Department of Defense official to update local Officers’ group


DOVER — Col. Harrold Cooney, Northeast region state liaison, office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy, will update the Dover Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America at their dinner meeting Saturday, January 18 at Roma Italian Ristorante, 3 Presidents Drive, Dover. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., […]

‘Black Footprints’ talk at Zwaanendael Museum

LEWES — On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m., the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, will host “Black Footprints on White Sands: Historic African American Beaches and Resorts,” a presentation by Chase Jackson, program and grants manager at New Jersey’s Bayshore Center at Bivalve. The program will take place on the […]

Painted butterfly a tribute to Lebanon man’s late wife

LEBANON — Passersby to Ed Haas Jr.’s home in Lebanon often notice the beautiful purple butterfly painted on his chimney. What most people don’t get is the full story behind that butterfly, which has adorned the house for around a decade now, and how it came to be. Mr. Haas said it represents a true […]

Laurel native keeping Delaware racing legends alive

REHOBOTH BEACH — The infusion came around the age of 5 for Laurel native Chad Culver. That’s about the time the auto racing bug entered his bloodstream while spending many a weekend night watching his childhood heroes battle for checkered flags at Georgetown Speedway or Delaware International Speedway in Delmar — and he’s been infected […]

Stayton driving force in birth of Delaware rock ‘n’ roll

It began on a day in late 1954 when Jimmy Stayton, of Felton, still a teenager, took a trip on the Norfolk Ferry across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It was not today’s relatively short trip on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. To while away the time, he perused the ferry’s jukebox and found […]

Improved article commenting system to be installed on


Hello Readers – The Delaware State News has great news! We are improving our website article commenting system.  The new system will create a better space for civil discussion of articles and public issues.  The new system will provide both greater access to our readers who wish to comment and greater controls to both readers […]

Miss Delaware ready for Miss America stage

Like so many who have come before her, Hillary May didn’t come up in the ranks of the beauty pageant world. Her mom didn’t dress her in tassels and frills and hand her a baton when she was young. Growing up, she watched the Miss America Pageant, however she never imagined she would be in […]

Delaware State News, Biggs Museum to host tour, talk

DOVER — As part of The Biggs Museum of American Art’s “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware” exhibit, the Delaware State News will host a special event at the newspaper office at 110 Galaxy Drive in Dover from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. “The Art of Making the News: VIP tours of the […]

Caesar Rodney senior penning historical play

CAMDEN — It’s not every day that one brings history to life. But in the spring, when Caesar Rodney High School senior Audree Wells’ production goes up at First State Heritage Park, she’ll be doing just that. “I’m excited to see people that I’ve written about,” Audree said last week at the high school. “It’s […]

Lopez living his Hollywood dream

He’s spent years as a paramedic, prison guard, police officer and even a minister — and he’s had no training for any of those jobs. Wayne Lopez, a 1980 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, has spent the last 19 years in Hollywood acting in scores of TV shows and motion pictures. “Give me a […]