News
PHILADELPHIA — A North Carolina farm labor contractor that hired temporary workers to pick and pack melons in southern Delaware violated federal law when it employed them in jobs not listed in …
MILLSBORO – The town of Millsboro’s new 1 million-gallon water tank on the White Farm property off Hardscrabble Road failed to hit the scheduled mid-July completion date. Town leaders …
WILMINGTON — A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment Tuesday charging a 23-year-old Millsboro man with possession of four destructive devices and an AK-47 with an altered serial …
Coronavirus
DOVER — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Delaware, state officials are encouraging unvaccinated individuals to get tested once a week.
Local health officials are seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases as the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus spreads mostly among unvaccinated people. In the last two weeks, cases in Wicomico …
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Kent
DOVER — A 20-year-old Dover man was charged with firearm and drug offenses after being stopped while driving an off-highway vehicle (dirt bike) Tuesday night, authorities said. According to …
Sussex
DOVER — Now in its third year of hosting cohorts of students from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bayhealth recently welcomed this year’s group at a meet-and-greet breakfast.
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
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.
Wicomico
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 …
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

Wicomico Recreation: Girls softball league is back this fall

The Wicomico County Fair is back at WinterPlace Park for the weekend of Aug. 20-22. Check out all the fun activities and events …
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 …
Delaware
DOVER — A 43-year-old Dover man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly being found in possession of a handgun when contacted by officers regarding a separate criminal investigation, Dover …
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 …
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.
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has fired its principal flutist, months after distancing itself from her social media posts that questioned the safety of the coronavirus vaccines, …
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 …
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
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's legislative leaders signaled Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could swiftly face an impeachment trial if he doesn't resign, while a growing number of prosecutors also …
MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Louisiana State Police brass obstructed justice to protect the troopers seen on punching, dragging and stunning Black motorist …
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cedric Daniels and Joshua Bradstreet Contreras didn't think they really needed the coronavirus vaccine. After all, the uncle and nephew are both young — 37 and 22, …
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 …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for next year's …
World
MARMARIS, Turkey (AP) — A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached inside the plant, a mayor …
VARIBOBI, Greece (AP) — Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday amid heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire and fire crews fought elsewhere to keep flames away from the …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government is introducing a contentious new policy in which coronavirus patients with moderate symptoms will isolate at home instead of in hospitals, as new cases surge in …
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, a grim milestone in a country struggling with its worst pandemic wave fueled by the delta variant, amid …
Business
In partnership with the Greater Salisbury Committee, the Women's Leadership Council has been established as a community resource for professional women on the Shore. The council serves to inspire …
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.
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.
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 …

Somerset inn to help celebrate Jamaican Independence Day

PRINCESS ANNE — In anticipation of Jamaican Independence Day, the Washington Inn & Tavern, located in the Main Street Princess Anne …

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 …