News
DOVER — The number of COVID-related hospitalizations declined by eight in the latest update. As of 6 p.m. Friday, 146 Delawareans were hospitalized with coronavirus. There have been 89,203 …
SELBYVILLE – Tragedy struck the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Friday afternoon as a 56-year-old member of the fire police died from injuries sustained when a fire police vehicle backed into …
DOVER — The city of Dover successfully released its first free electronic newsletter, “The Dover Dispatch,” via email March 30.
Coronavirus
DOVER — Due to an expected reduced supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the next three weeks, along with the need to accommodate second doses for persons vaccinated at state-run events, …
Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of …
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Kent
DOVER — Two Dover residents were arrested on multiple drug charges Thursday, after heroin and paraphernalia were located during a traffic stop near Rodney Village, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Sussex
DOVER — Gov. John Carney announced a new group of judicial nominations Friday, potentially including the first woman to serve as chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Dorchester
CRISFIELD — The J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake will be back this year but not on the third Wednesday in July. Danny Thompson, a Clam Bake committee co-chair and executive director of …
New Castle
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 332 new positive cases of COVID-19 in its daily update Thursday and one newly reported COVID-19-related death. Delaware’s …
Wicomico
After a polarizing 2020 presidential election and a worldwide pandemic, Maryland lawmakers are rethinking how to conduct voting.The General Assembly is considering multiple pieces of legislation that …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — As of April 2, there were officially 11 days left in the legislative session for 2021. This week, the Senate debated House Bill 670 - Police Reform and Accountability Act of …
Sports
Delmar’s shortstop Camryn Wingate prepares to tag out Smyrna’s Gianna Duca at second base at Smyrna on Friday.

Local Roundup: Smyrna earns 9-2 win over Delmar in softball

Smyrna High erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in picking up a 9-2 win over Delmar in Henlopen Conference …
Saturday's Delaware State-Delaware football game in Dover is being televised nationally on ESPN-2.

Local College Notebook: DSU, UD like having spotlight

DOVER — Early in the week, an online promotion just happened to catch Danny Rocco’s eye. The ad was for ESPN-2’s telecast of …
St. Georges Zach Hart pitches against Polytech in the second inning at St. Georges.

Vote mishap means DIAA athletes must keep masks on

DOVER — Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association athletes will continue to wear masks during games and practices after the DIAA …
Dover’s Alexis Dowdy throws a pitch to a Delaware Military Academy batter in the first inning at Dover on Thursday..

DMA’s Frost no-hits Dover, outduels Dowdy

Graceyn Frost pitched a no-hitter and struck out 16 as Delaware Military blanked Dover High, 1-0, in a non-conference softball matchup …
Seaford star Jada Evans is headed for Hampton University on a softball scholarship in the fall.

Athlete of the Week: Jada Evans, Seaford High softball

Seaford High softball player Jada Evans was voted this week’s Delaware State News’ Athlete of the Week. The senior pitcher …
Delaware
DOVER — All three candidates who are vying for the at-large seat on Dover City Council have at least one thing in common — a passion to improve conditions in the state’s capital city.
DOVER — Longtime Dover City Councilman Tim Slavin was profoundly impacted by the social justice demonstrations that took place around the city in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the …
LEWES — She was remembered as an standout athlete and excellent student, as well as a loving and compassionate soul to all around her. Margaret “Maggie” Browne, 16, of Rehoboth Beach, died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Tuesday and will clearly be missed but never forgotten.
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with …
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Navy medic who shot and wounded two U.S. sailors before he was killed by police on a nearby Army base was assigned to a Naval medical research center in Maryland for nearly …
Salisbury officials plan to end a prohibition on rent increases that was enacted last year during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to help city residents who became unemployed and were struggling to …
Neighbors
MILLSBORO — A group of volunteers led by Mountaire Farms transformed the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Orchard and the Growing Tree Preschool one weekend recently, including new bathrooms, new …
The family and friends of the late Dr. Donald Harting recently established the Donald Harting Memorial Health Scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to honor his life and …
Wednesday, April 8, 1981 -- Former Salisbury Mayor Frank H. Morris was presented with the Greater Salisbury Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Award for 1981 at the Chamber’s …
Nation
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gathered Saturday with plans to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three police reform measures. The Republican governor vetoed legislation Friday …
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs …
APRIL 3 - 9, 2021 From clashes in Northern Ireland, to the substance abuse epidemic in West Virginia to Easter celebrations in South Africa, this photo gallery highlights some of the most …
Nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United …
HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court …
World
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cots, tents, and respirator masks poured into the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as officials expected to start distributing them on Saturday, a day after a …
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. Zahi Hawass said that archaeologists …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge, even as the five world powers that remain in a foundering 2015 nuclear deal with Iran …
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Rachael Blackmore broke down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports by becoming the first female jockey to win the grueling Grand National horse race. Blackmore, …
Business
In spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware was able to maintain its AAA bond rating.
MILLSBORO — Mountaire Farms, the country’s fourth-largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers and grain producers.
Lynn Clark has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Perdue Farms. In her new role, Clark will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s Human …
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its socially distanced March General Membership Luncheon, featuring David Pierce, Director of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. Fifty people …
Things to Do
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice to present poetry night

LEWES — The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will present “Black Poetry: from Black Love to Black Lives …
Submitted photos/Main Street Gallery  “Homegrown Chordophones” by Paul Clipper will be displayed in May and June at Main Street Gallery in Cambridge.

Chordophones are planned for Main Street Gallery

CAMBRIDGE — This spring, Main Street Gallery in Cambridge will show the joyful, playful and uniquely beautiful hand-made …
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand will be back this summer with weekend concerts starting with Mike Hines and the Look in June. All shows are free.

Delaware events springing back after layoff

The news came down March 29 that one of the area’s most anticipated events would return one year after COVID-19 shut down almost …
Paul Cullen kicks off fundraising for Paul Kares on April 15 and 16 with a four-course dinner and concert at The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes.

Cullen, Randolph team for charity dinner, cncert

LEWES — On Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes, will welcome well-known Philadelphia chef …

Historic Odessa Foundation hosts Middletown Art Class Show

ODESSA — The Historic Odessa Foundation will showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s …