Thanksgiving edition stuffed with savings

The Delaware State News staff is assembling a Thanksgiving edition “stuffed” with Black Friday news, shopping ideas and savings. The clickety-clack of the insert machine in the Delaware Printing Company shop next door has been constant in the build-up to Thanksgiving. There will be 25 major advertisers’ inserts in the Thursday edition. Officially, each copy […]

Caesar Rodney’s Thanksgiving declaration dazzles researcher

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** Quite often, the Delaware Public Archives team will wow its followers with an item from long, long ago. Last Sunday, the archives’ social media pages featured an image of a Revolutionary War-era proclamation from then-Delaware President Caesar Rodney. The proclamation appointed Dec. 30, 1778, […]

Hats off for the arrival of USS Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes in between headlines and deadlines *** News of the USS Delaware may have slipped under the radar of most Delawareans. The nuclear submarine bearing our state’s name is now in the hands of the U.S. Navy. At Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, U.S. […]

Biggs Museum appreciates ‘art’ of photojournalism

DOVER — Those of us who grew up in newsrooms heard the term often. There was always an editor asking, “What’s our art?” It meant what “photo” would was going to help tell the story of the day and draw in readers. The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will celebrate such pictures through […]

Take time to recognize Delaware’s veterans

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** For those of you with family or close friends who served in the military, we are working on a unique way of recognizing their service. “We want to honor them,” said Konrad La Prade, director of advertising for the Independent Newsmedia Delmarva group, […]

Digital subscriptions will help preserve our journalism

DOVER — Starting Nov. 4, visitors to will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. Last week, we posted a message on our website to alert readers to this important change. For our current subscribers, there is no additional cost. Anyone with a seven-day or Sunday print subscription already […]

Delaware State News survey closed

Editor’s note: The survey closed on Oct. 15 Thank you for your participation. DOVER — The Delaware State News marked its 66th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in the capital of the First State on Saturday. As you’ll read later in this column, we started with a pledge that we would make this your […]

Piece of State News history brings Christmas joy

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** It was Christmas Eve 2017 that this editor wrote a piece on a former Delaware State News editor with a legendary Christmas spirit. James C. Wickes, the editor of the then-weekly in the early half of the 20th century, wowed local readers and […]

Dover celebrates pop culture with Comic Con

DOVER — Don’t be surprised if you bump into Captain Marvel or some other character out of a comic or show next weekend in Dover. The streets will be filled with people with a passion for pop culture at Dover Comic Con from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. About 10,000 people are anticipated for […]

It’s easy to spot a four-leaf clover at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — For most anyone who has recited the 4-H pledge, it pretty much sticks with you for life. Doug Crouse, the state’s 4-H program leader, reviewed the words and the hand movements with this editor Friday. “Head to clearer thinking, heart to greater loyalty, hands to larger service — and they added health to […]