Dover man discovers hidden woodworking talent

DOVER — Making a career out of creating custom wood furniture and designs was just about the last thing on earth that Richard Harpster thought he would ever do. Yet somehow, at the age of 49, he unexpectedly discovered his hidden talent last year while working on some Christmas presents that he had designed for […]

Caesar Rodney grad earns dual degrees from Delaware State, University of Delaware

DOVER — Maybe it’s been done before, but perhaps not. Juneessa Pressley earned undergraduate degrees simultaneously from both Delaware State University and the University of Delaware in the wide-ranging fields of music and chemistry. After receiving her diploma from DSU on Saturday with over 600 other graduates, the 21-year-old Caesar Rodney High product still has […]

Caesar Rodney student has the write stuff for journalism camp

CAMDEN — If you could interview any person in history, who would it be and why? What would you ask that person? Nonthawan Nirotkonsuk thought long and hard about the question as she filled out her application for JCamp, a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students presented by the Asian American […]

Seaford ventriloquist speaks for himself

SEAFORD — After graduating from Martin Van Buren High School in New York City, Ken Huff spent 20 years as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force. “I was a contract specialist,” said Mr. Huff. “I was stationed at three different places, but I was also in Air Force entertainment, so I got […]

Hill provides Hopes and Dreams in Dover

DOVER — Tricia Hill came to Dover last August not really knowing a whole lot about what she was getting herself into. It turned out that Ms. Hill, director of the Hopes and Dreams Peer Resource Center at 621 W. Division St., has fit into the city’s fabric seamlessly. She and her staff of three […]

Lewes’ Bunting recognized for work with Dover AFB USO

DOVER — There was always a deep-rooted admiration and just something about the U.S. military that made Donna Bunting want to repay her respects to its members in any way she could. Now, just three years after signing up to become a member of the United Service Organizations (USO) at the Dover Air Force Base […]

Community reflects on late Smyrna mayor Wright’s legacy

SMYRNA — In 1981, Delaware elected its first African-American mayor, George C. Wright Jr., to the town of Smyrna. Only 20 years before, David Buckson, who was the attorney general of Delaware in the 1960s, reportedly called race relations in Smyrna “the worst in the state.’’ Mr. Wright died on Dec. 21, at the age […]

Lake Forest’s Harden carries giving spirit

FELTON — From mentoring young students in the Lake Forest School District to volunteering with a local food bank in Felton, 17-year-old Elle Harden has made an impression on people of all ages throughout Kent County. One of those people is his world history teacher, Karen Williams, at Lake Forest High School. “He’s just one […]

African-American artists draw inspiration at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Ryan Grover had always envisioned having an abundance of African-American artists from Kent County display their work at The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. “The museum is community-based and we like to have the walls here reflect our community as best as we possibly can,” said Mr. Grover, curator of the […]

Dover High senior lauded for leadership

DOVER — At 18 years old, Dion Baker likely has a busier schedule than most grown adults. A senior at Dover High School, Dion plays three sports (cross country, track and field and swimming), is a member of the marching and concert bands, serves as a peer mentor for younger students at his school, and […]