Dierks Bentley to play Delaware State Fair; Kershaw headlines Quillen show

HARRINGTON — Country superstar Dierks Bentley will play this year’s Delaware State Fair while the Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye will perform at the Quillen Arena on June 13. Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Mr. Bentley is slated to perform at the M&T Bank Grandstand for the 2020 Delaware Lottery Summer […]

Harrington fires city manager pending hearing

DOVER — Harrington City Manager Don Williams was fired earlier this month over allegations he failed to perform his duties, including claims he often skipped work while still collecting a paycheck. Though the termination was effective Jan. 9, Mr. Williams has asked for a public hearing, which is required by the city charter. As such, […]

Save A Lot latest tenant to vacate Bay Court Plaza

DOVER — The sign taped up on the front window of the Save A Lot grocery store at 650 Bay Road reads “Store closed, please visit our Greensboro store.” And just like that, another store has vacated the Bay Court Plaza shopping center in south Dover. Of the potential 19 retail sites that are located […]

Sussex military academy plan revised as magnet school

LAUREL — Officials have changed the proposal for a Sussex County military academy from a charter school option to a magnet school. Two months after the announcement of a planned charter school called Sussex Military Academy in Laurel, the Laurel School District and Sussex Military Academy’s board of directors agree the best option is to […]

NBA great Kobe Bryant, daughter perish in helicopter crash, 7 others dead

CALABASAS, Calif. — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a remote, steep hillside in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about […]

Dancing with the Delaware Stars champions

Winners Jessica Moyer and Scott Becker celebrate with their trophies Saturday night in the Dancing with the Delaware Stars event to benefit Mom’s House of Dover & Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Special to the Delaware State News/Jason Minto

Early morning shooting leaves Magnolia man injured

MAGNOLIA – Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that left a 46-year-old man injured at a Magnolia-area residence early Sunday morning, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin, police spokesman. Master Cpl. Austin said that troopers responded to the 100 block of Terry Drive in Magnolia in reference to a shooting that took place at around […]

Marydel man struck and killed following crash on U.S. 1

MIDDLETOWN – Esteban Pantoja-Gordillo, a 34-year-old man from Marydel, Maryland, was struck and killed by a car early Sunday morning while he was walking southbound on U.S. 1 just north of Fieldsboro after being involved in a separate crash just moments before, according to Delaware State Police Spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin. An initial investigation […]

Area Girl Scouts to be honored at Smyrna High today

SMYRNA – Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay (GSCB) will honor more than 200 Girl Scouts who have earned Girl Scouting’s highest honors during “On My Honor: A Celebration of Achievement” at Smyrna High School this afternoon from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.  The recognitions herald Girl Scouts from throughout the Delmarva Peninsula achieving the Girl […]

New leash on life: Airlift lands 88 dogs from high-kill region

GEORGETOWN — Brandywine Valley SPCA’s ongoing effort to prevent euthanization of adoptable pets in high-kill shelters in America’s south touched down in Georgetown Saturday afternoon. More than seven dozen dogs airlifted from Starkville, Mississippi landed at the Delaware Coastal Airport, facing a far greater chance of adoption and finding love in forever homes. “They’ve landed. […]