News
The Wicomico County Council has selected seven residents with diverse backgrounds to serve on a Redistricting Commission that will draw new district lines for the 2022 election. The panel is …
DOVER — She described the decision to cancel as an “incredibly sad” one but necessary nonetheless. Out of an abundance of caution due to recently rising COVID-19 numbers, this year’s Camp Fury Delaware event won’t be held, director Sarah Highberger said Tuesday.
WILMINGTON — A 49-year-old Harrington woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally failing to pay employment taxes on behalf of a local business, U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss announced.
Coronavirus
DOVER — All three of Delaware’s counties have reached “substantial” rates of COVID-19 transmission, according to data from the U.S. …
The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to dominate the positive variant strains of the virus in Delaware, with 24 new cases detected this past week and an overall total of 55 cases in the …
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Kent
DOVER — A 29-year-old Maryland man was charged with firearms offenses following a domestic-related investigation Monday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
Sussex
WILMINGTON — Paul A. Fioravanti Jr. was sworn in for his first term as vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery on Monday outside the Delaware Art Museum. This ceremony was postponed from March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dorchester
CAMBRIDGE — Dr. Sara Coulbourn and her staff at Dorchester Family Medicine were praised Friday for their extraordinary efforts and success in vaccinating patients against COVID-19. Executive …
New Castle
Former Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey was appointed the new Delaware Department of Correction deputy commissioner on Monday. Effective immediately, Mr. Mailey is the second-in-command at the …
Wicomico
The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors will host their 61st annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show this weekend -- Aug. 6-8 -- at their showgrounds located on Route 313 between …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — In a recent election outgoing President the Rev. Charles Bagley nominated and members elected Dr. Kirkland J. Hall Sr. to serve as the new leader of the Somerset County Branch …
Sports
Loveita Moffett

Loveita Moffett is Smyrna High’s new field hockey coach

SMYRNA — Loveita Moffett has missed being a high school field hockey coach for the past decade. But it’s not like the busy …
Hellabalou captured the $375,000 final of the 55th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday at The Meadows.

Hellabalou pulls off big win at The Meadows

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Hellabalou used a pocket trip to pull off an 81-1 upset in a Meadowlands Pace elimination earlier this …
Elijah Sessoms of Dover (88) has verbally committed to the University of Delaware.

Local Roundup: Watson earns 4th straight win at Delaware International Speedway

The hot streak continued for Jordan Watson in the Delaware Dirt Modified division as he picked up his fourth consecutive victory of …
If you plan to play fall sports you'll need a physical before conditioning starts this month.

Sports physicals for Somerset County students offered for no out-of-pocket cost by Chesapeake Health Care

PRINCESS ANNE — Chesapeake Health Care is offering sports physicals for Somerset County students at its Princess Anne center for …
James Suhrbier of Camden-Wyoming connects for a single against Canal Saturday..

Local roundup: Canal tops C-W for Major state crown

Canal blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, on Saturday evening to wrap up the state championship in Major League baseball. The District II …
Delaware
National Night Out actitvies were held Tuesday in Dover, Newark and Georgetown. Traditionally observed the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is structured as an …
MILLSBORO — Residential and business growth is expanding fire service to the western side of town. The Millsboro Fire Co. has plans for its first substation, at the corner of Del. 24 and Lewis Road. It is just outside town limits, not far from the Plantation Lakes community.
DOVER — Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on employment, it has also pushed back access to medical services, as many have had to sacrifice health care to pay rent or buy groceries.
Maryland
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the 2016 death of a Black woman shot by Baltimore County police after a standoff she posted on social media, a county official and attorneys for …
BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of a Maryland woman who unwittingly spurred a research bonanza when her cancer cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 has hired a prominent civil rights lawyer …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Investigators in Maryland's Baltimore County have arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman in connection to the deaths of her young niece and nephew who were found dead in a car …
Neighbors
PRINCESS ANNE — Downtown Princess Anne is the place to be if you’re a crafter or appreciate handmade items. The Clever Crafters Princess Anne Craft Show starts Saturday, Aug. 14 from …
There’s a gentleness, compassion in her voice when Alane Capen recalls making wishes come true for  men and women -- even a teen-age girl -- who were in hospice care. The retiring …
Monday, Aug. 5, 1974 -- A 32-year-old former train engineer with the Penn Central line has put together a proposal to purchase the bankrupt line’s 511-mile Delmarva Peninsula system. Mark E. …
Nation
As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021′s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s …
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida rose to an all-time high of 11,515 patients in one day, according to data the U.S. Department of Health and …
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they …
SYDNEY — Australia's Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due to an associated downturn in domestic …
World
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who seized a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the targeted ship on Wednesday, the British navy reported, …
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced Tuesday mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in …
TOKYO (AP) — Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport. She had hoped to further her efforts with a strong …
KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Equestrian jumpers aren't keen on surprises. Neither are the horses, and it takes years of training to keep them from getting spooked. Of course, no horse in Tuesday …
Business
NEW CASTLE — Heather K. Baldini of Sea Isle City, New Jersey, will serve as the new commissioner of the Delaware River & Bay Authority.
DOVER — Bob’s Discount Furniture opened its doors at the North Dover Center at 1061 Dupont Highway — the site of the former Toys R Us store — in the beginning of July.
PRINCESS ANNE — In anticipation of Jamaican Independence Day, the Washington Inn & Tavern, located in the Main Street Princess Anne District, forged a unique partnership with University of …
MILLSBORO — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently served Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc. a notice of violation after an excavation contractor damaged piping, enabling treated effluent to make its way into Swan Creek.
Things to Do
Children enjoy painting pumpkins at The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE. Pumpkin painting will once again be part of the fun this year.

Big Draw Festival plans five October events in Milford

MILFORD — The 2021 Big Draw Festival DE is part of an annual event celebrated in more than 25 countries during October, and this …

Main Street in Newark to close for National Night Out

NEWARK — East Main Street will be closed from 3-10 p.m. Tuesday for National Night Out.
The Fig Tree Band will return to play at this week’s First Friday festivities in downtown Dover. They last performed at Dover at the Schwartz Center last November.

August First Friday set to bring the fun to Dover

DOVER — The Fig Tree Band, a four-piece ensemble of students from Delaware State University, the University of Delaware and Maryland …

Zach Williams' Delaware State Fair concert canceled

HARRINGTON —  Zach Williams's Delaware State Fair concert has been canceled after the performer contracted COVID-19 and must …
The Wyoming Peach Festival Band marches down Camden-Wyoming Avenue in 2019.

Best Bets: Plenty ahead for Delaware festival fans

Now that the Delaware State Fair is winding down, with its final days today and Saturday in Harrington, it’s time to turn to the …