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Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Bikers have few complaints about the park although vendors complain about the fees SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After a slow start in Daytona Beach’s Black community, Bike Week 2016 picked up during the final weekend of the event. Historically, the final weekend has been a huge event in the Black community and has unofficially […]

City tries to calm nerves about park

City tries to calm nerves about park

Daytona denies giving Joe Harris Park to B-CU, but residents aren’t convinced BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach owns Joe Harris Park. That’s what Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry had to say Monday during an NAACP-organized forum to discuss the issue. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that […]

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

BY ANDREA BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Forty-two percent of registered voters in Volusia County cast their ballots in the Florida presidential primary, which saw former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the big winners. There were no reports of long lines in Daytona’s Black voting precincts on Tuesday […]

‘Toney the Barber’ has spent 25 years locally shaping heads, lives

‘Toney the Barber’ has spent 25 years locally shaping heads, lives

Ernest Robinson Sr. is living a happily ever after, consistent with opening his own shop 25 years ago for cutting, styling and grooming men’s, ladies’ and children’s hair. Toney’s Barber Shop debuted 25 years ago after closing Robinson’s Brooklyn, N.Y., barbershop, and relocating his wife, Joan, and son, Ernest Robinson Jr., to Palm Coast. Straightaway, […]

Palm Coast releases 2015 progress report

Palm Coast releases 2015 progress report

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The City of Palm Coast has released its Annual Progress Report for 2015, an overview of accomplishments, achievements and progress based on the goals set by the Palm Coast City Council. The report is now available online at www.palmcoastgov.com/progress-report, or members of the public may now request a printed copy. […]

Mindfulness exercises helping troubled teens cope with life

Mindfulness exercises helping troubled teens cope with life

BY MEREDITH COHN BALTIMORE SUN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BALTIMORE — When 16-year-old Kirsten White is in class and feels distracted, frustrated or angry, she looks at the tiles on the ceiling or the bricks on the walls and counts them. It gives her the chance to pause and think before she acts. “I take a […]

Online companies opening brick-and-mortar stores as retail giants shrink

Online companies opening brick-and-mortar stores as retail giants shrink

BY SUZETTE PARMLEY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE They’re the switch hitters of retail — players with a growing presence on the other side of the selling field. Online juggernaut Amazon.com opened its first brick-and-mortar store in November in Seattle. Around the same time, retail heavyweight Macy’s announced it was shutting nearly 40 stores this […]

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Attorney Ekecia Grayson Taylor has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Taylor recently was appointed to the position by Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli. “This statewide commission seeks to support women in achieving their fullest potential by studying […]

What to know before you head out to vote

What to know before you head out to vote

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Florida’s registered voters will cast votes on Tuesday for their preferred presidential candidate. The nation has been captivated by the broadcasts of election campaigns by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton along with the grassroots efforts of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Political pundits have weighed in heavily as the two sparred one […]

Community News

Community News

Charter Review Commission to meet March 14 Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the second-floor Dennis R. McGee Room at the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. Members will discuss the Volusia Growth Management Commission. For more information about the commission and to view […]