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Daytona book festival to include screening of short films

Daytona book festival to include screening of short films

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival returns next month, one of the authors featured will be filmmaker and director Booker T. Mattison. Mattison will be screening his short films while in Daytona Beach next month. He also will be a featured author on Jan. 13 and 14 at the Sixth Annual […]

Ministers help facilitate B-CU’s ‘Exploring Gifts and Graces’ youth program

Ministers help facilitate B-CU’s ‘Exploring Gifts and Graces’ youth program

Forty-two “Exploring Gifts and Graces (EGG)” program students visited the Life Enrichment Center, a United Methodist retreat camp in Fruitland Park, last month. Students, completing Phase 2 of “On Eagles Wings,” shaping 33 juniors and seniors from around the state, visited with nine Bethune-Cookman University mentors from the Youth Theology Institute, School of Religion, headed […]

Ultimate classic car show

Ultimate classic car show

The 43rd annual Daytona Turkey Run Car show was held Nov. 24-27 in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. More than 7,000 vintage, classic, muscle cars and trucks were displayed. According to its website, www.turkeyrun.com, the Daytona Turkey Run is the largest combined car show and swamp meet in the country. It attracts car […]

Tears and cheers at youth event at White House

Tears and cheers at youth event at White House

Students in National Arts and Humanities Youth Program received plenty of hugs, accolades and encouragement from first lady BY AYANNA ALEXANDER TRICE EDNEY NEWS SERVICE Children from all over the nation, some who had never ventured past their street corners and others who had never traveled outside their cities, stood in the White House and […]

Coretta Scott King memoir to be released in January

Coretta Scott King memoir to be released in January

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Toward the end of her life, Coretta Scott King, commissioned the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds to writer her memoir. The wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also was the founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). The book, “My Life, My Love, […]

‘We’re thankful to all be here’

‘We’re thankful to all be here’

Residents hit by hurricane struggling to restore homes but grateful it wasn’t worse BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES During this holiday season, there are many reasons to give thanks. While area residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew that ripped up the area early in October, some expressed this week how thankful […]

FLORIDA CLASSIC 2016

FLORIDA CLASSIC 2016

Bragging rights again for Wildcats The Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats were victorious for the sixth year in a row after their win last Saturday over the Florida A&M University Rattlers in the annual Florida Classic in Orlando. The Wildcats defeated their longtime instate rival 39-19 in front of a crowd of 45,372 at Camping World Stadium, […]

Black jobless rate double the number Whites experience

Black jobless rate double the number Whites experience

Black jobless rate double the number Whites experience BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWSWIRE Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for Black workers, in general. Not […]

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona Beach’s swearing in of recently elected city commission members took place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, prior to the regular meeting. Dannette Henry, took the oath of office as a new commission meeting. Dannette (Zone 5) replaces her brother, Patrick, who was elected to the state House of Representatives District 26 seat. Aaron Delgado also […]

Bank employees help to clean up Hope House

Bank employees help to clean up Hope House

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Instead of spending their Friday morning at the bank, Wells Fargo employees ended their workweek clearing debris from Hurricane Matthew around the outside of the Eric Christopher DeVriese, Jr. Hope House for homeless and unaccompanied teens. “Hurricane Matthew impacted so many people across Northeast Florida,” said Lori Dahm, Southeast Corporate […]