News
SUN Behavioral Delaware will host its next virtual Professional Education Series seminar April 14 from 10-11 a.m.
LAUREL — Faedra Parker, 36, of Laurel, was arrested on burglary and related charges following an incident on Sunday, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Senior …
DOVER — Delaware State Police have identified Bruce E. Wright, 33, of Dover, as the person who died as a result of a shooting incident March 24 in the Capitol Park community. Authorities …
MIDDLETOWN — A 35-year-old Virginia man was arrested after an attempted robbery Saturday that included an exchange of gunfire with a clerk, authorities said. Middletown police said that a …
DOVER — The Delaware Courts presented budget requests for the 2023 fiscal year at the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement’s public hearing on Tuesday. The Judicial Branch was among …
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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 …
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 …
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.
The 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, an event that plunged the United States into World War II, will be observed at Smyrna's Lake Como on Wednesday at noon.
Neighbors
Master Gardeners

Where are all of the swans in Delaware?

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 …

Food Bank of Delaware hosting mobile pantries in December

The Food Bank of Delaware will hold three large drive-thru mobile pantries this month.

Dover Rotary, Polytech students ring bell for Salvation Army

Members of the Dover Downtown Rotary and Polytech High School Interact clubs fundraised for The Salvation Army on Dec. 7.
Things to Do
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 …
The Ballet Theatre of Dover will present "The Nutcracker" Friday and Saturday at Dover High School.

'The Nutcracker' to delight in Dover

DOVER — If taking in “The Nutcracker” is on your family’s holiday must-do list, there are a variety of choices this weekend in …
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 …
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 …