Solar future looks bright in Smyrna

SMYRNA – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce was on site for a ribbon-cutting at the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation Inc. Smyrna location on July 10. The event marked the opening of its newest 1.5-megawatt community solar generation facility. DEMEC appreciates the opportunity to be centrally located with its new facility in Smyrna, and to […]

Roundup: Smyrna-Clayton Juniors down Dover

Smyrna-Clayton opened the District I Junior League baseball tournament with a 13-11 victory over Dover on Friday evening. Both teams play again today in the four-team, double-elimination tourney being hosted by M.O.T. Dover plays in a 3 p.m. elimination game while Smyrna-Clayton plays at 6 p.m. In Friday’s victory, Smyrna-Clayton was led by Sean Mannering […]

Delaware’s liquor industry growing through collaboration

SMYRNA — Although small, Delaware’s distilled spirits industry is relying on a creative and collaborative recipe to grow. With the newest addition of easySpeak Distilling in Milford last December, there are about four in the state. Several of them are making large investments in their future, and with the signing of House Bill 373 last […]

Local roundup: Smyrna-Clayton reaches District I Senior League softball finals

Smyrna-Clayton downed Camden-Wyoming, 17-4, on Saturday night to reach the District I finals in Senior League softball. Smyrna-Clayton will take on M.O.T. today at 7 p.m. at Camden-Wyoming in the title game. With a record of 2-1 in the tournament, Smyrna-Clayton has to beat M.O.T. twice to advance to the state tourney. M.O.T. 12, Smyrna-Clayton […]

Smyrna-Clayton residents ‘proud to be Americans’

SMYRNA — The close-knit Smyrna-Clayton community clearly loves its parade. Despite rising heat soon reaching nearly 90 degrees with little breeze or shade available Wednesday morning, folks settled into spots along North Main Street an hour before the annual Fourth of July march commenced. When the head of the lineup arrived at the intersection of […]

BEST BETS: Wakefield gives ‘Voice’ to Smyrna at Night

Friday’s annual Smyrna at Night townwide music and beer festival will go national with the addition of headliner Adam Wakefield. Direct from Nashville, the rock-country singer/songwriter was the Season 10 runner-up on the hit NBC talent show “The Voice” and has toured from coast to coast on the heels of a 2017 self-titled EP and […]

Smyrna celebrates 250 years of history

SMYRNA — Before moving to Smyrna Jim Wolfe and his wife would visit the town each year and be amazed by its historical buildings and atmosphere. “It was a sight to see,” he said. “We used to come here at least twice a year because of the historical buildings. Smyrna is a small town and […]

BEST BETS: Nothin’ But Trouble going big at Smyrna Opera House

The quartet, which has entertained throughout the area for the last 12 years, will play the Smyrna Opera House backed by Wes Lanich on keyboard along with the Handcuffed Horns featuring Rob and David Kershner. “It’s a rare occurrence when we get to play with other guys and it’s hard to find a venue where […]

Harrington Post 7 tops Smyrna Post 14 4-1 in American Legion baseball

Delaware State News Ryan Bishop pitched a six-hitter to earn the win as Harrington Post 7 downed Smyrna Post 14, 4-1, in American Legion baseball on Wednesday morning. Bishop blanked Smyrna (2-4) for six innings, allowing only three singles before Brendan Davis homered in the seventh. After Mike Carrow doubled and Cole Garey singled, reliever […]

Smyrna Waffle House reopens after rodent infestation

SMYRNA — A Waffle House restaurant in the south part of town cleaned up reported “gross unsanitary conditions” and re-opened for business Thursday after inspection by the state’s Office of Food Protection. On Tuesday, the business at 37 S. Cory Lane was immediately closed after the Division of Public Health received two complaints (from the […]