News
DOVER — A 30-year-old Dover man was arrested on drug charges Monday following a traffic violation. Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said James Jennings was located while driving with …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s update — the fewest daily number of new cases since March 25, 2020, which was at the …
WILMINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware announced Monday it has selected Susan L. Burke, an award-winning attorney and experienced litigator, to be its next legal …
DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s online magazine, Outdoor Delaware, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards …
DOVER — The Blood Bank of Delmarva is down to a three-day blood supply, which is not sufficient to meet local hospital needs. Because of the pandemic, the Blood Bank has seen virtually no …
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Dover
DOVER — Governments in Kent County are beginning to offer in-person meetings more than a year after the novel strain of the coronavirus first presented in Delaware. The city of Dover will …
DOVER — Two stolen vehicles were located, and four arrests followed Thursday, authorities said.
DOVER — A 23-year-old Virginia woman was arrested on weapons charges after a traffic stop Saturday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
Smyrna
With temperatures reaching the low 90s Monday, people across the state were seeking relief from the heat. Swimmers, above, leap off a pier to cool off at the beach at Lake Como in Smyrna during a hot …
DOVER — The odds were stacked against them from the very start of the season. That didn’t stop the Smyrna High girls’ soccer program from making history — over and over …
DOVER — Smyrna police have arrested a Dover man for allegedly raping a vulnerable adult. Authorities said officers from the Smyrna Police Department were alerted Sunday a woman was at Kent …
Milford
John Mollura believes that a person should not be defined by their scars — neither physical nor mental. That’s where his RE>Figured Project comes in.
MILFORD — The city, in partnership with Downtown Milford Inc.’s Riverwalk Farmers Market, will be sponsoring free weekly COVID-19 vaccine events starting Saturday.
MILFORD — The 2nd Friday event, taking place this week at 7 p.m., will be on the history of Slaughter Beach.
Sports
PHILADELPHIA — One tough inning ended Delaware South’s Carpenter Cup tournament on the first day for the first time since 2015. Delaware South fell to Inter-AC/Independents of …
CAMDEN — Aidan Sanchez lifts his arm up beside his head, then brings it down to the ground as far as it will go to make his point. Devin Smith has caught the most passes thrown by him, …
SMYRNA — A couple times in his life, Cameron Edge made some big choices based on what was best for him. This time, though, the 16-year-old football player said he was thinking more about the …
Dean Burrows didn’t really plan it this way. But when Wesley College’s 2020 Atlantic East Conference championship rings arrived the other day, a couple Wolverine men’s basketball …
Business
DOVER — Del-One Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, May 18 both virtually and in-person at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.  Many members viewed the …
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Awards for Excellence Celebration, brought to you by H. Scott Connell, on Thursday, June 24. The celebration …
DOVER — Retirement is supposed to be a chance for individuals to use their free time as they wish, relying on decades of savings, plus some government benefits, to support themselves without worrying about making ends meet.
Neighbors

Caring Hearts Helping Hands receives donations for two programs

MAGNOLIA — Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc., a non-profit organization, received a $4000 grant from the Milford Lions Club from its Eunice S. Reed Fund.  Through the Reed Fund, the …

McKay’s efforts help ensure fair representation in Dover

DOVER — Simply put, Dr. Margaret McKay won’t stand for a bully. “I’m one of those people who doesn’t like bullies — whether they’re (bullying because of race) or any other way,” Dr. McKay said.

Honoring those lost, while looking for light: Dover church memorial a tribute to COVID victims

DOVER — Looking for the light at the end of a long COVID-19 tunnel, Presbyterian Church of Dover unveiled its illuminated Garden Remembrance Memorial on Monday night, honoring the 1,659 lives that have been lost in Delaware due to the coronavirus.
Things to Do
Comedian Julia Scotti, best known for being a quarterfinalist on "America's Got Talent" in 2016, will perform at the Milton Theatre June 18 as part of Milton Pride activities. She is also the subject of a new documentary entitled "Julia Scotti: Funny That Way," which details her journey as a transgender female.

Best Bets: Comedian Scotti to perform for Milton Pride month

There aren’t too many second acts in life like Julia Scotti is getting. Having turned 69 earlier this month, Ms. Scotti rose to …
The classic rock band 38 Special will play the Delaware State Fair on July 30.

Delaware State Fair announces two more concerts, clarifies COVID policy

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair announced Wednesday two new shows to round out its 2021 concert schedule and clarified its …
The popular live show "Mr. Moribund's Theatre of Terror" will be returning to the Riverfront Theater in Milford on July 30 and 31, with a showing of the classic 1968 Godzilla film "Destroy All Monsters."

Mr. Moribund to return to Riverfront Theater

MILFORD — The popular live show "Mr. Moribund's Theatre of Terror" will be returning to the Riverfront Theater this July, with a …
Schools
MILFORD — Milford Senior High School Seniors Matthew Stangl and Allison Benton took home awards in the 2021 Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference. Matt won a gold …
CAMDEN — The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation kicked off another summer season with the Ag Lab during the annual Strawberry Festival in May at Bobola Farm & Florist in Dover. The Ag Lab …
DOVER — Delaware State University has been awarded a four-year $1.9 million grant that aims toward providing needed behavioral health training and benefits to Sussex County. The grants, …
Opinion
On Camp Arrowhead Road in Sussex County, less than 100 yards apart, two crosswalks have been installed — one with the clear purpose of safety, the other a Delaware Department of Transportation …
In its first “Fines and Fees Index,” the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham University School of Law ranked Delaware 47th out of 51 states and the District of …
Even with wet, cool weather over Memorial Day weekend, traffic totals in Delaware were close to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. “Certainly, the …
Here is the Question of the Day: A Dover resident recently expressed concern that the mayor and council won’t meet with community members troubled by gang activity, and the mayor responded …
It was a June day in Philadelphia, perhaps very much like today, that the delegates to the Second Continental Congress voted on a simple motion that created the most recognizable, enduring and …
As reported in the Delaware State News: “Gov. John Carney opposes the (marijuana-legalization) bill but has not said what he would do if it reaches his desk, and many political observers and …