News
DOVER—Delaware State Police have arrested 25-year-old Da’Jour Deshields of Dover for attempted robbery and offensive touching stemming from an incident on Saturday. Authorities said …
NEWARK—Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Old Baltimore Pike on Saturday night. According to Delaware State Police, a 2019 Honda Ruckus moped, driven by a …
EASTON – After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's transitions pharmacist, Melanie Chapple, has returned to the Cambridge Senior Center to …
DOVER — State legislators voted to expand veterinary care, punish forgers of vaccination cards and celebrate Delaware’s older citizens, among other actions, last week.
GEORGETOWN — Pro-abortion supporters rallied in protest Saturday in response to the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to strip the constitutional right to abortion in spite of …
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Millsboro
MILTON - Kyree Coxon, 18, of Rehoboth Beach, was arrested on weapon and drug charges following a Monday morning traffic stop, Delaware State Police said.
LEWES — A 74-year-old Millsboro man has died from injuries suffered in a Thursday vehicle crash, according to Delaware State Police.
Seaford
SEAFORD — It was buried along the banks of the Nanticoke River in the mid-1950s when Seaford native Randy Larrimore’s father was mayor. Now, supported by Delaware’s congressional …
SEAFORD — Litigation brought on by the state challenging the city’s fetal-remains ordinance is scheduled to be heard Thursday in the Court of Chancery in Wilmington.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — Bill West took the fifth and will retain the mayoral gavel as presiding official for Georgetown council sessions for two more years. Challenged for the first time since his …
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 …
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 …
Caesar Rodney High won a close battle for the girls’ team title while Smyrna captured the boys’ championship as the Henlopen Conference track & field meet wrapped up on Friday …
Milford
MILTON - Delaware State Police are seeking assistance in identifying potential victims associated with an ongoing theft investigation of vases in the Milton area. According to spokesman Senior …
MILFORD — The city of Milford recently hired Joseph Balog as the new arborist/urban forestry coordinator. In this role, Mr. Balog is responsible for the overall implementation of a city-wide …
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.
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 …

Pulled pork luncheon, bake sale June 4 at Asbury UMC in Crisfield

CRISFIELD — Asbury United Methodist Church, 3380 Lawsonia Road, has a North Carolina pulled pork luncheon and bake sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Pulled pork sandwiches with cole …
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 …
DOVER — Last month’s stop of a bus carrying the Delaware State University women’s lacrosse squad in Georgia is headed toward federal scrutiny. Speaking to the media in a Zoom …
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 …
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 …
Every year, millions of mental health emergency calls are made to 911 and other crisis lines. But unfortunately, when in-person help is needed, often the only response available is law enforcement …
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 …