Scenic Delaware: At the Cape

an Laughman of Magnolia took this photo at Cape Henlopen State Park on Dec. 27.

Lewes man arrested on fifth DUI offense

REHOBOTH BEACH — On the night of Saturday, December 26, the Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Benjamin Buckley of Lewes for his fifth DUI and other charges. At around 10:24 p.m. that night, officers responded to a reported overdose in the parking lot of the Walmart at 18922 Rehoboth Mall Boulevard according to a press […]

WonderFEST extends dates, welcomes ‘Frozen’

Delaware State NewsLEWES — Due to popular demand, Festival of Cheer — the nonprofit organization which produces Winter WonderFEST, has extended the festival through Jan. 2. Additionally, as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus head back to the North Pole for much needed rest, friends from “Frozen” will take over Santa’s Workshop & Elf Village from […]

Code Purple Lewes site up and running, gets $50K funding

LEWES — Code Purple Sussex County’s Lewes site occupying the former Delaware State Police Troop 7 barracks is receiving a notable financial boost, courtesy of New Castle County. On Friday, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced the county’s allocation of $50,000 of federal CARES Act funding to support the shelter in Lewes. “The state […]

Lewes photographer Futcher captures Downstate life

LEWES — JuneRose Futcher was raised in an active sailing lifestyle on the Delaware Bay and is a member of a family with professional mariners dating back many generations. As a young girl, she was not only encouraged and trained to be a sailor, she was encouraged to make artwork about sailboats and seascapes. “I […]

Cape Henlopen educators, superintendent clash over hybrid model

LEWES — As school districts across the state follow the governor’s guidance to close buildings until the new year, educators in the Cape Henlopen School District raised concerns that the district is moving ahead with hybrid learning. Meanwhile, the superintendent maintains schools should remain open for in-person education. The concerns were laid out during the […]

Drug, weapons charges for Smyrna man

LEWES — A 43-year-old Smyrna man was arrested on drug and weapon charges following a Tuesday morning traffic stop on Coastal Highway, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Victor J. Keeler was initially stopped for speeding in the area of Cave Neck Road at approximately 5:58, police said, and a trooper detected […]

Maull excited to have Cape winning again

LEWES — J.D. Maull always had a plan for rejuvenating Cape Henlopen High’s football program. But that doesn’t mean losing was easy — going 3-17 over two seasons never is. “We had bad days at practice and you’re getting frustrated,” said Maull, the Vikings’ third-year head coach. “I just know I had to tell myself […]

Scenic Delaware: On the Point

Ron Beloff of Dover took this photo at The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park on Nov. 4.

Police continue to investigate Lewes lawn vandalism; leaders express support

LEWES — Recent vandalism on Charlotte King and Aimee Wiest’s front lawn has hopefully sparked discussion and renewed awareness of ongoing racial tension and unjust systemic issues nationwide, Ms. King said Tuesday. After a chemical was apparently used to write the word “Trump” in the grass in front of their Lewes home, Ms. King and […]