News
DOVER — A 17-year-old Dover male was arrested Monday after allegedly displaying a loaded firearm near Parkway Academy Central, his former school.
POCOMOKE CITY — There will be a celebration of Juneteenth and reunion of those whose families attended the former Sturgis School on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will …
A little more than a decade ago, Air Force Veteran Eugene Brown, now 75, held a well-paying position in a bank, a job he loved. He’d driven a company car and set his own schedule, balancing …
Coronavirus
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s CHEER is receiving more than a quarter-million federal dollars to support COVID-19 recovery.
DOVER — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, …
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Kent
MILTON — A woman was charged with two misdemeanors in March after she allegedly struck an 8-year-old student with Down syndrome on the head while she was working as a bus aide for the Cape Henlopen School District on Jan. 21.
Sussex
DOVER — Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in men and women combined in the U.S. Bayhealth Colorectal and General Surgeon Assar Rather says that “prevention is …
Dorchester
No, you’re not going crazy. The current six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season, set in 1965, begins June 1 and runs through November 30. But if you have a recreational boat on the Eastern Seaboard …
New Castle
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.
Wicomico
This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury will feature artists and crafters lining the streets, live music outside and loads of special activities. This month’s theme is …
Somerset
Without a doubt, Crisfield and numerous parts of low-lying Somerset County have suffered from flooding over the years and property owners know the devastation floods can cause to …
Opinion
My wife, Sheryl WuDunn, and I were at a conference last week on addiction, and I come away scared. If you’re not frightened of fentanyl, you’re not paying attention. It’s a synthetic opioid that is cheap and deadly, and it’s hard to overstate its impact.
A little over a year ago, organizations from the health, faith, labor and business community across our state joined together because they believed in one simple idea: that in life’s most challenging moments and most joyful, no one should be forced to choose between their job and their family.
I think that the “give” in a recent commentary by David T. Stevenson (“Energy director gives UD offshore wind research an F,” April 28) might, itself, deserve an F. I would …
Just think about what has been going on recently. It was alleged that some Democrat-controlled states misappropriated money for COVID-19 relief to teach critical race theory in public schools. …
Sports
The Delaware Blue Hens men’s lacrosse team celebrates after upsetting No. 2 seeded Georgetown in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament game at Georgetown.

Delaware Blue Hens rally to stun No. 2 Hoyas in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

WASHINGTON — Delaware’s men’s lacrosse program has made some noise in the NCAA Tournament before. It’s just been a …
Cape’s #6 Louise Rishko shoots a goal as Cape Henlopen hosted Sussex Academy in girls lacrosse on Friday.

Roundup: Downstate Delaware teams among top seeds in state tournament brackets

Cape Henlopen High and Sussex Academy took the top two seeds in the girls’ lacrosse bracket while Sussex Central is No. 3 in …
Sussex Tech’s Dakota Culley throws a pitch against Lake Forest in the first inning at Lake on Friday.

Local Roundup: Sussex Tech pulls out victory in eighth

Carson Mears’ two-run, two-out double in the top of the eighth inning lifted Sussex Tech to a 5-3 victory over St. Georges in a …
Lake Forest’s Ciera Young, left, wins in a photo finish against Dover’s Jamyla Davis, center and Sussex Central’s Tatiana Kelsic in the girls' 100-meter dash during the Henlopen Track & Field Finals at Lake Forest on Friday.

Local Roundup: Caesar Rodney girls, Smyrna boys take Henlopen titles

Caesar Rodney High won a close battle for the girls’ team title while Smyrna captured the boys’ championship as the …
Dover High senior Olivia Anyanwu has won a pair of DIAA tennis state singles titles in her career.

Dover tennis standout likes a challenge

DOVER — It took Olivia Anyanwu until her senior season until she finally lost her first match. But the Dover High tennis …
Delaware
SMYRNA — The Friends of Garrisons Lake Golf Club will hold a membership drive Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DOVER — Dr. Esosa Iriowen, a Delaware State University adjunct associate professor of chemistry, recently received two humanitarian awards: a Melvin Jones Fellowship and a Ted Reiver Fellowship.
MILFORD  - Downtown Milford Inc., and Wilmington -based Gable Music Ventures, will present e the third annual Milford Ladybug Music Festival, Saturday, July 30 with a scheduled rain date of …
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s ethics board has ordered the city council president to stop accepting money from a legal defense fund that took donations from at least two city contractors. The …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A pregnant woman and a man were fatally shot Thursday night in a car in East Baltimore and her baby was delivered before she died. That baby is now in critical condition, police …
ANNAPOLIS - On May 4, I had the opportunity to attend the Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid …
Neighbors
When it comes to asthma and obstructive lung diseases like COPD, the Lower Shore has some of the highest incidence rates compared to other regions in Maryland, and it is resulting in record-making …
MILFORD — For many in Kent and Sussex counties, Delaware has two seasons — chicken barbecue season and not chicken barbecue season. In Milford, charcoal barbecue smoke filled the air …
Three aspiring journalists will be working in area newsrooms this summer through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Journalism Internship Program, in an effort to increase local coverage, deepen the pipeline of journalists of color and elevate stories of underserved communities.
Nation
DALLAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded three women in a hair salon in the city’s Koreatown that authorities have said might have been a hate crime, …
NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, …
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home. The …
U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. …
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese …
World
CANNES, France (AP) — After a canceled 2020 edition and a scaled back gathering last year, the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday rolled out the red carpet for what organizers hope will be a fully …
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained …
ROME (AP) — Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis' bad knee. He has other ideas. According to a viral video of the pope at the end of a …
LONDON (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can't move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam. Musk …
Business
DOVER — Giving back and being of service are tenets that La’Reka Marshall lives by. So when she set out to start her own business, of course those principles led her entrepreneurial …
Central Delaware is very familiar with excellence. Our cherished community of passionate professionals work tirelessly to make central Delaware the gem that it is, therefore, it is only fitting for …
Each day, Holly Strickland opens the Target app and checks if there is any baby formula in stock for her 3-month-old son. If there is, she will order a couple for pickup. But when she’s in the store, the formula section is only about 5% stocked, she said.
DOVER — The Downtown Dover Partnership and members of Mosaic Development Partners held a small group meeting Tuesday to start creating visuals for a master plan for the Loockerman Street area.
Things to Do

Duck Creek Gardeners presents ‘All about Roses’ in Smyrna

SMYRNA — The Duck Creek Gardeners welcomes Jim Sutton, the lead display designer to Longwood Gardens for a presentation titled, …

Music & Arts at Pemberton Park in Salisbury continues all month 

Spend Friday evenings in May exploring Music & Arts at Pemberton Park. This new, free event features acoustic music in the …
Children's book author Julie Gonzalez looks on as Kendall Fitzpatrick of Seaford creates a Bear Necklace during the Sussex Children's Book Festival.

Photo Gallery: Sussex Children's Book Festival

After two years of cancellations due to pandemic restrictions, the Sussex Children’s Book Festival returned on Saturday, May …
2021 Members’ Show entry by Lynn Cegelski

Spectrum: Annual Members’ Show and Sale at DCA

CAMBRIDGE - It is time to prepare for the Annual Members’ Show and Sale at Dorchester Center for the Arts. The show is open …
The Children's Theatre cast of "The Wizard of Oz"

Best Bets: Dover's Children's Theatre is off to see 'The Wizard of Oz'

Dover becomes the Emerald City this weekend as The Children’s Theatre presents L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz.” All of …