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Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 3

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 3

Daytona State College’s Enrollment Day is set for Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus. It provides an opportunity for students to complete everything from admission to registration. How it works: Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an admissions advisor and financial […]

Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday set for June 2-4

Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday set for June 2-4

Governor Rick Scott has signed legislation designating a 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4. During this sales tax holiday, items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. “We ask residents to have a number of emergency supplies ready, and this is the perfect time to […]

On to the next pressing issue

On to the next pressing issue

Freedom Fund Banquet will tout local NAACP’s accomplishments and will highlight the work left to be done. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When the Volusia County/Daytona Beach NAACP meets for its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 10, there will be discussion about what’s next locally for the civil rights organization. The organization has been […]

McNorton and friends to help local kids again

McNorton and friends to help local kids again

Former NFL player’s annual football clinic set for June 1-2 at Derbyshire Park BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of kids participate in the Bruce McNorton Football Clinic in Daytona Beach each year. The former NFL player’s annual event will take place at the Derbyshire Sports Complex, 849 Derbyshire Road, on June 1 and June […]

Businessman and activist Joel Fears dies

Businessman and activist Joel Fears dies

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joel Van Fears, a local electrical engineer and longtime community activist, died on May 21. He was 78. Mr. Fears and his wife of 49 years, Mary Jackson Fears, often teamed up for Civil War re-enactments and did plenty of research on the people they portrayed from the era. Their […]

Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of local high school students will graduate during Memorial Day weekend. O’Shyn Powers is one of about 380 students graduating from Mainland High in Daytona Beach. Mainland’s ceremony will take place on May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Center. The 18 year-old will graduate in the top […]

Millers’ new produce market brings healthy options to Midtown

Millers’ new produce market brings healthy options to Midtown

BY VALERIE WHITNEY SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Longtime community activist Steve Miller and his wife, Sandra, are looking to put a big dent into what some have called a lack of healthy eating options in the city’s Midtown area. The couple recently opened Midtown Produce at 839 George Engram Blvd. Hours of operation are […]

Community News

Community News

May 29 program to honor veterans Lohman Community Outreach will host a Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance to honor local veterans on May 29. The 11 a.m. service will take place will take place at Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave. The family-friendly event is free and a lunch will be provided after the program. Lohman […]

Bill limits power of Black Librarian of Congress

Bill limits power of Black Librarian of Congress

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE In a vote of 378 to 48, the House passed legislation to take power away from the current Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. The legislation, H.R. 1695, authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), would limit the powers of the librarian. It […]

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

NNPA NEWSWIRE The Black AIDS Institute has announced a national digital-community campaign titled “30 Days of HIV.” Launching on May 2 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV and health-related events serving Black communities, an Instagram storytelling […]