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On a cold, snowy, wintry night about 20 years ago, shortly after moving to my home in western Sussex County, I awoke to the sound of what seemed to be an injured dog howling in pain. Throwing on …
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The end of a 16-month path to meeting nationally endorsed law enforcement standards means now living up to them. Because the Capitol Police Department has begun operating under the policies of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, its officers will be utilizing them daily.
A 52-year-old man died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a vehicle Thursday while walking on Norman Eskridge Highway in Seaford, authorities said.
Coronavirus
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NEWARK — ChristianaCare has lifted its COVID-19 visitor restrictions and has returned to standard visitor policy. Visitors no longer will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrances. …
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A triple threat of viruses is circulating around Delaware, as the calendar turns toward the holiday season. Flu cases are up, as are the instances of respiratory syncytial virus infections. Winter is also the time when COVID-19 cases were the highest the last two years, as individuals spent more time indoors.
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Kent
The Food Bank of Delaware will hold three large drive-thru mobile pantries this month.
Sussex
A transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of Delaware residents, according to a report by the American Lung Association released Wednesday.
Dorchester
Hunting violation Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged state Department of Agriculture Secretary Andrew J. Bartenfelder Sr. with a bird hunting violation in Dorchester County. Police …
New Castle
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
Wicomico
The audience erupted into cheers and applause Tuesday morning when Julie Giordano was introduced as the first female Wicomico County Executive. Smiling after being sworn in by Clerk of the Court …
Somerset
GEORGETOWN — After collecting data for more than two years about ammonia and particulate matter emissions from chicken houses the Delmarva Chicken Association (DCA) reports little variation in …
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: Details for the 90th Dover Days celebration were announced, appropriately, on Delaware Day this week. After a delay of two years, first caused by COVID-19 then by …
Wilmington has joined a growing number of cities that are exploring ways to reconnect neighborhoods and providing new public spaces by creating caps over urban highways. These structures are being used to create green spaces, plazas and cultural amenities that can also reconnect ...
The midterm elections are over, and single-party rule in Delaware by the Democrats has gotten stronger. The Dems have increased their overall control of our state government, and retained the …
The Hale-Byrnes House, the Stanton site of a 1777 Council of War between George Washington and his generals, has been memorialized in a painting that was unveiled Dec. 3. “Prelude to …
Sports
Middletown's Dakarai Oretade stops Yamir Knight of Smyrna on a 2nd quarter running play. . Special To The Delaware State News/GARY EMEIGH

Dover, Smyrna set to settle DIAA Class 3A state crown

NEWARK — Smyrna High’s football players have been waiting 12 months to get this chance again. The Eagles’ 28-22 loss to …
Laurel High School Football head coach Joey Jones receives an ice water shower from his players after the Bulldogs DIAA Class 1 A Football Championship victory over Saint Elizabeth on Saturday night at Delaware Stadium in Newark.

Laurel looking for a perfect ending in DIAA 1A state finals

LAUREL — Laurel High had a great football season last fall. But it wasn’t perfect. The Bulldogs lost a pair of …
Eagle sophomore Joshua Gueh hauled in a short pass and is pushed out of bounds by Dover’s Jaheim Cole. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh.

Pigskin Picks

After three months of football, it comes down to this. Six have reached the DIAA’s state championship games being held on …
Caesar Rodney’s Ava Zerrad battles under the basket against Dover’s Mila Milstead in the second quarter at Dover on Thursday..Special to the Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Local roundup: Dover girls down CR; Bell paces Royals

Dover High took an early 10-point lead before eventually registering a 50-43 victory over Caesar Rodney in Henlopen North girls’ …
Delaware sports information/Mark Campbell  Delaware’s Jameer Nelson, Jr. loses the ball as he drives past DSU’s Raymond Somerville on Wednesday night.

