Kent County buildings will remain closed to public

DOVER — Kent County buildings, which were originally expected to be closed from March 22 until Saturday, will remain closed to public access until further notice. The announcement comes in compliance with the state of emergency and its stay-at-home order that was issued by Gov. John Carney last week. While the Kent County Administrative Complex […]

Sheriff’s monition sale postponed

DOVER — The monition sale scheduled for April 28 at 10 a.m. has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sheriff Brian Lewis said the sale will be rescheduled at a later date, and notice will be posted online. Additionally, the sheriff’s office in the Levy Court Administration Building will be closed to the public […]

Counties, municipalities take precautionary steps

Sussex County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this week, but the session will be condensed, and in-person public access will be limited, steps the county government is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kent County, officials closed the Administrative Complex at 555 South Bay Road in Dover to the public until […]

Dover Pet Resource Center to open Saturday

DOVER — The sound of barking dogs and the childlike wonder of finding and adopting new furry friends will return to 1757 Horsepond Road for the first time in nearly two decades on Saturday. The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) Pet Resource Center-Dover Campus will open their doors with a grand opening event scheduled for Saturday […]

Two Kent County patients under investigation for coronavirus

STANTON — Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Director Dr. Karyl Rattay announced at a press conference today that DPH has two Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus disease in Kent County, who had traveled to a country under a travel alert. Three previous PUIs were tested and all came back negative. As Delaware continues […]

Filing deadline next week for school board seats

DOVER — The filing deadline for school board seats around the state closes next week. The last day to file is March 6. Voters will head to the polls on May 12. Those elected will serve for five year terms, through June 30, 2025. In Kent County, Caesar Rodney, Capital, Lake Forest and Smyrna school […]

Warfield blazing trail as Kent County’s first African-American female deputy sheriff

DOVER — While making a successful pitch to Kent County voters in 2018, Sheriff Brian E. Lewis pledged to increase diversity within the office if elected. Enter Kim Warfield, blessed with the personal skills and law enforcement background to boost her candidacy in any employment search. Now she’s a pioneer too — the county’s first […]

Camden-Wyoming’s Brothers to run for Levy Court seat

DOVER — Add another candidate to the Kent County Levy Court election ballot. Camden-Wyoming resident Clint Brothers, a Republican, filed for the 5th Representative District commissioner seat on Jan. 16, challenging incumbent Democrat Jody Sweeney, who filed Jan. 2. Mr. Brothers is a licensed journeyman electrician employed at K. Hovnanian Homes as a warranty service […]

Commentary: Wesley College should receive needed funding

During the last few decades, I’ve heard repeated comments about the demise of Wesley College in Dover due to financial issues. Each crisis has been averted, thanks to renewed interest in the success of this small college nestled in the heart of Dover. Now, Wesley appears to be facing another crisis, that is truly threatening […]

Commentary: Kent County sheriff reflects on first year on job

As I start my second year in office as your sheriff, I hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year. I want to let you know what an honor it has been for me to serve you, the residents of Kent County. It has been a busy first year on the job, becoming […]