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Weston Young, Wicomico County’s former Deputy Chief of Administration and Public Works Director, has been named the incoming Chief Administrative Officer for Worcester County. The Worcester …
LAUREL — A wanted 49-year-old Laurel man was arrested on criminal charges after a vehicle pursuit and eventual apprehension, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper …
DELMAR — Temporary road closures are planned Monday as the funeral of Delmar Police Department Cpl. Keith Heacook proceeds.
Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — Delaware has continued to take its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccines each week from the federal government, but if demand drops further, the state might ask for less supply.
DOVER — The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund’s Community Needs Grants program at the Delaware Community Foundation announced Thursday that it has awarded $210,000 to 21 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities statewide.
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Kent
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture received an additional round of funding to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops through USDA’s Pandemic Assis-tance …
Sussex
LEWES — Beebe Oncology Services and Hudson Fields have partnered for the second year to host the 18th Annual Miracle Mile. The event will be held Saturday, June 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. Last …
Dorchester
ADELPHI — The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously May 5 to increase tuition and dormitory fees for the 2021-22 academic year, following a freeze on tuition and fees …
New Castle
DOVER — Following Thursday’s introduction of proposed legislation aimed at curbing Delaware’s eviction rates and strengthening tenant options to contest cases, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 101 sounded optimistic about its chances for success.
Wicomico
The Salisbury Police Department has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The city’s recognition in the Tier 1 CALEA Law …
Somerset
PIKESVILLE — The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams …
Sports
The Hens’ defensive players rally around linebacker Johnny Buchanan during Friday’s walk-through in South Dakota.

Local college notebook: Hens get chance at FCS finals

NEWARK — There were so many times when this Delaware football season could have gotten off track. First, COVID-19 pushed the …
Sussex Tech’s center fielder Laniya Lewis chases down a pop fly against Smyrna in the fourth inning at Tech on Thursday.

Local roundup: Sterling homer lifts Ravens past Eagles in seventh

Megan Sterling’s two-out, three-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Sussex Tech a dramatic 5-4 walk-off softball …

Dover finds new football coach right down the road at Wesley

DOVER — The first time the Dover High football job was open, Chip Knapp was still very much the Wesley College head …
With 28 goals and seven assists this spring, Desiree Zapata has already broken Smyrna's school record for goals in a season.

Athlete of the Week: Desiree Zapata, Smyrna girls' soccer

Smyrna High soccer player Desiree Zapata was voted this week’s State News Athlete of the Week. The freshman scored five of the …

UMES Hawks have 12 representatives on the MEAC All-Time Team for indoor track

PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had six women, four men and two women’s relay teams make the Mid-Eastern …
Delaware
GEORGETOWN — The momentous proclamation commemorating abolition of slavery in America more than 150 years ago will be celebrated June 19 in the heart of Sussex County.
GEORGETOWN — Change is coming to Georgetown’s northbound U.S. 113 corridor. Auto Pros, an automotive sales-service business operated by the Scherl family since June 2013, will be closing its doors this summer, paving the way for a nonautomotive business facilitated through Silicato Development.
WILMINGTON — Kathaleen S. McCormick, a graduate of Smyrna High School, was sworn in for her first term as chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday in a private ceremony at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.
Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Civil rights advocates sued a Maryland county on Wednesday to seek the court-ordered removal of a Confederate monument from a courthouse lawn on the state's Eastern Shore, …
BALTIMORE (AP) — The owner of a Maryland physical therapy business is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to not paying more than $258,000 in federal employment taxes. Harshe …
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four …
Neighbors
LEWES — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting next Saturday, electing officers for the 2021-2022 year. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 15, …
LEWES — The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will open Saturday with lots of potted plants, wreaths, and flowers to help celebrate moms on their special day. The Farmers Market will be held …
--Thursday, May 6, 1999 Each of the five candidates for Salisbury Police Chief told their City Council interviewers that they would reduce the number of department leadership positions in favor of …
Nation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020, marking the first year-over-year loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state. State …
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district says it has responded in a “swift and serious” way to the case of a vice principal who threw beer on people who were videotaping his wife's …
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by …
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA’s Jet Propulsion …
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked …
World
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the latest in a series of violent …
BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join thousands of Colombians …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A bloody, hourslong gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum echoed into Friday, with authorities saying the police mission successfully eliminated two dozen criminals, while …
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to …
Business
WILMINGTON — Anne Harper, executive director of Delaware Nature Society, will retire at the end of June. After a total of four years of service in two different roles, Ms. Harper will be …
DOVER — Employers throughout the First State are staffing up in preparation for the loosening of COVID-19 guidelines on May 21, and anticipated demand over the summer months. To support …
GEORGETOWN — Although a March 17 public hearing by Sussex County’s Industrial Revenue Bond Committee — scheduled to address a bond-issuance request by Bioenergy Development Group DE LLC — was posted March 10, no one offered their comments.
WILMINGTON — Ann Rudolph has joined Artisans’ Bank as senior vice president in the Commercial Banking Division located at Red Clay Center at Little Falls corporate offices. Ms. …
Things to Do
From left, Terri Thompson (Isobel Lomax), Chris Baughan (Stephen Biddle) and Patrice Owens Hartung (Dolly Biddle)...

Best Bets: Kent County Theatre Guild cooks up with comedy with 'The Kitchen Witches'

Start with a heaping handful of Martha Stewart, then add a whole lot of family turmoil and a dash of Jerry Springer, and you have the …
FerrySunset-MCleryThe Cape May - Lewes Ferry passes the Breakwater Lighthouse at the Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Maritime archeology topic of Second Friday of Milford

MILFORD — The Second Friday of Milford program for Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. will be about maritime archaeology in the area.Stephanie …
Bryce, 8, studies the steamed crabs sold by Anthony Ross of Ross Crabs at the Riverwalk Farmers Market.

May days in Milford

The Riverwalk Farmers Market kicked off its season May 1. Downtown Milford Inc. President Peggy Reilly said she was excited about …
Delaware country music star Jimmie Allen will perform Monday night to raise money for the family of the late Delmar police office Keith Heacook.

Country's Allen to perform fundraising show for Heacook's family

DEWEY BEACH — Add country music star Jimmie Allen to the list of those seeking to help the family of the late Delmar Police Cpl. …

Walter L. Fox Post 2 to host Fourth of July Parade

DOVER — The American Legion, Walter L. Fox Post 2 will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade on Sunday, July 4 Participants …