Hot air balloon festival coming to Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Hot air balloons will return to Sussex County Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 for the Balloons Over Sussex Festival – a fundraising event hosted by the Sussex Academy Foundation. It will be staged at the back portion of the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, with spectator parking at the Delaware Coastal Business Park. […]

Indoor Egg Scramble draws huge turnout in Frankford

FRANKFORD – Facing uncertain weather, organizers scrambled Saturday to stage the 2019 Egg Scramble. For the most part held indoors in Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 76, Envision Frankford’s Egg Scramble was an extravaganza that drew hundreds of children and accompanying adults from far beyond the tiny town of Frankford. “There are probably more people […]

Selbyville man apprehended on DUI, other charges after vehicle pursuit

SELBYVILLE – A 47-year-old Selbyville man was arrested and jailed on DUI and other charges after leading state troopers on a vehicle pursuit early Sunday morning. Delaware State Police charged Gerald Lusby Jr. with DUI, resisting arrest and multiple other traffic related offenses, according to state police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin. The incident began […]

Comeback kid: Garrett Rogers is back on the field three years after being hit by a drunken driver

MILLSBORO — In the wide world of sports, it was a home run. In the game of life, it was heart-warming if not miraculously monumental. Garrett Rogers’ comeback from a brush with death nearly three years ago and after several years of rehabilitation “went yard” earlier this month. An opposite-field home run in a travel […]

Life and hope: Celebrating Easter at Calvary Baptist

DOVER — Easter Sunday, much like the fabled egg-delivering bunny, is known for hopping around from date-to-date on the springtime calendar every year. Most importantly, for Christians around the world, it marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead following his crucifixion on a cross three days before, making it the most important day […]

Luncheon will raise funds for local law enforcement, first responders

CAMDEN — Tracy Torres relates to what police officers, their spouses and children experience daily. The wife of a military husband for three years, she cherished each time he returned home. “Military and law enforcement are very similar in the sense of what their families go through,” Ms. Torres said. “When our guys our deployed […]

MacCoy wins city council seat in Seaford election

SEAFORD – After missing out in the city of Seaford’s 2018 election, Matt MacCoy emerged the winner Saturday in the 2019 municipal election. Mr. MacCoy landed the only open seat, topping Jose Antonio by a 169-126 vote margin to earn the three-year council term. He will take the council seat held for 12 years by […]

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Laurel man on drug charges

DAGSBORO –Delaware State Police report the arrest 24-year-old Devontay D. Jones of Laurel on multiple drug related offenses following a traffic stop near Dagsboro Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 1:26 p.m. April 19 when a trooper on routine patrol observed a gray, Chevy Trailblazer run a stop sign at the intersection of E. […]

Watching Antares launch feeds writer’s ‘inner nerd’

Editor’s note: Delaware State News Outdoors columnist Rich King, whose columns appears every Thursday, shares his first-person experience at Wallops Island. WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — On Wednesday at NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility (WFF) the Antares vehicle carried the NG-11 Cygnus Spacecraft into space to deliver cargo and experiments to the International Space Station. If […]

Most of Delaware under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The National Weather Service has expanded its Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland and southern New Jersey, including the following areas, in Delaware: Delaware beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle Counties. The Flash Flood Watch is from 2 this afternoon through Saturday morning. The NWS said […]