Planning panel eyes controversial rezoning near DE Turf again

DOVER — After having most of their 25-acre property near the DE Turf Complex in Frederica rezoned from agricultural conservation to general business last July, Robert and Catherine Murphy are seeking another amendment. At their 6:30 p.m. meeting today, the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is scheduled to vote on a new proposal that would rezone […]

Local roundup: Women’s pro soccer coming to DE Turf Complex in 2019

The DE Turf Sports Complex is going to be the home for a new professional women’s soccer team. Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club and the Youth Sports Institute of Delaware announced on Monday that they will be fielding a team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, beginning in 2019. The team will play a 14-game schedule […]

DE Turf books over 50 events for ‘18

DOVER — Sports success increases with a tenacious competitive nature. The fight to host those athletic events and earn the money they produce is fierce, too. DE Turf Sports Complex backers are thrilled with the opening months of the south Frederica-based facility’s operations off the Del. 1 highway, which followed years of dogged persistence just […]

2017: Prison uprising dominated Delaware State News front pages

DOVER — The name and face we will remember most belong to Lt. Steven R. Floyd Sr. He was the correctional officer killed in the inmate violence and hostage situation Feb. 1-2 at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The prison uprising tops this editor’s list of top stories for 2017. From Feb. 2 through […]

DE Turf sports complex enjoys busy first year

FREDERICA — While there are no official numbers yet as to what kind of impact the DE Turf multipurpose sports complex has had on the economy in Kent County since opening in April, the out-of-state license plates that jam the parking lots nearly every weekend tells much of the story. Every soccer, field hockey or […]

DE Turf, Wesley College forge field partnership

FREDERICA — Wesley College is well aware of the attention the DE Turf multipurpose sports complex has been attracting in its inaugural year. That’s the main reason why Wesley decided to jump on board and partner with DE Turf, electing to sponsor one of the dozen fields that make up the complex – now known […]

Change creates new challenges for Kent County

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court President Brooks Banta was pumping the brake Tuesday night. But he could not stop a request to change a 25-acre property along Del. 1, south of Frederica, from Agriculture Conservation to General Business zoning. “It would be incumbent upon all of us to maybe catch our breath, maybe think […]