News
DOVER — Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 can call Delaware 211, and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email …
CAMDEN-WYOMING — A 74-year-old Camden-Wyoming man was fatally struck by a vehicle while mowing the ditch in front of his home Saturday night, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary …
HARTLY — A wanted 61-year-old Hartly man was located, arrested and charged Saturday regarding alleged violations of a domestic violence protective order, Delaware State Police spokesman Master …
Coronavirus
DOVER — Starting next week, the Delaware Division of Public Health in partnership with the Delaware National Guard are launching mobile units to offer COVID-19 vaccines in underserved …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health said there have been a total of 367 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in Delaware among those fully vaccinated. A breakthrough case is defined as …
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DOVER — As the United States is confronted with an ever-growing surplus of the COVID-19 vaccines, Delaware is one of several states turning down doses from the federal government due to its …
Sussex
MILLSBORO — It didn’t take long at all to tabulate results of the Town of Millsboro’s 2021 municipal election Saturday. A total of 39 votes were cast in the six-hour voting …
Dorchester
TODDVILLE — On June 9, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Toddville Back Street for a reported school bus in a ditch. Upon arrival, it was learned that Bus …
New Castle
WILMINGTON — A 64-year-old California man was indicted on two charges for allegedly mailing threatening communications in Delaware, United States Attorney David C. Weiss announced …
Wicomico
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College have established a financial incentive for recent graduates of the two-year school in Salisbury to continue …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — The Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council has selected Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, as its 2021 recipient of the Lower Shore …
Sports
Gold team quarterback Aidan Sanchez from Smyrna High School practices on Sunday at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden.

Golden touch: Smyrna's Sanchez, Smith a winning pair

CAMDEN — Aidan Sanchez lifts his arm up beside his head, then brings it down to the ground as far as it will go to make his …
Quarterback Cameron Edge already has 18 Division I college offers, including ones from some of the biggest programs in the country.

Talented quarterback Edge returns to Smyrna

SMYRNA — A couple times in his life, Cameron Edge made some big choices based on what was best for him. This time, though, the …
The way the 2020 Wesley men's basketball season ended, at the start of the pandemic and with Coach Dean Burrows dealing with health issues, the team members all went their separate ways when the campaign finished.

Local college notebook: Wesley rings mean a little bit more

Dean Burrows didn’t really plan it this way. But when Wesley College’s 2020 Atlantic East Conference championship rings …
Middletown High grad Isiah Mitchell played defensive back at Wesley for the last two years after transferring from Stony Brook.

Mitchell going to DSU as ex-Wolverines find new homes

DOVER — None of this is easy, of course. In a perfect world, Isiah Mitchell would be getting ready for his senior football …
Charlie Kitchen

Local roundup: Hen lax star Kitchen signs deal with NLL’s Albany FireWolves

Delaware men’s lacrosse standout Charlie Kitchen signed a professional contract with the Albany FireWolves of the National …
Delaware
GEORGETOWN — The challenge with designing the massive new Sussex County Family Court is blending similarity to existing historic structures in downtown Georgetown with a 21st-century scheme.
SEAFORD — COVID-19 has impacted people in various ways. For Steve Hammell, it has basically been a roller coaster ride.
DOVER — A 20-year-old Felton woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder after a shooting death hours earlier, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A neo-Nazi group member whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges and …
TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — A plump robin wearing a tiny metal backpack with an antenna hops around a suburban yard in Takoma Park, then plucks a cicada from the ground for a snack. Ecologist Emily …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper told a state psychiatrist he wanted to destroy a building “Timothy McVeigh-style” and that there was “no …
Neighbors
OCEAN VIEW - When the Ocean View Historical Society was a fledgling organization in 2008, it restored the 1860 Tunnell West House, a gift from the town, and the 1889 post office, a gift from a local …
Tuesday, June 10, 1969 -- Opponents have stepped up their efforts to block the Salisbury City Council’s effort to annex 522 acres in the city’s eastern suburbs. On Monday, the council …
REHOBOTH BEACH — An upcoming raffle will support downtown restaurants and the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Nation
BERLIN — Germany has recorded its lowest number of new daily coronavirus infections in nearly nine months, and officials are floating the possibility of loosening mask-wearing rules. The Robert …
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Houston …
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he …
4:45 p.m. The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local): Israel’s designated prime minister, Naftali Bennett, says that renewing the international nuclear deal with Iran will …
CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain wants further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that at the moment the country doesn’t believe …
World
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Central and Eastern European nations are anxious about the coming summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wary of what they see as …
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. He's a religious Jew who made …
TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese …
Business
DOVER — Retirement is supposed to be a chance for individuals to use their free time as they wish, relying on decades of savings, plus some government benefits, to support themselves without worrying about making ends meet.
LAUREL — With the COVID-19 pandemic taking food off many families’ tables over the past year, the Vincent family of Laurel decided to lend a hand by participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
COLLEGE PARK — New start-up and potential aquaculture farmers will soon have use of an online business planning tool that will provide foresight into their likelihood of success. Matt Parker, …
MILLSBORO — Via zoning change, the town is raising the roof in anticipation of health care facilities locating within its corporate limits. At its Monday meeting, Millsboro’s mayor and Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance specific to the highway commercial zoning district that will raise the height limit from a maximum of 35 feet (three stories) to a maximum of 60 feet (five stories) for a hospital, medical care facility, medical clinic, health care facility or surgical center.
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Comedian Julia Scotti, best known for being a quarterfinalist on "America's Got Talent" in 2016, will perform at the Milton Theatre June 18 as part of Milton Pride activities. She is also the subject of a new documentary entitled "Julia Scotti: Funny That Way," which details her journey as a transgender female.

Best Bets: Comedian Scotti to perform for Milton Pride month

There aren’t too many second acts in life like Julia Scotti is getting. Having turned 69 earlier this month, Ms. Scotti rose to …
Milton Pride goes into full swing this month, and the community has shown support for the festival by displaying rainbow flags in front of their homes and businesses. Milton Pride celebrates diversity with events throughout June.

Milton Theatre kicks off monthlong Pride celebration

MILTON — Rainbow flags adorn countless homes and storefronts, as Milton is holding its LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations in June.
The classic rock band 38 Special will play the Delaware State Fair on July 30.

Delaware State Fair announces two more concerts, clarifies COVID policy

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair announced Wednesday two new shows to round out its 2021 concert schedule and clarified its …
CleanupCelebration3-MCleryKelly Quinn cuts the anniversary cake during Delaware's Coastal Cleanup 30th Anniversary party in Slaughter Beach on Friday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Slaughter Beach topic of 2nd Friday

MILFORD — The 2nd Friday event, taking place this week at 7 p.m., will be on the history of Slaughter Beach.
The popular live show "Mr. Moribund's Theatre of Terror" will be returning to the Riverfront Theater in Milford on July 30 and 31, with a showing of the classic 1968 Godzilla film "Destroy All Monsters."

Mr. Moribund to return to Riverfront Theater

MILFORD — The popular live show "Mr. Moribund's Theatre of Terror" will be returning to the Riverfront Theater this July, with a …