News
MAGNOLIA — A wanted 44-year-old Magnolia man was located and charged with firearm offenses Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Denano J. Blair had …
BRIDGEVILLE — Sand Hill Road, between Del. 404 and Trinity Church Road will be closed from 6 a.m. Aug. 16 until 5 p.m. Aug. 24 for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe for better drainage.
CAMBRIDGE — On Aug. 4 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the 600 block of Pine Street in reference to a subject shot. Upon arrival, officers noticed a man lying in the …
Coronavirus
DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware surpassed 50 for the first time since June 2. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 53 hospitalizations in …
DOVER — Just when people were getting used to seeing each other’s faces again, some stores are bringing back mask requirements for their employees — and strongly recommending them for their customers — as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge.
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DOVER — A loaded handgun was located during a Wednesday traffic stop that brought the arrest of a 35-year-old Dover man, authorities said.
Sussex
SEAFORD — A 35-year-old Laurel man was arrested on weapon, drug and traffic charges following a vehicle stop Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Dorchester
SALISBURY — The Ward Museum’s one-of-a-kind, one-day folklife festival is back and in-person this year and it’s totally free to attend. The Delmarvalous Festival is a fun …
New Castle
DOVER — Bayhealth has received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America to support Bayhealth’s Graduate Medical Education programs, which are bringing resident physicians to the area and bolstering access to health care services for central and southern Delawareans. 
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
CRISFIELD — The 2021 Little Miss & Mr. Crustacean contestants would like to commemorate the origin of the National Hard Crab Derby and “Welcome Back” the past general chairmen …
Sports

Beach volleyball program at UMES moved to start in the spring of 2023

PRINESS ANNE - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Department has been forced to make the difficult decision to push …

Painful ending is good place to start for Hens’ Kroll

NEWARK — David Kroll couldn’t believe it. The big Delaware offensive lineman had never been hurt before. And now here was …

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 …
Delaware
MILFORD — A 34-year-old Milford man was arrested on multiple felony charges Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
DOVER — A 16-year-old male wanted by police in New York on a murder charge was taken into custody at a residence in Dover on Wednesday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
MILLSBORO — Change is being sought in plans for South Shore — the final residential phase for the resort community of Plantation Lakes. At its September meeting, Millsboro Town Council may render its decision on developer Lennar’s rezoning request — medium-density residential to high-density residential — and its hope for a modification that would allow 753 units comprised of a mix of town homes, attached villa lots and single-family homes.
Maryland
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A $3 million settlement has been reached in the 2016 death of a Black woman shot by Baltimore County police after a standoff, a county official and attorneys for the woman’s …
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in Maryland that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts, family members said. Jordan …
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, …
Neighbors
CRISFIELD — Operation Christmas Child as the name says is all about making Christmas brighter for children around the world. But did you know you can start now with your back-to-school shopping …
PRINCESS ANNE — Pure Word Bible Church, located at 11350 Stewart Neck Road in Princess Anne is hosting another "Free Community Give-away" on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 to noon or as …
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 …
Nation
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all international visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. That’s according to a White …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It didn't take much for the White House to set Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis off. As coronavirus cases rise across the Sun Belt, President Joe Biden asked GOP governors to …
Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine -- offering its shot to developing countries …
NEW YORK (AP) — Violated, demeaned, humiliated, a horror movie: Those are some of the words 11 women used to describe how Gov. Andrew Cuomo made them feel when he touched, kissed or hugged them or …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karen Colby thought she could make it through an unprecedented Pacific Northwest heat wave with a little help from her neighbor, who dribbled cold water on her head and …
World
WAD EL HILU, Sudan (AP) — From time to time, a body floating down the river separating Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region from Sudan was a silent reminder of in the shadows. But in recent days, …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes …
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday escalated its response to rocket attacks this week by launching rare airstrikes on Lebanon, the army said. The army said in a statement that jets …
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. The …
Business
BALTIMORE — On Aug. 3, US Wind, Inc. (“US Wind”), Maryland’s leader in offshore wind development, announced major steps forward in the development of offshore wind energy for …
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.
Things to Do
Delaware State News/Glenn Rolfe  Possum Point Players Community Theatre is located at 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.

Possum Juniors debut mystery play

GEORGETOWN — Making a world debut at Possum Hall, “Sincerely, Francis Ochidere” is the Possum Point Players Juniors …

‘Healing Beyond Bullies & Bullets’ is Saturday in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — A gun violence-prevention event called “Healing Beyond Bullies & Bullets” will be held Saturday at Brown-Burton …
The members of the Funsters perform during the POP-UP Rock Bands Reunion at the Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes on August 1, 2021.

Photo Gallery: Local bands join forces for The POP-UP Rock Bands Reunion

Local musicians from the bands Jack of Diamonds, Eighth Day, The Funsters, The Gone Boys, Somebody’s Home and Jude Saiya Derr …
Children pet Roy, the Dover Police Department’s new therapy dog, as his handler officer Lee Killen kneels during National Night Out at Dover High School on Tuesday.

Photo Gallery: National Night Out

National Night Out actitvies were held Tuesday in Dover, Newark and Georgetown. Traditionally observed the first Tuesday in …
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 …