Dover carolers rejoice at holiday gathering

DOVER — Hundreds of carolers braved a cold night at the  Capital Holiday Celebration in Dover Thursday night. The event featured a tree lighting and numerous carols performed by …

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The Milford Public Library kicked off its annual Christmas Tree Extravaganza event on Thursday, which is raising money for a Milford woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

DOVER — Delaware State University on Wednesday celebrated the acquisition of a five-year, $18.36 million research grant, which will develop an Interdisciplinary Health Equity Research Center.
Another part of the city of Milford’s Mispillion Riverwalk improvement plan was set in motion Monday evening, with the City Council awarding a contract to replace the aging handrails that currently line the path with modern, lighted fixtures.
DIAA football state championship game
DOVER — Dover High had been frustratingly close to making this trip before. In 2018, the Senators fell by just a point on a last-second semifinal touchdown by Sussex Central. Last year, …
SMYRNA — Markell Holman has done his share of moving around. The teenager moved from Philadelphia to Bear just before high school. And he’s spent his last three semesters at three …
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DOVER - Delawareans throughout all three counties turned over 691 high capacity firearm magazines for a price at buyback events on Nov. 16 and Nov. 19.
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DOVER — City Council President Roy Sudler Jr. scolded city controller/treasurer Lori Peddicord for late financial reports Tuesday during a public meeting. Ms. Peddicord, who heads the city …
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A triple threat of viruses is circulating around Delaware, as the calendar turns toward the holiday season. Flu cases are up, as are the instances of respiratory syncytial virus infections. Winter is also the time when COVID-19 cases were the highest the last two years, as individuals spent more time indoors.
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney formally extended the state’s Public Health Emergency by another 30 days on Thursday. The extension allows the state and its medical providers to continue …
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Giving Tuesday at Del-One

Del-One Federal Credit Union and the Del-One Foundation donated $2,500 to two local organizations on Giving Tuesday. The Channie P. Bradley Senior Services works to “improve the morale of …

FELTON — Shore United Bank congratulates Lisa Rosengren on 30 years of service. Ms. Rosengren began her career with the bank in December of 1992 as a Loan Coordinator at the Felton branch. …
DOVER —Dover Downtown Rotary Club recently provided a gift card to each Murphey School resident providing the opportunity for each resident to select presents for their fellow residents and …
DOVER — George & Lynch has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors. This is the first year it has earned the prestigious credential for its …
Sports
Smyrna High School head football coach Mike Judy. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Judy's heart is in Smyrna now but his roots are in Dover

SMYRNA — Back then, they’d play football anywhere they could find. Just like in a thousand other neighborhoods, Mike Judy said …
Laurel’s Kylse Wilson rushes for a third quarter touchdown against St. Elizabeth during the DIAA football Division 1A finals at Delaware Stadium in Newark on Saturday.

Athlete of the Week: Kylse Wilson, Laurel football

Laurel High football Kylse Wilson was voted the State News Athlete of the Week for the second time this year. The senior ran for …
Delaware's L.J. Owens looks to pass the ball against Cornell on Thursday night. Delaware sports information photo.

Blue Hens let one slip away to Cornell in the final minutes

NEWARK — With 4:26 remaining, Delaware led Cornell by 11. That seemed like good news for the Blue Hens. But it may have turned …

Local roundup: Delaware women rally past DSU

NEWARK — The first seven minutes of the game belonged to Delaware State. But the rest of the night belonged to Delaware. And …
Candeloro knew in preseason that the Riders might have some growing pains this football season,

Candeloro thought it was time for a change at CR

CAMDEN — For about as long as he can remember, football has been a big part of Dan Candeloro’s life. When he was a kid, his …
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Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church grounds, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View.
Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford will be offering a Blue Christmas Service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14.
Kent County
DOVER – Dover Air Force Base rescheduled its’ planned annual Holiday Parade and Base Tree Lighting ceremony until Monday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. due to the rainy conditions that persisted …
MILLSBORO — Come mid-December, fingers remain crossed that the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be blanketed in red and green.Hoping to continue recent tradition, more than 4,000 …
DOVER – Kent County Levy Court Offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday. Offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 28. There will be no trash service …
New Castle County
NEW CASTLE—New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced dates and times for the county’s annual holiday open houses. “Our holiday open houses are a perfect way to kickoff the …
GEORGETOWN –American Legion Riders Chapter 8’s gift of love for its “adopted” veterans in Sussex County nursing homes has received another large mini boost. About $15,000 …
GEORGETOWN — Tradition continued Thursday with Sussex County Return Day’s burial of the hatchet, signaling the symbolic end of Delaware’s political season. Political winners and …
Sussex County
vGEORGETOWN — A portion of the current Sussex County Family Court could become the home for Justice of the Peace Court 14.The facility will be vacated upon the 2024 opening of a new Family …
GEORGETOWN — It’s sometimes said that it takes a village to raise a child.But, in Georgetown, it takes a community to back a village, specifically Springboard Collaborative’s Pallet …
GEORGETOWN – Georgetown Public Library Director Rachel Culver has announced the library’s annual model train display is up and running, with three Saturday shows slated in …