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"I want you to keep them happy": Houston deli and fishing supplies shop changes ownership

The Williamsville Country Store, a fixture in the Houston area, will soon be under new ownership. Whether it’s for a cheese steak or bait, the deli, convenience store and …

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MILFORD — City officials and developers heard comments from residents Tuesday about plans to build a business park on a large stretch of land in Milford’s northwest corner.

DOVER — David Jamison, a longtime fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, wanted to show his support for a possible playoff run by his favorite baseball team. So he got out his paintbrushes and decided to share his fandom with his Columbia Avenue neighbors by dedicating a mural to the 1980 and 2008 Phillies World Series champion teams.
GEORGETOWN — Despite a legal threat, Town Council voted once again Monday to grant funding to the Georgetown Historical Society, sparking condemnation from opponents of a Confederate flag flying on the grounds of a society museum.
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GEORGETOWN – Ocean Aviation Flight Academy, an award-winning flight training institution on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Wednesday, announced it is expanding to Delaware. Ocean Aviation, …
Rates for regulated 2023 health, dental and small-group insurance plans were announced last week, following in-depth reviews by independent actuaries and the Office of Value Based Health Care …
The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for September, as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 emergency.
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Gov. John Carney formally extended Delaware’s public health emergency order another 30 days Thursday.

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Indian River School District salutes support of businesses

SELBYVILLE — Two elementary schools in the Indian River School District are benefiting greatly from philanthropic efforts of a couple local businesses.

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DOVER — The First State’s leisure and hospitality job sector continued to add jobs last month, despite the rate of unemployed workers raising slightly. According to the Delaware …
DOVER — A locally based international recording artist and radio host has added a new title to his name – CEO. Amillion Mayfield is about to launch a new type of venture as the owner …
Who doesn’t love a good chase? Whether we are seeking buried treasures, ancient artifacts, or chocolate-filled Easter eggs, we all get a thrill when we’re challenged to chase something …
Caesar Rodney captain Thaddeus Glasser heads the ball towards the gaol with Indian River goal keeper  Kai Kelley rushing to block.  Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Local roundup: Illian lifts Indians past Riders in OT; Smyrna tops Lake Forest in hockey

Jordan Illian’s goal in the first overtime gave Indian River High a 1-0 victory over Caesar Rodney in boys’ soccer on Tuesday …
Delaware receiver Thyrick Pitts celebrates his first of three scoring passes against Hampton. Special to the Delaware State News/Sarah Boekholder.

Pitts still making big catches for Blue Hens; defense puts up impressive stat

NEWARK — Thyrick Pitts didn’t even run the play the way it was drawn up. The Delaware receiver was sprinting across the end …
Delaware players celebrate their win over Hampton on Saturday night. Special to the Delaware State News/Sarah Boekholder.

Blue Hens' Henderson passes his way into Blue Hens' record books

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson wasn’t perfect in the first half Saturday night. The Delaware quarterback would be the first to tell …
Delaware State was outgained by Merrimack 361-164 in a 26-13 loss Saturday afternoon.

Delaware State University football team stifled in loss to Merrimack

DOVER — Most of C.J. Henry’s first collegiate start was spent either running for his life or being helped from the ground by his …
University of Virginia Lynchburg linebacker Jordan Hanson locks onto the legs of DSU

College football preview: Merrimack (1-2) at Delaware State (2-1)

WHEN: Saturday, 2 p.m. WHERE: Alumni Stadium (7,800), Dover. RADIO: TV: ESPN+. COACHES: Merrimack — Dan Curran …
DOVER — Getting a chance to stage the female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” has been personal for a couple members of the Kent County Theatre Guild.
DOVER — On Oct. 8, visitors to the home of the “Penman of the Revolution” will explore Colonial-era job opportunities during 18th Century Trades Day.
Kent County
DOVER – The Kent County Tax Office will extend business hours this Thursday and Friday to allow property owners to meet the upcoming tax deadline. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. until 6 …
GEORGETOWN – A pandemic cancellation casualty in 2020, Return Day returns to Georgetown this November. Sussex County’s more than two-centuries-old, post-election tradition will be …
DOVER — Kent County Levy Court named September as Substance Abuse Awareness Month at its meeting Tuesday.
New Castle County
WILMINGTON – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces to motorists that paving operations in advance of a full I-95 Southbound weekend closure will require overnight …
NEW CASTLE — New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced a $1 million allocation to nonprofits that support the county’s populations of vulnerable women and domestic abuse victims Thursday.
WILMINGTON — The New Castle County Council will meet in a hybrid format Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a number of ordinances.
Sussex County
SEAFORD – Cedar Lane in Seaford, between Sussex Pines and Wood Branch, will be closed starting on Sunday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 10, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County this month will begin issuing commercial valuation surveys to nearly 4,500 business properties throughout the county as part of the ongoing reassessment process. The …
GEORGETOWN — During the Sept. 20 Sussex County Council meeting, Council President Michael H. Vincent presented the Sussex Tech Adult Education Division with a proclamation declaring Sept. 18-24 as Adult Education and Literacy Week in the county.