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GEORGETOWN – Ocean Aviation Flight Academy, an award-winning flight training institution on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Wednesday, announced it is expanding to Delaware. Ocean Aviation, …
Salisbury city employees are now able to organize and engage in collective bargaining after City Council members gave their approval to a charter amendment that establishes the practice for current …
Rates for regulated 2023 health, dental and small-group insurance plans were announced last week, following in-depth reviews by independent actuaries and the Office of Value Based Health Care …
Coronavirus
The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for September, as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 emergency.
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Gov. John Carney formally extended Delaware’s public health emergency order another 30 days Thursday.
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Kent
GEORGETOWN — TidalHealth is canceling Saturday’s scheduled Georgetown drive-thru flu clinic at Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus due to inclement weather predicted as a …
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
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting bids for the 2022-2023 trapping season at several Wildlife Management Areas and other public lands. Deadlines for submitting bid …
New Castle
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
Wicomico
Salisbury is set to launch a recently developed predictive policing project in which artificial-intelligence software can forecast when and where crimes might occur. The city’s Information …
Somerset
CRISFIELD — Pull out those paddles. Janes Island State Park introduces its first annual Paddlefest and the Janes Island Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 8 a.m. For experienced …
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: Life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall and flooding are underway in Florida due to Hurricane Ian. The “cone of uncertainty” shows it reaching …
Delaware’s education ecosystem could use a technological boost. Despite numerous education-reform efforts, many students still struggle to meet their full potential, weighing down the state’s economy and...
It seems like each month brings another opportunity to recognize a particular issue or movement, and September is no different. This is the month when we give special recognition to kinship care...
Code Purple Kent County has appeared at the Firefly Music Festival many more times than any one act. After thousands upon thousands of attendees depart from the Woodlands of Dover’s 105 acres …
Sports
Caesar Rodney captain Thaddeus Glasser heads the ball towards the gaol with Indian River goal keeper  Kai Kelley rushing to block.  Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Local roundup: Illian lifts Indians past Riders in OT; Smyrna tops Lake Forest in hockey

Jordan Illian’s goal in the first overtime gave Indian River High a 1-0 victory over Caesar Rodney in boys’ soccer on Tuesday …
Delaware receiver Thyrick Pitts celebrates his first of three scoring passes against Hampton. Special to the Delaware State News/Sarah Boekholder.

Pitts still making big catches for Blue Hens; defense puts up impressive stat

NEWARK — Thyrick Pitts didn’t even run the play the way it was drawn up. The Delaware receiver was sprinting across the end …
Delaware players celebrate their win over Hampton on Saturday night. Special to the Delaware State News/Sarah Boekholder.

Blue Hens' Henderson passes his way into Blue Hens' record books

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson wasn’t perfect in the first half Saturday night. The Delaware quarterback would be the first to tell …
Delaware State was outgained by Merrimack 361-164 in a 26-13 loss Saturday afternoon.

Delaware State University football team stifled in loss to Merrimack

DOVER — Most of C.J. Henry’s first collegiate start was spent either running for his life or being helped from the ground by his …
University of Virginia Lynchburg linebacker Jordan Hanson locks onto the legs of DSU

College football preview: Merrimack (1-2) at Delaware State (2-1)

WHEN: Saturday, 2 p.m. WHERE: Alumni Stadium (7,800), Dover. RADIO: HSRN.com. TV: ESPN+. COACHES: Merrimack — Dan Curran …
Delaware
DOVER - No injuries were reported in a Dover area shooting Tuesday night, Delaware State Police spokesperson Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said.
The Milford City Council will host a public meeting Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
GEORGETOWN — The Delaware State Police and Georgetown Speedway management are keeping close eyes on upcoming weather, which could impact Saturday’s Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race.
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A property management company owned by the family of former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has agreed to pay a $3.25 million civil penalty and …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Protesters in Maryland disrupted a public hearing on Johns Hopkins University’s proposed police force on Thursday night, prompting officials to move the event to an online-only …
CAMBRIDGE - Since opening its doors in June, One Mission Cambridge has assisted 362 residents at its mission center at 614 Race St. Each month since then, the number of people assisted has grown …
Neighbors
The “power of the purse” is a phrase that typically has nothing to do with actual purses, but more as a reference to a means by which one group might exert power over others or reward …
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 -- Delmarva Power has officially changed its name to Conectiv Power Delivery. Utility spokesman Matt Likovich said the name change was the final stage in the March merger …
DOVER – October 2022 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. As one of the major events of the Cold War, Delaware State Parks will be commemorating the event …
Nation
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least six adults were wounded in a shooting at a school campus in Oakland on Wednesday, with at least some of the victims found inside the school, authorities said. …
NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with fatally striking “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes with an electric scooter last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday and is expected to be sentenced to …
Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searched Wednesday for at least two people they believe were behind a shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed one 14-year-old and wounded four other …
NEW YORK (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University scientist who created a website to track COVID-19 cases worldwide is the recipient of this year’s Lasker award for public service. The $250,000 …
World
VICAM, Mexico (AP) — Mexico has become the deadliest place in the world for environmental and land defense activists, according to a global survey released Wednesday, and the Yaqui Indigenous …
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro enlisted the help of soccer star Neymar on a campaign stop Wednesday, just four days before the country's general elections. Bolsonaro …
KOYA, Iraq (AP) — An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the …
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of a famed U.S. extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the world’s eighth-highest mountain was recovered Wednesday and transported to Nepal's …
Business
SELBYVILLE — Two elementary schools in the Indian River School District are benefiting greatly from philanthropic efforts of a couple local businesses.
DOVER — The First State’s leisure and hospitality job sector continued to add jobs last month, despite the rate of unemployed workers raising slightly. According to the Delaware …
MILFORD — City officials and developers heard comments from residents Tuesday about plans to build a business park on a large stretch of land in Milford’s northwest corner.
DOVER — A locally based international recording artist and radio host has added a new title to his name – CEO. Amillion Mayfield is about to launch a new type of venture as the owner …
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Delaware Division of the Arts

Delaware Division of Arts award winners to be honored

WILMINGTON — An exhibit of the Delaware Division of the Arts award winners will be featured at Cab Calloway School of the Arts from …
Jill Lewandowski, left, as Florence and Karen Marshall as Olive have things out in "The Odd Couple: Female Version" at the Kent County Theatre Guild.

Role reversal: Kent County Theatre Guild presents female version of ‘Odd Couple’

DOVER — Getting a chance to stage the female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” has been personal for a couple members …
A log dwelling, standing in the shadows of the John Dickinson Plantation near Dover, is a reconstruction of the type of housing inhabited by the plantation’s enslaved people, as well as its tenants and indentured servants.

18th Century Trades Day at Dickinson Plantation in Dover Oct. 8

DOVER — On Oct. 8, visitors to the home of the “Penman of the Revolution” will explore Colonial-era job opportunities during …

Peace Lutheran in Smyrna to hold pork-and-kraut dinner

SMYRNA — On Oct. 15, Peace Lutheran Church, 5048 Wheatleys Pond Road, will hold a pork-and-sauerkraut dinner from 4-6:30.

Dover PAL set for Outrunning Childhood Cancer 5K

DOVER — The Dover Police Athletic League is looking for sponsors and participants for its Outrunning Childhood Cancer 5K Run/Walk on …