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DOVER - Delaware State Police have identified Ayonna Gill-Black, 18, of Dover, as the victim who died during a motor vehicle collision on Wednesday.
FELTON - Shelly L. Thompson, 37, of Felton, was arrested Tuesday on numerous fraud and theft related charges following an investigation, police said.
HARRINGTON - A 26-year-old Dover man was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after being contacted in the Harrington Raceway and Casino parking lot on July 30, authorities said.
SEAFORD - Trumaine M. Lofland, 21, of Harrington, was arrested Friday in connection with a shooting incident on Feb. 11, authorities said.
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GEORGETOWN — The inaugural Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race was held at Georgetown Speedway way back in 1951. This year’s event, on Oct. 1, is returning to its racing roots, as Delaware State Police is moving the popular fundraiser to Georgetown’s half-mile track from the dirt oval at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, its venue for nearly five decades.
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MILFORD — Kent-Sussex Industries Inc. recently received a $12,000 grant donation from Discover Bank to purchase additional laptops and other kinds of technology to assist the agency in program delivery.
Sports
The 2012 season was special for Crisfield High field hockey and the entire Lady Crabbers athletic programs. Girl sports at CHS struggled year after year through the early days of the Bayside …
Crisfield High School’s field hockey team closed its regular season during the 2012 campaign with a convincing 3-0 whitewashing of North Division champion Kent Island — the Lady …
If someone wanted to learn about the history of basketball on the Eastern Shore, they would have to do a ton of research and talk to a whole bunch of people. Or they can pick up a newly released …
Crisfield High School’s field hockey season ended abruptly in 2011, the Lady Crabbers were looking to make a run that year and be in a duel with East favorite Pocomoke in the Regional …
Business
PRINCESS ANNE — UMES Extension’s Farm Bus Tour will be back on the road August 31 and September 1 for a visit to Eastern and Central Virginia, including a stop at Virginia State …
Are you interested in using solar to power your farm or business? Maybe you’re interested in leasing your land for solar development?  Or perhaps, you’d like to learn more about how …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering clarifying the culling rule for oysters. According to DNR, “The changes under consideration would make it clear …
Neighbors

Somerset County needs Community Emergency Response Team volunteers

PRINCESS ANNE — After hurricanes, floods, fires and other disasters Somerset County Emergency Services relies on volunteers to help protect lives and property as members of the Community …

Seniors continue to give a spiritual boost despite the pandemic disrupting meetings in person

To his congregation and family, 83-year-old David Walston is a model of perseverance. After over half a century of knocking on doors as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Westover resident …

Princess Anne church giving away school supplies Aug. 20

Pure Word Bible Church, located at 11350 Stewart Neck Road in Princess Anne is hosting a FREE School Supply Give-Away on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (or as long as supplies …
Things to Do

Crab Derby parade Sept. 3 returns to its West Main Street route, entries wanted

CRISFIELD — The 75th National Hard Crab Derby Committee returns the parade to its route along West Main Street with trophies awarded …
Fruits of Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'. Photo: M. Talabac, UME

Fastest Aronia berry picker can earn $200 Amazon gift card at UMES Extension event

PRINCESS ANNE — An Aronia berry picking contest will be held 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 26 at the UMES Research and Education Farm …
Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels on Sunday, Aug. 14, with a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, beer, live music, boat rides, family activities, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit CBMM and the Talbot Watermen Association, with advanced tickets and more information at cbmm.org/watermensday.

August 14 brings crabs, watermen’s rodeo to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, featuring a spirited …
Schools
WESTOVER — Following the overwhelming response to an online community survey Somerset County Public Schools is moving ahead with a “staggered-start” for the coming school …
WALLOPS ISLAND — Emma Zisu, age 12, decided to leave New York City to spend a week of her summer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia — not because she wanted beach time or to visit …
SALISBURY — SchooLARS4STEM hosts a back to school event at Salisbury University for students of all grades interested science, technology, engineering and math. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on …
Opinion
Tom Horton has written about the Chesapeake Bay for more than 40 years, including eight books. He lives in Salisbury, Maryland, where he is also a professor of environmental studies at Salisbury …
Kathleen Gaskell is a copy editor at the Bay Journal, where this was first published as the Chesapeake Challenge. At least 12 shark species have been observed in the Chesapeake Bay. Can you match …
I want to commend the governors of Maryland and Delaware for their leadership in joining the new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, announced in June at the White House.
Winslow Myers, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide” and serves on the Advisory Board of the War Prevention Initiative. Eight days of …
Charles Emery, newly-elected board of trustees chair of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, gave the following statement concerning the Conference’s Disaffiliation …
June is National Dairy Month, and Maryland Dairy Princess Elizabeth Karides wrote the following article to celebrate and educate readers about the importance of dairy products. *  *  …