News
DOVER - The Delaware Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, a news release said on Wednesday.
WESTOVER — Holly Grove Christian School announces its second quarter honor rolls for the 2022-23 school year. 1st Grade: Principal’s Roll: Chase Blades, Christopher Craven, Kamry …
MIDDLETOWN - Delawareans awoke to find snow on the ground this morning, which was quite an unusual sight.
Coronavirus
Member Exclusive
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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Kent
MILLSBORO – The Indian River Education Association is seeking both donation and patron support for its annual social fundraiser supporting college scholarships. IREA’s 7th Annual …
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
CAMBRIDGE - A Dorchester County man has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars in the murder of his father. Douglas McKnight, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of …
New Castle
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
Wicomico
Oh, the crazy things we do for love ­– that’s the overarching theme of “Leading Ladies,” the latest production by Community Players of Salisbury, directed by Matt Bogdan. …
Somerset
WESTOVER — When is the weather unsuitable for primary and elementary schools students to go outside for recess?   Somerset County Public Schools’ Student Health and Wellness …
Opinion
Mace’s Lane community, This is an important update related to upcoming home basketball games. Starting this week, and for the remainder of the season, there will be four tickets allocated to …
As we mark National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Feb. 1, we commend all women athletes, celebrate their past and current sports achievements, and acknowledge the positive influence of sports participation. ...
The staff, Sussex County Committee members and volunteers of Read Aloud Delaware would like to thank the area restaurants who provided us with fundraising opportunities over the past few months by …
Senate Bill 29, which seeks to increase the number of retirees on the State Employee Benefits Committee and create a Retiree Healthcare Benefits Advisory Subcommittee, was passed by the Senate and …
Sports
Aviyon Matthews of Seaford drives in for a layup and gets fouled by  Jabril Neal of Woodbridge.  SPECIAL TO THE DELAWARE STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Local roundup: Polytech boys stay unbeaten in North; Caesar Rodney, Dover also get wins

Polytech High put up a season-high points in downing Sussex Central, 88-63, in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Tuesday …
Woodbridge’s Kamryn Spence shoots against Lake Forest’s Breanna Johnson in the second quarter during the DIAA Girls Basketball state tournament at Lake Forest on Friday.

Basketball notes: Woodbridge girls are happy to face challenge; Polytech gets to 10 wins

Being a big fish in a small pond brings its own challenges. So while the Woodbridge High girls’ basketball team is proud of its …
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates after the NFL AFC Championship playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 23-20. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Brother vs brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl showdown

Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis …
Cape’s Luke Bender won the 165-pound match with a pin over Sussex Central’s Jaydn Craig. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh.

Local roundup: Sussex Central downs Caravel; DelState men win third in a row

Sussex Central High collected four pins before topping Caravel, 43-27, in a non-conference wrestling showdown on Monday night. The …
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, center, reacts while speaking toTerry Bradshaw, left, after the NFC Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 31-7. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Analysis: Mahomes, Hurts set for historic matchup