Nelson helps Blue Hens put away win over Hornets

NEWARK — For much of the night there wasn’t much seperating Delaware and Delaware State. But Jameer Nelson, Jr. was determined …
Delaware
Two New Jersey teens were arrested Thursday after two attempted robberies in Dover parking lots, authorities said.
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GEORGETOWN — Besides catered food, the growing need for offshore wind energy punctuated the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce economic development luncheon menu. “The most …
DOVER — If taking in “The Nutcracker” is on your family’s holiday must-do list, there are a variety of choices this weekend in Dover. The Theatre at Dover High School will …
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An attorney requested a new hearing on Friday on the motion that led to the release of Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial” already …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The first-degree murder conviction of a white man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a Black college student at the University of Maryland has been upheld by the state's …
Salisbury’s new ban on single-use plastic bags is the latest example of how the city has become a regional leader on environmental policy and stewardship, Mayor Jake Day said Monday during the …
Neighbors
Members of the Dover Downtown Rotary and Polytech High School Interact clubs fundraised for The Salvation Army on Dec. 7.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1976 -- The Wicomico County Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject a zoning appeal that sought to change the classification of 15.5 acres along Route 50 and East Main and …
Career nursing professional Robin Wooten always enjoys Christmas movie season. But this year may turn out to be her favorite. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel will air “Christmas …
Nation
The Associated Press’ Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr's picks for the best movies of 2022: JAKE COYLE: 1. “Aftersun”: Rarely does such a delicately crafted tale pack such a …
Populations of a vulnerable species of marine mammal, numerous species of abalone and a type of Caribbean coral are now threatened with extinction, an international conservation organization said …
This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered …
Dec. 2 – Dec. 8 A week in which fans celebrated and commiserated as their teams competed in soccer's World Cup in Qatar, Russian shelling continued in the Donetsk region of Ukraine and the …
NUIQSUT, Alaska (AP) — Though the weather outside was frightful, schoolchildren in the northern Alaska Inupiac community of Nuiqsut were so delighted for a visit by Santa that they braved wind …
World
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil soccer fans were shocked into silence back home after the national team was eliminated by Croatia from the World Cup on Friday. The mood in Sao Paolo and Rio Janeiro was …
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A fan ran onto the field in the 75th minute of Argentina's World Cup quarterfinal match against the Netherlands on Friday, just after Lionel Messi converted a penalty kick for …
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that more U.S.-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible if Moscow and Washington find a compromise. Putin spoke a day after Russian …
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — For many in Africa, Morocco's underdog performance is the best story in the World Cup so far, with the hopes of the continent soaring ahead of the match on Saturday against …
Business
The Del-One Foundation raised and is donating $58,000 to local charities in 2022. Funds were raised through Foundation dues, jeans donations, candy sales, a 5K and a charity golf tournament. …
Del-One Federal Credit Union supports Lazarus Education Services Inc. which provides business training for veterans, returning citizens, and new entrepreneurs. Utilizing funds reserved for community …
La Vida Hospitality’s beINVOLVED initiative is hosting a bike drive for coastal Delaware children.
LEWES—A proposed project that would see the addition of a restaurant at Cape Henlopen State Park was nixed Monday night following widespread community pushback. During a public meeting at …
Things to Do
Delaware Public Archives information resources manager Edward McWilliams poses next to a display inside the building's lobby featuring 1951 Delaware Apple Commission Apple Pie Baking Contest winner Mary Stewart of Dover.

Historical recipes on display at Delaware Public Archives

DOVER — Just in time for the holidays, Delaware Public Archives information resources manager Edward McWilliams has cooked up …
Clara’s story will be performed by Kaitlin Maschauer.

Eastern Shore Dance Academy presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Eastern Shore Dance Academy, under the artistic direction of Jessica Hindman, is pleased to announce the 2022 holiday production of …

Sussex County Genealogical Society to meet

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Lewes Public Library.
Salisbury's 9th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, presented by Gillis Gilkerson, will return with live music, a giant New Year’s Eve ball, and confetti at midnight.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop returning to Downtown Salisbury

The New Year's Eve Ball Drop is back in Downtown Salisbury. It’s time to ring in the New Year with the 9th annual New Year’s …
Delaware State News/Glenn Rolfe.Joined by elves and others, Santa Claus waves as they wait to cross Market Street and join the Caroling in the Park celebrartion.

Long Neck Holiday Stroll set for Saturday

MILLSBORO - The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club and Silicato Development will sponsor its second “Community Holiday Stroll” …