Best Bets: Sherlock Holmes, Watson solve crime in Dover

While much of Dover Comic Con looks to the future, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will offer guests a trip to the past. On Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., The Old State House, located at 25 The Green in Dover will present “The Scorched Pamphlet: Sherlock Holmes Returns to Delaware,” […]

Commentary: History, good or bad, should be preserved

I am a history buff, always have been. I accept the history of this country regardless which side states took during the Civil War. I may disagree with their position, but I respect their passion. I have taken my kids when they were in school during their vacations to various states to learn the history […]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t overlook female veterans

I belong to a car club, The First State Corvette Club, which sponsors Home of The Brave which gives housing and guidance to our needed veterans. I’m proud to do this as all the members are. In December 2012, the first home for women veterans was opened. Some of these female veterans come with children […]

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ‘’Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night […]

Speak Out: Erasing history?

Readers reacted to recent letter to the editor by Jack Heavner challenging a previous letter which said withdrawing funds from the Georgetown Historical Society because of a display which contains a Confederate flag was “erasing history.” •Perhaps Mr. Heavner is unaware that Confederate soldiers, sailors, and Marines that fought in the Civil war were made […]

Commentary: Woodstock again? Just let it go!

The effort to commemorate memory of the August 1969 Woodstock festival by holding another such event was understandable, but was doomed from the outset. For many reasons, the original cannot be duplicated. The main activity planned to mark the occasion was called Woodstock 50. Unfortunately, it was not at the late Max Yasgur’s dairy farm […]

Letter to the Editor: Our history is not being erased

In response to Kim Luton’s letter, (“Erasing our nation’s history”) I am of the opinion that the state withholding funding from the Sons of Confederate Veterans who display a CSA flag at their war memorial is a great idea. Why should we the taxpayers be funding a monument to a country who waged a war […]

Speak Out: Confederate controversy

In 2007, the Delaware chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy raised money to install a monument on the Georgetown Historical Society’s property on South Bedford Street, with a Confederate battle flag flying overhead next to a Delaware flag. For years, the Georgetown Historical Society received state funding […]

Commentary: Moon landing’s achievements and challenges

As we celebrate the half-century mark of the moon landing, the event’s importance remains, as do challenges in its wake. This article evaluates both areas. There are a number of accomplishments to point to pertaining to moon exploration. From the standpoint of Cold War competition with the Soviet Union, the Apollo 11 mission represented a […]

Dover’s first NASCAR race was fit for a king

DOVER — The breezy summer day of July 6, 1969, marked a maiden voyage for both NASCAR drivers and spectators alike as they all descended on Dover Downs International Speedway to see what this new high-banked, one-mile speedway with a horse racing track in the middle was all about. NASCAR drivers hauled their cars to […]

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