Signs of the times: The artwork of Greenwood painter Booker T. Bell

For decades, Booker T. Bell’s handiwork was everywhere — from the colorful designs on commercial vehicles to yachts docked in Annapolis, Maryland to the towering billboard welcoming crowds into the Delaware State Fair — all of it hand painted.

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HARRINGTON — An exhibit on the late Greenwood painter Booker T. Bell is just one part of the Greater Harrington Historical Society’s Black History Month presentation, which kicked off …

A bill awaiting consideration in Delaware’s House of Representatives would establish a budgetary commission responsible for the consideration of grant requests from nonprofit organizations.
Joanne Hutchison, president of the board of directors for the Delaware Burn Camp, welcomes the annual arrival of National Burn Awareness Week on Monday. She says spotlighting the danger of fire is critical to personal safety.
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MILTON - A 20-year-old Milton man was critically injured when the Mercedes-Benz E-320 vehicle he was driving crashed into a residence early Saturday, Delaware State Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell said.
DOVER - The Capital School District has confirmed it “turned the matter over to police” following an incident at William Henry Middle School on Jan. 26.
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DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health closed its COVID-19 call center and vaccine call center due to a low volume of calls on Tuesday. The COVID-19 call center was launched on March …
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Gov. John Carney formally extended the state’s public health emergency by another 30 days Friday.
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Latino Business and Community Expo Feb. 25 at Cape Henlopen High School

LEWES — The first Latino Business and Community Expo will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cape Henlopen High School, bringing together Latino business owners and local residents …

MILLSBORO — Comprehensive Financial Solutions Inc. announces a second branch office in Millsboro. With recent growth over the past 5 years, CFS decided to restructure to enhance its service …
DOVER – Contracting firm George & Lynch is celebrating its centennial this year, recognizing the company’s 100th year in operation helping build the Delmarva Peninsula’s roads, …
The Delmarva Group of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA welcomes Konrad LaPrade to the role of group publisher.
Sports
Delaware Sports information mikey reeves  Delaware’s Jameer Nelson, Jr. drives to the basket in the Blue Hens’ loss to Charleston on Saturday.

Blue Hens can't hang with Charleston in second half

NEWARK — Delaware has two of the top scorers in the CAA. There’s just too many times when the Blue Hens don’t have anybody …
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie hoists the George Halas Trophy after the NFC Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 31-7. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Anaysis: Eagles weren't afraid to make difficult decisions

The Philadelphia Eagles are playing for another Super Bowl title because they weren’t afraid to make difficult decisions following a …
Smyrna sophomore Kai Burnette looks to pass after being blocked by Amiyah Ellerbe of Dover.   Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Athlete of the Week: Kai Burnette, Smyrna basketball

Smyrna High girls’ basketball player Kai Burnette was voted the State News Athlete of the Week. The sophomore point guard tallied …
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni looks on prior to the NFC Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

4th down coaching decisions could prove key in Super Bowl

If the Super Bowl comes down to a key fourth-down decision, that might bode well for the the Philadelphia Eagles. The analytically …
DSU coach Stan Waterman talks to his players during last Saturday's HBCU Legacy Invitational at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Local college notes: Delaware State men like new streak; UD's Sullivan getting chance with Phils

Don’t look now but the Delaware State men’s basketball team has started another streak. This streak, though, the Hornets will …
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The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Lewes Public Library.
REHOBOTH BEACH — Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ Citizens Advisory Committee - Citizens Café will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. The public is invited to join to …
Kent County
The Veterans of Foreign Wars is now accepting candidates for the Scout of the Year scholarship competition.  Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing …
Decorated World War II Veteran Tom Anderson received tributes on his 100th birthday, Feb. 2, from Gov. John Carney’s office, both houses of the legislature, the City of Dover, and the Modern …
Project Kudos powered by Schell Brothers Foundation is collaborating with Bayhealth this February to spread recognition, gratitude, and love throughout the community. This collaboration …
New Castle County
DOVER - National Burn Awareness Week starts next Monday, but following safety tips is a daily concern.
DOVER — Chrissy Steele, a Sussex County REALTOR and Coastal Regional Manager with Northrop Realty, was installed on Jan. 27 as the 2023 president of the 4,500+ member Delaware Association …
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering scholarships of up to $5,000 to college-bound high school seniors affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related …
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — There’s a massive infestation at the Georgetown Historical Society’s Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum, but it’s not the sort that requires …
LEWES - Tyler Sutton, 61, of Lewes was arrested Thursday on drug dealing charges following a traffic stop, authorities said.
OCEAN VIEW — The South Coastal Delaware ARRP Chapter No. 5226 is seeking exhibitors for its Artisans Fair, an invitation-only arts and crafts show, on Saturday, May 27 at Lord Baltimore …
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