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LEWES — A 39-year-old Lewes man was charged with felony assault after allegedly striking a male acquaintance in the face multiple times Sunday morning, authorities said.
SEAFORD — Two July 20 shootings remained under investigation Monday, Seaford police said.
DOVER — A police pursuit that began in Dover late Sunday concluded in Maryland, west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Dover man on multiple charges, authorities said.
Coronavirus
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on July 26 announced the top 10 and bottom 10 nursing home facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least one dose of a …
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 percent-positive rate increased for the fourth consecutive week. The state’s seven-day rolling average for percentage of positive tests is at 2.5%, …
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Kent
WILMINGTON — Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection when his term ends in November 2022.
Sussex
SELBYVILLE — Much-needed new playground equipment is earmarked for Phillip Showell Elementary School — one of 100 Hometowns impact projects selected nationwide in Lowe’s centennial …
Dorchester
NECK DISTRICT — A long-running struggle came to an end on July 22, when Neck District Volunteer Fire Company leaders, joined by state and local officials, unveiled the VFC’s new cell …
New Castle
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an ``unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top …
Wicomico
SALISBURY — The fight against cancer hasn’t stopped despite COVID-19 and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society continues to fund research, …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Fair kicks off this week with the Little Miss and Junior Miss Pageant on Monday and the Miss Fair Queen Pageant on Tuesday, both at 7 p.m. at the Somerset …
Sports
Lower Sussex pitcher Cierra Lewis allowed just one run and three hits while striking out six in six innings in Monday's win.

Lower Sussex softball team holds on for win

Lower Sussex had to survive a high-scoring eighth inning but found a way to stay alive in the Major League softball Eastern Regional …

Local roundup: Lower Sussex stays alive in Eastern Regional

The Lower Sussex Major League softball all-stars weren’t ready to come home just yet. The Delaware state champions scored the …

Cape Henlopen's Gelof signs with Athletics

Zack Gelof has officially started his pro baseball career with the Oakland Athletics. The Cape Henlopen High grad, who was a …
Post 2’s Thomas Leighty looks to bunt against Stahl Post 30 second inning during American Legion baseball at Dover High School on Saturday.

Local roundup: Fox Post 2 wins opener in Legion state tourney

Dover’s Fox Post 2 scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead for good before posting an 11-4 victory …
Caesar Rodney High grad James Holmes, left, started all games at linebacker for Wesley as a sophomore in 2019.

CR’s Holmes finds a new football home

CAMDEN — Salisbury was always Wesley College’s fiercest rival in football. So, of course, James Holmes and his …
Delaware
For many residents within the First State, like Judy Govatos and her family, having the right to control one’s own final wishes is crucial. Ms. Govatos, of Wilmington, lost her daughter 17 …
MILLSBORO — Last September, she took the microphone and led attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at American Legion Post 28. Proudly, she can sing …
This summer, many people are curing their pandemic blues with a relaxing day at the beach. And with the Delaware coastline busier than ever, businesses are finding it hard to keep up. Even …
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's governor honored deaf and blind swimmer Becca Meyers on Monday for courage in championing the disabled, after the three-time gold medalist withdrew from the …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the U.S. city where violent crime rates have …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s spending board Wednesday approved over half a million dollars for a man who served four years behind bars after two members of a rogue police unit arrested him on a …
Neighbors
POCOMOKE CITY — On Saturday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Delmarva Discovery Museum visitors are invited to watch wildlife artist Nash Clark work her magic with acrylic paints. Nash has a …
DOVER — At their July meeting, the Dover Lions Club inducted Dover councilman Andre Boggerty. Immediate Past District Governor Tony Lee inducted Mr. Boggerty. Mr. Boggerty's sponsor, Lions …
HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Police is requesting help from the community to name its new recruit, the third in a proud lineage of Volkswagen Beetles. Officers, along with the nameless …
Nation
Two things are increasingly evident as NFL training camps open for a season that league officials are determined to play — and finish — on time. The first is that COVID-19 vaccines, while …
California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face …
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Erratic winds and the potential for dry lightning added to the challenges facing firefighters battling California’s largest wildfire, one of numerous blazes burning …
Fauci says US headed in `wrong direction' on coronavirus WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that …
World
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have restored suspended communication channels between them and their leaders agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, despite a 2 ½ …
GORNY ULUS, Russia (AP) — The little domed tents of the volunteer firefighters in the clearing of a Siberian forest can be hard to see — even from only a few steps away — because of the choking …
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. and NATO have promised to pay $4 billion a year until 2024 to finance Afghanistan’s military and security forces, which are struggling to contain an advancing Taliban. …
TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Tom Dean contracted COVID-19 not once but twice in the run-up to the Olympics, leaving him doubting he'd make it to the national trials, never mind Tokyo. He made it to …
Business
PRINCESS ANNE – University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension, in partnership with Atlantic Tractor LLC, is hosting an Ag Showcase at the UMES Research and Education Farm on Stewart Neck Road …
DELMARVA — The Bridge, a Delmarva-based radio station serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and South Jersey, has tapped Mandy Wallace to be community engagement specialist …
DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Flyover Fun Park, LLC, to celebrate this brand-new family indoor playground.   The ceremony …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Small Business and Office of Management and Budget has launched a Market Pressure Relief Fund designed to assist state contractors facing increased costs for …
Things to Do

Rehoboth – Dewey Chamber  to hold movies, bonfires at the beach

DEWEY BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host weekly movies and bonfires. The movies and …

Bargains on the Broadkill returns with Great Duck Race

MILTON — Historic Milton’s Bargains on the Broadkill and the Great Duck Race will take place this year in …
Family Hauear of Dover takes a break from the heat under the umbrella with cool soft drinks.

Best Bets: The Delaware State Fair from A to Z

After a year when the Delaware State Fair went on last year albeit a bit stripped down due to COVID-19 precautions, the Downstate …
On Oct. 5, SCCA presents Bridge & Wolack, an accordion and clarinet duo who will bring a fusion of classical, jazz, and folk music.

Seaford Community Concerts to return in the fall

SEAFORD — The Seaford Community Concert Association will be returning this fall with a full lineup of nationally and …
Regan Nacrelli with her cow before dairy cattle judging at the Quillen Arena during the opening day of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Thursday.

Happy faces return: Delaware State Fair gets taste of pre-COVID normalcy

HARRINGTON — With most of the attendees not wearing facemasks, it was easy to see the broad smiles of the families and individuals …