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Karolyne Ashley gets inspiration from Bahamian and southern roots BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE For clothing designer and entrepreneur Karolyne Ashley, it all begins and ends with love. The Drexel University graduate, who has been featured in Fashion Week events in New York, the Bahamas an…

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‘Our Hearts’ is a national effort to motivate Americans to adopt heart-healthy behaviors. FAMILY FEATURES Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in four people die from it each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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The idea of a stroke is frightening because it comes without warning and can change your life forever. Unfortunately, nearly 800,000 people will experience a new or recurrent stroke every year, and stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States. In any given year, 100,000 Afric…

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BY TYLISA C. JOHNSONPHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS PHILADELPHIA – When Aishia Correll struggled with her mental health a few years ago, she thought she had nowhere to turn. So, she began painting and that became her therapy. Therapy wasn’t how issues were solved when Correll was growing up, she s…

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Up to a third of patients who get the surgeries have pain and regret. BY LIZ SZABOKAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake man…

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Happy at 100: Palm Coast 
woman celebrates, gives sage advice BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Marjorie Violet Graham of Palm Coast celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend with two celebrations – one in Palm Coast and another in St. Augustine. She also shared nuggets of wisdom, including advice o…

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A Kwanzaa celebration reinforcing the seven principles, or the Nguzo Saba, was held Dec. 29 by the Cultural Committee of the African-American Cultural Society. It reached many that filled the seats – a marketplace for vendors – and through cultural entertainment, acknowledged our African her…

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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50th Anniversary Ecumenical Program will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park N., Palm Coast. The keynote speaker will be John Miller Jr. of Orange Park. Miller is a retired U.S. Navy officer. For more information, call 386…

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Tips to take control of your money in 2018 From family Features Counting calories isn’t the only way you can resolve to bring about positive change in your life during the new year. If you’re like many Americans, it may be a good time to start counting your way toward better financial health…

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Dear Alma, I’m going through an extremely difficult time with my son, his girlfriend and her mom. They all live in my house with their two children. The problem is that they live with me at my expense – room and board, electricity, water, cable and gas. The two ladies refuse to get jobs and […]

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FROM FAMILY FEATURES Welcoming a new baby to the family brings with it excitement, challenges and a lot of love. It is also a lot of work. But, there is help… sometimes at the touch of a button. Amy O’Malley, MSN, RN, mother of five and director of education and clinical services at Medela, has […]

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Best-selling author of ‘I’m Judging You’ weighs in on nation’s shortcomings BY HEIDI STEVENS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Luvvie Ajayi captured the attention of Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey and millions of readers with her 2016 New York Times best-seller, “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual.” Now …

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FAMILY FEATURES For most families, the holidays are filled with time-honored traditions, many that have been passed down from one generation to the next. However, when the time comes for the next generation to begin carrying the torch for those treasured traditions, the transition can be a b…

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BY JENNIE PHIPPS BANKRATE.COM/TNS If you’ve hit 40 and managed to avert a midlife crisis – congratulations. That sporty red convertible at the dealer showroom can wait if you want to be smart about money management. Here are five money lessons that everyone should learn by age 40. Young adul…

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Family Features Many facets of travel – the anticipation, the experience and even the return trip – can enhance your mood. It can create an element of the unexpected and give you the opportunity to gain new, memorable experiences. To explore the connection between happiness and travel, and w…

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Here’s how to choose which way to go BY AMY FONTINELLE BANKRATE.COM/TNS Simple math suggests it’s likely better to get rid of debt before saving for retirement or adding to your emergency fund. In general, if the interest you pay is higher than the interest you earn, you’re losing money. But…

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September is National Alopecia Awareness Month and bald men and women around the country will converge on Daytona Beach to attend the Bold, Beautiful & Bald Beauty Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. The beauty bazaar will include light refreshments, clothing, makeup, wigs for …

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Bettye Conyers Hardeman of Daytona Beach turned 100 earlier this month. Family and friends gathered on Aug. 18 at Coastal Health and Rehabilitation, where she resides, to help her celebrate. Hardeman was born on Aug. 7. 1917 in Monroe, Georgia. She was the fourth child of seven to parents Bo…

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BY LESLIE MCFADDEN BANKRATE.COM/TNS It’s not always easy to get a credit card if you have little or no credit history. But it is possible. You’ll likely have to get a card that is priced for higher-risk consumers. Cards in this credit category tend to have lower credit limits, high interest …

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Some certifications only take months of classroom work BY VALENCIA HIGUERA GOBANKINGRATES.COM/TNS Learning a new business skill is an excellent way to break into an industry, make yourself more attractive to employers, or earn more money and responsibility in your current career. But between…

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BY PATRICK CLARKE TRAVELPULSE/TNS Nearly 75 percent of Americans plan to take a road trip at some point this year, with many of those travelers hitting the highway this summer. No matter the destination or the route you take to get there, a successful trip is contingent on having a dependabl…

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BY ELIZABETH WELLINGTON PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE They’re baaaack. But you won’t find them in a lacy frenzy. Their flounce is simple this spring: We are talking one layer — two layers, tops. Ruffles, fashion’s wavy extra, add trademark feminine flair to unsuspecting silky bl…