Black quarterbacks have come a long way in the NFL since Fritz Pollard became the first to play in the league in 1923 and Doug …
Delaware
SMYRNA - The Delaware Department of Justice on Tuesday announced the indictment of a former Delaware Correctional Officer and K9 handler on three charges, including a felony, for allegedly recklessly confining and causing the death of a 4-year-old law enforcement animal named Lux.
Member Exclusive
Members of Gov. John Carney’s Cabinet presented budget requests for fiscal year 2024 during the first Joint Finance Committee meeting of the legislative session Tuesday.
Member Exclusive
CHESWOLD - He’s employed by the Philadelphia Eagles and living his football dream at each of their home games.
Maryland
CAMBRIDGE – State prosecutors on Jan. 26 dropped second-degree assault charges against Cambridge City Council President Lajan Cephas. The charges stemmed from a November dispute with Charles …
CAMBRIDGE – The City of Cambridge’s Temporary Juvenile Curfew went into effect Wednesday, Feb. 1, and will expire June 30. The move applies to juveniles younger than 16, …
There were moments Friday evening in which Jack Heath might have waded into sentimentality and emotion when being sworn in as the new Mayor of Salisbury. But the 69-year-old retired businessman …
Neighbors
Sunday, Feb. 1, 1970 -- Salisbury businessman Richard M. Allen announced that a new private school – called Salisbury School – will open in September at St. Alban’s Chapel on …
LEWES — Throughout her life, Tina Washington has taken part in service at the Pentagon, the Department of Defense and other places with military ties. And, since the 78-year-old Philadelphia …
Donning an air mask and heading into a blaze without hesitation, hose in hand — that’s one way to earn respect as the newest volunteer in your fire department. Such was the case for Shawn Hinton in 2004, when he joined the Carlisle Fire Co. in Milford as a 17-year-old junior firefighter, according to Charles Vanaman, chief of the agency at the time.
Nation
Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure. Mikaela Shiffrin did a lot of soul searching after she didn’t win a medal and didn't finish three of her five individual …
Forecasters say bands of sleet already blamed for three deaths are causing dangerous conditions for a third day in several Southern states. Several rounds of mixed precipitation, including freezing …
Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the U.K. and continental Europe. Osbourne issued a statement early Wednesday saying damage to his spine …
Brittney Griner’s return to the WNBA has collided with free agency which has raised questions once again about teams chartering flights. Griner announced in December that she would return to the …
Omaha police say they have fatally shot a man who entered a Target store with an AR-15-style rifle and 13 loaded rifle magazines of ammunition. He fired multiple times as he entered, but it wasn’t …
World
A pioneering campaign to vaccinate endangered monkeys in Brazil against yellow fever may help save the beloved golden lion tamarins from extinction. But it also raises questions about when scientists …
Authorities in Western Australia have recovered a tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule that fell off a truck while being transported along a 870-mile highway last month. An official says it's like …
The longest battle of the war in Ukraine has turned Bakhmut into a ghost city. Despite bombing, shelling and trying to encircle the city since the summer, Russia’s forces have not conquered it. But …
An estimated 1 million joyous Congolese have poured into the capital’s main airport for Pope Francis’ first big Mass in Africa. Many spent the night on the vast airfields of Kinshasa’s Ndolo …
Business
NEWARK – AIA Delaware announces the winners in its 2022 Design Awards Program – a biennial program that recognizes and honors excellence in architectural design by licensed architects and …
MILTON — The Milton Chamber of Commerce represented at the Southern Delaware Tourism’s Culinary Coast workshop on Jan. 30 at The Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach.  Southern …
Hook PR & Marketing, a multicultural marketing agency, is growing its leadership team as it expands to serve more clients across the Mid-Atlantic, Founder and CEO Patricia V. Rivera …
DOVER – A half century after adopting its first set of zoning laws, Kent County leaders are in the homestretch of a major update to its planning and building codes. Zoning codes are …
Things to Do

Central Delaware Civil War Round Table to hold February meeting

DOVER — The Central Delaware Civil War Round Table will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 meeting at the Mission …

Kent County recorder of deeds to host real estate workshop

Kent County Recorder of Deeds Eugenia Thornton is holding a workshop exclusively for real estate attorneys, title searchers and …
Pictured are some of the items offered at a past Gumboro Volunteer Fire Company Sportsman's Bash. This year's event is Saturday, April 22.

Gumboro firefighters gearing up for Sportsman’s Bash

The Gumboro Volunteer Fire Co. is loading up for another big fundraiser.

Books in the Belfry: Spotlight on special collections

CAMBRIDGE - If you’ve visited the Dorchester County Public Library, you’ll know that we have more than just books – …
Bishop Richard Allen was a minister, writer, and influential Black leader was born a slave In Delaware until he was able to gain his own freedom.

Richard Allen exhibit coming to Dover Public Library

DOVER — To celebrate Black History Month, The Friends of Old Dover (The Historical Society of Dover) are sponsoring an exhibit …
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