News
DOVER — There’s no chasing down personal-best times or mad dashes for trophies, medals or individual glory for the First State Webfooters. They are just a group that loves to get out and …
WILMINGTON — A 67-year-old nature photographer was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to one year in federal prison for tax evasion, U.S. District Attorney David C. Weiss said. In a news …
DOVER – Hazardous weather has brought sporadic power outages to the state today. The primary concern has been wind gusts throughout the day today, as Delaware Electric Cooperative reported …
All residents of Delaware will now have to let their fingers do some extra walking, dialing 10-digit phone numbers throughout the state, including the 302 area code, regardless of whether it is a …
DOVER - On Tuesday, Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Monroe B. Hudson Jr. announced that DOC Director of Reentry Jessica Cline has been promoted to deputy chief of the Planning, …
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Sports
WOODSIDE — Before they were friends, they were rivals. Matt Gatune was a top distance runner at Smyrna Middle School while Kenny Guy, running for Lake Forest’s Chipman Middle School, …
Caesar Rodney High netted the game’s first four goals before posting a 5-3 victory over Cape Henlopen in Henlopen North boys’ soccer on Tuesday night. The win clinched the North title …
NEWARK — His first job was getting past the James Madison defensive back. But, since the defender was up close to the line of scrimmage, once James Collins got a step on him, there was …
Business
DOVER – On Nov. 10, a Dover-based IT support firm will be recognized for its commitment to support military veterans.  The firm, Cloud Geeks, will be awarded the Platinum Medallion …
Kim Adams is the owner and president of Mountain Consulting.  Tell us about your business. Mountain Consulting Inc. is an engineering and design build firm, founded in 2003 by Kim and Troy …
Smyrna
SMYRNA — A 14-year-old Smyrna Middle School student turned over a loaded firearm while “suffering a mental health crisis” Wednesday, authorities said.
So far, this fall has seen its share of pumpkin-spiced treats, fun hayrides behind tractors on Delaware farms and Friday nights spent crowning homecoming kings and queens at high school football …
SMYRNA — Four schools were placed in a “modified” lockdown status for just over a half hour early Tuesday afternoon as nearby Smyrna police searched for a man suffering a mental …
SMYRNA — Peace Lutheran Church will host a pork-and-sauerkraut dinner Oct. 23.
Neighbors

Bear author shares love of writing by creating a day for wordsmiths

BEAR — The passion to sit down and gather information, along with his thoughts, and then expressing them into words has been a creative outlet for John Riddle ever since he was a freshman in …

Military Officers Association to meet Oct. 21

DOVER — The officers and their spouses of the Dover Chapter of MOAA will conduct their monthly dinner meeting at Roma’s in Dover on Oct 21. Social hour starts at 5 p.m.; dinner is at …

Donations now accepted for young children’s book drive in Dover

DOVER — A book drive is underway in Dover. The public are being asked to donate new and gently used books for young children, up to about age 6. The books will be given to Read Aloud …
Things to Do

Kent County Sheriff’s Office to hold Trunk or Treat

DOVER — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with First State Action for a Trunk or Treat event Thursday This …

Dover's Christ Church to hold craft fair, holiday shopping event

DOVER — Christ Church, located at 523 S. State St. in downtown Dover, will hold its annual Holly Fair Craft Show and Holiday …
Mr. Moribund, left, played by W.J. Walton, talks with the Stage Mangler, played by Michael Forrest, at July’s Mr. Moribund Theatre of Terror event at the Riverfront Theater in Milford.

Best Bets: Mr. Moribund brings horror, hijinks to Milford

W.J. Walton is living out a childhood dream. As a kid, he loved old horror movies and the hosts who would introduce the films on …
Schools
MILFORD — There was a line outside Lulu M. Ross Elementary School this morning of people waiting to cast their vote for or against Milford School District’s capital referendum. By 1 …
MILFORD — Polls open at 7 a.m. Wednesday for Milford School District’s capital referendum, which, if passed, would mean the restoration and reopening of Milford Middle School on Lakeview Avenue. 
DOVER — Bobby L. Cummings will take the helm as chief of public safety and the Delaware State University police force, officials announced Monday.
Opinion
Over one million U.S. military service members are members of the National Guard or reserves. These troops are being tested like never before, yet they do not receive the same physical and mental …
I remember hearing it all the time, it was half joking and half serious. My father was a pediatrician and he’d say: Take two pills and call me in the morning. People respected him so …
“Trial by jury shall be as heretofore” — Delaware Constitution. When charged with a crime, do Delawareans call upon fellow citizens, sitting as a jury, to decide their guilt or …
A recent letter contained pieces of misleading information (“America, do not spend money we don’t have,” Oct. 21). Connecting those pieces exclusively to Democrats and liberals may …
The kids are getting a seat at the table, as police and community members attempt to improve relationships between law enforcement and the citizenry. Through meetings monthly during the academic year …
Here is the Question of the Day: Some towns are scheduling Halloween on Saturday, some on the actual day, Sunday. Will you let your children attend both nights? How will you take advantage of …