News
WILMINGTON — The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Michael Marquardt, CEO of Global Kompass Strategies Inc., has been named the chairman of the American Cancer Society’s …
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 …
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Sports
WASHINGTON — Delaware’s men’s lacrosse program has made some noise in the NCAA Tournament before. It’s just been a while. But on Sunday night the underdog Blue Hens …
Cape Henlopen High and Sussex Academy took the top two seeds in the girls’ lacrosse bracket while Sussex Central is No. 3 in softball as the two DIAA state tournament brackets were announced on …
Carson Mears’ two-run, two-out double in the top of the eighth inning lifted Sussex Tech to a 5-3 victory over St. Georges in a non-conference baseball matchup on Saturday afternoon. The …
Business
Central Delaware is very familiar with excellence. Our cherished community of passionate professionals work tirelessly to make central Delaware the gem that it is, therefore, it is only fitting for …
Three aspiring journalists will be working in area newsrooms this summer through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Journalism Internship Program, in an effort to increase local coverage, deepen the pipeline of journalists of color and elevate stories of underserved communities.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — The Smyrna School District announced Thursday that its superintendent, Patrik Williams, will be retiring Aug. 1 after a 37-year career in public education.
SMYRNA - A 42-year-old Smyrna man was arrested in the culmination of a several months long investigation into alleged drug dealing, Smyrna police spokesman Lt. Brian Donner said.
DOVER — Murrell Kearney, 24, of Smyrna, was arrested on a gun charge during a traffic stop Sunday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
SMYRNA — After months of controversy, the Smyrna School District announced Saturday that superintendent Patrik Williams would be taking a leave of absence, effective immediately. The Smyrna …
Neighbors

Federal funding aids CHEER’s COVID-recovery effort in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s CHEER is receiving more than a quarter-million federal dollars to support COVID-19 recovery.

Maryland Humanities hosts virtual Lower Shore meeting

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Humanities Council is hosting a virtual Humanities Network Meeting for Lower Shore residents and organizational leaders 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Maryland Humanities …

Give-away of garage and yard sale items at Pure Word Bible Church on May 28

PRINCESS ANNE — Pure Word Bible Church, 11350 Stewart Neck Road, is hosting another "Free Community Give-away" on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon or as long as supplies …
Things to Do
Children's book author Julie Gonzalez looks on as Kendall Fitzpatrick of Seaford creates a Bear Necklace during the Sussex Children's Book Festival.

Photo Gallery: Sussex Children's Book Festival

After two years of cancellations due to pandemic restrictions, the Sussex Children’s Book Festival returned on Saturday, May …
2021 Members’ Show entry by Lynn Cegelski

Spectrum: Annual Members’ Show and Sale at DCA

CAMBRIDGE - It is time to prepare for the Annual Members’ Show and Sale at Dorchester Center for the Arts. The show is open …
The Children's Theatre cast of "The Wizard of Oz"

Best Bets: Dover's Children's Theatre is off to see 'The Wizard of Oz'

Dover becomes the Emerald City this weekend as The Children’s Theatre presents L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz.” All of …
Schools
DOVER — Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms extended her support for the Delaware State women’s lacrosse team during her commencement address at the university’s graduation …
DOVER — Instead of being interviewed by big-time journalists, Sydney Anderson may be one herself someday. For now, however, she’s the Delaware State University sophomore who …
GEORGETOWN — All the boxes are checked and state approval is in hand for the Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence, a free, public charter school that will embrace a service-learning …
Opinion
As Delaware’s trades rebound from the pandemic and billions of dollars come to the state in federal infrastructure funds, it’s time for lawmakers to free businesses from the strict …
Please pray for our homeless neighbors, who have been outside during the recent nor’easter, and who are outside in all weather. We were able to help a few homeless people last week with …
After months of controversy, the Smyrna School District announced Saturday that Superintendent Patrik Williams would be taking a leave of absence, effective immediately. The Smyrna School District …
Here is the Question of the Day: Warren Jones has spent 25 years representing some of the First State’s finest during his time with the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s …
Monday, May 3, should have been a shock not just for those of us who work to ensure the health and reproductive freedom of American people but to all Americans who value the concept of living in a …
Delaware gas prices are on the northern side of $4 a gallon, food prices are going up by the day across the U.S., and all while the economy shrank 1.4% in the first quarter of 2022. Yet the one …