News
DOVER — Exciting times lie ahead for the city of Dover’s Parks and Recreation Division, with plans to build a new skate park and dog park at Schutte Park in the near future. While many …
WILMINGTON — As part of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine equity initiatives, the state is attempting to hone in on underserved communities who do not have the most reliable internet access, or …
DOVER — Recent COVID-19 trends continue to show positive signs, with the state hitting its lowest hospitalization total in more than five months. Data from the Delaware Division of Public …
DOVER — Energize Delaware recently announced the launch of its Virtual Home Energy Assessment. This online tool is designed to provide Delawareans with a quick and easy method to virtually …
CAMDEN — Much appreciated community support continued to pour in during the days following a devastating fire that displaced a family of four early Tuesday. A GoFundMe account for the Todd …
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Dover
DOVER — The Rev. Charles S. “Chuck” Weiss and leaders of Christ Episcopal Church know the uproar that would surely come from preservation groups if they dared to make any outside renovations to the church's nearly 300-year-old sanctuary.
DOVER — A 36-year-old Philadelphia man was charged with drug offenses following a search warrant execution at the Dover Inn, 428 N. DuPont Highway, on Thursday afternoon, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
DOVER — A 42-year-old Dover man was arrested following an investigation into an alleged assault that left a man with serious injuries Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — A decade from now, Smyrna’s population could perhaps be double from the current 11,000 or so residents situated in the northern Kent County town. A host of residential and …
Black History Month
SMYRNA — While most around the Smyrna area know Barbara Wright as a longtime teacher at Smyrna Middle School and a stalwart in the school district for 48 years, she can also be considered a …
SMYRNA — The 14-28 Democratic Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at the American Legion in Smyrna.
Milford
MILFORD — Blue Hen VFW Post 6483, at 77 Veterans Circle, off Williamsville Road, will hold a fish fry on March 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fried fish, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, green beans …
MILFORD — KSI is selling tickets for its “Spring Raffle” giving one lucky person a chance to win a “Night on the Town” prize package valued at $309 while a second winner …
MILFORD — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford will be hosting the annual Community Expo on March 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Milford Elks Lodge, located at 18951 Elks Lodge Road in …
Sports
Delaware’s men’s basketball team had waited a long time just get one more chance to play. But the Blue Hens competed like they wanted to extend their season. In the end, though, …
SEAFORD — Careen Bolden was not even born yet the last time the Seaford High boys’ basketball team reached the state quarterfinals. Bolden and the rest of this new generation of Blue …
SMYRNA — Caravel Academy’s offensive attack can put up a load of points in a hurry. That’s why, even when ahead by double digits with less than two minutes to play, Smyrna …
Business
MILFORD — Fish from local waters can be surprisingly hard to buy in Delaware, but one Milford angler is bringing his fresh catch directly to the people.
With millions of dollars in assistance available for customers who may be struggling to pay their energy bills, Delmarva Power says customers need to act now to secure these essential funds while they last.
DOVER — Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday that a new hydrofluorocarbon regulation will be published Monday in the state's Register of Regulations, with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1
Neighbors

Delaware's newest historic marker erected at former Carlisle AME Church

DOVER — The 14 or so individuals who are buried in an unmarked vacant lot off the south side of Sharon Hill Road, just east of Cahoon Branch Road, might still be gone — but they are no longer forgotten.
Black History Month

Felton museum spotlights Buffalo Soldiers

FELTON — The original Buffalo Soldiers may have been instrumental in the settlement of the American West, but they’re being commemorated back east in Delaware at the new Buffalo Soldiers …

Lewes churches have long, rich history

Designed and built by Hurley Waples of Rehoboth Beach, a member of the current Faith United Methodist Church, the four churches represented above are, from left, Israel United Methodist Church; the …
Things to Do
Code Purple Kent County director Ennio Emmanuel recently released the song “Don’t Mean That I Don’t Love” as a streaming single and a video available on YouTube.

Code Purple Kent County director restarting music career

Ennio Emmanuel travels in seemingly two different worlds. For years, he was in the music business, living in Los Angeles but …
Jimmie Allen of Milton will perform a virtual concert on March 5 as part of the Do More 24 philanthropic campaign.  Anyone donating $50 or more will be able to view the concert.

Nonprofits join Do More 24 to raise funds

As the Do More 24 Delaware charity event approaches Thursday and Friday, a number of local nonprofits are asking the community to …
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Schools
WILMINGTON — Sage Sawhney took the stage with no expectations of winning the top trophy, but left as the 2021 Delaware State Spelling Bee champion Saturday at St. Mark’s High. The …
WILMINGTON — More than one-third of Delaware educators and school staff members who requested a COVID-19 vaccine through the Department of Education have been vaccinated, Secretary of Education …
DOVER — Entering the last quarter of the anticipated acquisition of Wesley College, Delaware State University has not yet “made any decisions around who from Wesley will be coming …
Opinion
With the launch of the Delaware “clean slate” campaign Feb. 24, state lawmakers are now poised to automate the expungement of eligible criminal records this session. This move would build …
Along a country road in Felton, construction crews have been at work since November assembling a nearly quarter-mile-long metal footbridge over Killens Pond State Park’s eponymous body of …
Here is the Question of the Day: The Delaware Spelling Bee was held Saturday. What’s your favorite word to spell? Your least favorite?  Join the conversation below and see what …
Before spring 2018, I had little interest in the fight for racial justice or the inclusion of diversity work in institutions. My biggest concerns were getting to my gymnastics practices on time and …
The United States’ economy has absorbed a body blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has drained the financial resources of millions of our fellow Americans, who now can’t cover …
I’m a “senior” senior. I got my second vaccination shot at Dover International Speedway. I had gotten my first shot at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Delaware City in January, …