News
MILFORD — Each year the Milford Rotary Club sponsors the Flags for Heroes, a national program to honor the nation’s heroes and heroes in the local community. The proceeds from Flags for …
WILMINGTON — Jewish Federation of Delaware announced that it has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and …
DOVER — Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday that a new hydrofluorocarbon regulation will be published Monday in the state's Register of Regulations, with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1
Coronavirus
DOVER — COVID-19-related hospitalizations fell by 17 to 142 as reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update Sunday, while the number of critically ill patients …
DOVER — No additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update Saturday, leaving the state’s total at 1,418 since March …
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Kent
GEORGETOWN – Brandywine Valley SPCA is scheduled to receive more dogs from winter-storm battered Texas Monday afternoon. Eighty-nine dogs from a shelter damaged by Winter Storm Uri will …
Sussex
DOVER — On Thursday, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin approved authorizing a temporary emergency variance to Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc., providing relief from certain spray irrigation operational limitations.
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Feb. 26 highlighted ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with visits to Dorchester County’s vaccination site and Hoopers …
New Castle
2020 marked the first time legislators met remotely and the first time video of the proceedings was broadcast on the General Assembly’s website. Those practices have continued this year.
Wicomico
There’s a big hole in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. Where an office building once crammed with law offices used to be, the historic facade is held in place by steel beams. In a vacant lot …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
Sports
Ty Battle

Local college roundup: UD women finish 11-0 at home

The Delaware women’s basketball team closed the regular season with a perfect home record, beating Towson 86-55 on Sunday …
Cape Henlopen’s Dalton Deevey won by decision 3-1 over Newark Charter’s Joseph Jones in the 182-pound DIAA quarterfinals.

Local high school roundup: 25 Henlopen Conference wrestlers earn state semifinals

LEWES — Another 12 Henlopen Conference wrestlers — including six from host Cape Henlopen High — advanced to the DIAA wrestling …
Jasmine Dickey

Local college roundup: Blue Hen women clinch first place in CAA

The Delaware women’s basketball team clinched its first Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in eight years …
Emily Thode of Milford looks over at head coach Don Parsley during her 106-pound match against Chris Gandolfo in the DIAA individual wrestling tournament Saturday.  Thode won the consolation bout by decision in overtime.

Local high school roundup: 13 Henlopen grapplers reach individual state semifinal

LEWES — Thirteen Henlopen Conference wrestlers reached the semifinals of the DIAA individual state wrestling tournament on …
Smyrna’s Elijah Credle shoots as Seaford’s Brent Ricketts tries to block the shot in the first quarter at Dover High School on Saturday.

Smyrna captures Henlopen Conference boys' basketball championship, defeats Seaford 59-53

DOVER — When these guys were freshmen, Smyrna High was on top of the boys’ basketball world in Delaware. While the Eagles ended …
Delaware
SMYRNA — A decade from now, Smyrna’s population could perhaps be double from the current 11,000 or so residents situated in the northern Kent County town. A host of residential and …
DOVER — Beginning Monday, , the Kent County Public Library, at 497 S. Red Haven Lane in Dover, will reopen to the public for browsing and computer use on a limited schedule: Monday – …
Black History Month
SMYRNA — While most around the Smyrna area know Barbara Wright as a longtime teacher at Smyrna Middle School and a stalwart in the school district for 48 years, she can also be considered a …
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., was diagnosed with delusional disorder and …
Stay active, stay well
For 21 years, I have led an overnight backpacking excursion to a different wild spot in Pennsylvania on a cold, preferably snowy, winter weekend.We don’t do it to prove our mettle but to …
'Living' Black History
CAMBRIDGE — What can I say about this man, Greg Meekins? He’s like a father, a big brother, and mentor to me and so many others:Gregory Meekins is a native of Cambridge. He is the third …
Neighbors
Wicomico Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin appears this week to discuss reopening schools in the face of Copvid-19, construction plans for a new school in Mardela Springs and the Board of …
Former Salisbury Fire Chief William Emerson Higgins, 82, of Salisbury, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury. In 1980, he was appointed Deputy Chief of the …
DOVER — The 14 or so individuals who are buried in an unmarked vacant lot off the south side of Sharon Hill Road, just east of Cahoon Branch Road, might still be gone — but they are no longer forgotten.
Nation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused of physically or sexually harming …
Tina Fey asked the tough question 10 minutes into the three-hour Golden Globes broadcast Sunday: Could this whole night have been an email? Well, maybe. We wouldn’t have gotten to see the …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory …
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Delaney checked his ticket, found his seats and then sat down for a minute in the sunshine. It wasn't a typical late February day in Arizona — a little cool, a …
World
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy supporters are being locked up in jail, charged with being a threat to national security. Their arrests come under a new security law imposed on the …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week, a mysterious explosion that further spiked …
BANGASSOU, Central African Republic (AP) — Monique Moukidje fled her home in Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou in January when rebels attacked with heavy weapons, the fighting killing …
Business
The TGM Group of Certified Public Accountants has admitted Daniel W. Ensor and Audrey V. McKenrick as partners with the Salisbury firm. Ensor has an extensive background in public accounting. His …
MILLSBORO — Barring a change in plans, it will be a May day that steak lovers and town officials have been eagerly anticipating. A mid-May opening is the target for Millsboro's new Texas Roadhouse, a Western-themed sit-down restaurant famous for its hand-cut steaks, ribs and homemade fixings.
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
DOVER — Through modern technology, commercial and residential building permit applications can now be submitted to Kent County government online through the MyGovernmentOnline system.
Things to Do

Dorchester joins Chesapeake Country All-American Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Feb. 16 the designation of 34 National Scenic Byways and …
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years of making music

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on March 18 and 20 for a hybrid workshop designed to teach you how to successfully grow oysters off your own dock. For details and to register, visit cbmm.org/oystergarden.

Learn to start your own oyster garden

ST. MICHAELS — This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed …
Fort Frederick offers self-guided activity booklets, historical information, self-guided walking tours, hikes and more. There’s stuff to do at home or at the beautiful park in scenic western Maryland.

Try some good food and a bad movie!

Cooking lessonsOnline: umd.zoom.usMarch 5 at 11-11:30 a.m.Join a free adult 30-minute cooking lesson from the kitchen with healthy …