Hero among heroes: Milford Elks honor law enforcement, while Webb shares inspiring story

MILFORD — Every person in the Milford Elks’ ballroom stood and applauded Saturday, as Milford Police Senior Cpl. Timothy “T.J.” Webb was introduced as the evening’s keynote speaker.

In Case You Missed It

SMYRNA — Smyrna Holistic Arts Building in the Stover Plaza on Dupont Parkway in Smyrna is hoping to make people look good, feel better and relax, Inside you’ll find Julie Hice-Carter, …

DOVER — Dover Air Force Base opened its gates to more than 100,000 sun-splashed visitors to the weekend party that was Thunder Over Dover, and judging from the smiles and wide eyes gathered on …
DOVER — With the spread of COVID-19 reaching levels not seen since the tail end of the winter surge, the Delaware Division of Public Health is encouraging, but not requiring, Delawareans to …
Local News
Lawmakers, advocates and Delaware theaters announced an agreement Monday to offer captions directly on screen in theaters across the state as part of a year-long pilot program. As part of the …
The House unanimously passed a bill last week that would prohibit most sellers of goods and services from refusing cash as a payment option. House Bill 299 would make it illegal for retail stores …
Coronavirus
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s CHEER is receiving more than a quarter-million federal dollars to support COVID-19 recovery.
DOVER — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, …
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Business

Kent County is open for business

As a business owner/operator, in what stage do you find yourself? Is the prospect of running a successful business still a vivid dream that keeps you awake, or are you currently facing obstacles in …

DOVER — Evetta Blount-Jackson of Creative Vision proves herself the decorator to beat – winning yet another Downtown Dover Window Contest. This month’s theme was “Thee First …
LEWES — Lewes-based indie publisher Cat & Mouse Press announced that on May 19 they sold their 25,000th book. The company, which was founded in 2012, publishes beach reads for adults …
DOVER — Despite gaining about 8,000 new jobs in the First State last month, Delaware’s unemployment rate remained unchanged. According to its monthly report, released Friday, the …
Sports

Former Blue Hen assistant Mamula named Delaware baseball coach

NEWARK — Greg Mamula, a former Blue Hen assistant coach who has spent the last seven years on the staff at Florida Atlantic, has …
Cape Henlopen baserunner Timothy Hitchcock dives safely while advancing to third base against Saint Marks on Tuesday in Lewes.  Special to the Delaware State News / Butch Comegys

Cape is No. 1 seed in DIAA baseball tourney, No. 5 in boys' lacrosse field

Top-seeded Cape Henlopen High topped a group of nine Henlopen Conference squads that made the 24-team DIAA baseball state tournament …

Blue Hens fall short in NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twice on Sunday, Delaware rallied to tie the game or take the lead. But the Blue Hens just didn’t have a third …
Polytech’s Matt Gatune wins the Boys Division 1 1600 meter run during the 2022 DIAA State Track & Field Championship on Saturday at Dover High School.

Polytech boys, Smyrna girls take second place at state track meet

DOVER — Matt Gatune couldn’t have lost a race by much less than he did Friday. Cape Henlopen High’s winning time over …

Local roundup: Laurel, Central both reach softball state finals

No. 17 Laurel scored the final two runs to knock off fifth-seeded Delaware Military, 7-5, in Saturday’s DIAA softball state …
WYOMING — Strawberry season has arrived, and Delawareans were out in the field at Fifer’s Farm on Friday to greet it. The allure of pick-your-own bright red berries under the spring …
DOVER — Just watching the hulking C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes maneuvering across the skies of Dover on a normal day is enough to take a person’s breath …
Kent County
KENT COUNTY — The Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity raised $14,000 in their annual Hearts 4 Homes campaign this year. CDHFH held the fifth annual Hearts 4 Homes campaign from Feb. 17 to …
DOVER - Allen Durham, 30, of Dover was arrested on weapons and burglary charges following an incident early Monday morning, authorities said.
BOWERS BEACH — The National Weather Service said widespread minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected through Sunday night as a nor’easter continued to pound Delaware this …
New Castle County
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.
MIDDLETOWN - An accidental residential fire in the Parkside neighborhood Friday caused $200,000 in damage, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal said.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County is taking a step in its ongoing effort for development and the environment to harmoniously coexist. On Tuesday, County Council adopted an ordinance that overhauls safeguards for critical waterways and wetlands, as development springs up near them.
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s exemption of fire-suppression systems for certain residential construction will continue in its update of international building construction standards.
Recovery from the recent nor’easter, which hit Delaware’s beaches, will continue into the fall, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental …