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Retail giants already hiring for holiday crunch

Retail giants already hiring for holiday crunch

BY SUZETTE PARMLEY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS For national retailers, ‘tis the season to start building an army, just like would-be rulers in “Game of Thrones.” The recruitment began late last month with in-store and online postings to handle the holiday crunch. The National Retail Federation forecast earlier this month that holiday sales should be 3.7 percent […]

Another Black on the Volusia County Council?

Another Black on the Volusia County Council?

Dr. Willie Kimmons hopes so. He is running for the District 2 seat being vacated by Josh Wagner. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Willie Kimmons, a veteran educator and community leader, has announced he’ll run for the District 2 Volusia County Council seat. Kimmons, who also is a regular Daytona Times guest columnist, cites his […]

A LEGACY OF LOVE

A LEGACY OF LOVE

B-CU building’s rotunda named in honor of trustee and his late wife BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES About 100 people gathered on the lawn of Bethune-Cookman’s University’s College of Liberal Arts on Oct. 9 for a dedication of the Wilson Memorial Rotunda in honor of B-CU Trustee Rufus L. Wilson, and his late wife, Janice […]

Health experts: Get flu shots by Halloween

Health experts: Get flu shots by Halloween

COMPILED BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza by the end of October to reduce the risk of illness this flu season. The flu shot is recommended annually for all Floridians six months of age and older. “The flu shot is […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Embry-Riddle plans Oct. 30 Halloween Carnival Parents looking for a safe way to spook and scare their little ones are invited to join Embry-Riddle students and staff at the Daytona Beach Campus for the school’s annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 30. Family-friendly activities will include trick-or-treating, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, a bounce […]

NAACP learns how flagship program works at schools

NAACP learns how flagship program works at schools

Members of the Flagler County NAACP through dialogue pressed for opportunities on the same playing field for all students in the Flagler County schools. This happened at a recent NAACP meeting at the African American Cultural Society. However, part and parcel will only be addressed here regarding the discussion. “We want to be sure we are preparing […]

Community News

Community News

Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarships available at Daytona State Three  students will receive $1,500 scholarships on Thursday, Nov. 12, when Daytona State College’s L. Gale Lemerand Center for Entrepreneurship will be announced during the center’s fall speaker series event. Applications are being accepted now for the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship. One scholarship will […]

Votran makes scheduling changes for Biketoberfest

Votran makes scheduling changes for Biketoberfest

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES In response to anticipated traffic congestion during the upcoming Biketoberfest, some Votran routes have been changed. Schedule delays will occur from Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 18. “Heavy event traffic is anticipated and Votran riders should expect some delays, interruptions and possible route deviations,” said Steve Sherrer, Votran’s general […]

Youth voices for justice rise at Million Man rally

Youth voices for justice rise at Million Man rally

BY JANAIH X ADAMS AND MICHAEL Z MUHAMMAD NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON—The Justice or Else gathering held before hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall Oct. 10 featured the voices of emerging new leadership in America. In fact, many said the overwhelming success of the gathering had the footprint of youth all over […]

Minority populations up, minority teachers down

Minority populations up, minority teachers down

BY ROBERT BESS NNPA NEWS WIRE The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is due to U.S. births – and Asian population growth is due primarily to immigration since 2012. That alone has fueled a 5 percent population growth in the overall population […]