News
NEW CASTLE — From the looks of the main line at the Republic Services’ Delaware Recycling Center, many are unaware that plastic shopping bags are not recyclable. In fact, since the bags are a hazard to equipment, this is the biggest issue the facility is currently facing.
DOVER — Sixty-nine percent of Delaware’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations over a seven-day period were not fully vaccinated, according to recent data from the Delaware Division of Public …
SEAFORD — A Delmar, Maryland man was arrested by Delaware State Police on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop in Seaford on Friday night. Troy Smith was pulled over at …
Coronavirus
DOVER — The number of in-person contagious COVID-19 cases in Delaware K-12 public schools remained under the 300 mark for the fifth consecutive week, according to information from the Delaware …
BALTIMORE – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Monday announced update on the top and bottom 10 skilled nursing facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least one …
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Kent
DOVER — Registration is now open for the 10th Delaware Wetlands Conference presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Organized by the DNREC Division …
Sussex
Thousands hit the Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach on Black Friday hoping to get good deals as the countdown to Christmas begins.
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS - Dorchester County and the Eastern Shore were named a Top 25 “Best of the World” Destination for 2022 by National Geographic. The following is an excerpt from the article, …
New Castle
DOVER — There have been seven lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Delaware for the current season, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s most recent data.
Wicomico
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Nov. 27 and runs through Saturday, …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE – As part of its commitment to promote youth education on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is pleased to announce resumption of its …
Opinion
Inflation — the decline of purchasing power as prices rise — is currently at its highest level in 30 years. This has led to concern among the public and policymakers about the rising costs of many important products, like food, shelter, gasoline, electricity and cars. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has said he will not “support a package that risks hurting American families suffering from historic inflation.” As a result, Citizens’ Climate Lobby has received many inquiries from congressional offices, volunteers and other stakeholders regarding the potential impact a carbon price would have on inflation.
Between music, podcasts, gaming and the unlimited supply of online content, most people spend hours a week wearing headphones. Perhaps you are considering a new pair for the holidays, but with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know what to choose.
I woke up surrounded by the darkness of an early-morning sky on a brisk November autumn morning in Delaware. I had driven the short ride from Prince George’s County, Maryland, to my neighboring …
To Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Small Business and those applying for funds to combat the negative effects of the pandemic and future threats to business and tourism: I request that you …
Sports
Dover’s John Parker rushes against St. Georges in the first quarter during the Class 3A DIAA football state quarterfinals at St. Georges on Saturday.

Schedule set for Delaware football semifinals

Three downstate teams will host games Friday night in the DIAA football state semifinal schedule that was announced Sunday. In …
Kevin Anderson

Temple rallies in second half to defeat Hens 75-74

PHILADELPHIA — Delaware had a chance to do something its men’s basketball program hadn’t accomplished since …
Delmar defensive back Jalen Johnson hits Wilmington Friends running back Osinachi Chukwuocha as they both go airborne during Saturday's playoff game in Wilmington.

Roundup: Wilmington Friends edges Delmar 21-20 in 2A overtime win

Third-seeded Wilmington Friends scored on a 10-yard pass and then kicked the deciding extra point to edge No. 6 Delmar, 21-20, in …
Dover’s Jakwon Kilby looks for an opening against St. Georges Naaman Tucker in the first quarter during the Class 3A DIAA football state quarterfinals at St. Georges on Saturday.

