News
DOVER — A 30-year-old Dover man was arrested on drug charges Monday following a traffic violation. Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said James Jennings was located while driving with …
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The physical demands of firefighting, coupled with the time it takes to maintain active status, mean that bringing new members into the Rescue Fire Co. isn’t getting …
CRISFIELD — The Crisfield 1044 Elks celebrated Flag Day one day early with a ceremony at the flagpole outside the Crisfield Fire Department. Exalted Ruler Erik Emely said it’s a day to …
Coronavirus
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s update — the fewest daily number of new cases since March 25, 2020, which was at the …
DOVER — Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 can call Delaware 211, and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email …
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Kent
WILMINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware announced Monday it has selected Susan L. Burke, an award-winning attorney and experienced litigator, to be its next legal …
Sussex
DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s online magazine, Outdoor Delaware, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards …
Dorchester
EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to …
New Castle
DOVER — The Blood Bank of Delmarva is down to a three-day blood supply, which is not sufficient to meet local hospital needs. Because of the pandemic, the Blood Bank has seen virtually no …
Wicomico
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College have established a financial incentive for recent graduates of the two-year school in Salisbury to continue …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — One of the industrial park’s newest property owners was granted unanimous approval from the Princess Anne Commissioners to pursue plans to manufacture and assemble machine …
Sports

Delaware South knocked out of Carpenter Cup tourney

PHILADELPHIA — One tough inning ended Delaware South’s Carpenter Cup tournament on the first day for the first time since …
Gold team quarterback Aidan Sanchez from Smyrna High School practices on Sunday at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden.

Golden touch: Smyrna's Sanchez, Smith a winning pair

CAMDEN — Aidan Sanchez lifts his arm up beside his head, then brings it down to the ground as far as it will go to make his …
Quarterback Cameron Edge already has 18 Division I college offers, including ones from some of the biggest programs in the country.

Talented quarterback Edge returns to Smyrna

SMYRNA — A couple times in his life, Cameron Edge made some big choices based on what was best for him. This time, though, the …
The way the 2020 Wesley men's basketball season ended, at the start of the pandemic and with Coach Dean Burrows dealing with health issues, the team members all went their separate ways when the campaign finished.

Local college notebook: Wesley rings mean a little bit more

Dean Burrows didn’t really plan it this way. But when Wesley College’s 2020 Atlantic East Conference championship rings …
Middletown High grad Isiah Mitchell played defensive back at Wesley for the last two years after transferring from Stony Brook.

Mitchell going to DSU as ex-Wolverines find new homes

DOVER — None of this is easy, of course. In a perfect world, Isiah Mitchell would be getting ready for his senior football …
Delaware
DOVER — Governments in Kent County are beginning to offer in-person meetings more than a year after the novel strain of the coronavirus first presented in Delaware. The city of Dover will …
SMYRNA — Seeing the “help wanted” sign outside the Citizens’ Hose Co. No. 1 fire station always drew Denise King’s attention and eventually prompted her to answer the call. She couldn’t do it alone, however. Ms. King knew her teenage son, Gabriel, would be just as ready to volunteer time to serve his community as a firefighter.
DOVER — Two stolen vehicles were located, and four arrests followed Thursday, authorities said.
Maryland
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Black 19-year-old said he prayed for protection as he was repeatedly kneed by a police officer on a Maryland beach town's boardwalk during a videotaped confrontation that …
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A neo-Nazi group member whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges and …
TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — A plump robin wearing a tiny metal backpack with an antenna hops around a suburban yard in Takoma Park, then plucks a cicada from the ground for a snack. Ecologist Emily …
Neighbors
DOVER — Elizabeth Mills, an 88-year-old retired woman from Ocean View, recently purchased a single $40,000 RICHER Instant Game ticket while visiting Weis Market #273 on Old Mill Road in …
MAGNOLIA — Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc., a non-profit organization, received a $4000 grant from the Milford Lions Club from its Eunice S. Reed Fund.  Through the Reed Fund, the …
LAUREL — The 20th/21st annual First State Antique Tractor Club show will be held at the Laurel Farmer’s Auction Market, on Georgetown Road, just west of U.S. 13, in Laurel. The Tractor …
Nation
As ideological divisions wracked the Southern Baptist Convention this year ahead of a pivotal national meeting, one of the leading candidates for its presidency, Ed Litton, embraced a role as the man …
CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, leaving four people dead and four more injured, police said. The shooting happened at about 5:45 …
JERUSALEM — Israel is no longer requiring masks indoors, lifting one of its last coronavirus restrictions following a highly successful vaccination campaign. The restriction was lifted on …
NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in …
Stocks are edging mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit their latest record highs. Technology stocks, which had led the gains a day earlier, …
World
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers in Hungary approved legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said …
GENEVA (AP) — An American president won’t side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a “reset” in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone …
BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — Taking a knee has now pitted a British government official against the England team in their campaign against racial injustice. Home Secretary Priti Patel has …
COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday, thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European …
Business
DOVER — Del-One Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, May 18 both virtually and in-person at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.  Many members viewed the …
NEWARK — Landmark Science & Engineering, a consulting firm in Delaware and Maryland specializing in site/civil and water resources engineering, environmental sciences and land surveying, …
WILMINGTON — The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation has received an additional $200,000 from Barclays US Consumer Bank to support the statewide expansion of the Foundation’s Equitable …
REHOBOTH BEACH  — A raffle will support downtown restaurants and the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Called “Dine-a-Rama,” the raffle is supported by the Rehoboth Beach Historical …
Things to Do

The Grand to present summer lawn concerts

WILMINGTON - The Grand’s Summer Lawn Concerts at Rockwood Park provide an opportunity for patrons to get out of their cars, …

Sea Gals to hold annual craft show July 17

LEWES — The Sea Gals, a women’s club in the area Angola by the Bay, will hold their 46th annual craft show on July 17 from …
Comedian Julia Scotti, best known for being a quarterfinalist on "America's Got Talent" in 2016, will perform at the Milton Theatre June 18 as part of Milton Pride activities. She is also the subject of a new documentary entitled "Julia Scotti: Funny That Way," which details her journey as a transgender female.

Best Bets: Comedian Scotti to perform for Milton Pride month

There aren’t too many second acts in life like Julia Scotti is getting. Having turned 69 earlier this month, Ms. Scotti rose to …
Milton Pride goes into full swing this month, and the community has shown support for the festival by displaying rainbow flags in front of their homes and businesses. Milton Pride celebrates diversity with events throughout June.

Milton Theatre kicks off monthlong Pride celebration

MILTON — Rainbow flags adorn countless homes and storefronts, as Milton is holding its LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations in June.
The classic rock band 38 Special will play the Delaware State Fair on July 30.

Delaware State Fair announces two more concerts, clarifies COVID policy

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair announced Wednesday two new shows to round out its 2021 concert schedule and clarified its …