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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) suffered a heartbreaking 20-14 loss to Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) in front of a homecoming crowd of 10,187 at Daytona Beach’s Municipal Stadium on Oct. 9.

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Getting their first peek at what the council districts might look like for the next 10 years, Volusia County Council members formed a quick consensus on Oct. 5 for three options that would result in the least amount of change.

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The Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune statue, which is headed to National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C., arrived in Daytona on Wednesday.

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The Rev. Vernetta Yvonne Gary-Chavis, a Daytona native and one of the first interns to land a permanent job from then Bethune-Cookman College’s newly instituted internship program, died on Sept. 18. She was 68.

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Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday, Oct. 6 for Midtown Love Day. Organizers hope it will become an annual event.

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The Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune statue arrived in Daytona Beach Wednesday morning from Italy. The statue will be on temporary display at the News-Journal Center and an unveiling ceremony is Oct. 11. The statue will be permanently displayed in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

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The oldest and biggest local prep football rivalry is Friday night as the Seabreeze Sandcrabs (2-3) hosts the Mainland Buccaneers (1-3) at Municipal Stadium.

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The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is hosting the regional Path 4 Hope Virtual Summit on Oct. 12, 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. The audience for the summit includes people working in the fields of substance use prevention and treatment, overdose prevention, an…

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The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. The meeting will be held in conference room A at the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

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The Volusia County Public Works Department is updating its five-year road plan, and staff is seeking comments from residents. The plan helps to match available funding sources with current and future road projects. Public input is an essential factor in producing and implementing an effectiv…

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Regularly, I receive emails from readers of my columns. Some write to say how the column made them cry or made them smile. In either case, the words stirred something inside, and they were affected so much, they felt the need to write to me.

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B-CU has acknowledged that it is cutting ties with its National Alumni Association and is planning to create its own “Direct Support Organization.’’ An attorney for B-CU sent a letter on Sept. 17 to the NAA, asking that “in its current form to be dissolved.’’ The letter was in response to on…

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The Alabama A&M Bulldogs edged the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 30-27 in a hard-fought battle in front of a crowd of 4,173 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach on Thursday night.

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Volusia County Animal Services and the Florida Department of Health are teaming up for a joint, drive-thru event this Saturday, Sept. 18, for people and pets. The event will include microchipping and rabies shots for your pets and COVID-19 vaccinations for you. There even will be pet food av…

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Despite the growing prevalence of diversity and inclusion movements nationwide, the population of minority women in aviation remains underrepresented. Recent Aeronautical Science  graduate Eugene Kim (’21) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), is trying to shine a light on that dis…

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Would you like to do business with Volusia County government, but don’t know where to begin? Get some tips from Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division during two upcoming webinars.

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The Coke Zero Sugar 400 weekend will bring heavy traffic to Daytona Beach, and Votran riders should expect potential delays, interruptions and route deviations on Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28. Detours may be implemented without notice when traffic becomes congested, rerouting buses …

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Graduates of Mainland, Seabreeze, Spruce Creek high schools and Father Lopez Catholic High School of 1976 came together for a reunion on Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Hunt House in Daytona Beach.

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The Tony Bobbitt Tip-Off Classic basket- ball tournament brought plenty of excitement, trash talking, entertainment and fun to the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from Aug. 13-15.

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While adults may joke about needing to relearn how to be around others in a post-pandemic world, children can also benefit from a refresh of certain soft skills – especially young children who may not remember pre-pandemic life.

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler County Branch joined Move to Improve Inc., a local non-profit organization, and other local merchants in hosting the third annual Back-2 School Bash.

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Post-high school guidance from online school graduates

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