Delaware General Assembly votes to raise the legal age to own a gun to 21

DOVER — The Senate voted 14-7 Tuesday to  raise the legal age to purchase or possess most types of firearms to  21, from 18. Lawmakers also approved an amendment that would, …

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Nearly a month after Strohm Edwards was hired as Lewes’ lifeguard captain, a staff of 14 lifeguards are tasked with patrolling the city’s public beaches this summer. Lewes was prepared …

Hundreds of homeless animals left shelters destined for hopeful, forever homes last weekend through Brandywine Valley SPCA’s bi-state Mega Adoption event. Altogether, 710 dogs, puppies, cats …
DOVER — It has been a quiet start to 2022 for the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity due to inflation and its effect on purchasing home construction materials. It is quite a contrast for …
Local News
GEORGETOWN — Barring any unforeseen roadblocks, Delaware’s new Sussex County Family Courthouse will open for business in late 2024, accommodating growing demand for services in a safer, …
GEORGETOWN — The Delaware Department of Correction announced Tuesday that Kent County Community Corrections warden Scott Ceresini has been named warden of Sussex Correctional Institution. Mr. …
Coronavirus
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare is offering a COVID-19 booster clinic for children ages 5-11 Saturday at Beebe Primary Care Cape Henlopen.
Delaware is closing in on the 3,000 mark for COVID-19-related deaths and the state is experiencing another surge in transmission levels. It’s a different time for the state’s …
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Excellence in central Delaware honored

FELTON — Among the vines at Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery and Felton, the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce celebrated excellence and its accomplishments during its annual gathering on …

The Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022 officially graduated this past week on the evening of Thursday, June 23, at the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards for Excellence …
HARRINGTON — Harrington-area residents have a new option for their farmers market and entertainment needs. On June 11, Peter and Lynn Robinson, who own Blue Hen Foods next to the Salty Wave …
In celebration of Pride Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live webinar panel with Larry Webb, district director SBA’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office; …
Sports

Brengle can't complete comeback at Wilmbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Madison Brengle’s run of four straight first-round wins at Wimbledon came to an end on Tuesday. The Dover …

Local roundup: Brengle set for Wimbledon opener; MOT wins softball title

Madison Brengle will open Wimbledon with a first-round matchup against fellow American, Lauren Davis, on Tuesday. The 32-year-old …

Local roundup: C-W Gold advances in tourney; Blue Hens get QB commit

Camden-Wyoming Gold downed Dover-White, 12-0, to advance in the District I Deak Deakins baseball tournament on Sunday. The C-W …
Post 2’s pitcher Shawn Mannering, left,  and catcher Sir Malcolm Bauer have a quick meeting at the pitcher mound against  Stahl Post 30 first inning during American Legion baseball at Dover High School on Saturday.

American Legion baseball still trying to get numbers back up

Chris Lohman isn’t under any illusions about his Smyrna Post 14 baseball team. His players are young, with many of them not even …

Local roundup: Camden-Wyoming, MOT squads earn tourney wins

Camden-Wyoming Blue picked up an 11-5 victory over Felton in the first round of District I Little League’s Deak Deakins baseball …
FELTON — In January, the First State Model Railroading Club moved into a new home. And to show its displays off, the club, founded in 1985, will hold an open house Saturday at the site, in the Willow Run Community Center, 624 Horsepen Road.
DOVER — Syl Woolford, a history and genealogy lecturer, got Dover High School’s Black Communities on Campus club’s Juneteenth Freedom Day Festival underway on Monday with a brief …
Kent County
DOVER — Kent County Levy Court on Tuesday issued a warning about a phone scam designed to steal money via $900 money orders.
DOVER — Nonprofits providing economic development and education programs in Kent County can apply for grants from the Roy Klein Education Fund. The application is available here. The …
DOVER — Each weekday at about 7 a.m., dozens of volunteers arrive at the senior center and head over to a table sporting a laminated number-letter combination, their route for delivering food …
New Castle County
DOVER — In light of pushback from the Wilmington City Council and community members throughout the week, state lawmakers halted their push to pass eminent domain legislation for the city on …
NEW CASTLE — A new pilot program from the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will seek to support older Delawareans to age safely in their own …
WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County’s annual breakfast will be a socially distanced gathering from 8-9 June 2 at the DuPont Country Club.
Sussex County
SEAFORD — U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., and U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., announced $350,000 in Community Project Funding for TidalHealth Nanticoke to outfit its mobile health van …
GEORGETOWN — Citing Delaware law and court decisions governing subdivisions, Sussex County Planning & Zoning Thursday night reversed its previous denial of Coral Lakes. With a series of …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County administrator Todd Lawson called it a milestone day. At a cost of $5 million, Sussex County’s latest investment in land preservation has brought four more parcels to its inventory, including a prominent landmark.