Scenic Delaware: Meet the beetles

Tom Brown of Clayton took this photo of assassin beetles on June 19 at Holletts Corner in Clayton.

Commentary: Dover/Kent MPO wants to have your voice heard

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is gearing up for the 2021 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The MTP is a long-range plan that will outline a vision on how to invest and improve transportation in Kent County over the next 20 years. Updated every four years, this plan is also the catalyst for the state’s Capital […]

Smyrna man arrested following altercation

SMYRNA — Following the issuance of a Gold Alert Saturday, a 29-year-old Smyrna man was taken into custody early Sunday. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said that on Saturday at approximately 11:20 p.m., Christopher Scott was involved in a verbal altercation with his father at a residence located in the 6000 block […]

Suspect sought in Dover fatal hit and run

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Friday and is also seeking a second driver involved in the incident. Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said that at approximately 8:48 p.m., Brandon Pleines, 21, of Dover, was driving a Toyota Rav-4, eastbound on Del. […]

New business: South Carolina-based crab house to open in Dover

DOVER — Tasty Crab House — billing itself as South Carolina’s tasty seafood boil — is poised to open a new location in Dover on 705 N. DuPont Highway. According to their Facebook page, the Cajun-inspired seafood eatery is anticipating opening their doors between August and September. “Dover Tasty Crab House is opening soon, we […]

Dover sisters spread love of reading worldwide

DOVER — “If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.” Sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard of Dover exemplify that quote by former first lady Michelle Obama by using the power of their voices to encourage children to read more by reading bedtime stories online to kids all […]

Scenic Delaware: End of the rainbow

Gary Knox of Dover took this photo of a rainbow landing on Legislative Hall in Dover on June 19.

Kent Theatre Guild revisits Texas town in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

DOVER — The third installment of a comedic series of plays, “Red, White and Tuna” will take the stage starting next weekend at the Kent County Theatre Guild. The play focuses on a Fourth of July homecoming in the tiny Texas town of Tuna, which embodies every stereotype of southern country life. While the series […]

Dover woman indicted in 2017 death of child

DOVER — A Dover woman was indicted this week on a criminally negligent homicide count regarding the 2017 death of a child, according to Kent County Superior Court documents. Chanel E. Green was also indicted for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child due to the father’s previous no contact order with the child and […]

Dover’s Hollywood Diner shuttered

DOVER — The Southern Grille Hollywood Diner of Dover has shut its doors. As of Friday, the shades were drawn, the parking lot was vacant and the following message was written on the glass front door: “Sorry we’re closed. Please visit us at our Ellendale location. Thank you for your loyalty. We will miss you. […]