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On a cold, snowy, wintry night about 20 years ago, shortly after moving to my home in western Sussex County, I awoke to the sound of what seemed to be an injured dog howling in pain. Throwing on …
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The end of a 16-month path to meeting nationally endorsed law enforcement standards means now living up to them. Because the Capitol Police Department has begun operating under the policies of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, its officers will be utilizing them daily.
SEARORD - A 52-year-old man died from injuries suffered when hit by a vehicle while walking on Norman Eskridge Highway Thursday, authorities said.
The Food Bank of Delaware will hold three large drive-thru mobile pantries this month.
DOVER – Dover Air Force Base is scheduled to host the 20th annual Feed the Troops event on Wednesday, Dec. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is a partnership between the base and local …
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Dover
Two New Jersey teens were arrested Thursday after two attempted robberies in Dover parking lots, authorities said.
DOVER — If taking in “The Nutcracker” is on your family’s holiday must-do list, there are a variety of choices this weekend in Dover. The Theatre at Dover High School will …
Members of the Dover Downtown Rotary and Polytech High School Interact clubs fundraised for The Salvation Army on Dec. 7.
Smyrna
DOVER - As investigation into a Dec. 4 shooting incident in Smyrna continues, police there say they hope to secure arrest warrants in the near future.
SMYRNA - Investigation into an occupied vehicle being struck by gunfire on Sunday is ongoing, Smyrna Police spokesperson Lt. Brian Donner said.
SMYRNA — The trial of a man and woman charged after an toddler’s remains were discovered near a softball field more than three years ago has been delayed until 2023.
Milford
The owners of Halpern Plaza in Milford — formerly known as Teal Creek Plaza — want to build an addition to the shopping center, hoping to attract a new tenant.
Tradespeople and do-it-yourselfers rejoice: A tool and equipment retailer is coming to town early next summer. Harbor Freight Tools will be moving into the former Peebles store.
Residents leasing lots in Pine Haven, which was recently sold to a new owner, told the Delaware State News that their water has been contaminated since Friday, forcing residents to purchase water to drink and bathe with.
Sports
NEWARK — Smyrna High’s football players have been waiting 12 months to get this chance again. The Eagles’ 28-22 loss to Middletown in last year’s DIAA Class 3A state finals …
LAUREL — Laurel High had a great football season last fall. But it wasn’t perfect. The Bulldogs lost a pair of regular-season games en route to the program’s first DIAA state …
After three months of football, it comes down to this. Six have reached the DIAA’s state championship games being held on Saturday at Delaware Stadium. Here’s our picks for three …
Dover High took an early 10-point lead before eventually registering a 50-43 victory over Caesar Rodney in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Thursday night. For the Senators (1-1), the win …
Business
The Del-One Foundation raised and is donating $58,000 to local charities in 2022. Funds were raised through Foundation dues, jeans donations, candy sales, a 5K and a charity golf tournament. …
Del-One Federal Credit Union supports Lazarus Education Services Inc. which provides business training for veterans, returning citizens, and new entrepreneurs. Utilizing funds reserved for community …
La Vida Hospitality’s beINVOLVED initiative is hosting a bike drive for coastal Delaware children.
Neighbors

Today In Salisbury's History: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1976

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1976 -- The Wicomico County Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject a zoning appeal that sought to change the classification of 15.5 acres along Route 50 and East Main and …

Galestown native's 40th high school reunion inspires Hallmark movie

Career nursing professional Robin Wooten always enjoys Christmas movie season. But this year may turn out to be her favorite. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel will air “Christmas …
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Delaware celebrates day that made it No. 1

This is the day 235 years ago that forever dubbed Delaware as the First State. Dec. 7 is Delaware Day, marking the date in 1787 when it became the first state to ratify the Constitution. A …
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Delaware Public Archives information resources manager Edward McWilliams poses next to a display inside the building's lobby featuring 1951 Delaware Apple Commission Apple Pie Baking Contest winner Mary Stewart of Dover.

Historical recipes on display at Delaware Public Archives

DOVER — Just in time for the holidays, Delaware Public Archives information resources manager Edward McWilliams has cooked up …
Clara’s story will be performed by Kaitlin Maschauer.

Eastern Shore Dance Academy presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Eastern Shore Dance Academy, under the artistic direction of Jessica Hindman, is pleased to announce the 2022 holiday production of …

Sussex County Genealogical Society to meet

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Lewes Public Library.
Schools
Maces Lane Middle School in Cambridge will have a new after-school program in its spring semester. Students will have the opportunity to sign up to attend the J Noah Skills Academy, where they will …
DOVER—Dover High School teacher Alison Lauber was appointed to the National Education Association’s IDEA Resource Cadre on Wednesday. The National Education Association IDEA Resource …
DOVER—Heather Hitchens, a paraprofessional from Lake Forest Central Elementary School, was named Delaware’s 2023 Educational Support Professional of the Year Wednesday night. Ms. …
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: Details for the 90th Dover Days celebration were announced, appropriately, on Delaware Day this week. After a delay of two years, first caused by COVID-19 then by …
Wilmington has joined a growing number of cities that are exploring ways to reconnect neighborhoods and providing new public spaces by creating caps over urban highways. These structures are being used to create green spaces, plazas and cultural amenities that can also reconnect ...
The midterm elections are over, and single-party rule in Delaware by the Democrats has gotten stronger. The Dems have increased their overall control of our state government, and retained the …
The Hale-Byrnes House, the Stanton site of a 1777 Council of War between George Washington and his generals, has been memorialized in a painting that was unveiled Dec. 3. “Prelude to …
Here is the Question of the Day: Residents of the Pine Haven community in Lincoln have reported issues with the water, including particles and a “rancid, metallic smell,” when it was …
Healthy people, kids, families and workers are critical to a productive and vibrant economy. That’s why it’s no surprise that this rampant respiratory syncytial virus, COVID-19, cold …