News
DAGSBORO — It’s exploratory, very preliminary and, at this point, just up for discussion. But if talk leads to action, Dagsboro could be in line for substantial residential development — and possible annexation.
DOVER — Gastroenterologist Dr. Bhavin R. Dave has joined Bayhealth Gastroenterology. Bayhealth's gastroenterology practice in Dover is now open in a newly renovated location at 793 S. Queen St. and is accepting new patients.
SEAFORD — TidalHealth has increased visitation opportunities at both TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury, Maryland, and TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford.
Coronavirus
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for June, as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.
DOVER — The Pfizer vaccine has led to the most breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, although positive cases in fully vaccinated individuals continue to be rare.
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Kent
BRIDGEVILLE — More than three decades ago, John and Carlene Swartzentruber were parents of two young children. Mr. Swartzentruber wanted to do something that would allow more family time. Growing chickens was the answer.
Sussex
DOVER — Legislation approved Tuesday by the Delaware General Assembly would expand access to affordable higher education and add transparency to the state’s criminal justice system.
Dorchester
RobberyOn June 21 at approximately 8:12 a.m., officers responded to the Exxon station in the 300 block of Ocean Gateway in reference to a subject that displayed a knife. Upon arrival, officers met …
New Castle
DOVER — Delaware Auditor Kathy McGuiness on Monday called on Express Scripts Inc. to pay back the $24.5 million she says it overcharged the state of Delaware for its state employees’ …
Wicomico
After more than four years of planning and renovations – and delays during a pandemic – Salisbury officials opened the new Newton Community Center that will offer programs for children …
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
Laurel High's Couri Smith went 3-for-3 in Delaware South's 13-0 Carpenter Cup win on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Local roundup: Delaware South wins opener before rain takes over

The Delaware South softball squad got off to a fast start in the Carpenter Cup tournament before rain brought the day to a …
Senior outfielder Kandice Schlabach is the first Delmarva Christian softball player to be named first-team All-State after hitting 16 homeruns this spring.

Royals’ Schlabach turns on the power as a senior

GEORGETOWN — Kandice Schlabach had hits home runs before. But there was something about this one that caught the attention of the …

Roundup: UNC player takes lead in Delaware Amateur

Douglass Ergood, a 21-year-old who plays for the University of North Carolina, fired a five-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead after …
Dover High fullback Qualeak Bumbrey, right, raises his arm after scoring the first touchdown of the game for the Gold on Friday night. At left is Smyrna’s Jermain Earl.

Gold defeats Blue 21-13: Extends win streak to 4 in all-star football game

NEWARK — When Qualeak Bumbrey reached the line of scrimmage, he was immediately met by a swarm of defenders. Just when it …
From the left, Sa’Mara Spriggs, Alexus Spriggs, Makayla Dockins and Luci Thomas celebrated their Region 1A East championship on June 14.

