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DOVER—Delaware’s newly sworn-in state Auditor Lydia York presented her office’s fiscal year 2024 budget requests to the Joint Finance Committee Tuesday. Following a brief rundown …
DOVER - Dover Air Force Base on Tuesday served as a launching pad for supplies and personnel bound for Turkey to assist search and rescue efforts following two earthquakes on Feb. 5.
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SEAFORD – To the delight of many except for snowmobile buffs, there hasn’t been a need for scooping, shoveling, or plowing thus far this winter. Lack of snow didn’t stop MiAsia …
Coronavirus
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DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health closed its COVID-19 call center and vaccine call center due to a low volume of calls on Tuesday. The COVID-19 call center was launched on March …
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Gov. John Carney formally extended the state’s public health emergency by another 30 days Friday.
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SMYRNA - The suspicious deaths reported by the Smyrna Police Department on Monday are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide incident, spokesman Lt. Brian Donner said.
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
EASTON – University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Cambridge has named Luke Whalen, MD, as medical director. Dr. Whalen has served UM Shore Regional Health as an emergency medicine …
New Castle
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
Wicomico
Dredging of the Lower Wicomico River isn’t expected to start until October but mobilization at the dredge spoil site in the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area is underway. The U.S. Army …
Somerset
BALTIMORE — An application by Rosehip Cleantech LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 4 megawatt solar energy facility east of Princess Anne is now making its …
Opinion
Delaware’s forgotten daughter
Oct. 9, 2023, marks the 200th birthday of one of Delaware’s most accomplished natives. Leading up to this milestone, expect to find library, museum, school and historical society displays, as well as lectures and panel discussions, dedicated to learning more about Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-93) and her equally impressive forebearers.
I am writing to express my disappointment and concern about Highmark Health Options’ recent decision to cut reimbursement rates for advanced practice registered nurses in Delaware by 15%, as of …
Tucked away in the back of a small gym at Central Middle School, there is some magic happening. It is a spot where students can gain self-confidence by getting free haircuts from volunteer barbers …
Dear Dorchester County Community: Last week, the Maryland State Department of Education released state and local data on the first administration of the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment …
Sports
Cambridge-South Dorchester and North Dorchester basketball players and coaches enjoyed camaraderie after their game on Jan. 31. The Vikings won, 44-16, for their fourth straight win. . Le’Asia led all scorers with 17 points and 15 rebounds, securing another double-double. Krystiana G. added 6 points and Sydney M. added 4 points. On the same day at C-SD, the Vikings boys beat the Eagles, 76-56.

Dorchester sports briefs

C-SD Marching Vikings The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Marching Viking Drumline will battle Sussex Tech Drumline in …
Kallie Hopkins of Polytech trying to prevent Smyrna’s Talaney Pierce from passing in Tuesday’s game. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh.

Local roundup: Polytech girls top Smyrna for seventh win in a row

Polytech High shook off a two-point halftime deficit to down Smyrna, 53-48, in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Tuesday …
Talaney Pierce of Smyrna comes down with a defensive rebound but is boxed in by Polytech’s Kallie Hopkins (right) and Jasryn Scott-Cottman. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh.

Basketball notebook: Hopkins' double-doubles sparks Polytech girls' big season

WOODSIDE — Kallie Hopkins admits there’s times when she’s not as focused as she should be. Sometimes the Polytech …
Polytech's Dorell Little blocks a layup by Jaheim Harrell  of Dover in the 2nd quarter Tuesday night. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Local roundup: Polytech boys' winning streak snapped; Laurel picks up South wrestling win

Polytech High trailed by only a point going into the fourth quarter before falling to William Penn, 71-64, in boys’ basketball on …
A Kansas City Chiefs fan cheers during the NFL football Super Bowl 57 opening night, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, in Phoenix. The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Super Bowl opening night returns with circus atmosphere