Defense, Yoder kick send Dover to state semis

MIDDLETOWN — In theory, a 20-yard field goal is about as simple as it gets. But try adding in a bitter, blustery wind and the …
Seaford head football coach Mark Quillin

Seaford falls to Tatnall 15-12 in 1A football tournament

WILMINGTON — Seaford High returned to the postseason for the first time in more than 25 years but will have to wait a little longer …
Delaware
SMYRNA — In 2019, Dr. TaQuina “Dr. Tee” Warren opened Focus Pharmacy in Smyrna with the desire to help those affected by diabetes — but eight months into her new business …
SMYRNA — She’s a future United States Marine Corps pilot upon graduation next spring. In the upcoming spring semester, United States Naval Academy senior Lindsey Asbury will serve as a …
GEORGETOWN — It’s said that the early bird gets the worm. But the first visitors to Sandhill Fields on Tuesday also got a bird — a Mountaire roaster — along with fixings, just in time for a Thanksgiving feast.
Maryland
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A police officer in Maryland fatally shot a knife-wielding man and later found a woman dead inside the same home, authorities in Anne Arundel County said Sunday. The …
CRISFIELD — A graveside service for former Mayor Richard D. Scott will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at Sunnyridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Mr. Scott died Monday, …
For a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this past week was busy with good things, bad things and very bad things happening. It was like we were being drawn into the maelstrom of the larger …
Neighbors
DOVER — The Dover Century Club will hold a meeting and holiday luncheon beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at its clubhouse at 40, The Green in Dover. The meeting will feature a presentation …
DOVER — Beginning Friday, through Friday, Dec. 31, new E-Z Pass customers will receive a free transponder ($15 value) with each individual account opened during that time. This promotion is …
NEW CASTLE — The annual holiday in-person sale of poinsettias grown at the greenhouse on the Department of Health and Social Services’ Herman Holloway Campus near New Castle begins Nov. …
Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Virgil Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was …
On the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi abortion ban case, Sheila Katz plans to be at a nearby church. It is where the Jewish organization she leads is helping to host a …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a suburban Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright in April, her reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case: “I …
CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in …
COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, …
World
LONDON (AP) — Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit …
HONG KONG (AP) — Australian officials were racing Sunday to conduct further tests on passengers arriving from southern Africa who tested positive for COVID-19 to determine if they were carrying the …
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hondurans voted Sunday for a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernández in elections that could oust his National Party after 12 years in …
LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in …
Business
WILMINGTON — One of the sectors of Delaware’s economy hardest hit by COVID-19 is tourism. Hotel rooms were empty for months; bars, resorts and restaurants were closed; many employees …
HARBESON — The idea for Small Business Saturday was hatched to help the economy after the Great Recession. But now, as the world is dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders are again encouraging shoppers to look local.
HARRINGTON — Though the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the spirit of giving came early as Harrington Raceway & Casino recently presented checks to two local charitable organizations, the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
DOVER — At the start of the pandemic, many complained that single days felt like weeks or months. More than a year-and-a-half later, COVID-19 is certainly stretching out Black Friday.
Things to Do
Youngsters join Santa on stage during Envision Frankford's tree lighting extrvaganza at Frankford Town Park, held Nov. 27.

Photos: Frankford tree lighting

Envision Frankford’s Christmas in the Park/Tree Lighting event was held Saturday night. Music was provided by Indian River High …
Thousand’s turned out for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand near the Boardwalk with a Sing-A-Long by the Clear Space performers and cold, windy weather on Friday to start the Christmas season at the beach.

Photo Gallery: Tree lighting at Rehoboth Beach

Thousand’s turned out for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand near the Boardwalk with a …
Up-cycled ornaments will be created in a DCA workshop.

Variety of workshops coming to Dorchester Center for the Arts

Needle Felting with Laura Rankin. Learn basic techniques for needle felting a winter gnome, a tiny snowy owl and festive acorn …
Kent County Theatre Guild rehearse for "You Better Watch Out", by Don Hodgins, starting on Dec. 3, under the direction of Terri Thompson and Consulting Director Patti Gatto. From left, Anthony Pierantozzi (Mr. Smith), Karen Marshall (Andi), Tony Gerdes (Rudy), Rebekah Lee (Marsha), Bruce Leister (Art), Joseph DiRocco (Tom) and Jill Lewandowski (Jenny).

Best Bets: Kent County Theatre Guild among Delaware stages with Christmas shows

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well on local stages this holiday season. Along with the classic stories of “It’s a …