Former bank executives sentenced to prison for fraud

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WILMINGTON, Del.— Two former executives of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program were sentenced to prison Wednesday for misleading investors and federal regulators about the bank’s troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust chief credit officer William North, 59, was sentenced […]

Ex-bank president gets 6 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former president of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for covering up the bank’s troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr., who was also […]

Mountaire Farms donation a boost to Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Mountaire Farms donated $10,000 to the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover recently to help overhaul the poultry exhibit and help honor the late James H. Baxter Jr., a well-known farmer in Sussex County. Mr. Baxter was a farmer in Stockley his entire life. During his career he grew chickens for Mountaire Farms and […]

KSI chooses staff person of the quarter

KSI recently recognized Andrew Showell, of Georgetown, as Staff Person of the Quarter. Mr. Showell is a Direct Support Professional (DSP) responsible for providing person centered supports to adults with special needs. His energy and enthusiasm help motivate program participants to engage in discussions and activities around employment expectations. Responsible for the safety of KSI’s […]

Georgetown business is brewing: Revelation to purchase former 16 Mile brewery

GEORGETOWN — Change is brewing for business in Georgetown. Not quite 3 years old and already a successful hit along the coast, Rehoboth Beach-based Revelation Craft Brewing Company plans to move inland with the purchase of the former 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown. Revelation on Nov. 30 announced expansion plans with the purchase of […]

Poynter’s Tree Farm looks forward to another holiday season after 51 years

Santas and Christmas decorations color Bonnie Poynter’s living room a nice holiday shade of red. But it’s no comparison to the green of the family tree farm or the glitter that catches the lights ever so gently from inside their Christmas shop. Poynter’s Tree Farm has been in business now for 51 years, an accomplishment […]

Milford Diner reopens under new owners

The Milford Diner is open for business. Lifelong friends Terri Rosetta and Brian Stabell of Felton have given the former hot spot a new shine with an excitement that fills the hearts of their customers. “This was kind of our 50th birthday present and early retirement plan,” Ms. Rosetta joked. A love of cooking and […]

Willey Farms reopens to sell Christmas items

TOWNSEND — Every time she completed a wreath, another was needed. “We haven’t been able to catch up all day,” Gretchen Willey-Gill said from underneath a makeshift tent office. Business was indeed brisk as landmark Willey Farms returned to business Friday, albeit on a smaller scale than before a Nov. 5 fire destroyed most of […]

Bargain-hunters swarm to Dover Mall

DOVER — They came, they shopped, they ate. Another Black Friday surge overtook Dover Mall. Packs of would-be bargain hunters roamed from store to store, taking time to survey the merchandise stands outside as well. Online shopping might keep some folks away, but there’s apparently still many drawn to doing it on foot and in […]

Shoppers urged to ‘shop small’ on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers can make an impact with their holiday spending this year by shopping small on Small Business Saturday, according to the Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express. Small businesses across Delaware will participate in hopes of supplying shoppers with their wish list needs one business at a time. “What began nine years ago […]