Records Pond dam, fishing piers closing

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LAUREL — DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently announced that the dam and associated fishing access areas at Records Pond in Laurel will be closed to public use during reconstruction of the dam until the spring of 2021. Dam reconstruction is being coordinated by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). More information about the […]

Healthy lifestyle the focus of Nanticoke Memorial’s community event

LAUREL – Healthy living – and an autograph huddle featuring a member of Redskin Nation – highlight Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s 2020 community health fair and expo. Nanticoke Memorial’s 8th annual Heart of Good Health: A Community Health Event & Partner Expo is set for Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laurel […]

‘Butterflies and Clean Water’ set for March 2 and 30

LAUREL — The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River Program – Nanticoke Series, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will host two free presentations in March on saving the monarch butterfly, gardening for butterflies, and the importance of clean water. The presentations will […]

Bulldogs win first Henlopen South boys basketball crown since 2003

FELTON — It might be a distant memory now, but Laurel High boys’ basketball coach Kevin Walmsley remembers how the Bulldogs’ season started. The first six days featured two losses, including a 32-point defeat at Woodbridge High in Laurel’s first key Henlopen Conference Southern Division contest of the year. “It was a long bus ride […]

Police: Concealed gun found in vehicle

DOVER — A 35-year-old Laurel man was arrested after a loaded 9mm handgun was found inside the vehicle he was occupying, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, Roderick Dixon was contacted at approximately 9:45 p.m. in the area of South New and West Reed streets. Police said officers detected a […]

Laurel traffic stop yields drugs, weapon

LAUREL — A Sunday afternoon traffic stop brought three arrests and the discovery of drugs and a weapon, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Police said the incident occurred at 2:01 p.m., when a trooper observed a gray Nissan Altima traveling on Sussex Highway just north of Delaware Avenue, Laurel, with five […]

Former FedEx manager pleads guilty in package theft scheme

DOVER — A former FedEx manager in Delaware is facing up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing and reselling merchandise being shipped by the company. Joseph Kukta, 43, of Laurel, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of interstate transportation of stolen goods and tax evasion. A federal judge in Baltimore scheduled […]

Laurel man charged in assault case

LAUREL — A 23-year-old man was arrested on an assault charge following an assault investigation Sunday morning in the 10000 block of Cherry Street, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Carlos B. Chavez-Mendez allegedly assaulted his 18-year-old girlfriend with a belt upon returning to his home in Laurel Village around 3 a.m., […]

Passed out Harrington residents face drug charges

LAUREL — Two Harrington residents were charged with drug offenses after first being found sleeping in a running car late Wednesday night, police said. A Delaware State Police trooper saw a vehicle parked for “an extended period of time” in the rear parking lot of Royal Farms on Sussex Highway, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe […]

Upgrade at The Block convenient for produce buyers, sellers

LAUREL — Delmarva’s produce season is in full swing at one of the oldest auction markets in the Mid-Atlantic region. Sellers and buyers of fresh fruits and vegetables are converging six days a week — Monday through Saturday — at the Laurel Farmers’ Auction Market. “We were coming up a couple three times a week. […]