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 […]

Senate votes to repeal lodging tax authorization, expand absentee voting

DOVER — A lodging tax that was authorized for Kent County last year but never implemented took a step toward being repealed Thursday. By a 21-0 vote, senators passed legislation that would remove from Levy Court the authority to put a tax on hotels and motels of up to 3 percent. That authorization came from […]

Speak Out: Changing of the guard on Levy Court

Early Tuesday afternoon, Levy Court President and 1st District Commissioner P. Brooks Banta, 84, announced he won’t run for office in 2020. He was elected in 1996 and has contributed 60 years of public service overall to his lifelong community. Just as soon as he confirmed his upcoming departure through a short prepared statement, Mr. […]

Kent County Levy Court President Brooks Banta won’t seek re-election

DOVER — He’s served Kent County constituents for nearly a quarter century, and is ready to step away in a few months. Early Tuesday afternoon, Levy Court President and 1st District Commissioner P. Brooks Banta, 84, announced he won’t run for office in 2020. He was elected in 1996 and has contributed 60 years of […]

Letter to the Editor: Puny county budget?

After reading Sunday’s article about the three county budgets, (“120 county employees in Delaware top $100K in pay,” Oct. 7) I could not believe you said and I quote that ‘’Kent County ends up at a comparatively PUNY $65 million budget.’’ Are you serious? You are so far off it isn’t funny. May I ask […]

Kent County Theatre Guild unveils historical marker

DOVER — The Kent County Theatre Guild has been staging award-winning productions for the Central Delaware community for more than 50 years. On Thursday, that history was formally recognized as dignitaries, members and local theater fans attended a ceremony in which an historical marker was unveiled in front of the guild’s Patchwork Playhouse in Dover. […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Kent County sheriff

I would like to thank the Kent County Sheriff Brian Lewis and his staff for their professionalism and organization during a recent sale where I purchased a property in Smyrna. The sheriff and his staff were very helpful in answering the many questions I had about the property and gave me a better understanding of […]

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