News
GEORGETOWN — Local and state officials calling for unity have organized a candlelight vigil Thursday in remembrance of two Hispanic men fatally wounded in a Saturday shooting at a restaurant.
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for January to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health …
DAGSBORO — No injuries were reported in a fire that heavily damaged a structure Monday.
GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police on Monday identified Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez, 31, of Georgetown, and Honorio Velasquez, 28, of Bridgeville as the victims of a fatal double shooting over the weekend.
DOVER — The state’s sustainable-energy utility, DBA Energize Delaware, has been busy. This month, the nonprofit, established to save Delawareans money through clean and efficient energy practices, announced that it started 2022 with a bang.
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Millsboro
MILLSBORO — Reconfiguration of the traffic signal at the U.S. 113 and Del. 24 intersection Tuesday may cause delays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Delaware Department of Transportation said.
MILLSBORO — Delaware State Police have identified the victim of a fatal motor vehicle collision Monday as Josephine Fleming-Lloyd, 13, of Frankford.
Seaford
SEAFORD — Two men were arrested following a shots fired incident Tuesday night, which police said resulted in a vehicle pursuit, apprehension, and seizure of drugs and money. Seaford police …
SEAFORD — Monday was the day for the long-awaited homecoming of 83-year-old Ken Tull. With a huge escort, Mr. Tull was brought from a rehabilitation center in Dover to his home in Seaford more than 11 weeks after the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department fire police captain was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured while directing traffic at a scene Oct. 30, 2021.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Speedway, a racing venue with a storied past, is opening a new chapter, which will bring localized ownership and planned improvements to the half-mile dirt track complex.
GEORGETOWN — The answer was a silent “no.” The request for public funding to support a proposed indoor facility at Sandhill Fields came up empty during Georgetown’s Town Council meeting Wednesday.
Sports
RICHMOND, Va. — Delaware’s athletic teams are getting some new conference-mates. The Colonial Athletic Association announced this morning that Hampton, Monmouth and Stony Brook are all …
Lake Forest High collected six pins in posting a 58-18 victory over Seaford in Henlopen South wrestling on Monday evening. The win kept the Spartans (3-0 South, 6-2 overall) unbeaten in the …
NEWARK — There’s always been something slightly mysterious about three-point shooting. When they’re going in, they can make a team look unbeatable. But when those outside …
READING, Pa. — Steve Azzanesi is going to back to his small-college football roots. The former Wesley College quarterback and longtime Wolverine assistant has been named the head coach at …
Milford
MILFORD — A bridge over the Mispillion River remains open to vehicles after a dump truck struck its overhead portion late last year, but the structure will likely remain closed to boats for 12 months or more, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation.
MILFORD — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and closed the doors for many two years ago, it surprisingly opened up a new opportunity for Milford filmmaker Mike Fox and his family. Mike and wife …
Business
DOVER — Delaware ended 2021 with a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate close to pre-pandemic levels. According to the state Department of Labor’s monthly labor report, published on Jan. …
DOVER — NCALL is hosting “A Vision Board Party” as a part of the A New Vision - Financial Empowerment Workshops for Single Moms.  Attendees can select to attend this party …
Neighbors

Dover’s Lopez moves to ‘The Neighborhood’

DOVER — Add another credit to the long list of acting jobs for Dover’s Wayne Lopez. The Caesar Rodney High class of 1980 member was featured last week on the CBS comedy, “The Neighborhood.”

Legion Auxiliary national president visits Delaware

MILLSBORO — When Kathy Daudistel speaks of family, it encompasses her immediate kin in northern Kentucky, as well as her American Legion colleagues at home and abroad.

Good morning: Stevenson House residents give back with holiday book project

MILFORD — Anytime Katie Joseph can offer the residents of the Stevenson House Detention Center a chance to read, she is more than happy to do so. That’s why Ms. Joseph, the school …

Code Purple Sussex volunteerism cools off

The cold snap that put the First State in a deep freeze this week drew a Code Purple declaration. But in Kent and Sussex counties, it has been business as usual.
Things to Do
An armored track vehicle rolls slowly through the encampment at a past Delaware Defense Day at Fort Miles in Lewes. Organizers plan a larger event this April, when reenactors return for the first time since 2019.

Delaware Defense Day coming back in April

LEWES — It’ll be bigger and better than ever. That’s the plan of organizers of Delaware Defense Day — formerly Delaware …
A jazz concert to benefit Beebe Hospital Oncology in Lewes was held at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort on Jan. 16, sponsored by the Rehoboth Jazz Festival. Many people turned out despite the weather conditions to enjoy the music by Grammy nominee saxophonist Boney James and jazz guitarist Jonathon Butler.

Photo gallery: Jazz benefit concert at Bally's Dover Casino Resort

A jazz concert to benefit Beebe Hospital Oncology in Lewes was held at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort on Jan. 16, sponsored by the …
Mark Phillips, left, Ryan Phillips will participate in The Magic Duel tonight at the Milton Theatre. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Best Bets: 'Magic Duel' is on at Milton Theatre

While it won’t quite be a duel to the death tonight at the Milton Theatre, you may see a few things disappear. Mark Phillips …
Schools
GEORGETOWN — It will be a double dose of the old before the arrival of the new for Sussex Central High School. The number of modular classrooms on campus will increase by two units for the 2022-23 year, addressing the school’s chronic capacity issues — a problem that should be remedied with the opening of a new SCHS in fall 2025.
CAMDEN – After first joining Caesar Rodney School District more than 30 years ago, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald will retire from his role as superintendent. His next step: University of …
DOVER — While addressing state legislators on Wednesday, a victim of sexual abuse by a public-school teacher said every Delaware public school should have a warning sign urging parents to …
Opinion
Delaware Gov. John Carney unveiled in early November the state’s most comprehensive plan yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change. One of its top …
We’ve all seen it — after a winter storm moves through the area, we clear off our car to head to work, school or the grocery store to find ourselves behind that driver who has a big pile …
Recently I had the opportunity to work as a unit secretary on one of Beebe Healthcare’s inpatient floors. I was busy — answering phone calls and responding to patients pushing their nurse …
Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is needed due to staff …
Here is the Question of the Day: Due to the surge in COVID 19 cases, the Delaware teacher’s union has called for school districts to assess their operational capacity for safe …
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County applauds the Delaware Department of Justice for filing a lawsuit against the city of Seaford over its fetal-remains disposal ordinance, which was scheduled …