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Team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

Team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK The U.N.’s main human rights body has approved a resolution to send a team of experts “to establish the truth” about reports of thousands of deaths and the destruction of entire villages by government-backed soldiers in Congo’s central Kasai region. U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had lobbied for […]

‘Cornbread’ entertains hundreds at Midtown center

‘Cornbread’ entertains hundreds at Midtown center

More than 200 children, youth and young adults attended an event featuring author Vince Taylor and his tall character Cornbread (right) at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach on June 29. Taylor, a Duval County-based educator, created the popular “Cornbread’ children’s book series. Cornbread engages young people in learning exercises that keep […]

Community News

Community News

Daytona library to host Social Security 101 workshop Did you know Social Security replaces about 40 percent of a person’s pre-retirement income? That’s why everyone’s retirement plan should begin with Social Security. Blanca Taylor, a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration, will explain the benefits of opening a My Social Security account at […]

Locals also leery about health care plan

Locals also leery about health care plan

Residents and doctor weigh in on senators’ controversial bill. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Sam Shields is physically disabled and receives health care through Medicaid, a government program that provides coverage to millions of Americans, including low-income adults, children, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with disabilities. The 43-year-old Volusia County resident is among the […]

Arts, crafts and culture

Arts, crafts and culture

Museum wraps up summer camp The African American Museum in DeLand’s summer camp started June 12 and ends this week. During their time at the museum run by director Mary Allen, the students were busy creating their own works of art. They also learned about local and national history during their time at the museum, […]

Hukill reflects on cancer battle, legislative year

Hukill reflects on cancer battle, legislative year

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSSEE – Sen. Dorothy Hukill says she spent more time watching the Legislature this year, even though she didn’t appear in person at the Capitol. The Port Orange Republican started treatment for cervical cancer shortly after her re-election to the District 14 seat in November but says […]

Kids learn to fish, bond with police officers

Kids learn to fish, bond with police officers

Kids learn to fish, bond with police officers BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mason Falle is only 5 years old, but he’ll have a great fish story to tell for many years to come. The boy took home the grand prize at the Daytona Beach Police Department’s first youth fishing tournament. Falle’s big catch? A […]

Focus

Focus

Plenty of Coke Zero 400 activities underway at Speedway The 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola is Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway. Events already are underway, which include tours, activities for kids, and opportunities for fans to meet the drivers. Friday night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 takes place on Friday night at […]

Couple’s mission: More parking for city’s disabled

Couple’s mission: More parking for city’s disabled

Insufficient parking for the disabled and the enforcement of handicapped violations have been nagging Palm Coast residents Woody and Joan Freeman. The husband and wife are physically disabled and confined to wheelchairs due to his polio and his wife’s cerebral palsy. The insufficiency proposed the crux of writing Mayor Milissa Holland in February to provide […]

Community News

Community News

Officials, first responders to distribute Disaster Preparedness Guides Flagler County officials and first responders will spend a portion of their weekend handing out Disaster Preparedness Guides in the area’s hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew. Residents can pick up a guide at Publix supermarkets in Flagler Beach, the Hammock, and Palm Coast at the Island Walk […]