New DelawareCAN executive director aims to reshape education system

DOVER — Daniel Walker has always had an interest in education policy and has long believed that education is the great equalizer — if done well. It was that interest that drew him to the Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now and its goal of giving voices to students and parents when policymakers come to decisions. […]

Building Bridges: Smyrna High student starts Black Student Union

SMYRNA — When Elise Sampson came into high school in 2018 with the goal of starting a Black Student Union, her motivation came from a place of love. “I definitely saw a racial divide amongst peers that wouldn’t be present to most people’s eye,” she said. “I thought that a BSU could really clear up […]

Building Bridges: Moore says Dr. King’s mantra still relevant today

This is the first in a series that profiles residents from around Delaware who are working to build bridges in the community by advocating for social justice, furthering racial equality, working toward reform policies and educating the public on the Black Lives Matter movement and other critical issues. DOVER — The current conversation around racial […]

Retiring teachers’ careers cut short by pandemic

Teaching is a strange way to make a living, said DuWane Sandlin. “But it’s pretty rewarding and we’ve had a good career,” he said. “I wouldn’t change anything.” For 30 years, Mr. Sandlin and his wife, Vanessa Sandlin, have taught in the Caesar Rodney School District, serving as director of bands and assistant director of […]

Levy Court declares June 25 Korean War Remembrance Day

DOVER — June 25 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War in 1950. Over 36,000 American men fought and gave their lives. Veteran Charles H. Garrod, who answered the call to service in 1952, asked Delaware governmental bodies to issue a proclamation in recognition of the start of the Korean War. […]

Dover education, nursing stalwart Joan Lynn remembered

DOVER — Joan Lynn didn’t necessarily seek the limelight. “Although she was raising six kids off and on over a 30-plus year period of time, she was still achieving goals and objectives that … were more in the background,” said her oldest son, Pat Lynn Jr. “I helped write the obituary and so that’s sort […]

Magnolia shooting leaves one person injured

MAGNOLIA — A 24-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot in the stomach early Tuesday, Delaware State Police said. According to state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, troopers were dispatched to Lambert Drive in the Meadowbrook Acres neighborhood at approximately 2:39 a.m. An investigation determined that the male victim had arrived at […]

Ceremony honors Milford Korean War vet Garrod

DOVER — A ceremony took place on Flag Day, June 14, in Dover honoring the efforts of Milford resident Charles Garrod, an 86-year-old Korean War veteran doing his best to ask for national recognition of the 70th anniversary of the start of that war on June 25, 1950. Navy veteran Doug DeAngelis and his wife […]

Group makes Milford mini boats shipshape

MILFORD — Friday morning was a good time for a bath. Marcia Reid, owner of Gallery 37 in Milford, and five others spent about two hours cleaning the Augusta boats that line Milford’s Riverwalk. The fiberglass boats, 18 in all, are miniature replicas of the 1927 luxury yacht The Augusta, that was built and sailed […]

Retiring hospital administrator Brown reflects on navigating Nanticoke

SEAFORD — At 66, retirement has arrived for Thomas E. Brown, whose vision was instrumental in lifting Nanticoke Memorial Hospital from troubled waters and whose leadership and guidance spearheaded significant growth of the Nanticoke Physician Network. After 19 years with Nanticoke’s health care family, during which he wore many hats with multiple titles, Mr. Brown’s […]

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