Delaware Soybean Yield Contest is growing

DOVER — Delaware soybean producers will have even more incentive to push for record yields this year with the introduction of a non-irrigated category in the Delaware Soybean Yield Contest. The annual contest was created by the Delaware Soybean Board to encourage new and innovative soybean management practices and provide valuable agronomic data for farmers […]

Epic Marketing Consultants partners with CCUA

ODESSA — Epic Marketing Consultants Corporation, a full-service marketing and advertising agency, recently announced that it has formed a partnership alliance with the Cooperative Credit Union Association. Through this arrangement, CCUA’s nearly 180-member credit unions gain access to Epic Marketing’s full suite of marketing and advertising services.CCUA credit unions can now access Epic Marketing Consultants’ […]

Delaware announces extended unemployment benefits

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Department of Labor announced Monday the state has begun offering the extended unemployment benefits for individuals whose benefits have run out. Under federal and state law, the extended unemployment benefits program offers up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits to individuals who have exhausted both their regular unemployment payments and […]

Jobless rate falls but 1 in 8 Delawareans out of work

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate fell 3.4% in June. Unfortunately, one out of every eight Delawareans belonging to the labor force remains unemployed. According to data from the state and federal labor departments released Friday, Delaware’s unemployment rate last month was 12.5%, clearly illustrating the devastating impact of COVID-19. Nationally, 11.1% of job-seeking Americans were […]

Low mortgage rates bring on rush of homebuyers, refinancing

REHOBOTH BEACH — Mortgage rates are at historic lows, and many Delawareans are pouncing on them, along with others seeking to relocate to the First State. Whether it’s a new home purchase or refinancing an existing one, opportunity to find an affordable interest rate has never been better.“I’ve been in the lending business for 25 […]

Goya boycott has not taken off in Milford

MILFORD — Following a showing of public support for President Donald Trump last week by the CEO of Goya, there have been calls for a boycott of the large, Latino-oriented company. But in Milford, there seems to be little participation in the boycott, even if many take issue with President Trump and Goya CEO Bob […]

Insurance Department touts life insurance tool

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Insurance announced Monday one of its free tools has helped beneficiaries of life insurance policies collect $3.5 million. The office said its Life Insurance Policy Locator simplifies what can often be a long and frustrating process. Since November 2016, 1,116 requests have been submitted here, with 387 matches. “The […]

Red Robin finally opens its doors at Capital Station

DOVER — Overcoming some snags during construction and the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews at Capital Station on U.S. 13 in Dover has faced its fair share of challenges. However, that was all forgotten when Red Robin was finally able to swing its doors open to the public during its grand opening […]

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, […]

Downstate farmers markets remain open with precautions

DOWNSTATE — Field and orchard harvests are ongoing, and consumers are getting a taste of homegrown freshness and sweetness at Delaware farmers markets, which reflect “new norm” restrictions linked to the coronavirus crisis. A sampling of markets and vendors indicates that business is quite brisk and the precautionary public health plan tendered by Delaware’s Department […]