leader and philanthropist. France died Monday at age 78.  She was the executive vice president and assistant treasurer of NASCAR as well as the chairwoman emeritus of The NASCAR Foundation. A public memorial service […]