U.S. Corrugated closer to $80M ‘super plant’ in Dover

DOVER – U.S. Corrugated of Delaware announced this morning that it has chosen Dover as its “location of preference” for a new 457,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that is expected to add 159 jobs to Central Delaware. U.S. Corrugated Chief Operating Officer Jeff Coleman was joined by consultant Andreas Akaras to present the company’s plan on Monday […]

Delaware adds 114 new COVID cases, one death

DOVER — A 69-year-old from Sussex County with underlying health conditions died from complications due to COVID-19 to bring the total number of those who have died in Delaware during the pandemic to 681, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Sunday. The state added 114 new coronavirus cases statewide as of 6 p.m. […]

Two more COVID deaths brings state total to 680

DOVER – Two individuals from Sussex County, both with underlying health conditions and one a resident of a long-term care facility, died from complications due to COVID-19 to bring the total number of those who have died in Delaware during the pandemic to 680, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Saturday. The state […]

Police investigating fatal crash near Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that happened early this morning at around 1:04 on Coverdale Road just north of Nat Turner Drive, 2.6 miles east of Bridgeville, according to police spokesman Sgt. Darren Lester. Sgt. Lester said a 2016 Ford Escape was traveling northbound on Coverdale […]

DART, Food Bank ready to “Stuff the Bus”

DOVER – DART has announced its 23rd year of partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware for the annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive from Nov. 9-14, with a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-perishable food for Delawareans in need of food assistance. The partners are looking for the public’s help to achieve […]

Cleanup of oil spill intensifies along coastline

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and U.S. Coast Guard continued to make progress today in cleaning up an oil spill that affected a stretch of coastline extending from the upper Delaware Bay to the tip of the Atlantic Ocean. Workers from DNREC and the Coast Guard are spearheading the […]

First-round applications opening for Nonprofit Support Fund

WILMINGTON – Eligible nonprofits can apply to the Delaware Nonprofit Support Program beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday – one month since it was announced on Sept. 9. This grant program is exclusively for nonprofits and leverages $25 million in federal CARES Act funding. It is expected that there will be three rounds of funding, […]

UPDATE: Georgetown to host Reading of Returns, Burying of the Hatchet event Nov. 5

GEORGETOWN — COVID-19 has wiped out Sussex County Return Day 2020, but part of the unique tradition will carry on. On Thursday, State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Rep. Ruth Briggs King and Georgetown Mayor Bill West announced they will hold a Reading of Returns and Burying of the Hatchet on Thursday, Nov. 5 – the date […]

Pace picks up for hunting seasons in Delaware

DOVER — Additional Delaware hunting seasons open this month, including snow goose, duck, other migratory birds and deer firearm seasons. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer-hunting seasons. Hunting season dates opening in October: • Snow goose: Oct. 1-Jan. 30 and […]

First round of DE Relief Grants provides $25.7 million to small businesses, nonprofits

DOVER — Hundreds of Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations have been approved for the first round of DE Relief Grants, the largest cumulative grant award ever made by the state of Delaware to small businesses. A total of 741 applicants will share $25.7 million in funding through the first round of the program. DE […]