News
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 …
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 …
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 …
LITTLE CREEK — As membership trended downward six to seven years ago, Little Creek Volunteer Fire Co. leadership opted to aggressively seek out new manpower. “We decided to go into recruiting mode all the time,” Chief Scott Bundek said.
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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Sports
PHILADELPHIA — One tough inning ended Delaware South’s Carpenter Cup tournament on the first day for the first time since 2015. Delaware South fell to Inter-AC/Independents of …
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 point. Devin Smith has caught the most passes thrown by him, …
SMYRNA — A couple times in his life, Cameron Edge made some big choices based on what was best for him. This time, though, the 16-year-old football player said he was thinking more about the …
Business
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 …
Smyrna
DOVER — The odds were stacked against them from the very start of the season. That didn’t stop the Smyrna High girls’ soccer program from making history — over and over …
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Justin Nash — a writer and poet from Delaware — has been named the recipient of the 2021 Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary prize in the …
SMYRNA - Two Smyrna residents were displaced after an accidental residential fire Friday night, authorities said. According to Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal spokesman Michael G. …
WILMINGTON — Kathaleen S. McCormick, a graduate of Smyrna High School, was sworn in for her first term as chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday in a private ceremony at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.
Neighbors

RE>Figured Project breaking down barriers in a snap

John Mollura believes that a person should not be defined by their scars — neither physical nor mental. That’s where his RE>Figured Project comes in.

Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards bestowed

NEW CASTLE — Highlighting the difference that young volunteers make in their communities, Gov. John Carney presented the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards virtually to 10 …

Two Southern Pudu join Brandywine Zoo

WILMINGTON — Two Southern Pudu, the second smallest species of deer on Earth, have found a new home at the Brandywine Zoo. At 14-30 pounds, pudu are about 14-18 inches tall. Southern Pudu …
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, …
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 …
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 …
Schools
CAMDEN — The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation kicked off another summer season with the Ag Lab during the annual Strawberry Festival in May at Bobola Farm & Florist in Dover. The Ag Lab …
CLAYTON — Eighty-eight members of the Class of 2021 at First State Military Academy received their high school diplomas at the fourth-annual graduation ceremony June 4. In his address, FSMA …
SMYRNA — Marie and Rachel Youngcourt were the face of perseverance and dedication as they walked to the podium at Smyrna High School last week to accept their diplomas. The identical twins had to overcome long odds, as Marie was honored as the class of 2021’s valedictorian, while Rachel finished second to her sister, as the class salutatorian.
Opinion
On Camp Arrowhead Road in Sussex County, less than 100 yards apart, two crosswalks have been installed — one with the clear purpose of safety, the other a Delaware Department of Transportation …
In its first “Fines and Fees Index,” the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham University School of Law ranked Delaware 47th out of 51 states and the District of …
Even with wet, cool weather over Memorial Day weekend, traffic totals in Delaware were close to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. “Certainly, the …
Here is the Question of the Day: A Dover resident recently expressed concern that the mayor and council won’t meet with community members troubled by gang activity, and the mayor responded …
It was a June day in Philadelphia, perhaps very much like today, that the delegates to the Second Continental Congress voted on a simple motion that created the most recognizable, enduring and …
As reported in the Delaware State News: “Gov. John Carney opposes the (marijuana-legalization) bill but has not said what he would do if it reaches his desk, and many political observers and …