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OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

First major motion picture with MLK as center of story debuts on Jan. 9 BY JENNIFER BRETT ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION (TNS) The day the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of and a spasm of violence that gave way to more peaceful demonstrations around the country […]

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program. […]

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

BY ERYN BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were “the highest you can have,” she said. Working as an LAX airport custodian, she was surrounded by fast food, which […]

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Fourth annual book fair kicks off next week FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Times and Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II is one of four book authors who will keynote the two-day Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, a local literary gathering of approximately 30 published authors and hundreds of book lovers and readers. All events […]

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

Toys for Tots brings joy  to Daytona families; distributes about 10,000 gifts to local kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 150,000 toys have been given away since the inception of the Toys for Tots program in Daytona Beach over a decade ago. Looking at the smiles on the faces of the parents, […]

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger will be celebrating his centennial on Jan. 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, also will be a fundraiser for college scholarships […]

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT 2014

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT 2014

B-CU honors Troutmans as ‘Total B-CU Family’ FROM STAFF REPORTS At Bethune-Cookman University’s Dec. 13 fall commencement, 213 students received degrees. Among those was Ted Troutman of Daytona Beach, who graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Ted followed in the footsteps of more than 40 relatives who have graduated from the university. Last Saturday, […]