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ROXANA – The international eyes of the Little League world will soon settle on Roxana for another Senior Softball World Series. Ten teams – six from the United States and four from …
BUSINESS
Nashville, Tennessee-style chicken restaurant Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken & Wings is opening in Dover's Capital Station later this year, according to R&R Commercial Realty.
THINGS TO DO
Dover Hope Zone’s “Hope Streets” program is closing certain city streets for 90 minutes every Wednesday, giving kids a safe place to play.
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Opinion
OPINION
The President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities simply wants to say thank you. While many have suggested that they comprehend the importance of America’s HBCUs, no administration — and we do mean no administration, in the history of our republic — has done more for these schools than the Biden-Harris administration.
OPINION
It was with great relief that, though after 10 p.m. July 15, we learned that the Milford school board would not be voting on the Board Policy 6103 revision as presented. Previously speaking against this revision, the Youth & School Officials Action Group of Speak Out Against Hate applauds the decision to table it and create a committee composed of teachers, staff, students, administrators and community members.
OPINION
Matt Meyer has a clear vision for Delaware (mattmeyer.org/vision-of-delaware) Throughout his career, he has shown that he can implement his ideas.
OPINION
Elisa Diller, Mary Graham, Karen Peterson and Robert Hall of Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware wrote an Opinion on July 17 to share the group’s thanks after its extensive battle with the state regarding retiree health care benefits.
Sports
M.O.T pitcher Myranda Talmadge working against Camden-Wyoming Saturday night in Camden.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Roundup: MOT Seniors two wins from Series; Indian River's Illian transfers to UD

MOT downed Rhode Island, 14-1, in the East Region semifinals of the Senior League softball tournament on Monday afternoon. The …

MOT moves a step closer to Intermediate World Series

MOT rolled to an 18-5 win over New Hampshire this morning to reach the winners’ bracket finals of the Intermediate baseball East …

Roundup: MOT in Intermediate, Laurel in Juniors both pick up wins

MOT opened the Intermediate baseball East Regional with a pair of wins this weeked. The District I champions beat Connecticut, …
The MOT Senior League softball team poses with its state championship banner on Friday night. The members of the squad are, in alphabetical order: Bridget Archer, Jaelyn Dillmore, Juliana Garafolo, Mackenzie Landry, Saniyah Norman, Mia Orr, Lucy Ponden, Gracie Riccio, Myranda Talmadge, Ally Taylor, Kamryn Tuffy, Maddison Washburn and Charlotte Whitman. MOT LITTLE LEAGUE PHOTO.

Roundup: MOT Senior softball team among regional winners

MOT opened the Senior League softball East Regional with a 6-1 victory over Stroudsburg, Pa. on Saturday. The contest was the …
Caesar Rodney High pitcher Steven Donigan, who will be a senior in the fall, plans to keep playing in college. SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Transfer portal has completely changed high school recruiting in baseball

DOVER — This time of year, they’re scattered all over the country. You might find Delaware’s top high school baseball …
Delaware
Harris acknowledges Democratic 'rollercoaster' after Biden's exit from 2024 race, says she will unite party and nation.
Biden, in first remarks since leaving 2024 race, says 'mission hasn’t changed' with Harris poised to lead party.
Biden calls into campaign staff meeting after ending his bid, promises he will be 'out on the road' for Harris.
Maryland
SALISBURY — Coastal Hospice has announced the passing of its inaugural president, Marion Keenan. “On behalf of Coastal Hospice, I would like to express our sadness in the passing of …
SALISBURY — There is nothing like being part of a family, and part of that is the feeling of inclusion. When a child is not meeting their milestones, it can be challenging for all family …
Police say a Baltimore man has been arrested in the recent deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl. Twenty-eight-year-old Omar Passmore was arrested Sunday. He was quickly identified as a suspect after …
Neighbors
PRINCESS ANNE — Pure Word Bible Church hosts its annual free giveaway of school supplies Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon or as long as supplies last. There will be 75 backpacks …
MILFORD – Long time Milford resident is coming back to town to share her story through a newly published book. Tommye Staley lived in Milford for 41 years where she was a teacher a Milford High …
MILFORD — During the height of the pandemic, health professionals saw a tremendous uptick in gifts from community members — everything from discounted services to free lunches. …
Business
DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce will host its premier networking event, the Sunset Business Mixer July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover …
HEBRON — Hebron Savings Bank has announced that John Aukward, Jr. has joined the Bank as Vice President, Business Banker, serving business customers across the Eastern Shore. With over …
SALISBURY — Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County recently opened its second ReStore near U.S. Route 13 Business in Fruitland. The nonprofit held a July 11 grand opening celebration at …
The Delaware State Fair, continuing through Saturday, is filled with people, animals, food and more. That combination could make for a big mess, but the fairgrounds’ maintenance staffers work hard to keep all areas clean, according to George Scuse, the fair’s facilities manager.
Things to Do

