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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 …
DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Saturday night in 400 block of Barrister Place. When officers responded to the scene for a report …
DEWEY BEACH — A Dewey Beach police officer was in stable condition Sunday after being knocked unconscious on Saturday night, Dewey Beach police said. The incident began near the Starboard …
Coronavirus
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%, …
DOVER — Now that the first installment of the $350 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding allocated to governments across the nation has been delivered, the challenge locally is …
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Kent
DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Saturday morning in the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive. When officers arrived on the scene they …
Sussex
LEWES — Annexation into the city of Lewes looms as the linchpin for a manufactured home community coping with raw sewage that poses public health concerns and potential groundwater …
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
DOVER – Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network is hosting a series of free Know Your Rights Seminars, beginning on Wednesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., via Zoom and live streamed on Facebook …
Wicomico
The 80th National Folk Festival has unveiled details about the Maryland Traditions Family Folklife Area program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople, and demonstrators who will be …
Somerset
BERLIN — The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has awarded the Beach to Bay Heritage Area nearly $167,000 in funding for projects totaling $346,000. Projects receiving funding …
Sports

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 …
The members of the Camden-Wyoming Major League team are: Dane Hiser, Brody Hinkle, Zayne Collins, Kingston Noel, Makai Parker, Shane Powell, Finn Dyer, Jacob Madden, Quin Collins, Jay Sanchez, Cam Allen, James Suhbrier and Jaxon Timmons. Manager Ken Powell and coaches Mike Collins and Chad Collins.

After district title, Camden-Wyoming has a chance at more history

WYOMING — Ken Powell has been around long enough to know that what Camden-Wyoming accomplished on Thursday doesn’t happen every …
Delaware
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 …
SEAFORD — The Seaford Community Concert Association will be returning this fall with a full lineup of nationally and internationally touring artists. It will be more than 600 days between the …
A program that helps students in southern Delaware catch up on their studies over the summer is back to meeting in person after going fully remote last year. Being back together makes a big …
Maryland
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 …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The gunman found criminally responsible for killing five people at a Maryland newspaper is scheduled to be sentenced in September. The Capital Gazette that sentencing for …
Neighbors
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 …
REHOBOTH BEACH — The City of Rehoboth is looking for the one — its next Christmas tree. Each year, on the Friday following Thanksgiving, the City of Rehoboth Beach hosts a community …
Nation
Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer …
Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority …
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained …
Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as …
The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman cruised …
World
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ NBC says an estimated 17 million …
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia early Sunday after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others — some of them …
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town …
BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon In-fa hit China's east coast south of Shanghai on Sunday after people living near the sea were evacuated, airline flights and trains were canceled and the public was ordered …
Business
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 …
GEORGETOWN — The Sussex Conservation District recently held an open house and dedication ceremony for the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center. Over 100 guests, state and local …
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 …
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 …
Janet Bobola-Butler, left, stands next to her son Jarrett Butler, center, as he was honored by the Delaware legislators and by the Delaware State Fair board members for his efforts with help getting ADA compliant bathrooms and a handicapped trolley bus for the disabled during the opening day of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Thursday.

Butler honored as Delaware State Fair opens improved facilities for disabled

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair has always been a magical week for Jarrett Butler, even from the seat of a …