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Government
GEORGETOWN — A proposed height variance for a tall fence surrounding West Side New Beginnings on Norwood Street in Rehoboth Beach drew lots of attention from neighbors before Monday’s …
sussex county, affordable housing
GEORGETOWN — The Sussex County Council approved $1.6 million in grants from the County’s Housing Trust Fund for projects to build or preserve more than 100 affordable housing units. …
sussex county, tulip drive
GEORGETOWN — A proposal to add three new retail sites offering more than 15,000 square feet of space to the existing furniture store and granite shop at the intersection of Coastal Highway and …
nanticoke indian community center, sussex county
GEORGETOWN —The Nanticoke Indian Cultural Community Center, 27073 John J. Williams Hwy in Millsboro, is scheduled for a Wednesday public hearing before the Sussex County Planning and Zoning …
POLICE
WILMINGTON — A 36-year-old Smyrna man was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Friday night and later charged with offenses, Delaware State Police said.
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BUSINESS
Nashville, Tennessee-style chicken restaurant Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken & Wings is opening in Dover's Capital Station later this year, according to R&R Commercial Realty.
THINGS TO DO
Dover Hope Zone’s “Hope Streets” program is closing certain city streets for 90 minutes every Wednesday, giving kids a safe place to play.
VOTE 2024
The central Delaware branch of the NAACP has announced a two-part series, “Voter Vibes: Learn the Process and Meet the Candidates,” in collaboration with Restoring Central Dover.
Smyrna
Beach Safety
SMYRNA — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control teamed up with the Citizens’ Hose Co. to install buoyant life rings at the Woodland Beach fishing pier and …
ENVIRONMENT
The Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative is seeking funding requests for tree-planting projects that will be completed in 2025.
French Fry Day
DOVER — Salty sides of happiness were top of mind Friday, as restaurants throughout the country marked National French Fry Day, with several giving them away. It’s reported that, for …
Milford
Learn to identify the butterflies most common to the area at a free “Butterflies and Blooms” class offered by the Eco Club of Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek in Dagsboro.
Beebe Healthcare in Lewes has maintained its status as a top Delaware hospital, according to the recently released Best Hospital rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
MILFORD — During the height of the pandemic, health professionals saw a tremendous uptick in gifts from community members — everything from discounted services to free lunches. …
Sports
MOT downed Rhode Island, 14-1, in the East Region semifinals of the Senior League softball tournament on Monday afternoon. The victory puts the Delaware state champions just two wins away from …
MOT rolled to an 18-5 win over New Hampshire this morning to reach the winners’ bracket finals of the Intermediate baseball East Regional. The Delaware state champions are now 3-0 and will …
MOT opened the Intermediate baseball East Regional with a pair of wins this weeked. The District I champions beat Connecticut, 5-2, on Saturday and then Maryland, 5-4, on Sunday in the …
MOT opened the Senior League softball East Regional with a 6-1 victory over Stroudsburg, Pa. on Saturday. The contest was the first of four Mid-Atlantic pool-play games that the Delaware state …
Business
Chamber Connection
DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce will host its premier networking event, the Sunset Business Mixer July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover …
DEVELOPMENT
While an approval for the Northstar subdivision, near Lewes, isn’t yet in the cards, conversation about the proposed development is far from over.
COMMUNITY
DOVER—Wednesday morning, the Dover City Hall chambers were nearly at capacity. Key figures from all over the city sat in wait for an appeal hearing relating to the Downtown Dover …
Neighbors
Health

The power of a heartbeat: Milford’s French family gets through transplant, chaotic times

MILFORD — With each heartbeat that thumps inside of Todd French’s chest, every day feels like a precious second chance at living. Mr. French, a 43-year-old native of Milford, …
Health

Transplant Games showcase the power of organ donation

MILFORD — Todd French is ready to take another swing at a huge step in his recovery from a heart transplant surgery nearly three years ago. The Milford native will join nine other athletes …
Things to Do

Wyoming musician Rezac keeps humming along

Wyoming musician Rezac keeps humming along By Craig Horleman Daily State News WYOMING — The beat doesn’t stop for Jim Rezac. After more than 30 years making music, the …
Things to Do
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Thrive Dover presents helpful hints for 55-plus

Bustling activity filled the Noble’s Pond clubhouse Friday, as people streamed in the front doors, chatted with vendors, grabbed …
Members of the ensemble sing. From left, Brenda Morris, Edwin Ruskjer, Paul Unruh, Jim Bryne, Dione Farquharson, Debbie Pauley, Heidi Mercado-Littles, Carrie Knapp, Judy McNamire.

Delaware Choral Society hosts Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Delaware Choral Society  hosted an Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Tre Sorelle Dolce in …
A taxidermy eagle on display in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Building at the Delaware State Fair. The taxidermy section is new this year.

DNREC upgrades Delaware State Fair showing

Toward the rear of the Delaware State Fair, at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, lies a building with a rustic wooden …
Schools
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded 151 scholarships to 191 students for the 2023-2024 school year. The scholarships totaled a record $652,000.  “We …
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MaKinley Stuart, of Caesar Rodney High School, and Melinda Gillespie, of Mount Pleasant High School, were selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation July 20-27 …
The Nassau School Coalition, comprised of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, the Greater Lewes Foundation and the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, has scheduled an open house about renovations to the school.
Opinion
As the presidential election campaign heats up, media coverage suggests that Americans are hopelessly divided and headed for a difficult fall — perhaps also a tense January 2025. But that …
OPINION
I think that, generally, a parking garage that is right in the midst of the downtown Dover shopping district is preferable to one that is blocks away. These days, folks don’t like to walk far. By utilizing a nonhistorical space on Loockerman Street that is currently occupied by a building with a vacant storefront, the city would kill two birds with one stone.
OPINION
Designing a new parking garage — which the Downtown Dover Partnership refers to as the “Downtown Mobility Center” — is a project that it and its partners are not taking lightly.
OPINION
Capital School District’s superintendent Dr. Vilicia Cade has resigned, according to Board of Education president Felecia Duggins. Her last day will be July 22.
OPINION
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of Dover Air Force Base at the First State Airshow.
OPINION
The Convention of States resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 100, will be voted on in the Delaware Senate this spring. Why is it so critical that we hold this convention? The reality is that Congress will never limit its own power or rein in its own spending.
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