News
CHESWOLD — Having celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday, Annie Whitehurst knows a thing or two about longevity. And, according to Ms. Whitehurst, the secret to a long life is family, faith …
DOVER — As the Delaware Division of Public Health has reported nearly 1 million vaccines administered, 29 new COVID-19 cases were announced Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 109,528 …
GEORGETOWN — County-owned property currently earmarked for parking for Sussex County employees and patrons is changing hands as part of Delaware’s new Sussex County Family Courthouse …
Coronavirus
DOVER — After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified the delta COVID-19 variant as a “Variant of Concern,” the Delaware Division of Public Health identified …
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency announced the list of community vaccination sites and pop-up testing sites …
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Kent
FREDERICA — Republicans from Frederica, Bowers Beach, Magnolia, Houston, parts of Felton and northern Milford are invited to attend the 33rd Representative District later this month. The …
Sussex
REHOBOTH BEACH — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will hold a webinar on local and national environmental justice issues Wednesday, June 23.  The webinar will be held at 6 …
Dorchester
NEAR TAYLORS ISLAND — The crew of Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation Command Trooper 6 performed an aerial rescue of a patient from a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay on June 18.Shortly …
New Castle
DOVER — House lawmakers passed two bills Thursday that would continue ongoing efforts to revamp Delaware’s criminal justice system by increasing transparency and ensuring that young …
Wicomico
Mardela High School's Class of 2021 held its commencement exercises Saturday, June 12, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. 
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 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 …
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.
Delaware
DOVER — For many families, nothing is more important than passing on traditions and values from one generation to the next — whether that be learning your family’s trade, memorizing …
MILFORD — The monthly Third Thursday late night shopping in Downtown Milford has resumed, featuring local shopping, sidewalk sales, activities, vendors and food trucks lining Walnut …
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 …
Maryland
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 …
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 …
Neighbors
GEORGETOWN — It all begins this Monday morning — the modern era in CHEER’s mission to deliver nutrition to Sussex County seniors. With three years of planning, fundraising and …
LEWES — With the approval of Lewes City Council and support from local residents, a charitable fund at the Greater Lewes Foundation proposes to pay for a historic town clock to be installed at …
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. …
Nation
BEIJING — China has announced that more than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the country. The National Health Commission did not say Sunday how many people had been …
'Protected them to death': Elder-care COVID rules under fire Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California, Earlier this month, they and a …
WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — A driver slammed into spectators Saturday at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, injuring at least two people. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis confirmed …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the …
World
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's version of a trial of the century gets under way this week when a relative of King Abdullah II and a former chief of the royal court are ushered into the defendants' …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world’s most …
VIENNA (AP) — Further talks between Iran and global powers were planned Sunday to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was later …
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical …
Business
WILMINGTON — Barnes & Thornburg has added eight prominent lawyers, consultants and staff in Delaware, including partners Thomas McGonigle, Shawn Tucker and Michael Maimone.  Top …
 WILMINGTON — As part of celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, United Way of Delaware recently named DuPont and its employees as recipients of the “Diamond Anniversary …
WILMINGTON — Ginger Weiss as the 2021 Driving Force Award awardee for The Fund for Women at the Delaware Community Foundation. The Driving Force Award is presented annually to a founder or …
WILMINGTON — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Literacy Delaware a $5,000 grant to support adult literacy programming in Sussex County.  This grant is part of the …
Things to Do

St. Peter’s 55th annual Art Show slated for July 3

LEWES — St. Peter’s 55th Annual Art Show will take place on July 3. The show will 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second and Market …

Burgers and Brew fundraiser to be held July 6

CAMDEN — Hosted by the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge 203 Valued Veterans Activity Group wiil host “Burgers and Brew” on …
June Jam co-founder and president Bob Hartley with his dog Cookie stands in front of the main stage at G & R Campground near Houston on Thursday.

Best Bets: June Jam on search to answer musical question

In a year when most music festivals took 2020 off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show went on for June Jam, albeit a little …

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 …