News
DOVER — With the goal of forming strategies to combat violence and gang activity, Dover residents are invited to a town hall meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the …
DOVER — Lawmakers from the 151st Delaware General Assembly unveiled plans for a new equal rights amendment to the state’s constitution, which would increase protections for LGBTQ+ …
DOVER — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced a second round of funding through the Health Care Relief Fund to support Delaware health care …
Coronavirus
DOVER — The Kent County Coalition is nearing 9,000 vaccinations, with 10 more COVID-19 clinics scheduled this month. The coalition, formed with the goal of increasing the equity of the …
WILMINGTON – Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. Gov. Carney first signed the emergency order on March 12, 2020 to …
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Kent
DOVER — State Auditor Kathy McGuiness said on Thursday it appears that Delaware overpaid its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) $24.5 million taxpayer dollars for state employees’ …
Sussex
REHOBOTH BEACH — A male suspect was sought after a robbery that occurred Wednesday night at the Anchorage Inn, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. According to …
Dorchester
OCEAN CITY — On June 16 at approximately 3:47 a.m., Ocean City police officers responded to the 100 block of 27th Street for a report of an armed robbery. Upon the officer’s arrival, …
New Castle
REHOBOTH BEACH - A 44-year-old Wilmington man is facing arson counts for fires that heavily damaged structures in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach last year, authorities said Thursday. Warrants were …
Wicomico
This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury will be held outdoors, with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music and special events. This month’s theme is Paw Prints …
Somerset
Amid signs of a significant but uneven rebound in Maryland’s oyster population, the state Department of Natural Resources is planning this fall to ease some harvest limits it had imposed two …
Sports
Dover High School football players Qualeak Bumbrey, left, and Teyvion McCoy were the two Senators chosen to play for the Gold team. They posed for a quick photo during a break in practice on Sunday at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden.

Blue-Gold on tap Friday night: Senator pair ready for all-star action

CAMDEN — Teyvion McCoy was always aware there would be people who would consider him undersized to play football. But the recent …
Polytech’s Cameron Mack (11) catches a pass against Caesar Rodney this past football season.

Polytech's Mack excited for Blue-Gold opportunity

CAMDEN — After an 0-6 season, it can sometimes be easy to get overlooked. That’s why, when he received the call, …
Madison Graham  (4) of Smyrna scores a 1st half goal past Blue goalie Maura Smeader of Archmere Academy in the first half.

Photo Gallery: Delaware Girls' All-Star Game

The Delaware Girls' All-Star game was played  on Tuesday.
South team’s Zarek Kolakowski of Smyrna gets a stick across the neck by North team’s Ryan Gordon of Mt. Pleasant in the first half of the Delaware boys' lacrosse All-Star game at DE Turf on Tuesday.

Photo Gallery: Boys' Lacrosse All-Star games

The Delaware boys' lacrosse All-Star game was played at DE Turf Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Sussex Central’s Caden Collins (76) won two football state championships during his high school career with the Golden Knights. He is one of five Sussex Central players who will participate in Friday’s Blue-Gold senior all-star football game.

Sussex Central will have five players in Friday’s Blue-Gold game

CAMDEN — Winning a state championship is nice. Winning two state championships over a three-year span is even better. But …
Delaware
MILLSBORO — Town of Millsboro property owners will see a slight increase in their tax bill for the coming fiscal year. Included in the town’s FY2022 balanced budget adopted June 7 by …
DOVER — Mabel Lloyd Ridgely, whose efforts in Delaware helped ensure that women have the right to vote, is being honored with a historic marker. The first Delaware Pomeroy Marker will be …
HARRINGTON — A 17-year-old Harrington teen was arrested after a vehicle he was driving crashed into a house during a police pursuit Monday, authorities said. The crash occurred on Old …
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday in a shooting in Baltimore, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the …
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Black 19-year-old said he prayed for protection as he was repeatedly kneed by a police officer on a Maryland beach town's boardwalk during a videotaped confrontation that …
CRISFIELD — The Crisfield 1044 Elks celebrated Flag Day one day early with a ceremony at the flagpole outside the Crisfield Fire Department. Exalted Ruler Erik Emely said it’s a day to …
Neighbors
DAGSBORO — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), in conjunction with Kriss Contracting, will be performing signal upgrades on Wednesday, June 23, at the intersection of Del. …
ELLENDALE — The New Hope Recreation and Development Center has been awarded a $5,000 FACES grant from the 2021 Freeman Foundation. A news release states, this award allows NHRDC to fund the …
WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be extending its Rock the Block community outreach to the northeast of Wilmington thanks to a partnership with Republic …
Nation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were …
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports, asserting in a court filing Thursday that …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators last year pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges. Patricia McCloskey pleaded …
PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the …
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police had no justification for pulling two students from their car and hitting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's …
World
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the …
LONDON (AP) — UEFA is in talks with the British government about allowing foreign soccer fans to fly into London for games in the latter stages of the European Championship to avoid moving them …
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says war, violence, persecution and human rights violations caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis …
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Friday increased its print run to 500,000 copies as residents showed support for the beleaguered press freedom a day after police …
Business
Small businesses across the First State are preparing for the financial boost of the summer season — but business owner Courtney Sunborn is particularly excited about the passage of legislation …
DOVER — NCALL, in collaboration with the local chapter of National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Realtist Association of Delaware, is celebration June’s National Homeownership Month …
MILLVILLE — Evans Farm, a controversial multi-family apartment development proposed in the Millville/Ocean View area, Tuesday received narrow passage from Sussex County Council. By 3-2 …
DOVER — Del-One Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, May 18 both virtually and in-person at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.  Many members viewed the …
Things to Do

Delaware Shakespeare receives two NEA grants

WILMINGTON — Delaware Shakespeare has received two grants funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, recognizing the …
Delaware native Andrea Arena, an accomplished opera singer, will be the featured performer on Saturday, June 19, at The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes. “A Night at the Opera” also includes a four-course dinner.

Diva Arena to perform at The Room at Cedar Grove

LEWES — The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes, Delaware, continues its Paul Kares concert series on Saturday, June 19, with a …

The Grand to present summer lawn concerts

WILMINGTON - The Grand’s Summer Lawn Concerts at Rockwood Park provide an opportunity for patrons to get out of their cars, …

Sea Gals to hold annual craft show July 17

LEWES — The Sea Gals, a women’s club in the area Angola by the Bay, will hold their 46th annual craft show on July 17 from …
Comedian Julia Scotti, best known for being a quarterfinalist on "America's Got Talent" in 2016, will perform at the Milton Theatre June 18 as part of Milton Pride activities. She is also the subject of a new documentary entitled "Julia Scotti: Funny That Way," which details her journey as a transgender female.

Best Bets: Comedian Scotti to perform for Milton Pride month

There aren’t too many second acts in life like Julia Scotti is getting. Having turned 69 earlier this month, Ms. Scotti rose to …