Cambridge-South Dorchester track and field ends season with wins

LANDOVER — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s John Condon is a Region 1A State Champion, after posting a time of 10:06.42 in …
Delaware
DOVER — A recent string of shootings in the city continued Monday, when a 25-year-old man was seriously injured in the area of Garfield and Frear drives, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
DOVER — A 24-year-old Dover man was charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection with a shooting Wednesday, authorities said.
SMYRNA — Upon hearing that Fresh Start Resource Center was the recipient of a $20,000 donation from The Holly’s Club of Smyrna Managing Director Donna Carroll was feeling overwhelmed, but …
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for the second part of a trial in the case of a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper in 2018. Jarrod Ramos pleaded …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to threatening now-President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris before last year’s election. The U.S. …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of the Capital Gazette, which won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom, is leaving the Maryland …
Neighbors
DOVER -- The Dover Lions Club installed their 2021-22 officers June 21. District Governor Tony Lee for performed the Installation Ceremony. The new president, Dr. Iriowen, is also the faculty …
DOVER — Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity has partnered with several community organizations for its fourth annual hearts 4 homes giving campaign.
Ham radio operators from various amateur radio clubs and entities across Delaware will be participating in a national amateur radio field day from 2 p.m. Saturday until 4:59 p.m. Sunday.
Nation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and …
DENVER (AP) — A police officer who was one of three people killed in a shooting at a suburban Denver shopping district was ambushed by a suspect who previously expressed hatred toward police, …
Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street as traders wait for more clues on the Federal Reserve’s thinking on inflation. Fed Chair Jerome Powell will testify before Congress later Tuesday on …
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen Democrats and two Republicans engaged in a last effort to rally supporters Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in New York City's mayoral primary, Several candidates in …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, “David Byrne’s American Utopia” and Lin-Manuel Miranda's …
World
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran likely conducted a failed launch of a satellite-carrying rocket in recent days and now appears to be preparing to try again, the country's latest effort to …
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor will take time off to recover from severe fatigue, the metropolitan government said Wednesday, one month before the Olympics begin. As the host city's leader, Gov. …
MILAN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy especially hard, killing more than 127,000 people and sending the European Union's third-largest economy into a devastating tailspin. Yet out of that …
LONDON (AP) — Five years ago Wednesday, Britons voted in a referendum that was meant to bring certainty to the U.K.’s unsettled relationship with its European neighbors. Fat …
Business
WILMINGTON — Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is hosting its second annual vendor and craft fair in conjunction with the 40th annual Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge & Spiker Stroll.
WILMINGTON — In May 2020, Cornerstone West CDC and Wilmington Alliance formed The Wilmington Strong Fund to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first phase, the fund provided $1,000 grants to 98 small businesses to cover expenses such as rent payments, mortgage payments, and utility and supplier bills. During Phase II, the fund disbursed an additional 52 grants to small businesses.
WILMINGTON — United Way of Delaware announced Monday Julia Ashworth of JPMorgan Chase and Vince Stutts of DuPont were each elected to a three-year term on the board of directors, while Doug …
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Interise, a national not-for-profit with small business programs, to offer EnrichDelaware. Using Interise’s …
Things to Do

The Grand announces first set of indoor performances

WILMINGTON — After a closure of 467 days, The Grand Opera House in Wilmington announced their first set of live indoor …

Grants distributed to help the arts in central Delaware

DOVER — The CenDel Foundation has distributed $12,261 in grants to organizations fostering the arts in central Delaware. The Kent …
Beebe Helalthcare will offer COVID-19 vaccinations via the Sussex County Bookmobile on Saturday during a large communitywide cleanup event in Georgetown.

Big community event in Georgetown to include cleanup, vaccinations, entertainment

GEORGETOWN — A communitywide cleanup Saturday will go well beyond trash talk. Besides the freshening-up throughout Georgetown, …
Tom Welch as Allen McLane admires a portrait of George Washington.

Allen McLane interpreter to speak on Dover Green on June 24

DOVER —As part of the Dover Performing Arts Series, Col. Allen McLane will be speaking about his life in Delaware and his …
Delaware State Police helicopter flown by pilot Jim Wolfe and co-pilot Tom Robbins (pictured) responded to the area searching for a robbery suspect, unaware of the murders committed by Billy Bailey.  They spotted Bailey running through a field carrying what appeared to be a shotgun. Wolfe brought the helicopter down low enough for Robbins to jump out and chase Bailey on foot.     Robbins caught up to Bailey and tackled him, knocking the shotgun to the ground.  Bailey pulled out a pistol and shot at the trooper narrowly missing his face but the bullet ripped the microphone off of his helmet.  Photo taken in 1979 by Delaware State News photographer Gary Emeigh is now part of the display.

Delaware State Police Museum exhibit details 1979 murder case

DOVER — When visitors fully return to the Delaware State Police Museum — hopefully by the end of the month, officials say …