Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

NEW YORK — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Reiner’s assistant Judy […]

Letter to the Editor: What’s the holdup on FIOS?

I wonder why Comcast/XFinity has been allowed to become a monopoly in our area of Delaware?  There is literally no competition for them if you want TV and Internet. When we moved to Spring Meadow in 2006, a technician was digging in a hole at the entrance to our community.  When asked what he was […]

Best Bets: Virtual weekend includes concert fest, First Friday and Dover Days

With the weather warming, it’s a cruel reminder of what we would be doing this weekend if not for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In Dover, it would have been NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, First Friday today and Dover Days on Saturday. In addition, concerts and nightlife would be buzzing in local bars and […]

Bridgeville woman gets cool deal on ‘Shark Tank’

BRIDGEVILLE — It’s been a self-described “whirlwind” for Katey Evans and her family since March 27. That’s when the Bridgeville woman appeared on the ABC show “Shark Tank” looking to get a deal for her family farm’s line of desserts called The Frozen Farmer. “My phone started blowing up as soon as the episode began […]

Bridgeville woman lands ‘Shark Tank’ deal

Bridgeville’s Katey Evans dove into ABC’s “Shark Tank” and fished out a deal during Friday night’s show. She appeared on the hit program to pitch her family’s Frozen Farmer line of premium ice cream, dairy-free, gluten-free and fat-free sorbet, along with “nice cream,” a blend of ice cream and sorbet. When in season, local ingredients […]

Bridgeville business to be featured on ‘Shark Tank’

BRIDGEVILLE — ABC’s “Shark Tank” will feature The Frozen Farmer from Bridgeville March 27 at 8 p.m. The Frozen Farmer’s Katey Evans dives into the tank on the 11th season of “Shark Tank” to pitch a line of super premium ice cream, dairy-free, gluten-free, and fat-free sorbet, along with “nice cream,” a unique blend of […]

Best Bets: Dover High, DSU grad plays key role at SAG Awards

Those watching the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night may see a familiar name flash across the screen just after the final trophy is handed out. Ebony Radcliff, a 2011 Dover High School graduate and 2015 Delaware State University alum, is a senior executive publicity assistant for the telecast, having worked on the awards show […]

2020 vision for State News includes politics

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Happy New Year! We are expecting 2020 to be quite busy, starting with the return of the General Assembly this month and coverage of the candidates in this big election year. Delaware State News state government and political reporter Matt Bittle said he […]

Lopez living his Hollywood dream

He’s spent years as a paramedic, prison guard, police officer and even a minister — and he’s had no training for any of those jobs. Wayne Lopez, a 1980 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, has spent the last 19 years in Hollywood acting in scores of TV shows and motion pictures. “Give me a […]

‘Restaurant Impossible’ coming to Southern Grill

ELLENDALE — The Southern Grill in Ellendale is getting the “Restaurant: Impossible” treatment. The longtime Food Network show, in which chef Robert Irvine helps out eateries in just two days with only $10,000, will be in town Aug. 28 and 29. The show’s production company is seeking volunteers to help in the renovation and they […]