News
WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting four orientation sessions in April on their homeownership program. Habitat’s homeownership program is a partnership …
DOVER — The number of COVID-related hospitalizations declined by eight in the latest update. As of 6 p.m. Friday, 146 Delawareans were hospitalized with coronavirus. There have been 89,203 …
SELBYVILLE – Tragedy struck the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Friday afternoon as a 56-year-old member of the fire police died from injuries sustained when a fire police vehicle backed into …
Coronavirus
DOVER — Delaware State University held its first COVID-19 vaccination event on campus Wednesday in its hopes to have all students, faculty and staff members to be fully vaccinated by the …
DOVER — Due to an expected reduced supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the next three weeks, along with the need to accommodate second doses for persons vaccinated at state-run events, …
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Kent
DOVER — The city of Dover successfully released its first free electronic newsletter, “The Dover Dispatch,” via email March 30.
Sussex
In Delaware, cannabis activists and some state lawmakers hope to legalize adult recreational use of the substance soon. But they’ve found an unlikely foil in Delaware’s existing medical marijuana industry.
Dorchester
Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of …
New Castle
DOVER — Gov. John Carney announced a new group of judicial nominations Friday, potentially including the first woman to serve as chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Wicomico
A body found on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina is believed to be that of Erik Mezick, a Fruitland man missing since Dec. 29 when the truck he was driving plunged over …
Somerset
CRISFIELD — The J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake will be back this year but not on the third Wednesday in July. Danny Thompson, a Clam Bake committee co-chair and executive director of …
Sports
University of Delaware’s quarterback Nolan Henderson dives for extra yardage as Delaware State University's Ahmed Bailey defends in the second quarter at DSU on Saturday.

Facing DSU in Dover, Hens still get same results

DOVER — Nolan Henderson may be a Kent County kid. But even the Smyrna High grad had to admit that he hadn’t set foot in Alumni …

DSU’s Milstead calls game ‘a good test for us’

DOVER — Delaware State University remained winless all-time against the University of Delaware in football, but DSU coach Rod …
Polytech freshman Sam Slater scores late in the 4th quarter past Dover goalkeeper Anthony Tunnell.  Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

High School Roundup: Knights top Jaguars in baseball

Brendan Anderson pitched a complete-game four-hitter as Sussex Central High knocked off Appoquinimink, 4-2, in a non-conference …
Brook Glanden

Local College Roundup: Hens take two from Towson in softball

Delaware pounded out 19 runs on 22 hits during a 10-4, 9-3 CAA doubleheader sweep of Towson in softball on Saturday afternoon. The …
Delmar’s shortstop Camryn Wingate prepares to tag out Smyrna’s Gianna Duca at second base at Smyrna on Friday.

Local Roundup: Smyrna earns 9-2 win over Delmar in softball

Smyrna High erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in picking up a 9-2 win over Delmar in Henlopen Conference …
Delaware
DOVER — Two Dover residents were arrested on multiple drug charges Thursday, after heroin and paraphernalia were located during a traffic stop near Rodney Village, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
DOVER — All three candidates who are vying for the at-large seat on Dover City Council have at least one thing in common — a passion to improve conditions in the state’s capital city.
DOVER — Ever since Dover International Speedway celebrated its 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in October 2019 by hosting an extravagant weekend party designed with the sport’s fans in mind, those same ardent supporters have not been back to the Monster Mile.
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gathered Saturday with plans to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three police reform measures. The Republican governor vetoed legislation Friday …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with …
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Navy medic who shot and wounded two U.S. sailors before he was killed by police on a nearby Army base was assigned to a Naval medical research center in Maryland for nearly …
Neighbors
VIENNA — The monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on our Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) partners and how they have supported heritage tourism in Dorchester County with …
MILLSBORO — A group of volunteers led by Mountaire Farms transformed the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Orchard and the Growing Tree Preschool one weekend recently, including new bathrooms, new …
The family and friends of the late Dr. Donald Harting recently established the Donald Harting Memorial Health Scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to honor his life and …
Nation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He …
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” continued its tour of dominance through awards season Saturday night, when Zhao took top honors at the 73rd annual Directors Guild Association Awards. She is the …
JOSE CARLOS MARIATEGUI, Peru (AP) — On the banks of the Amazon River, in a village without electricity or drinking water, Andrea Rodrigo makes the yuca flour that her family sells in markets along …
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs …
APRIL 3 - 9, 2021 From clashes in Northern Ireland, to the substance abuse epidemic in West Virginia to Easter celebrations in South Africa, this photo gallery highlights some of the most …
World
LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that …
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ecuador and Peru choose new presidents Sunday under strict public health measures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has recently strengthened in the neighboring South …
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Conditions worsened on Sunday at a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as loud rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall were observed and residents …
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels Sunday, as hostilities rise sharply …
Business
In spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware was able to maintain its AAA bond rating.
MILLSBORO — Mountaire Farms, the country’s fourth-largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers and grain producers.
Lynn Clark has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Perdue Farms. In her new role, Clark will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s Human …
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its socially distanced March General Membership Luncheon, featuring David Pierce, Director of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. Fifty people …
Things to Do
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice to present poetry night

LEWES — The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will present “Black Poetry: from Black Love to Black Lives …
Submitted photos/Main Street Gallery  “Homegrown Chordophones” by Paul Clipper will be displayed in May and June at Main Street Gallery in Cambridge.

Chordophones are planned for Main Street Gallery

CAMBRIDGE — This spring, Main Street Gallery in Cambridge will show the joyful, playful and uniquely beautiful hand-made …
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand will be back this summer with weekend concerts starting with Mike Hines and the Look in June. All shows are free.

Delaware events springing back after layoff

The news came down March 29 that one of the area’s most anticipated events would return one year after COVID-19 shut down almost …
Paul Cullen kicks off fundraising for Paul Kares on April 15 and 16 with a four-course dinner and concert at The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes.

Cullen, Randolph team for charity dinner, cncert

LEWES — On Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes, will welcome well-known Philadelphia chef …

Historic Odessa Foundation hosts Middletown Art Class Show

ODESSA — The Historic Odessa Foundation will showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s …