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Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
ANNAPOLIS — Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.Their letter to leaders of the U.S. House and …
MILFORD — City Council is moving through the annexation process for about 2 acres of land on the east side of South Rehoboth Boulevard.
Coronavirus
DOVER — Fully vaccinated individuals can stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings, per new guidance announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and …
DOVER — CVS Health announced COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 pharmacy locations nationwide, including eight …
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Kent
DOVER — Continuing his effort to ensure the city receives more money from the American Rescue Plan Act, Mayor Robin Christiansen might be filing a federal lawsuit.
Sussex
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare has updated its visitor restrictions to allow inpatients to have one well visitor between 1 and 9 p.m. at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. This includes …
Dorchester
EASTON — On May 11, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office reported an oil spill on the Tred Avon River near Easton Point. Later estimate put the amount at 1,286 gallons of red diesel spread …
New Castle
DOVER — Legislation passed by the House on party lines Thursday would eliminate a separate lower minimum wage for youth workers and those in training. House Bill 88 would remove from state …
Wicomico
Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies were held recently, outdoors at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Dr. Steven E. Leonard, President and CEO of TidalHealth, addressed the …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — A Somerset County jury on May 12 found Princess Anne’s former town manager guilty of felony theft and theft scheme after more than $100,000 in cash was diverted from bank …
Sports
Smyrna’s Kailah Crews competes in the girls 100 meter hurdles during the Henlopen Conference Track Championship Finals at Lake Forest High School in Felton on Friday.

Local roundup: Eagles sweep Henlopen track meet titles

Smyrna High swept both the boys’ and girls’ team championships as the Henlopen Conference track & field championships concluded at …
Lady Bulldog freshman pitcher Kylee Hill celebrates as she strikes out the last batter for a 4-3 win over Smyrna..

Hill strikes out 8 in Laurel’s 4-3 Henlopen title win over Smyrna

SMYRNA — It’s no secret that off speed is one of Kylee Hill’s biggest strengths in the pitcher’s …
Ty Gibbs

NASCAR at Dover notebook: A tiring triumph — Gibbs dominates tire-plagued ARCA race

DOVER — Redemption was on Ty Gibbs’ mind as he got NASCAR’s weekend tripleheader of racing at Dover International …
Katie Robb

Local college notebook: Robb bowls her way into DelState history

DOVER — On paper, Katie Robb was the top bowler in the final four of the national tournament. But the Delaware State junior …
Kevin Harvick

Taming the Monster: Over time, Harvick has learned to enjoy Dover’s challenge

DOVER — Over the first half of Kevin Harvick’s career, he was never really one of the drivers mentioned when it came to …
Delaware
GEORGETOWN — The town’s public water supply remains under the microscope amid ongoing efforts to determine migration and a possible source of volatile organic compounds.
DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners decided Tuesday to provide $300,000 in grants to area law enforcement agencies. Of the $300,000, a third will be given to the Delaware State …
DOVER — The tulips that have beautified the city of Dover this spring will be given away in a drive-thru fashion at the Pitts Center on June 5 from 9 a.m. until noon. City officials request …
Maryland
WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Records show the Maryland man who killed three people, set fire to his home and was fatally shot by responding officers last weekend had contacted 911 dispatchers at least 120 …
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea agreement on Wednesday that called for 15 to 21 years in prison for a man authorities described as the world’s largest purveyor of child …
WASHINGTON — Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last week announced 16 additions to the National Park Service’s National …
Neighbors
MILLSBORO -- On May 11, Millsboro Lions met at Ocean Grill and inducted three new members. Inducted at the meeting were Bob Sawyer, Jasmine Fogarty and Suni Guyni. The next meeting will be May …
GEORGETOWN — Passerby curiosity and a warm invite have brought a nostalgic chapter of Americana retail to the Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum. Carriages have been removed and the former Quonset hut storage barn has been transformed, renovated from top to bottom to make way for Maurice Sanger’s step-back-in-time exhibit that brings the Western Auto era to life.
Thursday, May 13, 1965 -- Wicomico County’s schools are on track to be fully desegregated by September 1967. Under a plan that has been approved by the federal government to ensure …
Nation
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which …
Stocks were solidly higher in morning trading Friday, but the market is still on track to end the week in the red after three days of steep drops earlier in the week. Investors continue to focus on …
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Protests over George Floyd's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police were raging across the country last June when a Democratic lawmaker took to the floor of the …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top health official was compelled to resign Thursday after the city's mayor said he learned human remains from the 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black …
World
BEIJING (AP) — China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space program. The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that the lander had touched …
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians living along Gaza's northern and eastern borders are fleeing intense Israeli bombardment. Families …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Just after midnight Friday, the Israeli military put out an ominous statement to the media: “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.” The terse …
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip was pounded this week by hundreds of Israeli strikes from sea, land and air, while the enclave's militant Hamas rulers fired hundreds of rockets into …
Business
REHOBOTH BEACH — Volunteers and local businesses were honored this month as part of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce's award presentation. Beebe Healthcare was named the …
MILFORD — With the mission to make Milford the “best place to live, work and play,” Sara Pletcher has joined the city’s staff in the newly created role of economic-development and community-engagement administrator.
DOVER — With the Colonial Pipeline still reeling from the effects of a cyberattack that shut it down Friday, motorists in East Coast markets — including Delaware — are feeling pain at the pump.
DOVER — When it comes to comfort food consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears as if the wing was king. However, the increased demand for chicken wings over the past 14 months has led to a nationwide shortage of the small but versatile pieces of poultry, which, when seasoned with hot sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon pepper or a variety of dry rubs, are often the perfect companion to a night out or a sporting event.
Things to Do

Delaware Sea Grant kicks off webinar series

NEWARK — At the Delaware beaches, locally grown oysters are beginning to reappear on menus as premium products available for …
The city of Rehoboth Beach has announced that its fireworks show will take place July 3. In addition to fireworks, the celebration include two performances by The Funsters.

Rehoboth Beach fireworks are a go for July 3

REHOBOTH BEACH — The city’s Fourth of July fireworks display will launch as scheduled July 3.
The Sankofa Steel Drum Ensemble performs during African American History Live at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center in Dover.

Sankofa offers African drum and dance for beginners

DOVER — The Sankofa African Drum and Dance Co. will offer a beginners' African drum and dance class later this month.

30th annual Lewes Garden Tour slated for June 19

LEWES — The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will sponsor its 30th annual Lewes Garden Tour in June. The event will …
Support for local and state police at a July 2020 rally in Georgetown drew an estimated 500 people to The Circle. A similar event is set for Monday there.

Rally to show law enforcement appreciation in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — This year, May 9-15 marks the observance of National Police Week. In conjunction, on Monday, appreciation and …