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, […]

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 figures prominently in new novel

Pat Paxton, a West Virginia native, has never been to Dover but always felt the city was unique in its own way. “I have no experiences of being in Dover,” Mr. Paxton said. “I just really like Dover’s little spot in the world.” Mr. Paxton admired the city so much that when it was time […]

Dover woman fights through grief of husband’s suicide

DOVER — On New Year’s Eve five years ago, Heather Cruz’s husband, Alexander, killed himself. He was 29 years old. Ms. Cruz didn’t see it coming. “I knew my husband as well as anyone knows their spouse — I had no idea,” she said. “I couldn’t have ever imagined he would do it. You can […]

Dover Air Force Base captain offers ‘Life Revelations’ in new book

DOVER — When Sarah Bergstein was growing up it didn’t matter if she had just aced a math exam, had a fight with a classmate, or whatever life threw at her — positively or negatively — she could always count on her mother’s succinct response, “Such is life.” That phrase helped shape Ms. Bergstein’s consistently […]

Bedtime story comes alive for sixth-grade author

CAMDEN — Unicorns are imaginary, so having her favorite pet wasn’t possible. Irelynn Farrington brought her dream to life in print, however. “The Perfect Unicorn” is a children’s book written by an unusually imaginative 11-year-old author. It’s been four years since she first told it to her mom Jodi during a nightly bedtime story session. […]

Stafford’s ‘Water Boy’ leaves inspiring legacy

CAMDEN — The nickname “Water Boy” might sound demeaning to some, but to Ellis Stafford, it was part of what made him a legend in the railroad industry. “He wore that name proudly,” said his son, Harold Stafford. “He was proud he had that job with the railroad. He saw it as his way out […]

Camden author spotlights a colorful tale of history

CAMDEN — Lloyd Wheatley of Camden doesn’t remember her name, but one remarkable summer school teacher changed his life forever by making learning relevant and meaningful. “We spent the summer doing research on black Americans we’d never even heard of,” he said. “I was hooked.” He became not only a lover of history, but a […]

BEST BETS: Comedy done the Wright way at Dover Downs

“If you shoot a mime, should you use a silencer?” “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” “What’s another word for ‘thesaurus’?” These questions and more riddles of the universe will be posed Jan. 13 when legendary comedian Steven Wright performs at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino’s Rollins Center at 9 p.m. Mr. […]

Clayton author continues ‘A Christmas Carol’

DOVER — Ever wonder what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family after the events of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”? Clayton resident Paul Mast has. He’s done more than idly wonder about it though. He’s endeavored to answer the question for himself by penning a sequel to the Victorian Christmas classic. “For the […]