News
DOVER — Freepoint Solar is back on the Kent County Regional Planning Commission’s agenda for review of its proposed Cedar Creek Solar, outside of Smyrna.
SMYRNA — A 51-year-old Clayton woman died from injuries sustained in a Monday morning vehicle crash in the area of U.S. 13 and South Carter Road, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. …
DOVER — State officials are warning of a potential vaccination validation scam. The Delaware Division of Public Health and other state agencies were alerted of text messages which attempt to …
Coronavirus
DAGSBORO — After hearing mounting objection to Delaware’s in-school mask mandate Monday, Indian River School District’s board of education did not act on a pitch for free voluntary COVID-19 testing in its facilities.
BALTIMORE - The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Monday, Nov. 29 announced an update on the top and bottom 10 skilled nursing facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least …
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Kent
DOVER — A 24-year-old man was arrested on drug and firearms charges during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, officers …
Sussex
Sussex County was awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2022 budget, adopted by County Council in June. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United …
Dorchester
Cambridge - In March, Habitat for Humanity Choptank received a $25,000 grant from The Todd Fund to support Habitat for Humanity Choptank’s Helping Hands Revolving Loan Fund and its service to …
New Castle
DOVER — A 19-year-old Wilmington man was arrested Monday afternoon after being seen with a firearm in his waistband, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Jaden Jenkins fled from …
Wicomico
After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic the Eastern Shore Region District 2 of the American Legion is back with its High School Oratorical Program which can earn a student …
Somerset
SALISBURY — Becker Morgan Group’s project Somerset County Technical High School (SCTHS) caught the attention of The Plan, one of the most acclaimed architecture and design review …
Opinion
I joined the Air Force for the uniform but stayed for the mission. Yes, I’ll admit that I answered my nation’s call not because I fancied myself a warrior but because I thought …
“To Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Small Business and those applying for funds to combat the negative effects of the pandemic and future threats to business and tourism: I request …
Here is the Question of the Day: Did you volunteer  anywhere during Thanksgiving week? What did you do?  Join the conversation below and see what others have to say! You can sign in …
When our three organizations formed a new partnership in 2019, we set out with a common goal in mind: Advance solutions that will help build a circular economy for plastic bottles. The nonalcoholic beverage industry led by the American Beverage Association pledged to reduce its plastic footprint, and The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners leveraged their experience working with communities to modernize recycling infrastructure and solve the circularity challenges of today.
Sports
Delaware's Andrew Carr dunks home two of his 18 points in the Blue Hens' win over Long Island on Tuesday night.

Delaware Blue Hens’ depth helps put away LIU in second half

NEWARK — Delaware’s men’s basketball squad is in the middle of playing an NBA schedule right now. The Blue Hens …
Dover’s Logan Shores rushes for long yardage as Appoquinimink’s Logan Taylor grabs his flag on the 1-yard line during the DIAA Unified football state quarter finals at Dover on Tuesday.

Photo Gallery: Dover vs Appoquinimink Unified football quarterfinals

Dover defeated Appoquinimink 49-26 in the DIAA state Unified football quarterfinals on Tuesday.  Dover moves on to the semifinals on …
Anthony Aglio

Caesar Rodney boys' basketball team dealing with delay

CAMDEN — High school athletes have gotten used to dealing with the COVID pandemic by now. So having games postponed because …
Members of the Blue and Gold cheerleading squads perform before Friday night's 65th Annual Blue-Gold All Star Football Game held at Delaware Stadium in Newark.

Roundup: DIAA football finals will follow University of Delaware fan guidelines

Fans attending the DIAA football state championship games on Dec. 11 will be required to follow the University of Delaware’s …
Delaware State's volleyball team enjoyed its best regular season in team history this year, highlighted by a team-record 26 wins, a share of the MEAC regular season title, a perfect 13-0 mark at home, a record 16 straight wins and 20 shutout victories.

