Looking back on memorable Monster Mile moments

DOVER — The memories just keep racing back. Dover International Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary year and it has many of us in a nostalgic mood. A few nights ago, this editor thumbed through a stack of his NASCAR stories and came across a favorite. “Track builder says he has been blessed” was the […]

Does 50th anniversary evoke Monster Mile memories?

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Where were you on July 6, 1969? We’re hoping you will say you were among the 22,000 people at Dover Downs International Speedway watching the Mason-Dixon 300. It was NASCAR’s debut at the speedway. Richard Petty won that first race around Dover’s high-banked […]

Some sure signs spring has arrived in Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Some of the sights, sounds and smells that signal spring has sprung in Delaware: •Daffodils appear around every corner; •The tulip watch begins in Dover and Lewes; •Pear and cherry trees are in full bloom; •Ospreys return to fish the waters of Sussex […]

Mispillion Art League idea could be a really ‘Big Draw’

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** One of the joys of community newspaper work is being among the first to learn about new initiatives. During a visit to Milford Tuesday, it was fun to hear the enthusiasm building around a new Delaware festival — “The Big Draw.” Rosemary Connelly, […]

Does Joe now know? Biden word coming soon

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** So, is this the week? When will Joe know? Is he in? Or still pondering? All signs appear to point to a Joe Biden run for president in 2020. And, we might just know the answer Saturday night when former Vice President Biden […]

Harrington takes a nostalgic look at its 150 years

  HARRINGTON – Doug Poore seems to genuinely love his hometown. Now retired, he is spending his time serving as curator for the Greater Harrington Historical Society — researching, reminiscing and reveling in the city’s 150th anniversary. “As a kid growing up, you just kind of ran around town and I was exposed to all […]

Another Chesapeake crossing could change Delmarva

DOVER — A few days ago, some maps with options for a new Chesapeake Bay crossing hit the Internet. Over the next few months, we will learn more about a Maryland study of preferred routes across the bay. No doubt, this will be an interesting time — pitting those wanting progress and relief from traffic […]

DE Turf celebrates 102,000 visitors in 2018

DOVER — A blue and green Brooks Banta jersey will be the first to go up in DE Turf’s ring of honor. Bill Strickland unveiled the honor Wednesday at the Greater Kent Committee’s legislative luncheon after sharing updates and memories of the strides and struggles of the sports complex near Frederica. Mr. Banta, president of […]

State News’ Walter named Delaware Sportswriter of the Year

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** We received some great news from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this week. Our sports editor, Andy Walter, has been named Delaware’s Sportswriter of the Year for the fourth time. The honor comes from National Sports Media Association members. Mr. Walter is now in his […]

Delaware State News e-edition ideal for winter reading

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Say it ain’t snow. That’s a word that most everyone at the newspaper despises. Sure, it can make for awesome photos, but it wreaks havoc on production and delivery of the newspaper. We appreciate our readers’ patience this time of year. We do […]