PHOENIX (AP) — Nick Sirianni answered questions about Rocky, Santa Claus and even which of his players on the Philadelphia Eagles …
Delaware
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The Solid Rock Community Outreach Center in Dover knows that reskilling Delawareans for employability and sustaining economic growth are no easy feats.
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Modeled after a successful drive in Georgetown, Hometown Heroes banners will soon be flown in Millsboro. The Maj. Nathaniel Mitchell chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is branching out with its program saluting active-duty military personnel and veterans.
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Dover restaurateurs Dennis and Carolyn Forbes have a saying: “Food unites us all.” The Delaware Restaurant Association recently honored the couple with its 2022 Cornerstone Award, which it gives out to people with for their contributions to the industry in Delaware.
Maryland
“It’s an architectural gem,” Cambridge City Manager Tom Carroll said of the historic City Hall at 307 Gay St. “It’s in the center of our central business district. It is …
The city of Salisbury has received nearly $12 million in Action Plan Grant funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All discretionary program, funding …
A Maryland woman has been accused of conspiring with a Florida neo-Nazi leader to carry out an attack on several electrical substations in the Baltimore area. The arrest of Sarah Beth Clendaniel, of …
Neighbors
On an otherwise sedate winter Saturday night, Old Salty's Restaurant came alive Jan. 21, hosting a new twist on a time honored way to raise funds. More than 100 women packed the restaurant's …
Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992 -- Wicomico schools officials reported there was no violence at Parkside High School on Friday, despite weeklong rumors of possible racially motivated confrontations …
November’s general election marked a return to local politics after a seven-year absence for Salisbury native and longtime community activist Shanie Shields who is now a member of the Wicomico …
Nation
A big fireball and billowing smoke rose into the sky when officials released and burned toxic chemicals from the wreckage of a derailed train in an Ohio village where residents had been ordered to …
Canadian police say they are pursuing their own sexual assault case against a former “Dances With Wolves” actor who was arrested last week in Nevada and charged with sexually abusing and …
Documents released Tuesday provide a scathing account of what authorities called the “blatantly unprofessional” conduct of five officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during a …
The trial of three men accused of fatally shooting the rapper XXXTentacion is underway with a family friend describing the ambush robbery that led to the shooting. Leonard Kerr told jurors on Tuesday …
Police say three men who disappeared after planning to rap at a Detroit party were killed by multiple gunshots. The autopsy results were released Tuesday, five days after the bodies were found in a …
World
Israel's drive to demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem is picking up pace. Last week after a Palestinian gunman killed seven people in east Jerusalem, the deadliest attack in the contested …
TOKYO (AP) — A senior official with the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and three company executives were arrested Wednesday in an ongoing bid-rigging scandal related to the Games. Yasuo …
Thinly-stretched rescue teams worked through the night into Wednesday, pulling more bodies from the rubble of thousands of buildings downed in Turkey and Syria by a catastrophic earthquake that …
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lauded the "irresistible might" of his nuclear-armed military as he visited troops with his daughter to mark the 75th founding anniversary of his army. That's …
Business
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s (CDCC) 2023 Economic Forecast Breakfast brought to you by Signature Sponsor BIG Investment Services, was an educational success. Guests filled the …
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual Board of Directors and Voting Council Installation last month, formally elevating Greg Reddell of State Farm Insurance to a one-year term …
SEAFORD — Kathy Farnell, Broker at Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., in Seaford announces the firms Top Producers for 2022. Bobby Nibblett was the Top Sales Agent and Scott Reagan was the …
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) invites you to its Annual Home & Garden Show coming this Feb. 17 and 18 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds-Dover Building. Join fellow CDCC members, …
Things to Do
The Waterloo Boy tractor will be part of the parade of equipment held Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m.

First State Antique Tractor Club to meet Feb. 21

GREENWOOD — The First State Antique Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Greenwood VFW. To be discussed in the …
As adults look on from the sideline, youngsters scramble for plastic eggs Saturday in the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in Millsboro.

City of Dover annual Egg Hunt April 1

DOVER — City of Dover Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Egg Hunt at noon on Saturday, April 1 at Schutte Park on …
Rock & Roll Revival opens Friday night at James M. Bennett High School Auditorium.

Rock & Roll Revival's 'The Power of Love' begins this weekend

James M. Bennett High School’s Rock & Roll Revival is back for the 24th year, and the curtain is opening soon for this musical …
The Greater Harrington Historical Society Black History Month 2023

Harrington Historical Society kicks off special Black history exhibition Sat.

HARRINGTON — An exhibit on the late Greenwood painter Booker T. Bell is just one part of the Greater Harrington Historical …
Historic Odessa's permanent exhibit and tour "Freedom Seekers: The Odessa Story" will be free to all.

Historic Odessa presents ‘Freedom Seekers’ exhibit

ODESSA — In celebration of Black History Month, the Historic Odessa Foundation invites the public to explore the local history …
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