‘Day of Infamy’ at Pearl Harbor marks 81st anniversary

SMYRNA — The stretch between the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces and today has grown to 81 years. That might seem like a while, but U. S. veterans say there should never …

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The owners of Halpern Plaza in Milford — formerly known as Teal Creek Plaza — want to build an addition to the shopping center, hoping to attract a new tenant.

Tradespeople and do-it-yourselfers rejoice: A tool and equipment retailer is coming to town early next summer. Harbor Freight Tools will be moving into the former Peebles store.
DOVER — The Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Commission is now accepting applications via a newly launched website. The current available funding for the Commission is approximately …
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The end of a 16-month path to meeting nationally endorsed law enforcement standards means now living up to them. Because the Capitol Police Department has begun operating under the policies of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, its officers will be utilizing them daily.
SEARORD - A 52-year-old man died from injuries suffered when hit by a vehicle while walking on Norman Eskridge Highway Thursday, authorities said.
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A triple threat of viruses is circulating around Delaware, as the calendar turns toward the holiday season. Flu cases are up, as are the instances of respiratory syncytial virus infections. Winter is also the time when COVID-19 cases were the highest the last two years, as individuals spent more time indoors.
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney formally extended the state’s Public Health Emergency by another 30 days on Thursday. The extension allows the state and its medical providers to continue …
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Del-One Foundation continues to give back

The Del-One Foundation raised and is donating $58,000 to local charities in 2022. Funds were raised through Foundation dues, jeans donations, candy sales, a 5K and a charity golf tournament. …

Del-One Federal Credit Union supports Lazarus Education Services Inc. which provides business training for veterans, returning citizens, and new entrepreneurs. Utilizing funds reserved for community …
La Vida Hospitality’s beINVOLVED initiative is hosting a bike drive for coastal Delaware children.
It’s a Christmas party take-over. That’s right. It’s a “take-over.” For this year’s Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party, we’re taking over …
Sports
Caesar Rodney’s Ava Zerrad battles under the basket against Dover’s Mila Milstead in the second quarter at Dover on Thursday..Special to the Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Local roundup: Dover girls down CR; Bell paces Royals

Dover High took an early 10-point lead before eventually registering a 50-43 victory over Caesar Rodney in Henlopen North girls’ …
Delaware sports information/Mark Campbell  Delaware’s Jameer Nelson, Jr. loses the ball as he drives past DSU’s Raymond Somerville on Wednesday night.

Nelson helps Blue Hens put away win over Hornets

NEWARK — For much of the night there wasn’t much seperating Delaware and Delaware State. But Jameer Nelson, Jr. was determined …
Smyrna’s Yamir Knight celebrates his first quarter touchdown catch against Wm. Penn during the DIAA Class 3A state football finals at Smyrna in 2021.

Smyrna's Knight, Laurel trio top Delaware All-Class Football Teams

Smyrna High's Yamir Knight was named the Offensive Player of the Year in Class 3A while Laurel swept the top three awards in Class 1A …
Blue Hen quarterback Nolan Henderson celebrates a play on Saturday. Special to the Delaware State News/Sarah Boekholder.

Henderson leaving Blue Hens, will declare for NFL Draft

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson has decided it’s time to move on.The Delaware quarterback posted on social media on Wednesday that he is …
Woodbridge’s Kamryn Spence shoots against Lake Forest’s Breanna Johnson in the second quarter during the DIAA Girls Basketball state tournament at Lake Forest on Friday.

Local roundup: Sussex Tech downs Lake Forest, Cape Henlopen girls fall to Caravel

Sussex Tech High took control in the third quarter before posting a 65-44 victory over Lake Forest in girls’ basketball on Tuesday …
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The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Lewes Public Library.
MILLSBORO - The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club and Silicato Development will sponsor its second “Community Holiday Stroll” event at Taormina Square, the retail shopping center on Del. 24 …
Kent County
DOVER - A Magnolia man has pleaded guilty to two counts each of unlawful sexual conduct against a child and human trafficking a minor, the Delaware Department of Justice announced on Monday.
DOVER – The Kent County Levy Court and Administration Offices at 555 Bay Road in Dover will close early on Friday so that employees may attend the annual Holiday Employee Appreciation …
DOVER — Hundreds of carolers braved a cold night at the  Capital Holiday Celebration in Dover Thursday night. The event featured a tree lighting and numerous carols performed by …
New Castle County
NEW CASTLE—Nonprofit organizations in New Castle County are now eligible for two additional grant programs to address impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding up to $1,000,000 has been …
NEW CASTLE—New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced dates and times for the county’s annual holiday open houses. “Our holiday open houses are a perfect way to kickoff the …
GEORGETOWN –American Legion Riders Chapter 8’s gift of love for its “adopted” veterans in Sussex County nursing homes has received another large mini boost. About $15,000 …
Sussex County
SEAFORD — Married for 31 years, Adela and Philip Davis have each attained the tenured rank of major with The Salvation Army.Their mission as the new leaders of the Seaford Sussex Chapel is to …
GEORGETOWN — Touting her legislative work and constituent representation, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, was recently featured in a national women’s publication.ELYSIAN Magazine …
GEORGETOWN — Another parcel near The Circle could be changing hands down the road through an arrangement between the state and the county.On Tuesday, Sussex County Council approved a …