Sussex Emergency Operations Center abuzz with fifth-graders at 9-1-1 Awareness Day

GEORGETOWN — The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is often a busy beehive. Thursday, it was busier than normal. Sussex County’s 19th annual 9-1-1 Awareness Day brought upward of 1,400 fifth-graders from schools throughout the county to the EOC grounds near the Delaware Coastal Airport for a behind-the-scenes look at real-life drama that plays out […]

BEST BETS: The ChurchKey Saints to bless Dover with show

The ChurchKey Saints, an original trio from Dover, has been a group for under a year. In the short time they have been playing and singing together they have stumbled across what they come to described as “their sound.” Tonight, the Saints take their original homegrown music with an indie edge to the Patchwork Playhouse […]

Kent County offers options for families to ring in 2018

DOVER — It won’t actually be New Year’s Eve and it won’t be midnight when many Dover-area kids and their families celebrate the start of a new year this weekend. That’s OK, they will surely enjoy their fun-filled celebrations at a couple of different places in Kent County just the same. The Friends of Kent […]

It’s all about the girls at W3 What Women Want Fest

DOVER — Grizel Muniz and her daughter, Alexis, have a knack for making outfits work. They’re going to share that fashion expertise Saturday, along with other women representing various sectors, from decorators to financial planners and fitness trainers, who will spread their knowledge to other women. The second annual W3 What Women Want Fest is, […]

Franklin Graham puts hope on God, not political parties

DOVER — It had the appearance of a music festival with an estimated 2,600 people crammed onto the grounds of Legislative Mall, many with arms raised to the sky and others taking pictures on their cellphones. However, there was a different tune to the Rev. Franklin Graham’s “Decision America Tour 2016,” which made its 42nd […]

Amish County Bike Tour early deadline approaching

DOVER – Delaware’s 30th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour, presented by WSFS Bank, will take place on Saturday Sept. 10 in Dover. The Amish Country Bike Tour is Delaware’s longest running and largest cycling event. Those wishing to take part in the Early Bird discount have until July 1 to register at www.AmishCountryBikeTour.com. By taking advantage of […]

SLIDESHOW: Caesar Rodney School District Centennial Gala

As part of the school district’s 100th anniversary as the first consolidated school district in the state of Delaware, the Caesar Rodney School District hosted a Centennial Gala celebration Saturday from 6 until 11:30 p.m. at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The black-tie-optional evening began with a social hour followed by dinner, guest speakers, […]

SLIDESHOW: Dover Days: From parade to pies

The sandcastle's shield. (Delaware State News/K.I. White)

DOVER — Intermittent showers may have dampened the air at the 83rd annual Dover Days on Saturday, but not spirits. There was plenty to eat, plenty to buy and plenty to see. Here’s a photographic sampling of Kent County’s largest family festival, a production of Kent County Tourism.  

SLIDESHOW: Dover Days Parade

Students from George S. Welch Elementary School show off their Colonial walking skills. (Delaware State News/K.I. White)

DOVER — Showers held off for the Dover Days Parade Saturday morning. Starting on North State Street, the parade ended at the reviewing stand on the Green. It was sponsored by the Delaware Lottery and the Dover Days Kritter Sitter Pet Parade.

Law enforcement community salutes the fallen

Delaware State Police Memorial Service was held at State Police Headquarters in Dover Wednesday morning.(Special to The Delaware State News/Doug Curran)

DOVER — Members of the Delaware’s law enforcement community came together Wednesday in two ceremonies to honor their fallen comrades. Delaware State Police held its annual Police Memorial Service Wednesday morning at the Delaware State Police Training Academy, at its headquarters in Dover. Fellow troopers, family and friends gathered to remember those 23 troopers who […]