News
DOVER — Drones and remote control airplanes are prohibited in Kent County parks unless operating under a special-use permit obtained through the Parks & Recreation Division.
MILFORD — Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by gunfire Sunday, Milford police spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten said.
BETHANY BEACH — This time, Carlos Mir’s juggling act left no doubt. Now, it’s the waiting game. Mr. Mir left the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel Saturday a very happy man, …
Coronavirus
DOVER — Gone are days of COVID-19 vaccination sites which host thousands of people in a single day. With 56% of Delawareans 16 years and older having already received at least one dose, …
WILMINGTON – Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement this week, Gov. John Carney will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors must wear face coverings …
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Kent
DOVER — A man was shot and killed at a barber shop in the Rodney Village area Friday, authorities said. The Delaware State Police said troopers responded to Uplift Barber Shop at 1534 …
Sussex
MILLSBORO — Amid governmental signs the pandemic is subsiding, Millsboro Farmers Market’s season opener Saturday had direct COVID-19 connections. Face masks, homemade by a Frankford …
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.Their letter to leaders of the U.S. House and …
New Castle
DOVER — A little more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic — and the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more readily available — some aspects of “normal” life are starting to …
Wicomico
Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies were held recently, outdoors at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Dr. Steven E. Leonard, President and CEO of TidalHealth, addressed the …
Somerset
Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
Sports
Caesar Rodney’s Erin Hirvela and Caravel’s Caitlin St. Leger battle for the ball in the second quarter at CR on Friday.

Smyrna, CR get rematch in DIAA girls' soccer state tournament

GIRLS' SOCCERDIAA state tournamentDivision IQuarterfinalsFriday, May 218-Concord (9-5-1) vs. 1-Padua (13-1) at Abessinio Stadium, …
Team Owner Rick Hendrick with Alex Bowman after the  #48 Ally Chevrolet wins the The 52nd Annual Drydene 400 Nascar Race at Dover International Speedway Sunday May 16..Special to the Delaware State News / CHUCK SNYDER

Monster teamwork: Quick pit stop helps Bowman take No. 48 back to Dover’s victory lane

DOVER — It was just like old times again at Dover International Speedway on Sunday as race fans were back in the grandstands for the …
Kyle Busch stands during the National Anthem before the start of the Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway in Dover on Sunday

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Busch suffers engine issues during long day

DOVER — For a person as competitive as NASCAR champion Kyle Busch, a day like Sunday at Dover International Speedway must have …
CRvsCentralSoftball2 Sussex Central’s Izebella Grebeis congratulated by her teammates after hitting a homer in the first inning against CR at Central on Friday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Sussex Central earns top seed in 37-team DIAA state tourney

Sussex Central High will go into the DIAA softball state tournament as the top seed in the 37-team bracket that was determined this …
Sussex Tech’s Robert LoRusso is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run against Lake Forest in the first inning at Lake on Friday.

Big 44-team DIAA baseball state tournament field unveiled

DOVER — Fourteen Henlopen Conference teams along with Delmarva Christian were all on the 44-team DIAA baseball bracket that was …
Delaware
LITTLE CREEK — For more than a year now, at all times of the day or night, there’s been a crew inside the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Co. ready to mobilize immediately. That’s 24 …
MILFORD — City Council is moving through the annexation process for about 2 acres of land on the east side of South Rehoboth Boulevard.
DOVER — Legislation filed last week would ban Styrofoam containers and similar plastic items, including straws, used by food establishments up and down the state.
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rombauer romped to an upset victory in the Preakness on Saturday, denying Kentucky Derby winner Medina Sprint the chance at a Triple Crown that would have come with a giant …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rombauer crosses the finish line first at the Preakness Stakes.
WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Records show the Maryland man who killed three people, set fire to his home and was fatally shot by responding officers last weekend had contacted 911 dispatchers at least 120 …
Neighbors
MILLSBORO -- On May 11, Millsboro Lions met at Ocean Grill and inducted three new members. Inducted at the meeting were Bob Sawyer, Jasmine Fogarty and Suni Guyni. The next meeting will be May …
GEORGETOWN — Passerby curiosity and a warm invite have brought a nostalgic chapter of Americana retail to the Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum. Carriages have been removed and the former Quonset hut storage barn has been transformed, renovated from top to bottom to make way for Maurice Sanger’s step-back-in-time exhibit that brings the Western Auto era to life.
Thursday, May 13, 1965 -- Wicomico County’s schools are on track to be fully desegregated by September 1967. Under a plan that has been approved by the federal government to ensure …
Nation
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Taiwan and Singapore tightened anti-coronavirus restrictions and Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in three …
Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the International …
LeBron vs. Steph. Oh, what a way to get into NBA playoff mode. The matchups for the NBA’s new play-in tournament are set. It starts Tuesday night with the Eastern Conference: No. 10 Charlotte …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A smoky wildfire churning through a Los Angeles canyon community gained strength Sunday as about a thousand residents remained under evacuation orders, authorities …
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had …
World
NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India's western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended …
LONDON (AP) — Pubs and restaurants across much of the U.K. opened for indoor service for the first time since early January on Monday, even as the prime minister urged people to be cautious amid …
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Denmark for talks on climate change, Arctic policy and Russia as calls grow for the Biden administration to take a tougher …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s oldest-ever man has included eating chicken brains among his secrets to living more than 111 years. Retired cattle rancher Dexter Kruger on Monday marked …
Business
At the CDCC, we are very excited about this week’s Bluesuiters Golf Tournament! You know, the Bluesuiters is not really about the best score. It isn’t about the latest equipment. …
GEORGETOWN — The count now stands at a half dozen. The Georgetown Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham on DuPont Boulevard recently received word it has been awarded “Best of Microtels …
WILMINGTON — Sean Dwyer has joined the Delaware Center for Justice as the director of communications and engagement.Mr. Dwyer will act as the point …
DOVER -- Nonprofit organizations supporting those in need in Kent County are invited to apply for grants from the Benjamin F. Potter Trust through the Delaware Community Foundation. The application …
Things to Do

Delaware Sea Grant kicks off webinar series

NEWARK — At the Delaware beaches, locally grown oysters are beginning to reappear on menus as premium products available for …
The city of Rehoboth Beach has announced that its fireworks show will take place July 3. In addition to fireworks, the celebration include two performances by The Funsters.

Rehoboth Beach fireworks are a go for July 3

REHOBOTH BEACH — The city’s Fourth of July fireworks display will launch as scheduled July 3.
The Sankofa Steel Drum Ensemble performs during African American History Live at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center in Dover.

Sankofa offers African drum and dance for beginners

DOVER — The Sankofa African Drum and Dance Co. will offer a beginners' African drum and dance class later this month.

30th annual Lewes Garden Tour slated for June 19

LEWES — The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will sponsor its 30th annual Lewes Garden Tour in June. The event will …
Support for local and state police at a July 2020 rally in Georgetown drew an estimated 500 people to The Circle. A similar event is set for Monday there.

Rally to show law enforcement appreciation in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — This year, May 9-15 marks the observance of National Police Week. In conjunction, on Monday, appreciation and …