News
DOVER — In speaking with Adasia Hawkins, a sophomore at Dover High School, it is quickly apparent that she is an impressive young lady with extraordinary goals of attending Yale University and …
DOVER — Beebe will host a Job Fair Monday. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Capitol Room, at 1706 N Dupont Hwy., Dover. Candidates must bring copies of …
DOVER — After a year marked by a global pandemic, social unrest and a tornado touching down in Delaware, Mayor Robin Christiansen reflected on the challenges that have faced his constituents …
Coronavirus
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Correction said that, as of Tuesday, more than 50% of the state’s inmates have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, nearly 60% of officers, medical personnel and professional staff are vaccinated.
DOVER — Dover International Speedway will host walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events Saturday and Sunday during its NASCAR tripleheader weekend, track officials announced Tuesday.
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Kent
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that its Division of Parks and Recreation has been named a finalist for the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration’s 2021 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Sussex
MILFORD — For some patients who require prolonged bed rest, they can find themselves dealing with “bed head.” With a desire and drive to make these patients more comfortable, …
Dorchester
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Library branch fully reopened on May 3. The branch, known not only for books, but also as a resource and community center, had closed its interior to the public when …
New Castle
Sights and sounds of one of nature’s most unusual life cycles and romantic serenades are now emerging in parts of the United States, including portions of the mid-Atlantic region.
Wicomico
DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this September.  The multi-Grammy award winning singer  …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — One of Princess Anne’s newest police officers who during his first week on the job in February seized a loaded handgun and a large quantity of narcotics was recognized as …
Sports
Smyrna’s Vincent Justice makes his cut past Lake Forest’s Nathan Schurman in the second quarter at Smyrna on Tuesday.

Local Roundup: Smyrna makes it five in a row in boys’ lacrosse

Smyrna High picked up its fifth-straight win with a 12-6 victory over Lake Forest in boys’ lacrosse on Tuesday afternoon. The win …
Rider Gabrielle Davis fights her way past Smyrna’s Dru Moffett to score past goalkeeper Sofia Lerro in the first half.

Local Roundup: Davis’ OT goal gives Caesar Rodney girls North title

Gabrielle Davis netted her second goal of the night, this one in overtime, to give Caesar Rodney High a dramatic 2-1 win over Smyrna …
QB Nolan Henderson is followed by a TV crew as he takes the field at South Dakota State before Delaware's FCS semifinal game on Saturday.

What does Hens’ spring mean for the fall?

NEWARK — Usually when one football season ends, the next one sits far off, way over the horizon. But as Nolan Henderson sat there …

Local roundup: Big inning carries Blue Hens

The Delaware baseball team scored six runs in the eighth inning and got 4.2 innings of one-hit pitching from junior Mike Biasiello to …
St. Georges Joseph McDermott dives back to second base as Dover’s Hunter Chambers reaches for the ball on a pick off attempt in the first inning at Dover.

Local roundup: Senators’ comeback falls short

St. Georges scored four runs in the first inning before holding off Dover High, 5-4, in a non-conference baseball matchup on Saturday …
Delaware
SMYRNA — A 69-year-old inmate at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center died from an apparent stab wound after being attacked by his cellmate, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said.
GEORGETOWN — The Brick Hotel on The Circle, an icon in the heart of Georgetown, will have a different purpose this fall. Effective Oct. 1, the property on The Circle that presently houses the inn portion of The Brick, as well as The Counting House Restaurant & Pub, will serve as the location for the Delaware Department of Justice’s Sussex County office.
DOVER — The Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series race, scheduled to take the green flag Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dover International Speedway, is a sellout — with a caveat.
Maryland
WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County officials said Monday they’re examining a man’s interactions with authorities dating back 30 years after he killed three people, set fire to his home and …
CAMBRIDGE — On May 9, the city was hit by two violent incidents. In one, a woman was shot, while in the other, a man was stabbed. A report from the Cambridge Police Department said that at …
WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who neighbors said had a long history of aggression went on a rampage over the weekend, shooting or stabbing three people to death and setting his home on fire …
Neighbors
WILMINGTON — Habitat homeowner Diane Berbick will share her story at Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County’s 2021 Breakfast at the DuPont Country Club on June 3. Originally from …
GREENWOOD — The regular meeting of the First State Antique Tractor Club will be held on May 18. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., at the Greenwood VFW, at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill …
FELTON — The Downstate Delaware Striders & Riders will host the Leap Frog 50K/100K Bicycle Tour in June. The 50K/100K will be held Saturday, June 12 at 8 a.m. The non-competitive …
Nation
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for a white father and son charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery are asking a judge to allow evidence of the slain Black man's past problems to be presented …
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — He scurries through his apartment, downing a quick mug of coffee, brushing his teeth, feeding his pet rabbit, Auggie, before leaving. Not so long ago, Bill Mathis …
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades with long-term consequences for hundreds of …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV’s “St. Elsewhere” was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the …
ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was indicted Tuesday on murder charges, and a …
World
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on as Israel signals a widening military campaign: JERUSALEM — The head of Israel's emergency service says one person has been killed and one seriously wounded by …
NEW DELHI (AP) — A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and …
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Inside Mumbai's BKC jumbo field hospital, a health worker adjusts the oxygen mask of a COVID-19 patient as doctors, nurses and specialists keep a close eye and monitor hundreds …
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner, the canal chief and a judicial official said …
Business
MILTON — Jennifer Richburg has joined The Lisa Mathena Group, Inc. as a sales associate. “We look forward to the energetic …
REHOBOTH BEACH — CAPE Business Network presented a check for $1000 and over 1000 pounds of food to Gerrie Boisjoly, food rescue coordinator of Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach. …
SEAFORD — The importance of composting went public Saturday at the Bioenergy Innovation Center — home to long-running compost production and the future site for an anaerobic digester that will capture methane gas as marketable renewable energy.
BRIDGEVILLE — Connoisseurs of delectable desserts and healthy treats may want to circle May 14 on their television tune-in calendar. Local entrepreneur Katey Evans returns to ABC’s …
Things to Do

History Book Festival kicks off with free admission May 20

LEWES — The History Book Festival celebrates its fifth year in 2021 with free admission to separate keynote events with noted …
Nanticoke Indian Mike Harmon performs a dance during the 2019 Juneteenth event in Georgetown. On the drums are Matthew Harmon, left, and Brett Jackson. This year's Juneteenth event will be held June 19 at the Richard Allen School property.

Juneteenth celebration back on in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — The momentous proclamation commemorating abolition of slavery in America more than 150 years ago will be celebrated …
From left, Terri Thompson (Isobel Lomax), Chris Baughan (Stephen Biddle) and Patrice Owens Hartung (Dolly Biddle)...

Best Bets: Kent County Theatre Guild cooks up with comedy with 'The Kitchen Witches'

Start with a heaping handful of Martha Stewart, then add a whole lot of family turmoil and a dash of Jerry Springer, and you have the …
FerrySunset-MCleryThe Cape May - Lewes Ferry passes the Breakwater Lighthouse at the Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Maritime archeology topic of Second Friday of Milford

MILFORD — The Second Friday of Milford program for Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. will be about maritime archaeology in the area.Stephanie …
Bryce, 8, studies the steamed crabs sold by Anthony Ross of Ross Crabs at the Riverwalk Farmers Market.

May days in Milford

The Riverwalk Farmers Market kicked off its season May 1. Downtown Milford Inc. President Peggy Reilly said she was excited about …