Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

SEAFORD — Since the late 1800s, there have been plenty of stories, newsmakers and journalists in the Seaford area. Now, there’s something new for the old news: Scores of archived newspaper editions from various publications are at your fingertips through technology and the click of a mouse. The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening […]

Ag museum’s restored church dedicated

DOVER — The completely restored St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church (circa 1857) was reopened to the public Saturday before a large audience on the grounds of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Originally nestled in a wooded preserve near present day Shortly, St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church served the religious, social and educational needs of […]

Ginsburg makes history lying in state at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so honored, making history again as she had throughout her extraordinary life while an intensifying election-year battle swirled over her replacement. The flag-draped casket of Ginsburg, who died last week at 87, drew […]

Best Bets: Foster pays tribute to Carole King at Milton Theatre

When Michelle Foster takes to the Milton Theatre stage to pay tribute to the songs made famous by legendary singer/songwriter Carole King Sunday night, she wants to make one thing clear. It’s not a tribute show in the most common sense of the phrase. “I don’t really like to call it a ‘tribute’ because I’m […]

Millsboro American Legion auxiliary remembers Sept. 11

MILLSBORO — The COVID-19 crisis could not stop a public remembrance of an event 19 years ago that changed America and the world. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28’s annual 9/11 candlelight ceremony Friday remembered America’s resilient response to airline hijackings and terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and punctured the […]

Biden, Trump mark anniversary of 9/11

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. As Biden approached those who’d […]

Former NJ fireman recalls 9/11 at Dover Air Force Base ceremony

DOVER — Working on rescue and recovery operations amid the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City the day after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighter Jack Dunne looked around and saw the patriotism, camaraderie and teamwork that was taking place among thousands of first responders. It was a scene […]

Millsboro’s Warren’s Mill collapsing; town weighs options

MILLSBORO — Time, weather and termites have exacted a huge toll on Warren’s Mill, the greater Millsboro area’s last-known standing gristmill. Town of Millsboro officials anticipate the century-old, deteriorating structure nestled along Betts Pond Road may soon be coming down, either via a natural collapse or through planned demolition. Initial estimates for structure demolition and […]

Sept. 11 memorial services on tap in Delaware, with changes

This post has been updated to add information on the 9/11 Memorial Service that will be held at the Dover Air Mobility Command Museum on Friday DOVER — Events big and small, virtual and in person, will mark the upcoming Sept. 11, 2001, anniversary. For the 15th straight year, the Blood Bank of Delmarva and […]

Wyoming couple aims to preserve the Old West

BRIDGEVILLE — They dress the part, portraying cowboys and cowgirls like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, right down to the gun holsters, ammo belts and Western hats. As members of the Single Action Shooting Society, Wyoming residents Dan and Kathy Watson share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive […]