Felton woman makes the grades with 4.0 at Delaware State

DOVER — Kristen Rios achieved what few students can only dream of throughout her college career — perfection. The 29-year-old Felton resident was one of just three Delaware State University fall graduates among nearly 200 to earn a 4.0 grade-point average while chasing after a Bachelor’s in Public Health degree. Nothing about her time at […]

Scuse named 2018 Kent Distinguished Citizen by Boy Scouts

DOVER — When it came time for John Carney to pick a secretary of agriculture two years ago, the then-governor-elect picked someone he knew quite well. He selected Michael Scuse, making him the first person to hold the position under two governors. Few people are more qualified for the job, which Mr. Scuse previously held […]

Milford teacher instills drive to read

MILFORD — “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book” is a quote by J.K. Rowling that Jessica Rash lives by. “Helping students find a book they enjoy is like a puzzle that I can’t put down,” Ms. Rash said. For the past five years Ms. Rash has been gifting her […]

Young Milton photographer queen of Prime Hook contest

MILTON — Maria Deckmann, of Milton, has a world ahead of her and her camera lens. But it’s a photograph she took at home that earned her several top awards. A queen bee, regal in her own right, now hangs in the visitor center of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton with Ms. Deckmann’s […]

Dover native Taylor rowing for Pan-American glory

DOVER — When Sydney Taylor was 12 years old she watched her brother compete in the Henley Royal Regatta in England and has been in love with rowing ever since. “I’m the youngest of the Tooze family children. So as soon as I experienced that event I knew I wanted to compete there too,” Ms. […]

Dover’s Jones keeps World War II history alive through novels

DOVER — Dover resident Brenda Jones has always been fascinated with World War II since she was a little girl. “My dad was in World War II,” Ms. Jones said. “My father left when I was 4 or 5 and I didn’t ask him a lot of questions about it. But as I got older, […]

Millsboro Night Out a treat for Halloween hundreds

MILLSBORO — Spooks, goblins and other costumed creatures were out in full force Halloween night in Millsboro. If candy and goodie stash is an accurate gauge, the ninth annual Millsboro Night Out will go down in the police blotter as a huge success. Several hundred trick or treaters accompanied by parents or adults funneled through […]

Sharkmobile grabs Delaware travelers’ attention

CLAYTON — The attention-getting dune buggy indicates otherwise, but he isn’t a big beer drinker, beach nut or danger-seeking deep sea fisherman. Art Wilson just likes being noticed while traveling with an attached 110-pound fiberglass shark atop his 1970 Volkswagen Beetle. The regular trip south from his Clayton home to beach country via Del. 1 […]

Dover’s Arrey provides life balance through new book

DOVER — Linda Arrey-Mbi Nkwenti of Dover, best known as Linda Arrey, is a certified life and leadership coach; philanthropist; speaker; an active-duty captain serving as the chief information officer at the 436th Medical Group, Dover Air Force Base; CEO of her own company; wife; mother of two daughters; and now a published author. For […]

Dover teen takes the musical baton

DOVER — Fifteen-year-old Grady O’Connor is well on his way to becoming an accomplished musician. He is preparing to take the lead of Wesley United Methodist Church’s choir, directing a piece under the tutelage of Becky Davis. Grady started playing alto saxophone five years ago and has since been on a mission to learn everything […]