News
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 …
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.
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Millsboro
MILLSBORO — An unknown suspect was being sought after a residence was struck by gunfire Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
MILLSBORO — Via zoning change, the town is raising the roof in anticipation of health care facilities locating within its corporate limits. At its Monday meeting, Millsboro’s mayor and Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance specific to the highway commercial zoning district that will raise the height limit from a maximum of 35 feet (three stories) to a maximum of 60 feet (five stories) for a hospital, medical care facility, medical clinic, health care facility or surgical center.
Seaford
SEAFORD — COVID-19 has impacted people in various ways. For Steve Hammell, it has basically been a roller coaster ride.
SEAFORD — A pack of 14 runners consisting of city officials and Seaford police officers hit the road Monday morning for its leg of the 35th annual statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — The challenge with designing the massive new Sussex County Family Court is blending similarity to existing historic structures in downtown Georgetown with a 21st-century scheme.
GEORGETOWN — The legacy of a passionate, lifelong railroad enthusiast whose parents were founding members of the Georgetown Historical Society will be earmarked soon as a showcase exhibit at the Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum.
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 …
Dean Burrows didn’t really plan it this way. But when Wesley College’s 2020 Atlantic East Conference championship rings arrived the other day, a couple Wolverine men’s basketball …
Milford
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.
MILFORD — The city, in partnership with Downtown Milford Inc.’s Riverwalk Farmers Market, will be sponsoring free weekly COVID-19 vaccine events starting Saturday.
Business
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 …
DOVER — Retirement is supposed to be a chance for individuals to use their free time as they wish, relying on decades of savings, plus some government benefits, to support themselves without worrying about making ends meet.
Neighbors

Ocean View woman wins big playing $40,000 RICHER

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 …

First State Antique Tractor Club announces annual show

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 …

Deadline for Coastal Adventure Passport extended

MILTON — The deadline to turn in completed Coastal Adventure Passport has been extended to Sunday, July 31.  The Coastal Adventure Passport can be picked up at the Horseshoe Crab & …

CHEER to resume Memory Café

GREENWOOD — CHEER, Inc. will resume Memory Café at the Greenwood CHEER Center from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. Sessions are for the elderly who are suffering with memory loss. …
Things to Do

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.
Schools
MILFORD — Milford Senior High School Seniors Matthew Stangl and Allison Benton took home awards in the 2021 Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference. Matt won a gold …
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 …
SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District will mail final report cards to students in grades kindergarten through eight during this week. Preschool students will be mailed a PreK Report of …
Opinion
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 …
Delaware State News reporter Matt Bittle’s recent article on the proposed pay raises for some of the top-earning state employees deserves a broader look (“Lawmakers OK pay hikes and …
Due to a resurgent economy and COVID-19 aid from the federal government, the finances of the state of Delaware have never been better.   Even after accounting for growth in the new …
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 …