104 years down, more to go: Long Neck church marks centenarian’s birthday

Herb Faulls doesn't have major plans to celebrate his 104th birthday Sunday, other than attending service at East Gate Presbyterian Church in Long Neck.

A unique, flavorful experience is awaiting Delawareans and visitors to the First State. The 2024 Delaware Grown Road Trip is underway, an effort launched Friday by the Delaware Department of Agriculture in collaboration with tourism agencies, farms and markets.
It’s visible from John J. Williams Highway in Millsboro, but a bird’s-eye view is its best angle.
LEWES — Though the result was much narrower with a margin of only 497 votes, the Cape Henlopen School District’s second referendum of 2024 has failed. Unofficially, almost 4,130 …
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Millsboro
With road closures until August along Del. 24 as part of the construction near Angola Road, Conley’s Thrift Shop, 22150 Robinsonville Road, Millsboro, has developed alternate directions to the store.
Antiques aren’t getting any younger. So, it’s convenient for the Millsboro Fire Co. and its vintage equipment to receive funding from the annual Pumpkin Run, an event that draws road rally enthusiasts from across the country for a weekend of fun, camaraderie and precision navigation.
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Coffee Connect on July 9 at The Journey: A Wesleyan Church, 255 Wilson Highway.
Upon further review, a previously presented budget proposal for Millsboro's budget was just an outline, not a draft. That’s the stance Town Council took Monday, subsequently tabling action on its proposed fiscal year 2025 budget.
Georgetown
Speak Out Against Hate will hold a community meeting at the Lewes Public Library from 5-7 p.m. June 6, concerning the flying of a Confederate flag outside of the Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown.
Summer is just about here. And with it comes an increased danger of heatstroke.
Memorial Day will be observed Sunday on The Circle in Georgetown, with a service beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Armed with a sizable grant, atTAcK addiction has launched a campaign to reduce the impact of the opioid crisis by connecting Delawareans suffering from substance use disorder and their families to helpful supports.
Sports
W.B. Simpson shapes up with physical education grant

WYOMING — W.B. Simpson Elementary School joined some exclusive company last week as it became just the second school in Delaware to receive a $10,000 grant in support of innovative physical …

CAMDEN — It had been two years since the Caesar Rodney High girls’ soccer team had a chance to win a state tournament game again. The Riders didn’t squander the opportunity. …
WILMINGTON — On a night of perfect weather, Elijah Williams ran the most perfect race ever run by a Delaware hurdler. The Smyrna High senior smashed the state record in the 110-meter high …
SMYRNA — Smyrna High’s Elijah Williams was voted this week’s State News Athlete of the Week. The senior won the Division I state title in both the 110-meter hurdles and the …
Business
DOVER – The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 850 held a ceremony Monday in honor of Memorial Day. It was originally planned to take place in Veterans Memorial Park but was later moved to …
Where are you in the process of owning and operating a business? Is it still a vivid dream that keeps you awake at night or are you facing obstacles in registering, staffing or paperwork?
Even in May, there is a chance of Blizzards. That’s because the Dairy Queen at 17040 S. Dupont Highway opened its doors May 16, selling its famous Blizzard milkshake blends, as well as other sweet treats and hamburgers.
DOVER — A State of Delaware program that helps small businesses start or grow during the first few years of operation reached 100 grants distributed Thursday, a news release said.
Neighbors
‘It’s important to remember’

DOVER — Nancy Quinn and five members of the historic Christ Episcopal Church’s History and Cemetery Committee came armed with American flags on Friday afternoon in preparation for …

When Jacob and Jackie Ferger purchased the Lindale house in Magnolia in 2015, it was unsafe to enter. Now, after a massive restoration, their six-person family lives inside the 24 S. Main St. residence.
Barratt’s Chapel in Frederica will present its Summer Worship Series at 7 p.m. each Thursday, beginning June 13.
HARRINGTON – For the second year in a row, the teacher of the year from W.T. Chipman Middle School has been awarded Lake Forest School District Teacher of the Year. Brent Carter has been …
Schools
Delaware State University announced last week that it will increase tuition by $250 per semester for the upcoming academic year.
After being rebuffed by voters March 9, the Smyrna School District has pared down its ask for taxpayers and will attempt another referendum next week.
The University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean & Environment and Delaware Sea Grant will host free tours of the Lewes campus this summer, under the guidance of a team of docents.
First State Educate is holding a virtual meeting on June 10 designed to unite community leaders, families and educators in a crucial conversation about the future of Delaware public schools. …
Things To Do
Smyrna Clayton Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony upcoming

The Smyrna Clayton Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.

Middletown's annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Stone Square Lodge 22, will be held Monday at 10 a.m.
As we enjoy Memorial Day weekend, thoughts turn to other fun to be had this summer. Along with getting out in the fresh air, the next few months bring a slew of outdoor concerts, festivals and …
Learn about the lives of local World War II and Korean War service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country on a self-guided tour at Lakeside Cemetery on North State Street in Dover on Monday.
Opinion
Some residents of Fairmount, an upper-middle-income neighborhood of Philadelphia, are irate that a nearby homeless shelter is being turned into an addiction “triage” center without input from the surrounding community.
On Dec. 7, 2000, the worst thing imaginable happened to my family: My older brother, Yusuf Dixon, was tragically murdered by an acquaintance of his. The loss for my family was unspeakable. Every day, I think about my brother, what his life would have been like and how much I miss him in my own life.
When the U.S. Supreme Court issues opinions, you may hear that the nine justices reached a 6-3 or a 5-4 decision. You may also hear that certain justices wrote a concurrence or that there were multiple dissents. Those concurrences and dissents are where Supreme Court justices express disagreement with the majority opinion.
David T. Stevenson’s Opinion in the Daily State News gave a small history of Delaware legislature bills and power grid billings, budgets and planning (“Offshore wind bill disastrous for ratepayers”). The part that might be useful is the tiny bit in the last one-third, dealing with getting more electricity with less emissions and with little or no increase in your electric bill.
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