Scenic Delaware: The Calm Before the Storm

Lee Mullarkey took this picture titled “The Calm Before the Storm” prior to an all-day rain last month in Dover.

Scenic Delaware: Feeling hawkish

Leigh Carrico took this photo of a hawk in a tree in her Dover front yard on Feb. 14.

Driver dies in early morning Dover crash

DOVER — A 20-year-old Smyrna woman died after a single-vehicle crash at 1:48 a.m. Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities said the incident occurred when a 2008 Volkswagen Passat was traveling northbound on Pearson’s Corner Road south of Dinah’s Corner Road. The Passat was traveling at a high rate of […]

Best Bets: Honey Badgers out with new album, tour

The Honey Badgers are hitting the road. Together since 2011 as a contemporary folk duo, Caesar Rodney High graduate Erin Magnin and Smyrna High grad Michael Natrin are stepping out of their “comfort zone” to do shows as far south as Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s in an effort to spread the word about […]

Kent County Regional Planning Commission chairman replaced

DOVER — Albert W. “Bill” Holmes Jr. was replaced on Kent County’s Regional Planning Commission (RPC) last week after 24 years of service. Newly- elected 2nd district Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Jeffery Hall (D) decided to appoint Colonial School District teacher and Dover resident Peter Servon on the RPC rather than keep Mr. Holmes […]

Dover council updates restrictions on registered sex offenders

Councilman Anderson opposes amendment to city code, calling current ordinance ‘unenforceable’ DOVER — Dover Councilman David Anderson opposed an amendment last week that brought the city code into compliance with recently adopted state legislation regarding registered sex offenders. City Council voted 7-1 to amend “Chapter 70 Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 70-7” — with Councilman […]

Dover High School grad Burrell gets starring role with ‘Madea’

The power of writing down your goals and dreams can go a long way. Courtney Burrell is a living testament to that statement. “I wrote down my affirmations and just started chasing them,” Mr. Burrell said. “I wrote down that I was going to become a great actor and I was going to start inspiring […]

Scenic Delaware: Horsin’ around

Gary Knox of Dover took this photo on Yoder Drive in Dover on Jan. 20.

New retail and restaurant complex proposed in Dover

DOVER — A proposal for a brand-new Golden Corral buffet-style restaurant is part of a Conceptual Site Development Master Plan reviewed Wednesday by Dover’s Development Advisory Committee. The plan includes the restaurant as well as three retail buildings for 747 N. Dupont Highway, the former site of Berry Van Lines which has remained vacant since the […]

First Friday to welcome March with an eye on warmer weather

DOVER — While spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20, merchants in downtown Dover are ready to flip the calendar and start thinking warm thoughts. With that in mind, Nisha Lodhavia will be presenting a creative paper project for children of all ages at the Dover Art League to highlight the Hindu celebration of Holi, […]