News
LAUREL — A driver was trapped inside his truck after it struck a grain elevator that then fell onto the vehicle, according to the Laurel Fire Department. The incident occurred Wednesday at …
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare will not require the COVID-19 vaccine for its employees, chief population health officer Dr. Bill Chasanov said during a virtual town hall Wednesday. Dr. Chasanov …
DOVER — A burglary at the Red Lobster restaurant at 271 N. DuPont Highway on Thursday is under investigation, Dover police said.
Coronavirus
With Covid-19 cases surging locally, Wicomico County Board of Education members adopted the state mask mandate for public school classrooms in a 5-2 vote, despite vocal opposition from parents in the …
Of Delaware’s public school population this year, 0.28% of students had an in-person contagious case of COVID-19 over a seven-day period, according to information released by the Delaware …
Live from Firefly

Claud set to shine at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival will welcome indie-rock artist Claud for the first time Sunday. Born and raised in Chicago, the 22-year-old now lives in New York and recently …

Bonds already forming among campers at Firefly

DOVER — Even with the rain and the mud, the energy was good, campers at Firefly agreed. “It’s good energy, even with the rain. I like hearing everyone come back out as it slows …

Health officials urge COVID-19 caution during Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — What could end up being Delaware’s largest crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic began will descend on Dover this week for the Firefly Music Festival. The four-day event, hosted at …
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Kent
A multiweek drug investigation brought four arrests Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Sussex
WILMINGTON — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit Wednesday against agrochemical company Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for alleged long-lasting damage to …
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Interested citizens can draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration to Maryland’s two redistricting commissions. The commissions, one …
New Castle
DOVER — Officials announced that gates will no longer open at 3 p.m. for Firefly Music Festival as flood advisories are issued for the area.  "Camping tollbooths, including RV and …
Wicomico
GEORGETOWN — TidalHealth’s Georgetown Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is Saturday, Oct. 2 at Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus from 8 a.m. to noon. Flu vaccinations will be …
Somerset
WESTOVER — Before it even started Somerset County Board of Education Chair Penny Nicholson gaveled to close the regularly scheduled September meeting when some members of the public refused to …
Sports
Coach Mike Judy and Smyrna High are hoping to make a state championship game for the first time since 2017.

Smyrna shuts out CR 40-0

SMYRNA — A short week proved to be no problem for the Smyrna High football team. If anything, it allowed the Eagles to …
Nathan Bacon of Dover gets into the backfield to hit Cape quarterback Henry D’Ambrogi and take possession of the loose ball just before the end of the third quarter.

Dover rallies by Cape 34-21 for 3rd straight win

DOVER — If winning football games were easy, everybody would be undefeated. The trick is not panicking when things …
Smyrna’s Anna Richardson spikes the ball against Cape’s Rileigh Wilson, left, and Taylor Ockels in the first game at Smyrna on Thursday.

Smyrna remains unbeaten with 3-0 volleyball sweep of Cape

SMYRNA — Sometimes the final score doesn’t tell the whole story. That was certainly the case in Smyrna High’s 3-0 …
For the season, Brenya Reid has 101 kills, 22 aces, three blocks and 22 digs in four matches. She has verbally committed to continuing her career at James Madison.

Athlete of the Week: Brenya Reid, Sussex Central volleyball

Sussex Central High volleyball player Brenya Reid has been voted this week’s State News Athlete of the Week. The senior …
Start of the Polytech High School vs. Dover High School boys’ cross country meet at Polytech High School on Wednesday.

Local roundup: Lake Forest rallies to top Indian River 6-4 in field hockey

Freshman Lacey Hutson tallied Lake Forest High’s last two goals as the Spartans rallied for a 6-4 victory over Indian River in …
Delaware
GEORGETOWN — After some debate, the majority ruled as the mayor and Town Council voted last month to remove GPS systems in town vehicles as a cost-saving measure.
DOVER — As Firefly Music Festival attendees began to migrate into the city Wednesday, Earl Taylor was hopeful of cashing in. The Speedway Cafe owner stocked up on extra breakfast and lunch …
MILFORD — Senior Cpl. Timothy “T.J.” Webb of the Milford Police Department will receive a Law Enforcement Purple Heart award during a City Council meeting Monday.
Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018, a federal judge has ruled in a case …
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down — after a penalty negated his miss seconds earlier — and Washington beat the New York Giants 30-29 on Thursday …
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man described by U.S. authorities as the world's most prolific purveyor of child pornography at the time of his arrest in Ireland was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 years in …
Neighbors
CRISFIELD — The Asbury United Methodist Women will be holding their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. UMW members are bringing back customer favorites, including …
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1953 -- Salisbury held a prolonged air raid test on Tuesday afternoon, with complete compliance from city residents being reported. Capt. William L. Goetz of Salisbury, an …
PRINCESS ANNE — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church continues a longstanding tradition with Blessing of the Animals 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 in the churchyard. This is in commemoration of the …
Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into …
Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta …
The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step to the …
NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only …
Army combat veteran Spencer Sullivan has never felt more victorious. Sullivan after his former platoon's other interpreter was denied a U.S. visa before being killed by the Taliban in 2017. On …
World
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, …
BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany …
BERLIN (AP) — Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and produce a new German leader after 16 years of having Angela Merkel at the helm. Merkel decided not to run for a fifth …
OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries in Europe and beyond want to know how it was …
Business
REHOBOTH BEACH — With rising sea levels in mind, Alex Papajohn, who is seeking to build a four-story hotel at 2 Rehoboth Ave., is hearing from multiple state agencies cautioning against its construction.
GEORGETOWN — Enough is enough. That was the common theme around The Circle on Tuesday, as residents with signs and calls for horn honks protested what they deem uncontrolled overdevelopment in Sussex County.
DAGSBORO — Flex-space business development is in the conceptual stage for property on Clayton Street in the town’s center district.
CAMDEN — Burke Equipment Company contributed $2025 to the Food Bank of Delaware in conjunction with the summer Kubota Customer Appreciation Event. The Food Bank of Delaware Milford Branch …
Things to Do
During a previous National Night Out, Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department personnel demonstrated a vehicle rescue. A similar display is part of this year's Night Out, set Oct. 5.

Good morning: Dagsboro’s Night Out coming up Oct. 5

DAGSBORO — The town’s third annual National Night Out will take center stage Oct. 5 with a two-hour event at the Dagsboro …

Crisfield's Oliver 'Tuts' Lawson a featured exhibitor at Ward Museum

SALISBURY — The Ward Museum opens a new exhibit “Oliver ‘Tuts’ Lawson: A Retrospective” this Friday, Sept. 24 with a …
Chesapeake Film Festival opens with a VIP reception Oct. 1.

VIP reception will launch 2021 Live Chesapeake Film Festival

EASTON -- The Chesapeake Film Festival opens its 2021 Live Festival with a VIP reception in the courtyard of the Eastern Shore …

Free opportunity to learn about the USDA’s Heirs Property Relending Program

PRINCESS ANNE — University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension is offering a free, online event Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. …
Lighthouse in Pink by Matt Szychowski, Showcase 2021 vendor

Showcase arrives Sunday September 26

CAMBRIDGE - Sunday, September 26 heralds the return of the Annual Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase event, held from noon until …