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More than 200 truckers drive in Special Olympics Delaware Convoy

HARRINGTON — More than 200 truckers participated in the Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy in a 29-mile route that started at the Delaware State Fair. The drivers took a countryside …

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DOVER—As guests attend the 2022 Firefly Music Festival, the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. While some guests are visiting the Woodlands for their first time, others have had the …

SMYRNA — The town is nearing the final leg of a nearly yearlong journey of prioritizing ways to improve park and recreational facilities.
DOVER — Dreams really do come true. Just ask 14-year-old Dover resident Sophia Clayton. Known professionally as DJ Sophia Rocks, she has performed at music festivals, on satellite radio and …
Local News
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MILLSBORO – The Greater Millsboro Art League is underging a renaissance of sorts. Founded by Alice Hudson in July 1989, the non-profit is under new leadership and experiencing renewed …
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Although the candidate filing deadline passed in July, those seeking office had one last chance to enter races before the Nov. 8 general election — as a write-in candidate. Write-in …
Coronavirus
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Gov. John Carney formally extended Delaware’s public health emergency order another 30 days Thursday.
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DOVER — Most of the free at-home COVID-19 tests sent by the federal government in January are likely past their listed expiration date if they weren’t used by August and the program has …
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Sussex County to begin mailing commercial valuation surveys

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 …

The U.S. Department of Agriculture ) is gathering input to help shape a recently announced planned grant program focused on improving the resiliency of our food and agricultural supply chain by …
WILMINGTON — The legacy of MBNA was recognized by the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation on Thursday at the annual Pete du Pont Freedom Award event at the Hotel du Pont.
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MILFORD — The city will be hosting a forum Tuesday for residents to learn more and give feedback about the concept plan for the Milford Corporate Center.
Sports
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: HSRN.com. TV: ESPN+. COACHES: Merrimack — Dan Curran …
Delaware's Kedrick Whitehead (1) and teammates celebrate their 35-9 win over Delaware State on Saturday. Special to the Delaware State News/Sarah Boekholder

College football preview: Hampton (3-0) at Delaware (3-0)

WHEN: Saturday, 6 p.m. WHERE: Delaware Stadium (18,077), Newark. RADIO: 94.7-FM, WDSD (Scott Klatzkin, Bill Harman). TV: …
The Delmar football team take the field at Rocco Abessinio Stadium in Wilmington on Saturday afternoon before their playoff game against Wilmington Friends.

Local roundup: Hugee leads Delmar over Milford

Takai Hugee scored three touchdowns in three different ways to lead Delmar High to a 35-7 victory over Milford High Friday night in a …
The 2022 Firefly Music Festival kicked off on Thursday in Dover. Read: Firefly brings start of cool autumn fun to Delaware Attendees have come from all over the region and the globe to the …
A traveling Smithsonian exhibit highlighting how rural America has transformed over the past century will arrive in Harrington in November.
Kent County
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.
BRIDGEVILLE – Apple Scrapple, Bridgeville’s regionally popular festival that for thousands is a must, early autumn destination, hits the “big three zero” this year. The …
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
GEORGETOWN – Georgetown Police Department is holding a Coffee with a Cop session for the public Friday, Oct. 7 at the Georgetown Starbucks. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 …
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.
GEORGETOWN - Georgetown town council’s Monday, Sept. 26 meeting agenda includes two major issues. One is a requested presentation by the Lower Sussex NAACP regarding town funding for …