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DOVER — Ahead of her retirement, Traci McDowell was recognized by City Council for her 34 years of service to the city Monday.
MIDDLETOWN — Competition is fierce when it comes to attracting companies to Delaware. With Senate Bill 127, First State public entities and businesses can perhaps speed by the pack of …
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for July, as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on July 26 announced the top 10 and bottom 10 nursing home facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least one dose of a …
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 percent-positive rate increased for the fourth consecutive week. The state’s seven-day rolling average for percentage of positive tests is at 2.5%, …
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DOVER — Delaware’s Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control detected West Nile Virus for the first time this year in a sample of sentinel chickens in northern New Castle …
Sussex
Lead was officially removed from paint and gasoline in 1978, but exposure to lead paint hazards is still a concern in Delaware.
Dorchester
HURLOCK — Hurlock Council President the Rev. Charles Cephas is looking to lead the town as mayor after the November elections.Hurlock needs more businesses, he said, and must upgrade its water …
New Castle
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an ``unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top …
Wicomico
Two Somerset County organizations, the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club and Skipjack Heritage., are gearing up for the 62nd Deal Island Skipjack Race and Festival. Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, …
Somerset
SALISBURY — The fight against cancer hasn’t stopped despite COVID-19 and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society continues to fund research, …
Sports
Camden-Wyoming’s Rhett Lancaster connects for a double against  Smyrna-Clayton in the second inning during the Junior All-Stars championship at Dover Little League on Wednesday.

Local Roundup: Camden-Wyoming makes Junior baseball state finals

Camden-Wyoming rolled to a 16-1 victory over Laurel-Nanticoke-Woodbridge in the Junior League baseball state tournament on Tuesday …
Delaware QB Nolan Henderson was able to return to return to Saturday’s game despite suffering a painful knee injury.

Blue Hens picked No. 2 in CAA football poll

NEWARK — Delaware’s football players would love to pick up where they left off in the spring. And, until they prove …
Lower Sussex pitcher Cierra Lewis allowed just one run and three hits while striking out six in six innings in Monday's win.

Lower Sussex softball team holds on for win

Lower Sussex had to survive a high-scoring eighth inning but found a way to stay alive in the Major League softball Eastern Regional …

UMES basketball recruits Sanders, Thompson to join the 2021-22 campaign

PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball program has gained two more signees for the upcoming …

Local roundup: Lower Sussex stays alive in Eastern Regional

The Lower Sussex Major League softball all-stars weren’t ready to come home just yet. The Delaware state champions scored the …
Delaware
DOVER — The message was clear: “It’s more than just (emergency medical services); it’s about community.” That was the basis of an update on St. Francis Healthcare’s Dover EMS division, delivered to Dover City Council on Monday by Scott Bundek, the organization’s chief of EMS.
HARRINGTON — A 29-year-old Dagsboro man died in a vehicle crash Monday, west of Harrington, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.
SEAFORD — Two July 20 shootings remained under investigation Monday, Seaford police said.
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in federal court with sending emails that threatened to harm and kill Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis …
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Body camera videos released Tuesday show a 21-year-old man moving inside a parked car moments before police shot and killed him outside a McDonald's restaurant in …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for making death threats against U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when they were …
Neighbors
POCOMOKE CITY — On Saturday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Delmarva Discovery Museum visitors are invited to watch wildlife artist Nash Clark work her magic with acrylic paints. Nash has a …
MILLSBORO — Last September, she took the microphone and led attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at American Legion Post 28. Proudly, she can sing …
DOVER — At their July meeting, the Dover Lions Club inducted Dover councilman Andre Boggerty. Immediate Past District Governor Tony Lee inducted Mr. Boggerty. Mr. Boggerty's sponsor, Lions …
Nation
SYDNEY — Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another month. The New South Wales state government said the lockdown of the city of 5 million would last at least until …
Finally, it all became too much. Simone Biles felt it hours before she took the floor in Tokyo, a nervousness she couldn’t explain as she waited to deliver what everyone except her was sure would …
Racism of rioters takes center stage in Jan. 6 hearing It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not …
California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face …
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Weather conditions Tuesday were helping at least temporarily to calm two gigantic wildfires in the West but there was bad news for a tiny California community savaged by …
World
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Wednesday urged younger people to cooperate with measures to bring down the high number of infections and get vaccinated, saying their activities are key to …
TOKYO (AP) — Briefly, the Terminator showed she’s still human as her eyes welled up with tears during the medal ceremony. Ariarne Titmus allowed herself that moment having just completed the …
ESHHAR, Israel (AP) — Idit Harel Segal was turning 50, and she had chosen a gift: She was going to give one of her own kidneys to a stranger. The kindergarten teacher from northern Israel, a …
RIFU, Japan (AP) — A tropical storm dumped rain in parts of northern Japan on Wednesday after moving away from the Tokyo region and relieving the Olympic host city of a feared disruption to the …
Business
SALISBURY — The Lower Shore American Job Center serving the tri-county area is now open at 31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 111, Salisbury, across U.S. 50 and west of Wor-Wic Community College …
PRINCESS ANNE – University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension, in partnership with Atlantic Tractor LLC, is hosting an Ag Showcase at the UMES Research and Education Farm on Stewart Neck Road …
DELMARVA — The Bridge, a Delmarva-based radio station serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and South Jersey, has tapped Mandy Wallace to be community engagement specialist …
DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Flyover Fun Park, LLC, to celebrate this brand-new family indoor playground.   The ceremony …
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Rehoboth – Dewey Chamber  to hold movies, bonfires at the beach

DEWEY BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host weekly movies and bonfires. The movies and …

Bargains on the Broadkill returns with Great Duck Race

MILTON — Historic Milton’s Bargains on the Broadkill and the Great Duck Race will take place this year in …
Family Hauear of Dover takes a break from the heat under the umbrella with cool soft drinks.

Best Bets: The Delaware State Fair from A to Z

After a year when the Delaware State Fair went on last year albeit a bit stripped down due to COVID-19 precautions, the Downstate …
On Oct. 5, SCCA presents Bridge & Wolack, an accordion and clarinet duo who will bring a fusion of classical, jazz, and folk music.

Seaford Community Concerts to return in the fall

SEAFORD — The Seaford Community Concert Association will be returning this fall with a full lineup of nationally and …
Regan Nacrelli with her cow before dairy cattle judging at the Quillen Arena during the opening day of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Thursday.

Happy faces return: Delaware State Fair gets taste of pre-COVID normalcy

HARRINGTON — With most of the attendees not wearing facemasks, it was easy to see the broad smiles of the families and individuals …