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Mardela High School's Class of 2021 held its commencement exercises Saturday, June 12, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. 
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 …
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 …
Coronavirus
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 …
DOVER — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced a second round of funding through the Health Care Relief Fund to support Delaware health care …
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Kent
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 …
Sussex
LEWES — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman was critically injured when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a truck Thursday evening. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather …
Dorchester
OCEAN CITY — On June 16 at approximately 3:47 a.m., Ocean City police officers responded to the 100 block of 27th Street for a report of an armed robbery. Upon the officer’s arrival, …
New Castle
DOVER — Lawmakers from the 151st Delaware General Assembly unveiled plans for a new equal rights amendment to the state’s constitution, which would increase protections for LGBTQ+ …
Wicomico
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 …
Somerset
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Andy Harris (R) was one of 21 House Republicans who voted against legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol …
Sports
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.
South team’s Zarek Kolakowski of Smyrna gets a stick across the neck by North team’s Ryan Gordon of Mt. Pleasant in the first half of the Delaware boys' lacrosse All-Star game at DE Turf on Tuesday.

Photo Gallery: Boys' Lacrosse All-Star games

The Delaware boys' lacrosse All-Star game was played at DE Turf Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Sussex Central’s Caden Collins (76) won two football state championships during his high school career with the Golden Knights. He is one of five Sussex Central players who will participate in Friday’s Blue-Gold senior all-star football game.

Sussex Central will have five players in Friday’s Blue-Gold game

CAMDEN — Winning a state championship is nice. Winning two state championships over a three-year span is even better. But …
Delaware
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 …
MILLSBORO — Town of Millsboro property owners will see a slight increase in their tax bill for the coming fiscal year. Included in the town’s FY2022 balanced budget adopted June 7 by …
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 …
CRISFIELD — The Crisfield 1044 Elks celebrated Flag Day one day early with a ceremony at the flagpole outside the Crisfield Fire Department. Exalted Ruler Erik Emely said it’s a day to …
Neighbors
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. …
ELLENDALE — The New Hope Recreation and Development Center has been awarded a $5,000 FACES grant from the 2021 Freeman Foundation. A news release states, this award allows NHRDC to fund the …
Nation
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Searchers combed a North Carolina river Friday for two missing tubers after a family on a recreational float went over a dam, resulting in three deaths and the rescue of four …
Stocks were broadly lower Friday after a Federal Reserve official said that the nation’s central bank might need to raise interest rates as early as next year, sooner than the Fed’s latest …
PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, …
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The measures …
Every year, Hollywood inevitably comes under criticism for its lack of racial diversity. But another lesser-known yet still pervasive problem also resurfaces: the lack of diversity in skin …
World
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iranian state TV showed people streaming to cast their ballots Friday and news anchors praised them for coming out to vote, very different scenes played out on …
PARIS (AP) — The double-cheeked embrace that was a customary greeting in France before the coronavirus pandemic saw it largely abandoned as a potential kiss of death is back with a presidential …
Business
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 …
Small businesses across the First State are preparing for the financial boost of the summer season — but business owner Courtney Sunborn is particularly excited about the passage of legislation …
DOVER — NCALL, in collaboration with the local chapter of National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Realtist Association of Delaware, is celebration June’s National Homeownership Month …
MILLVILLE — Evans Farm, a controversial multi-family apartment development proposed in the Millville/Ocean View area, Tuesday received narrow passage from Sussex County Council. By 3-2 …
Things to Do

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 …
This month’s theme is Paw Prints – so grab a leash and the pooch – and head on out to Downtown Salisbury.

Bring your pet along to this week's 3rd Friday

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury will be held outdoors, with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music and …