Coronavirus concerns force cancellation of Apple Scrapple Festival

BRIDGEVILLE — COVID-19-related concerns have forced the cancellation of one of the region’s most popular events in Bridgeville’s Apple Scrapple Festival. “It was a very difficult to make this decision because this festival is the largest fundraiser for dozens of our local nonprofits. Our community depends upon the revenue that this festival has been able […]

Harris, Seely vie for Woodbridge school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Bridgeville teen arrested on drug charges

BRIDGEVILLE – An 18-year-old Bridgeville teen turned himself into police following a vehicle pursuit and was charged with drug offenses on Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Damaj Showell was wanted on outstanding charges when he jumped from a moving vehicle on King Road in the area of Dove Road at approximately […]

Roundup: Two share lead going into last day of Delaware Amateur

BRIDGEVILLE — Going into today’s final two rounds of the Delaware Amateur, the title in the 69th annual tournament is still very much up for grabs. There’s now a two-way tie for the lead after Dawson Anders carded his second straight 68 to pull even with Austin Barbin at eight-under par 136 after two rounds […]

Maryland motorist dies in Bridgeville crash

BRIDGEVILLE — An 18-year-old Glen Burnie male died Thursday after the Nissan Sentra vehicle he was driving failed to negotiate a moderate curve on Redden Road, resulting in a head on collision at approximately 11:10 a.m., Delaware State Police said. The male was not wearing a seatbelt and partially ejected from the vehicle. Four male […]

Wheatley school principal’s death follow other Woodbridge tragedies

BRIDGEVILLE — Woodbridge School District, already dealing with the coronavirus crisis, is now coping with more grief and heartbreak. The district that straddles Sussex and Kent County lines is reeling with shocking news Thursday of the sudden passing of one of its building administrators — 39-year-old Dr. Laura Leach, principal at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School […]

Fire that destroyed storage building on school grounds ruled arson

BRIDGEVILLE – A fire Thursday evening on the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School property that destroyed a maintenance storage building was an act of arson, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined. The fire, reported shortly after 7 p.m., involved the storage pole building behind the elementary school on Church Street, John M. […]

Essential business: Ice cream still available via drive-through

BRIDGEVILLE — Delawareans looking for ice cream during the COVID-19 pandemic have options, but they must stay in their car to be served. Downstate, Vanderwende Farm Creamery in Bridgeville is serving ice cream with drive-thru service. The Bridgeville location is Vanderwende’s only one operating currently as it closed its Greenwood, Dewey Beach and Fenwick Island […]

Bridgeville’s Evans Farms offers bargain-priced chicken through partnership

BRIDGEVILLE — The early bird gets the worm. Early risers Friday morning at Evans Farms outside of Bridgeville got first dibs on bargain-price Amick Farms bulk chicken through partnership arrangement with Evans Farms/The Frozen Farmer. The first wave of customers began arriving several hours before the scheduled 10 a.m. start of Amick’s truckload chicken sale, […]

Delaware farm markets adapting to changing landscape

WYOMING — A regular visitor at Fifer Orchards for around three decades, Ann Anderson will miss the hugs and friendly conversations. Instead, she plans to receive her asparagus, avocados, peach ice cream and more during a quick stop and go. “It’s going to be very strange and I’m going to miss it,” Mrs. Anderson said […]