Dover murder trial goes on rare site visit

DOVER — A murder trial took to the road on Wednesday morning as jurors, attorneys, the judge, court staff and security personnel visited the site where Jameir Vann-Robinson was fatally shot outside an after-prom party in Dover last year. A seven-vehicle caravan left the Kent County Courthouse on Federal Street at 9:30 a.m. and returned […]

Nobles Pond sunset

Cheryl Fisher, who recently moved to Dover from Upper Marlboro, Md., took this photo of a sunset on Aug. 21 from her patio in Nobles Pond. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where […]

Trial for former Councilman Salters set for November

DOVER — Former City Councilman Reuben Salters is scheduled to go to trial for vehicular assault next month. Mr. Salters was arrested in early June after police said he hit a man with his truck at a gay pride festival in Dover. Authorities said at the time the incident was not seen as a hate […]

City of Dover plans draw down of Silver Lake next week

DOVER — The city of Dover, with a recommendation from the Silver Lake Commission, will be performing a draw down of the water at Silver Lake beginning Monday, Oct. 7 and lasting through Friday, Oct. 18. All efforts will be taken to ensure the fish and other water species are not harmed in any manner […]

Cooking up business: Tomeka’s HomeStyle Eatery on way to downtown Dover

DOVER — Tomeka Crawford has been cooking up deliciousness in the kitchen ever since she was 10 years old. She never envisioned that she would get the opportunity to one day be making plans to open her own restaurant within the most historic shopping area in downtown Dover — the Loockerman Street corridor. But Ms. […]

Brush with beauty: Arts to come alive in Dover with paint contest

DOVER — Downtown Dover can be “pretty as a picture,” particularly in the fall as the leaves on the trees begin to take on dramatic color changes. More than 20 artists from around Delaware, as well as from Baltimore, the Eastern Shore, New York and Virginia, will be looking to capitalize on such scenery as […]

Speak Out: Dover Mall idles

Talk about an ambitious project that would renovate Dover Mall has tapered off. “There has been no action and no discussion for months now on that project,” said Dover planning director Dave Hugg. “It was kind of hot and heavy about a year ago, but now I can’t even remember the last time we talked […]

Speak Out: Lowering speed limit on Del. 8

At the request of Calvary Baptist Church, a 37,000-square-foot worship facility preparing to build west of Dover High School, the city of Dover is hitting the gas in an effort to slow traffic on Del. 8 from Artis Drive to the high school. The Utility Committee of the Council Committee of the Whole voted unanimously […]

Kent Theatre Guild presents high-flying comedy ‘Boeing, Boeing’

DOVER — The complicated yet humorous love story of a man and three fiancées takes the stage in Dover starting tonight in “Boeing, Boeing,” presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild. The character of Bernard plays the puppeteer in his love triangle, or square, by rotating his fiancées, all of whom are flight attendants, in […]

The Wailers to headline OktDoverFest

DOVER — Whether it’s the start of a little rivalry, Destination Downtown Dover (DDD) knew it had to come up big for Saturday’s OktDoverFest if it wanted to compete with Smyrna, which has attracted national acts for some of its recent events. So DDD went out and signed legendary reggae artists The Wailers, Bob Marley’s […]