Harrington’s Vitale honored for harness racing coverage

HARRINGTON — When Heather Vitale received the phone call, she couldn’t help but run around her house screaming. For the first time, Ms. Vitale had been awarded the United States Harness Writers Association’s annual Member of the Year award for the work she had done covering the sport of harness racing throughout the 2018 calendar […]

Guardian Angel found at Kent-Sussex Industries

MILFORD — Kent-Sussex Industries in Milford has one more Guardian Angel on their side. Michelle Drummond of Houston showed up for work one day, expecting it to be a typical one out on the town as the activities assistant. “I work with people who have brain injuries and other disabilities from KSI. We do volunteer […]

Suspect sought in Georgetown house burglary

Submitted photo/Delaware State Police A man is sought after a residential burglary Wednesday in the 24000 block of Lewes-Georgetown Highway in Georgetown. Police said troopers were called to the scene where an unknown suspect had forced entry into the back of the home. Several items were removed and a suspect fled the scene. Police asked […]

Delaware State Police Museum curator energized by job

DOVER — Grasping the front door key (or perhaps entering the keypad code), she cherishes arriving to work each morning. Recently appointed Delaware State Police Museum and Educational Center Executive Director Peggy L. Anderson accepts the challenges and anticipates the more than 1,000 visitors, plus school and tour groups, set to arrive at the facility […]

Dover High School grad Burrell gets starring role with ‘Madea’

The power of writing down your goals and dreams can go a long way. Courtney Burrell is a living testament to that statement. “I wrote down my affirmations and just started chasing them,” Mr. Burrell said. “I wrote down that I was going to become a great actor and I was going to start inspiring […]

Dover police chief Mailey breaking barriers

DOVER — When Marvin Mailey comes into the Dover Police Department in the morning he does so with a focused sense of pride. He walks with a purpose — and history walks along with him. That feeling of fulfillment doesn’t just come from Mr. Mailey being the first African-American police chief in the city of […]

Dover program informs public on African Americans in Civil War

DOVER — “You don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you came from” is a notion that Kathy Trusty lives by. “If you don’t know your history, you can easily repeat it,” Ms. Trusty said. “Segregation and Jim Crow wasn’t too long ago. If people don’t know about their history, they can […]

‘Traveling Africa’ exhibit details adventures by locals

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will examine ways that Americans record and relate to Africa with its newest exhibition titled “Traveling Africa.” Part of Dover’s annual Citywide Black History Celebration, the exhibition will run until March 24. It includes travel photography of memorable moments on the continent, as well as […]

DSU’s Mishoe proudly following in her father’s footsteps

DOVER — Just taking a stroll along the sidewalks on the campus at Delaware State University brings memories of carefree, childhood days rushing into Dr. Wilma Mishoe’s consciousness. Simply put, Delaware State University is home to Dr. Mishoe, who officially became the first female president of Delaware State University on July 1, 2018. She is […]

Program details lost history of Rosedale Beach

DOVER — When you think of Millsboro, you probably don’t think of any A-list hotels or resorts perfectly set along the beach. Neither did Tamara Jubilee-Shaw, who presented the history of the Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort on Feb. 2 during a program at the Delaware Public Archives, which drew close to 200 people. Growing […]