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BY DELANEY GEORGE DATA NEWS WEEKLY/ NNPA NEWS SERVICE Fashion is not just the clothes, the hair, the shoes or the accessories. Fashion is every little element combined that makes “the look.” Makeup is one of those crucial elements that can make or break your desired look. While going natural…

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BY LINDA LOYD PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Travelers everywhere would like a magic potion to predict the best time to buy an airline ticket to get a good deal at the lowest price. Although seasoned travel advisers say there is no perfect moment to book an airfare, a recent study by Expedia Inc.…

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FAMILY FEATURES Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. – regardless of background – robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can be well thought-out enough …

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Take action to save for retirement From Family Features Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving…

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Single mom works her way up to general manager BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the ge…

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Who’s running? A list of local candidates BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local politicians are gearing up for the primary election, which will take place on Aug. 30. From debates to town halls, there have been opportunities for residents to get to know the candidates’ positions. Many import…

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Non-Latino Blacks and Mexican-Americans were significantly less likely to have upgraded the quality of their diets than were non-Latino Whites. BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE More American adults are eating better, but a new analysis of American diets between 2000 an…

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BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE The roots of soul food run deep. Mary McCallum-Stewart isn’t as well-known as Sylvia Woods, purveyor of Harlem’s legendary eatery, Sylvia’s Restaurant. But McCallum-Stewart also built a soul food legacy. The Jackson, Mississippi native launched her o…

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BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had no idea his toughest — and most traumatic — […]

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Merchants suing city over loss of business during construction BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES City of Daytona Beach and Orange Avenue construction project officials say the roadwork is 70 percent complete and moving along, but residents and businesses remain frustrated. Some …

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Rumors abound that park will go to B-CU BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP, is trying to get to the bottom of rumors that Joe Harris Park may be the subject of a deal between the city of Daytona Beach and Bethune-Cookman U…

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Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Blacks in Civil War exhibit “Hot Lead, Cold Steel, Americans in uniform from Harper’s Ferry to Appomattox’’ is now on display at the African American Museum of Arts i…

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Remembering Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune became a world-renowned educator, civil and human rights leader, champion for women and young people, and an advisor to five U.S. presidents. The founder of Bethune-Cookman University is captured in photographs taken on campus in 19…

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BY KYLE ARNOLD AND CAITLIN DINEEN ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Everyone approaches shopping for the holidays a little bit differently. From when they start shopping to who they’re shopping for to how much they spend, shopping habits are distinctly different for almost every generation. Retirees, f…

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City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly…

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Watch for warning signs that your aging parents need help From Family Features If you’ve been entrusted to assist an elderly relative with scheduling preventive exams and putting a health care plan in place, you may struggle with knowing when it’s time to take on a greater role in other aspe…

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Habitat for Humanity helps hard-working mom realize dream  of home ownership BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Thanksgiving holiday has taken on a heightened sense of gratefulness for New Smyrna resident Angela Marshall. The single mother of five is on the path to home ownership thanks to…

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B-CU pays tribute to two slain students during campus memorial BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family paid tribute to Timesha “Lisa” Carswell and Diona McDonald Wednesday during a moving memorial service held on campus. Carswell, 21, and McDonald, 19, died on Sep…

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BY KYLE WINKFIELD GOBANKINGRATES.COM/TNS So you’re out of college, drowning in debt and probably wondering, “Was it really worth it?” Whether it was or wasn’t is probably yet to be seen. But either way, you might be desperate to rid yourself of student loan debt — especially if the amount of…

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FROM FAMILY FEATURES While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save a little money and help keep their vehicle…

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Service men and women receive free tickets to race, autographed memorabilia Daytona 500 Champion Joey Logano and longtime Daytona International Speedway ticket holders surprised 22 local military members with free tickets to the 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola and vintage grandstand …

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From Family Features Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortu­nately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids U.S. Summer Ranking Report, summer is known as “trauma season”…

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BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Messy, messy, messy.’’ That’s how one Volusia County voter described the recent election campaigns. “It was pretty bad,” Samantha Mason told the Daytona Times. Signs were knocked over, stolen and defaced. Social media spars over who received campaign funds …

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed was recognized by Bethune-Cookman University and Onyx Magazine Sept. 10 during a reception held at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center for her commitment of support to the university and for other civic accomplishments.…

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LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) The two-hour-long Apple event wrapped up in Cupertino, Calif. with a live performance by U2. The appearance by Bono and band mates, which had been rumored, brought enthusiastic applause from the crowd. The band’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was then released on i…

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From Family Features Americans love barbecuing. There’s something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard. In fact, nearly six out of 10 Americans plan to grill more than 15 times this summer, acco…

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BY GREGORY KARP CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) The formula for calculating the most widely used credit score soon will change to lessen the impact of bad medical debts and old accounts that are paid off. FICO, which creates the most-used credit scores, said its new model offers “a more nuanced way to…

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FROM FAMILY FEATURES Chores are an important part of teaching children about responsibility. By encouraging kids to be accountable for completing everyday chores, even at an early age, you might be surprised at their willingness to share in the household duties. Here are some tips on how to …

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