Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion set in […]

UPDATE: State outlines new social gathering guidelines

WILMINGTON — As Delaware experiences a surge of COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations, the state announced additional restrictions Tuesday in attempt to curb the spread of the virus. The new guidelines lowered the capacity for indoor dining at restaurants from 60% to 30%. All other indoor gatherings outside of homes must also be limited to […]

Chamber’s Taste of Milford event set for Nov. 19

MILFORD — Anyone looking for a charitable, but fun, night out only has to wait until the Thursday before Thanksgiving. On Nov. 19, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford will hold its 14th annual Taste of Milford event, featuring over 100 auction items and more than 10 local food vendors, at The Rookery North. […]

Walmart returns guns and ammunition to US store displays

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has reversed course, announcing it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its U.S. stores. On Thursday the nation’s largest retailer said it had removed the items from displays due to “civil unrest” in some areas of the country. Guns and ammunition, however, had remained for sale at […]

More than 100 jobs coming to former paint plant site in Dover

DOVER – More than 100 jobs are coming to a former paint plant site that’s been vacant since 2019, the Kent Economic Partnership announced Wednesday. The 173,000 square-foot facility will be filled by Nephi, Utah-based National Vinyl Products (NVP) and USA Fulfillment Services of Chestertown, Md..NVP is an extruder of PVC fence and rail products […]

Mid South Audio sets grand opening in Milton

MILTON — Mid South Audio, a go-to audiovisual company serving Delmarva for more than three decades, has a new home base. In celebration of its expansion, Mid South Audio will hold a grand opening Sept. 28 at its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Milton, which includes a state-of-the-art showroom, new office space, a warehouse and a […]

Virtual session to focus on helping minority-owned businesses get relief funding

DOVER — The Delaware Legislative Black Caucus will host a virtual information session Thursday to help minority-owned businesses access COVID relief funds. The forum, which will take place through Zoom, will focus on $100 million being offered by the Delaware Division of Small Business. Each business to receive up to $100,000. The funding can be […]

Applications set to open for Delaware COVID-19 relief fund

DOVER (AP) — Applications are set to open for the first round of grants from a $100 million COVID-19 relief fund for small businesses and nonprofits in Delaware. The state said in a news release Monday that grants of up to $100,000 will be available. The Division of Small Business will begin accepting applications online […]

Poetry takes center stage at Dover’s First Friday

DOVER — Shoppers will be serenaded by street buskers as local musicians and poets alternate performing in downtown Dover shops today from 4 to 7 p.m. And from noon to 7 p.m. today through Saturday, and even into next week, kids of all ages can enjoy a no-touch scavenger hunt that brings them through shops […]

US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit surged in July to $63.6 billion, the highest level in 12 years, as imports jumped by a record amount. The Commerce Department reported that the July deficit, the gap between what America buys and what it sells to foreigners, was 18.9% higher than the June deficit of $53.5 […]