DelDOT deals with virus as projects stay on fast track

DOVER — While the spread of COVID-19 has slowed down most of Delaware since March, including the education and business sectors, the Delaware Department of Transportation has remained in the fast lane. In fact, DelDOT announced last week that it has completed a variety of infrastructure projects in two of the three counties across the […]

Fan friendly? Dover awaits word from Carney if fans can attend August races

DOVER — There will be an unprecedented six NASCAR events run over the span of three days at Dover International Speedway from Aug. 21-23, with 1,347 total combined laps being contested among four different racing series on the high-banked, one-mile oval racetrack. Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway, said any way you […]

Update: Tropical Storm Fay dampens Delaware, causes difficult driving conditions

DOVER — Heavy rain and wind gusts from Tropical Storm Fay battered Delaware all day long — leaving standing water on roads and creating traffic headaches — dealing out one dreary, soggy Friday. A flash flood warning and tropical storm warning were in effect for parts of Delaware for much of the day, outlining potential […]

Dover Hobby Lobby set to open in September

DOVER – Hobby Lobby is just about ready to take over the old Acme grocery store’s spot at the southern end of a strip mall located at 1001 North DuPont Highway, in front of Dover International Speedway. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is a privately held national retail chain of craft and home-decor stores. Upon opening, […]

Monster weekend: 6 NASCAR races in 3 days in August at Dover

DOVER — Dover International Speedway sat silent when its spring NASCAR weekend in May was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That will hardly be the case in August, as officials from Dover International Speedway announced on Wednesday that the “Monster Mile” will host an unprecedented NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at the track on Aug. […]

Heavy rains from tropical system expected to dampen Delaware

DOVER — While there is a chance for a tropical weather event to arrive in Delaware from Thursday until Friday, National Weather Service lead meteorologist Dean Iovino is not expecting any serious damage or catastrophic flooding from the system. The weather disturbance approached the coast of South Carolina on Wednesday and was given a 60% […]

New Dover Post Office breaks ground

DOVER — It shouldn’t be very long until signs of the new Dover Post Office begin rising from the ground at 350 S. Queen St. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and U.S. Post Office operations manager Sharon Monaghan joined officials from Delmarva Veteran Builders — who will be tasked with constructing […]

Building Bridges: The Rev. Paige lives to inspire equality

DOVER — Substance of speech has always been one of Rev. Rita Mishoe Paige’s greatest assets when it comes to working for racial equality and social justice for African Americans — of course, her wise mind has had a lot to do with it as well. Rev. Paige remembers those days back in school when […]

Fourth mostly canceled but First Friday brings options in Dover

DOVER — While traditional Fourth of July events, such as the mega-popular fireworks display near Legislative Hall, have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, the Downtown Dover Partnership will be hosting a bevy of events for First Friday in July. The DDP is set to provide low-key alternative entertainment rain or shine Friday from […]

Hungry for holiday crabs? Better get out the wallet

DOVER — This year’s crabbing season didn’t start out quite so hot for Smyrna’s Brian Hoffecker, as he remembers crawling inside his truck to go crabbing early one morning in March and his temperature gauge read 31 degrees. He then pulled out his cellphone, which displayed a wind chill of 21 degrees. Thankfully for Mr. […]

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