Dover International Speedway celebrates 50 years

DOVER — The gold-painted “Dover 50” signs that adorn the walls at Dover International Speedway and the gold-colored trophies awarded to all NASCAR race winners at the track this weekend serve as a reminder: This is a special time for the speedway. Today’s Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race marks a golden […]

A passion for speed and fun

DOVER — It might not be quite as crazy or on such a grand scale as it was in the early 2000s. But NASCAR still draws a hardcore group of fans who love to come to Dover International Speedway and camp out with family and friends all weekend. They enjoy absorbing the sights, sounds and […]

Starbucks now open in Capital Station Dover

DOVER — Soft opening for the first day last Thursday, the new Starbucks on 50 S. DuPont Highway in Dover will make it official today with a ribbon-cutting at noon. A Starbucks spokesperson noted that the new location features a 2,539-square-foot café and drive thru. It employs a staff of 25. The Starbucks will be […]

Burris Logistics of Milford acquires Trinity Logistics of Seaford

MILFORD — Friendship and family values are joining forces in Delaware so two companies can become stronger — together. Burris Logistics was a $3 billion refrigerated warehousing and food distribution business with its corporate office in Milford, according President and CEO Donnie Burris, with 1,700 team members and 16 locations throughout the country along with […]

State jobless rate falls for 3rd straight month

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in March, the best mark in nearly 12 years. The rate decreased for the third month in a row and is now tied for the lowest mark in the past 30 years, according to data released Monday by the Delaware Department of Labor. “It’s mostly a […]

Blue Earl brews up four years in Smyrna

SMYRNA — With four years behind them, Blue Earl Brewing Company owner Ron Price says they’ve tripled their output and more than quadrupled their staff since opening their off-the-beaten path location on 210 Artisan Drive in Smyrna. Opening their doors in May of 2015 with just five employees (some part-time), they now have a staff […]

New Business: Hookah lounge lights up in Dover

DOVER — During his college career at Temple University, 26-year-old Kartik Patel would often spend a lot of time “hanging out at hookah lounges.” Although they were enjoyed by their patrons, he found many of them to be “sketchy” and in various states of disrepair. Shortly after graduating, he thought to himself: “I could do […]

Dagsboro hoping to land Downtown Development District designation

  DAGSBORO — The town of Dagsboro for a second time is applying to the state in hopes of landing designation as a Downtown Development District community. Earlier this year, Gov. John Carney announced the expansion of the Downtown Development Districts Program, which is geared toward urban revitalization. Several large areas in Dagsboro’s town limits […]

Businesses look to open, expand in Milford

MILFORD — Spring often means new life and a fresh viewpoint. In downtown Milford, it means new businesses and expansions for several local business owners. Two new restaurants, The Pierogi Spot and Nancy’s Mediterranean Café, are hoping to open before the 16th annual Bug & Bud Festival Saturday, May 4. “I have to make it […]

Farmers market planned for old Smyrna factory

SMYRNA —The large, approximately 170,000-square-foot factory sitting on 12 acres just west of downtown on 655 W. Glenwood Ave. that’s sat unused for nearly a decade may soon be bursting with life. After a multi-year process of negotiation, acquisition and navigating regulatory approvals, the property’s owners Randy Dawson and Sheak Shah of Shadaw Enterprises LLC, […]