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Volusia planning teen trip to Busch Gardens Children ages 11 to 15 can enjoy a county-sponsored trip to Busch Gardens Friday, Dec. 17. The trip is coordinated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division, which will provide adult chaperones. Students at Holly Hill School may register with Ms. Render. Those who don’t attend Holly […]

How to feed your holiday guests on the cheap

How to feed your holiday guests on the cheap

BY CAMERON HUDDLESTON GOBANKINGRATES.COM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The holidays are about spending time with friends and family. But hosting a holiday dinner for your loved ones can be costly. Consumers are expected to spend more than $100 on food and candy for the holiday season this year, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s just […]

Marching Wildcats among the bands selected for Atlanta showcase

Marching Wildcats among the bands selected for Atlanta showcase

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Students, alumni and fans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) rocked the vote for an epic lineup of bands to perform in the 15th Anniversary Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on Jan. 28 at the Georgia Dome. The 2017 lineup features bands that have historically performed […]

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Local Blacks express their feelings about Donald Trump’s presidential win BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump shocked the world when he was elected president of the United States on Tuesday. Trump defeated Democrat and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in one of the biggest upset in history. […]

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Judge Shirley Green among winners in local election BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation is still recovering from the surprise election of Donald Trump for president of the United States, there were key local races that made history as well. The 2016 general election on Tuesday was another historic night for the Henry […]

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

FROM WIRE REPORTS Political novice Stephanie Murphy, with a powerful financial push from national Democrats, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, ousted veteran U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Winter Park Republican who was seeking his 13th term in Congress. Democrats targeted Mica because court-ordered redistricting had reshaped his district to include a sizable portion […]

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Arts company to host Winter Showcase FREED Performing Arts will be presenting its annual Winter Showcase featuring works in progress from 27 of their weekly, class offerings. This family, friendly Friday night of singing, dancing and acting is at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Tomoka Christian Church. The church is located at 1450 Hand […]

Minister leads students on tour of Washington colleges and landmarks

Minister leads students on tour of Washington colleges and landmarks

Dr. David Blow and wife Dr. Danita Blow recently led high school juniors, seniors and their parents on “Exposure: College Road Trip 2016,” a spirit-led, educational experience with stops at Morgan State University, Howard University, tours of the nation’s capital, museums and monuments. Dr. David Blow is the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth minister, under […]

Hurricane damage assistance available for Volusia residents

Hurricane damage assistance available for Volusia residents

Volusia County residents who need home repairs or insurance deductible payments due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Applications for the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery Program are available online at www.volusia.org/housing and at these locations. Volusia County Community Assistance office, 110 Rich Ave., DeLand, from […]

Where Flagler residents can get FEMA help

Where Flagler residents can get FEMA help

Flagler County officials are recommending that residents affected by Hurricane Matthew speak with FEMA representatives while the Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Palm Coast Branch Library. The Disaster Recovery Center is FEMA’s outreach office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. “It is important for people to go […]