News
CAMDEN — The Delaware Farm Bureau received national recognition in January for its support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The Scholar Award was presented during the …
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Thursday announced an agreement with Croda Inc. that requires the company to take actions protective of human health and the environment in addressing recent violations at Croda's Atlas Point facility, near New Castle.
DOVER — Delaware State Police on Friday identified Richard S. Peace, 33, of Dover, as the victim in a fatal dirt bike crash two days earlier.
Coronavirus
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations set another low for 2021, according to Friday’s report by the Delaware Division of Public Health, falling to 156 as of Thursday at 6 …
LEWES — The Cape May-Lewes Ferry will again permit both bicyclists and foot passengers — with capacity restrictions — aboard the Delaware Bay ferry service starting Monday.
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Kent
CHESWOLD — A 31-year-old Cheswold man was charged with five counts of felony identity theft and other offenses following an investigation into alleged thefts from unlocked vehicles occurring since November, Cheswold police spokesman Chief Christopher Workman said.
Sussex
DAGSBORO — A drug investigation over several months resulted in three arrests Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Dorchester
NECK DISTRICT — Beckwith United Methodist Church is one of the larger Methodist churches of Dorchester County. It is in the Neck District, in between Cambridge and Hudson, to the west.It …
New Castle
DOVER — About 2,500 Delaware child care providers will have the opportunity to be vaccinated this Saturday through a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event at Dover International Speedway. It …
Wicomico
There’s a big hole in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. Where an office building once crammed with law offices used to be, the historic facade is held in place by steel beams. In a vacant lot …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
Sports
Delaware State quarterback Tylik Bethea rolls to the left looking for a open receiver in the Hornets' 2019 opener against Lincoln.

DSU football: The wait ends Saturday as Hornets host Howard in first game since 2019

DOVER — For most players on the Delaware State University football team, this is as long as they’ve gone without playing in an …
Cape Henlopen's Mehkia Applewhite, junior, is a third-year starter for the team. Coach Pat Woods think she could be one of the best players in the state this season.

Seaford boys, Cape girls top DIAA basketball brackets

DOVER — Seaford High’s boys’ team was seeded fifth while Cape Henlopen’s girls were seeded seventh to top the large contingent …
Smyrna’s Elijah Credle shoots against Dover’s Kendall Abrams in the first quarter at Dover on Thursday.

Local roundup: Smyrna downs Dover to finish 14-0 in North

Smyrna High polished off a perfect Henlopen North campaign with a 59-38 victory over Dover on the final night of the boys’ …
The latest members of North Dorchester High School's volleball teams are joining a winning tradition. Seen here is the 2018 squad, which made it to the Regional Championships.

Varsity, JV players named, join winning tradition at NDHS

SHILOH — Coaches at North Dorchester High School have named their varsity and junior varsity squads for the upcoming …
Drop in and play pickleball at the Dorchester Recreation Center this winter of 2021. All are invited. Times: Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Saturdays 8-10 am at Recreation Center at 515 Leonards Lane, Cambridge. Registration: on site. Program Fee: $5 Adults and $3 Children. Contact: 410-228-5578.

Rec & Parks schedules pickleball, youth soccer

The Dorchester County Recreation and Parks Board will offer the following activities. For more information, call 410-228-5578 or visit …
Delaware
DOVER — The Kent County Public Library will be offering a free four-week virtual course on Basic American Sign Language beginning Tuesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. The course will be conducted via …
DAGSBORO — Language and verbiage were scrutinized. Questions and concerns were addressed. Subject to several conditions, at its Tuesday meeting, Dagsboro’s Town Council approved the long-awaited second interconnection agreement with Artesian Water Co., which is slated to begin supplying Dagsboro with water from Artesian's Greater Dagsboro Water Treatment Plant by Sept. 1 or possibly sooner.
SMYRNA — The 14-28 Democratic Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at the American Legion in Smyrna.
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., was diagnosed with delusional disorder and …
Stay active, stay well
For 21 years, I have led an overnight backpacking excursion to a different wild spot in Pennsylvania on a cold, preferably snowy, winter weekend.We don’t do it to prove our mettle but to …
'Living' Black History
CAMBRIDGE — What can I say about this man, Greg Meekins? He’s like a father, a big brother, and mentor to me and so many others:Gregory Meekins is a native of Cambridge. He is the third …
Neighbors
VIENNA — Shirley Jackson joined an exclusive group last week, when she was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens’ Hall of Fame. The honor was achieved after many years of community …
FELTON — The original Buffalo Soldiers may have been instrumental in the settlement of the American West, but they’re being commemorated back east in Delaware at the new Buffalo Soldiers …
Former Salisbury Fire Chief William Emerson Higgins, 82, of Salisbury, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury. Born in Seaford, he was the son of the late …
Nation
FEB. 20 - 26, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the …
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — With short, sure strokes of a flathead ax, firefighter Cole Gomoll methodically chopped along the edge of the SUV’s broken windshield as golf icon Tiger Woods …
ATLANTA (AP) — Real estate investor Larry Gottesdiener was approved Friday as the lead owner of the Atlanta Dream following pressure on former Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell her share of the WNBA …
World
BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers …
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar on Saturday escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force as protesters sought to …
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African …
Business
MILLSBORO — Barring a change in plans, it will be a May day that steak lovers and town officials have been eagerly anticipating. A mid-May opening is the target for Millsboro's new Texas Roadhouse, a Western-themed sit-down restaurant famous for its hand-cut steaks, ribs and homemade fixings.
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
DOVER — Through modern technology, commercial and residential building permit applications can now be submitted to Kent County government online through the MyGovernmentOnline system.
DOVER — The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravished many different sectors of the economy has bruised — but not beaten — the capital city since its arrival in March 2020.
Things to Do
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years of making music

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on March 18 and 20 for a hybrid workshop designed to teach you how to successfully grow oysters off your own dock. For details and to register, visit cbmm.org/oystergarden.

Learn to start your own oyster garden

ST. MICHAELS — This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed …
Fort Frederick offers self-guided activity booklets, historical information, self-guided walking tours, hikes and more. There’s stuff to do at home or at the beautiful park in scenic western Maryland.

Try some good food and a bad movie!

Cooking lessonsOnline: umd.zoom.usMarch 5 at 11-11:30 a.m.Join a free adult 30-minute cooking lesson from the kitchen with healthy …

Wor-Wic to host poet Meg Eden on March 4

In honor of Women’s History Month, Wor-Wic Community College is hosting a poetry reading with Meg Eden on Thursday, March 4, at …