May named Miss Delaware 2019

LEWES – Miss Hockessin Hillary May was crowned Miss Delaware 2019 Saturday night at Cape Henlopen High in Lewes. Her platform is to bring awareness ot mental health issues. Runners-up, in order, were Miss Greenville Nia Andrews, Miss New Castle County Selena Barnett, Miss Blue-Gold Victoria Muir and Miss Wilmington Kaylynn Pride.

Kalmar Nyckel brings history to Dorcester County

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, spent the weekend at Long Wharf, welcoming visitors for tours. The ship is a replica of a vessel that helped settle the colony of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley in 1638. “We’re keeping alive the lost art of square-rig sailing,” Capt. Sharon Dounce said. “We […]

DPH issues reminder to avoid raw dairy products

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to avoid consuming raw dairy products as it announces a confirmed case of brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis in a 46-year-old Sussex County woman. The illness is a bacterial infection, which primarily affects those consuming, or coming into contact with, contaminated animals or animal […]

Harrington Library to host space themed storytime

Join the Harrington Public Library Wednesday, June 19 at 10:45 a.m. to celebrate the monumental success of the Apollo 11 mission that placed humans on the surface of the moon. Children will revisit that journey and begin dreaming about their own part in the future of space exploration! “A Universe of Stories”, past, present, and […]

2019 Annual report to the electors of the city of Harrington

As presented by Mayor Anthony R. Moyer on June 3, 2019 I am pleased to report that the City of Harrington has been growing over the past year. New homes, as well as new businesses, have opened. I would like to welcome Council Members Joe Gannon and Micah Parker back for another term, and I […]

Inspired by music: A Blazing Grace opens, offering southern comfort food in Milford

A Blazing Grace was music to his ears when Von Combs of Lincoln came up with the name of his newest business — a restaurant in Milford serving up more than just southern comfort food. After being hurt on the job at Playtex, Mr. Combs ventured outside of his comfort zone and has been an […]

Senate leader postpones minimum wage floor vote

DOVER — Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride’s decision to hold legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 has implications that go beyond the numbers. Filed at the end of May, the bill sparked concerns in some quarters of a repeat of the stalemate that delayed the end of session in 2018. But, […]

Hearing for DOC chief nominee: Will it be just a ‘walk-on’ or real hardball?

DOVER — With Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps stepping down in July, Gov. John Carney’s nominee to replace him, Claire DeMatteis, is waiting in the wings. As of Friday, the Senate staff was still waiting on a formal request for a confirmation hearing. It’s unclear when one will take place and if senators […]

Beebe’s South Coastal Health Campus construction well under way

MILLVILLE — Beebe Healthcare officials and a community in general were beaming with excitement Thursday. Literally. Construction of the South Coastal Health Campus — a year-round freestanding 24/7 emergency department and a second site for Beebe’s award-winning cancer center — is well under way and progress was marked with a beam and wall signing ceremony […]

Junteenth unites Georgetown in celebration of freedom

GEORGETOWN – A Texas-sized celebration in the heart of Sussex County marking the proclamation to end of slavery in America took centerstage in Georgetown Saturday. The annual Junteenth Celebration at the historic Richard Allen School grounds united community members, elected officials, fire and police personnel and sponsors for a day of entertainment, dance, food, vendors, […]