News
LEWES — The Cape May-Lewes Ferry will again permit both bicyclists and foot passengers — with capacity restrictions — aboard the Delaware Bay ferry service starting Monday.
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health issued an order Thursday requiring health care/vaccination providers to administer the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series to …
DOVER — About 2,500 Delaware child care providers will have the opportunity to be vaccinated this Saturday through a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event at Dover International Speedway. It …
Coronavirus
DOVER — The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravished many different sectors of the economy has bruised — but not beaten — the capital city since its arrival in March 2020.
DOVER — Kent County Public Library will reopen its doors to the public beginning Monday at 10 a.m., while curbside service for pickup and drop-off of materials will continue through March.
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Kent
DOVER — A father and son were arrested on drug charges following an investigation into alleged drug sales from their residence, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. According to …
Sussex
Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those …
Dorchester
NECK DISTRICT — Beckwith United Methodist Church is one of the larger Methodist churches of Dorchester County. It is in the Neck District, in between Cambridge and Hudson, to the west.It …
New Castle
DOVER — Joint Finance Committee hearings wrapped up Thursday, meaning another step in the budget process is now concluded.
Wicomico
With several hours of daylight to spare, Ronnie Robbins and his son, Jason, had already docked their 36-foot deadrise workboat on Hooper’s Island and started unloading their briny …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
Sports
Smyrna’s Elijah Credle shoots against Dover’s Kendall Abrams in the first quarter at Dover on Thursday.

Local roundup: Smyrna downs Dover to finish 14-0 in North

Smyrna High polished off a perfect Henlopen North campaign with a 59-38 victory over Dover on the final night of the boys’ …
The latest members of North Dorchester High School's volleball teams are joining a winning tradition. Seen here is the 2018 squad, which made it to the Regional Championships.

Varsity, JV players named, join winning tradition at NDHS

SHILOH — Coaches at North Dorchester High School have named their varsity and junior varsity squads for the upcoming …
Drop in and play pickleball at the Dorchester Recreation Center this winter of 2021. All are invited. Times: Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Saturdays 8-10 am at Recreation Center at 515 Leonards Lane, Cambridge. Registration: on site. Program Fee: $5 Adults and $3 Children. Contact: 410-228-5578.

Rec & Parks schedules pickleball, youth soccer

The Dorchester County Recreation and Parks Board will offer the following activities. For more information, call 410-228-5578 or visit …
The Delmarva Shorebirds will be back in action this spring, with Opening Night set for May 4.

Shorebirds announce 2021 schedule, 60 at home

SALISBURY — The Delmarva Shorebirds announced on Feb. 18 their 2021 schedule featuring 60 home games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium …
Referee slams the mat to signal CR’s Jackson Dean’s pin over Andre Currie of Cape Henlopen in the 138-pound match Saturday night..   The fall came in 1:10..  Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Local high school roundup: Seven get top seeds on mat

Seven Henlopen Conference wrestlers have been awarded the top seed in their weight class for this weekend’s DIAA wrestling state …
Delaware
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex Vocational Technical School District violated the Freedom of Information Act in hiring its superintendent in November, the attorney general’s office has ruled. The …
LEWES — A 32-year-old man from Lewes has claimed the final $250,000 top prize for the instant game Six Figures.
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., was diagnosed with delusional disorder and …
Stay active, stay well
For 21 years, I have led an overnight backpacking excursion to a different wild spot in Pennsylvania on a cold, preferably snowy, winter weekend.We don’t do it to prove our mettle but to …
'Living' Black History
CAMBRIDGE — What can I say about this man, Greg Meekins? He’s like a father, a big brother, and mentor to me and so many others:Gregory Meekins is a native of Cambridge. He is the third …
Neighbors
VIENNA — Shirley Jackson joined an exclusive group last week, when she was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens’ Hall of Fame. The honor was achieved after many years of community …
FELTON — The original Buffalo Soldiers may have been instrumental in the settlement of the American West, but they’re being commemorated back east in Delaware at the new Buffalo Soldiers …
Former Salisbury Fire Chief William Emerson Higgins, 82, of Salisbury, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury. Born in Seaford, he was the son of the late …
Nation
The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report …
In one corner sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung, and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in …
South Korea administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities Friday, launching a mass immunization that health authorities hope will restore some …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to …
World
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Soldiers from Eritrea systematically killed “many hundreds” of people, the large majority men, in a massacre in late November in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Amnesty …
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease. In a …
BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one of their militiamen and wounding a number of others, an Iraqi …
Business
DOVER — Through modern technology, commercial and residential building permit applications can now be submitted to Kent County government online through the MyGovernmentOnline system.
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces applications are available through Feb. 28 for economic relief funds for the commercial seafood industry through the federal …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
MILLSBORO — It’s a matter of balancing the scales of long-range progress versus temporary inconvenience. The major eastbound artery running through downtown Millsboro is undergoing an infrastructure upgrade and a face-lift, thanks to the town's Main Street Project, an approximate $750,000 initiative that includes new waterlines, stormwater upgrades and the replacement of sidewalks with brick pavers.
Things to Do
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years, Hall of Fame induction

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on March 18 and 20 for a hybrid workshop designed to teach you how to successfully grow oysters off your own dock. For details and to register, visit cbmm.org/oystergarden.

Learn to start your own oyster garden

ST. MICHAELS — This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed …
Fort Frederick offers self-guided activity booklets, historical information, self-guided walking tours, hikes and more. There’s stuff to do at home or at the beautiful park in scenic western Maryland.

Try some good food and a bad movie!

Cooking lessonsOnline: umd.zoom.usMarch 5 at 11-11:30 a.m.Join a free adult 30-minute cooking lesson from the kitchen with healthy …

Wor-Wic to host poet Meg Eden on March 4

In honor of Women’s History Month, Wor-Wic Community College is hosting a poetry reading with Meg Eden on Thursday, March 4, at …

Delmar VFW Auxiliary hosting March 6 drive-thru

The Delmar VFW Auxiliary invites the public to pre-order homemade chicken salad and soups before Saturday for pick up on Saturday, …