Central Delaware NAACP to host voter education series

The central Delaware branch of the NAACP has announced a two-part series, “Voter Vibes: Learn the Process and Meet the …
A monarch butterfly feeds at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek in Dagsboro.

Delaware Botanic Gardens to offer ‘Butterflies and Blooms’

Learn to identify the butterflies most common to the area at a free “Butterflies and Blooms” class offered by the Eco Club of …
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Abbott’s aims high in Laurel, from scallops and frog legs to BLTs and meatloaf

Abbott’s on Broad Creek has been serving up “new American” flavors for over a decade in downtown Laurel. That means making the …
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Thrive Dover presents helpful hints for 55-plus

Bustling activity filled the Noble’s Pond clubhouse Friday, as people streamed in the front doors, chatted with vendors, grabbed …
Members of the ensemble sing. From left, Brenda Morris, Edwin Ruskjer, Paul Unruh, Jim Bryne, Dione Farquharson, Debbie Pauley, Heidi Mercado-Littles, Carrie Knapp, Judy McNamire.

Delaware Choral Society hosts Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Delaware Choral Society  hosted an Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Tre Sorelle Dolce in …
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Nation

Data shows hurricanes and earthquakes grab headlines but inland counties top disaster list

When it comes to climate, extreme weather and other so-called natural disasters, people generally look to America's hurricane or earthquake prone coasts and say that’s where the danger is. But …

Biden aims for more achievements despite the bane of lame-duck presidents: diminished relevance

President Joe Biden says he’s “determined to get as much done” as he possibly can in his final six months in the White House. He's urging his staff to help him beat back a defining force that …

Missouri judge overturns the murder conviction of a man imprisoned for more than 30 years

A Missouri judge has overturned the conviction of Christopher Dunn, who has spent more than 30 years in prison for a killing he has long contended he didn’t commit. Monday’s ruling is likely to …

Defamation suit against Fox News by head of dismantled disinformation board tossed by federal judge

A defamation suit against Fox News by a government official who served on a short-lived U.S. government media disinformation board is being dismissed by a federal judge. The lawsuit from Nina …

Bodycam video reveals chaotic scene of deputy fatally shooting Sonya Massey who called 911 for help

Body camera video released Monday by a prosecutor reveals a chaotic scene in which a Black woman in Springfield, Illinois, who called 911 for help is shot in the face in her home by a white …
World

Hamas and Fatah sign declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift, Chinese state media says

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift, state media said Tuesday, without providing further details. The two rival Palestinian groups met with …

As doctors in Puerto Rico leave in droves, a rapper tries to fill in the gaps

Puerto Rico has lost nearly half of its doctors in just over a decade, according to a 2023 report, as the healthcare system is grappling with severe understaffing, power outages, and lower wages …

Maduro seeks to shore up Venezuela military's support ahead of vote threatening his hold on power

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is working hard to shore up the loyalty of the armed forces and keep top commanders in line, days ahead of a hotly disputed election that threatens the …

Thousands of migrant kids have reached the Canary Islands alone. Local officials want Spain's help

Spain's Canary Islands are struggling to deal with thousands of teenagers and children traveling alone to the archipelago from Senegal, Mali, and other African nations. The youth fleeing poverty, …

Israeli government quietly sends millions to unauthorized West Bank settler outposts

A groups that monitors settlements in the West Bank says Israel has budgeted millions of dollars to protect and support the growth of small, unofficial Jewish farms in the Israeli-occupied territory. …
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