Going up! Gasoline prices continue to rise

DOVER — Typically, fall brings lower gasoline demand which usually pushes prices at the pumps down. However, in the wake of attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last weekend, gasoline prices at the pump in Delaware and across the nation are on the rise. The average cost of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline […]

Suspect accidentally released in Dover fatal shooting case found in NC

DOVER — A 27-year-old Dover man charged this month in a June fatal shooting and accidentally released from custody last week was arrested without incident Thursday in North Carolina, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Dion Williams was apprehended by U.S. Marshals after it was determined by Dover police and the U.S. Marshals […]

Speedway woos Drydene to sponsor October Cup race

DOVER — Triple announcements don’t happen very often. However, one such rarity took place in front of the Monster Monument behind Dover International Speedway on Thursday morning in anticipation of the track’s upcoming Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend. The only constant in each of the three announcements was the involvement of Drydene Performance Products, […]

Cloud Nine: New plane expands DSU aviation program

DOVER — Delaware State University’s Aviation Program has a slogan that says, “Watch us soar.” The students who are enrolled in the DSU flight program, along with the university’s flight instructors, will get the chance to soar in the clouds a lot more often as the university is significantly expanding its number of aircraft by […]

‘Unlock the Block’ launches second round in Dover

DOVER — It’s no secret that empty storefronts don’t attract shoppers, visitors or encourage economic vitality. That is the primary reason why the Downtown Dover Partnership, NCALL and a team of their resource partners announced on Monday they have combined to embark on the second round of the “Unlock the Block” program. The program aims […]

Flying high at Thunder Over Dover

DOVER — Like many kids in high school, Zachary Zistl had no idea where his path in life would take him. Little did he know that seven years after graduating from Polytech High School in 2012 he would return to his hometown of Dover as a crew chief for the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor […]

Ground Zero: DAFB remembers 9/11 on 18th anniversary of attacks

DOVER — While Michael Hurley is saddened that the nation’s collective memory of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, appears to be waning, it remains a tragic memory that he continues to wake up to every day. After all, the events of 9/11 unfolded on live television and left nearly 3,000 Americans dead and […]

Dover’s proposed lodging tax ‘to be continued’

DOVER — After more than an hour of trading opinions and pitching details for a proposed lodging tax in Dover, members of the Legislative, Finance, and Administration Committee voted to move the matter forward “with no recommendation” to the next City Council meeting on Sept. 23. Dover City Councilman Tim Slavin said he motioned to […]

Dover council halts efforts to acquire Duncan Center

DOVER — Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell had gone around and around trying to make the figures work to move Dover City Hall and the city’s offices to the Duncan Center. However, members of city council elected to stop the dance on Monday night. After meeting in executive session just prior to the city council […]

Area events scheduled to remember 9/11 victims

DOVER — The memories etched deep inside Michael Hurley’s mind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, remain as powerful as ever. After all, he was there at Ground Zero, seeing it, smelling it, touching it — and, in the end, surviving it. Mr. Hurley was the manager of the World Trade Center site […]

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