Roundup: Delaware State volleyball team to compete in NIVC tourney

The Delaware State volleyball team will compete in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Tournament, marking the first …
Delaware
SEAFORD - Community Bank donates to Seaford Middle .Community Bank Delaware presented Seaford Middle School with $500 in support of Seaford Middle School Builder’s Club, which benefits their …
SEAFORD — With 24/7 camera surveillance, the city police department’s property will soon join other agencies in Delaware that offer an official “safe exchange zone” — a designated area for child custody transfer or e-commerce exchanges.
MILFORD — An alleged incident in a Milford Central Academy girls’ bathroom on Nov. 22 left one student injured and another facing a felony assault charge, authorities said Monday. A …
Maryland
Salisbury is set to receive funding that will pay for design costs of the remaining 8.9 miles of on-street bikeways in the city’s Bicycle Master Plan. The Maryland Department of …
CRISFIELD — The national increase in overdose-related deaths is being felt in Crisfield as Police Chief David Dalfonso reported there were seven overdoses for the third quarter of this calendar …
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A police officer in Maryland fatally shot a knife-wielding man and later found a woman dead inside the same home, authorities in Anne Arundel County said Sunday. The …
Neighbors
CLAYTON — Almost 10 pounds … now that’s a lot of cabbage. It was enough green to help Hailey Ross, now a fourth grader at Clayton Elementary School, recently win the “Best …
Salisbury artist and photographer recently photographed some of the boats and skipjacks currently in residence at Deal Island Harbor.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 -- Wicomico County’s newly appointed Performance Audit Committee will meet for the first time next week with the expectation it will help county lawmakers find ways to …
Nation
Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in …
LISBON, Portugal — Portugal is entering a so-called state of calamity -- the second this year -- to curve an upward trend in coronavirus infections despite having one of the strongest vaccination …
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a Mississippi case that could topple abortion rights nationwide, the state’s only abortion clinic is busier than ever: Volunteers continue to …
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities …
World
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday started offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots to health care workers amid growing concerns over a new variant of the virus that has already been detected in the …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday amid nervous trading due to worries over the newest coronavirus variant. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.4% to finish at 27,935.62. …
HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — High school girls are sitting at home almost everywhere in Afghanistan, forbidden to attend class by the Taliban rulers. But there’s one major exception. For weeks, …
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with …
Business
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce  will host the 34th Annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast on Friday, Dec. 3, in the Guerrieri Academic Commons at Salisbury University. The event …
DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is getting a new name. On Monday, Bally’s Corp. announced the official kickoff to its rebranding of Dover’s casino to Bally’s Dover Casino Resort.
MILFORD — The story of how i.g. Burton expanded its car business to include Mercedes-Benz is one of perseverance. Fourth-generation i.g. Burton owner David G. Burton was introduced to the …
PRINCESS ANNE — Town Commissioners are expected to schedule a first-reader vote on an amended tattoo parlor ordinance at their December meeting and also decide whether or not they want to …
Things to Do
An energetic member of Wyatt’s Warriors hands out candy in 2018.

Salisbury Christmas Parade set for this Sunday in Downtown

Mountaire Farms will present the 75th annual Salisbury Christmas Parade, hosted by the Salisbury Jaycees on Sunday, Dec. 5. This …
Youngsters join Santa on stage during Envision Frankford's tree lighting extrvaganza at Frankford Town Park, held Nov. 27.

Photos: Frankford tree lighting

Envision Frankford’s Christmas in the Park/Tree Lighting event was held Saturday night. Music was provided by Indian River High …
In 2020, Joseph and Abrielle Batres of Georgetown had to keep a little distance from Santa during their visit to Georgetown's Santa House. This holiday season, however, most local towns have loosened COVID-19 restrictions for visits with St. Nick.

Delaware Santa visits are a ho-ho-go

This year, Santa Claus is indeed coming to town. After a 2020 Christmas season disrupted by COVID-19 event cancellations, …
Thousand’s turned out for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand near the Boardwalk with a Sing-A-Long by the Clear Space performers and cold, windy weather on Friday to start the Christmas season at the beach.

Photo Gallery: Tree lighting at Rehoboth Beach

Thousand’s turned out for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand near the Boardwalk with a …