Solemn holiday: Delaware filmmaker, veteran to speak at Memorial Day service

DOVER — Thomas ‘TJ’ Healy II has worked alongside Hollywood actors such as Robin Williams, Christopher Lloyd and George Clooney in his role as a filmmaker for more than 50 years, but they had nothing on his real heroes — the men and women of the U.S. military. Mr. Healy grew up with stories about […]

Local pastor seeks ‘proper sendoff’ for homeless man

DOVER — When a deceased homeless man was discovered on May 13 in a corner between the WSFS Bank and the adjacent Little Caesar’s Pizza Shop at 290 S. Dupont Highway in Dover, it could have easily marked the quiet end of a sad story that featured a mostly anonymous subject. However, that wasn’t good […]

Indoor recreational facility remains a priority for the Dover Park boosters

DOVER — It is a vision that Rev. Rita Paige has had for several years now — children playing in a safe environment and participating in educational programs within the confines of a sparkling new recreational center at Dover Park on the east side of the city. Rev. Paige and other members of the Interdenominational […]

Music to the ears: Busking program to bring tunes to downtown Dover

DOVER — Even though it might sound like something dirty, members of the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) are encouraging “busking” to take place in downtown Dover beginning on Friday morning. Busking is actually “the activity of playing music in the street or another public place for voluntary donations,” as defined by Wikipedia.. Dover City Councilman […]

State invests $3.2M to help revitalize neighborhoods

DOVER — A trio of projects in Dover, Milford and Georgetown were among seven statewide that received a combined $3.2 million from the Delaware State Housing Authority’s Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund on Monday. The money will support community development, address crime and transform neighborhoods that are experiencing blight or other forms of stress, officials said. […]

Christiansen: Looking forward to second term as Dover’s mayor

DOVER — Mayor Robin R. Christiansen was somewhat reflective as he presented his annual “State of the City” message at the annual Dover City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday night. Maybe it was because just minutes earlier, he took the oath of the mayor’s office with several members of his family at his […]

Remembering a miracle: Fire rescue 50 years ago makes Mothers’ Day extra special

DOVER — “My baby! My baby! Somebody do something!” Those were the spine-chilling words that Delaware State News photographer Gary Emeigh heard Phyllis Bright screaming as he arrived at a house fire in Capitol Park near Dover Air Force Base before volunteers from the Dover Fire Department arrived on the scene in south Dover back […]

Emeigh brings focus to long career with new book

DOVER — Bits and pieces of Delaware’s photojournalism history have been hidden deep inside the attic of Gary Emeigh’s house for the past 50 years or so. Mr. Emeigh, long-time photographer for both the Delaware State News and The News Journal, has been a staple of chronicling daily life in the First State for more […]

Eight school board candidates vie for Kent seats

Editor’s Note: Questionnaires for Sussex County school board candidates will appear in Saturday’s Delaware State News. DOVER — Even though this school year might be winding down, there are several candidates interested in helping lead school districts throughout Kent County in the future with positions on board of educations up for grabs. School board voting […]

‘Monday Martin’: Truex Jr. returns to Dover’s victory lane

DOVER — Rainy days at Dover never bring Martin Truex Jr. down. In fact, Truex became the winningest driver in rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway history on Monday as he roared from the rear of the field in capturing the Gander RV 400 on a puffy-cloud afternoon. It was […]