Several downtown Dover flower pots destroyed

DOVER — Flower pots filled with colorful plants that line Loockerman Street and the downtown Dover shopping district have welcomed visitors and shoppers to the area since they were put into place two years ago. However, on Saturday night, one unnamed man decided to smash up around 20 or so of the flowerpots and turned […]

Missing Bethany Beach woman sought in homicide probe

BETHANY BEACH — The search for a missing 66-year-old Virginia woman who is presumed dead continued Monday, Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Sheila Doyle was last seen at approximately 1 p.m. June 15 in her second residence in the Salt Pond neighborhood of Bethany Beach, authorities said. She was with her son, […]

No COVID-related deaths for fourth straight day in Delaware; three Rehoboth lifeguards test positive

SMYRNA — For a fourth straight day on Monday, no additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health. The state’s reported death toll remained at 507 as of 6 p.m. Sunday, DPH announced in its daily update. There was an increase of 150 positive cases, however, and 15 patients were reported […]

State police investigating reported hate crime incident

SEAFORD –Delaware State Police detective have assigned a detective to further investigate a hate crime complaint filed by a resident of the Holly View Mobile Home Park near Seaford. According to state police spokesman Sgt. Darren Lester, the victim, a 59-year-old black man, told troopers an unknown suspect trespassed onto his property while he was […]

Carney announces delay in Phase 3 of Delaware’s economic reopening

Gov. John Carney announced a delay Thursday in moving to Phase 3 of Delaware’s economic reopening after the statewide shutdown in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I know many Delawareans expected us to move into Phase 3 of economic reopening on Monday, June 29 – and that had been my hope, […]

Sussex County’s FY2021 budget reflects the world of uncertainly

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government officials say they have in place a budget for Fiscal Year 2021 — an ultra-conservative spending plan that reflects the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis but still keeps all core services intact. Following a June 23 public hearing that drew one speaker via teleconference, county council gave its unanimous […]

Sussex County to resume limited public access to facilities, meetings

GEORGETOWN – Temperature checks, face masks, physical distancing and limited access are key components in Sussex County government’s phased reopening of the County Administration Building — the multi-office hub on The Circle in Georgetown that has been closed to the public for more than three months during the global COVID-19 pandemic. At Tuesday’s teleconference county […]

Healthgrades ranks Nanticoke Memorial in top 5% for patient safety

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford has made the grade among hospitals nationwide with an encore performance as the recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This distinction places Nanticoke among the top 5% of all short-term, acute-care hospitals reporting patient safety data, as evaluated by Healthgrades, aresource connecting consumers, physicians and […]

With no more ‘unfinished business,’ IRSD superintendent plans to retire

DAGSBORO – One year shy of four decades as an Indian River School District employee, superintendent Mark Steele says there is nothing left on the “things to do” list and the time has come to retire. During Monday night’s Zoom board of education meeting, Mr. Steele announced his retirement after 39 years as a teacher […]

Millsboro Fourth of July celebration canceled

MILLSBORO – The 14th edition of a youthful Fourth of July tradition in Millsboro will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rector and members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church announced Monday the cancellation of the children’s Celebration and Parade on July 4 due to restrictions and circumstances over the past […]