Touching base: Annual ‘State of the Base’ briefing praises the bond between DAFB and Dover community

DOVER — Col. Joel W. Safranek has served as the commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base for almost half a year. However, even in that brief of a time frame, he has learned first-hand that there is a special bond between the airmen at DAFB — also known as “Team […]

Hundreds of volunteer packers help Mountaire feed people in need

SELBYVILLE – Over the years it has grown exponentially thanks to inflation of the need the feed hunger. Upward of 400 volunteers congregated Monday at Mountaire Farms’ Selbyville warehouse to pack family food boxes that will provide a hearty holiday meal for upward of 40,000 people – nearly 30 times that of Mountaire’s initial packing […]

Trial in fatal stabbing at Dickinson Plantation set for October 2019

DOVER — A 26-year-old Dover man waived his right to a speedy trial and will now face a first-degree murder charge in Superior Court on Oct. 14, 2019. Malcolm Casson is charged with the stabbing death of Thomas M. Bunting Jr., 36, of Milford, earlier this year. Mr. Bunting was found unresponsive at John Dickinson […]

Delaware treasurer-elect caught driving on suspended license

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Court records show Delaware’s treasurer-elect handed over a suspended license during a traffic stop last week. A Wilmington newspaper reports 38-year-old Colleen Davis was pulled over Nov. 13 after a state trooper clocked her going above the speed limit. Davis says her license was suspended for an unpaid speeding ticket and she […]

Vaughn riot jury struggles with accomplice liability

WILMINGTON — Entering their second day of deliberation on Monday, the jury deciding the fate of three of the 18 inmates charged with the fatal Vaughn prison riot last year requested a clarification from the court in the early afternoon. The indicted inmates are being tried separately in five groups. The first group consists of […]

Congressional Gold Medal solidifies Artishia’s Tuskegee Airman honor

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown native Artishia Mae Conaway Stephens finally has her Tuskegee Airman wings. And they are golden. Seven-plus years after her death at age 87 in June 2011, Ms. Conaway Stephens — who served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1945-49 — posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest distinguished civilian award, […]

Millsboro chamber seeks donations for care packages for troops

  MILLSBORO — The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is aiming to spread some holiday cheer to United States military personnel abroad. “Operation: Chamber Angels” was launched recently with a mission to provide Christmas care packages for troops deployed in Afghanistan. The Millsboro Chamber is currently seeking donations within from its membership as well as […]

Panhandling epidemic: Dover leaders try to curb the city’s begging issue

DOVER — Anybody who shops, eats or pumps gas in Dover knows that aggressive panhandling has become an epidemic in virtually all sectors of the city. That’s why Dover City Councilmen William “Bill” Hare and Tanner Polce co-sponsored an amendment to Dover’s panhandling ordinance that they believed would reduce the practice of begging for money […]

Kent County Recreation Center beefs up security

DOVER — Add the Kent County Recreation Center to public places requiring security screening for entry. Following a recent assault that staff wasn’t trained or equipped to properly respond to, Levy Court announced Wednesday that “advanced security screening” will be required to go inside the facility at 1683 New Burton Road. While Department of Community […]

Families celebrate National Adoption Day in the best way possible

DOVER — Five Delaware families grew Saturday, with six children being officially adopted by loving parents in special ceremonies. Dozens of people turned out for the 11th Annual National Adoption Day event to watch their friends and loved one expand their families, with plenty of cheers and some tears of joy among participants and those […]