Industrial accidents leave one dead, one injured

One man died, and another was critically injured during separate industrial accidents in Harrington and Lewes on Monday, Delaware State Police said. A 59-year-old man died after falling approximately 40 feet while cutting a tree branch in the 12000 block of Pin Oak Lane in Harrington, according to DSP spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe. He […]

Slam to the Beach postponed

DOVER — Add Slam Dunk to the Beach to the long list of local sporting events that have been canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Officials announced this morning “with great disappointment” that the annual high school boys’ basketball tournament won’t be held this year. The tourney, which brings in programs from around the country, is […]

Owner hopes to ‘spice things up’ with Nicola move

REHOBOTH BEACH — Parking — or the lack of it — is the driving force for the owners of Nicola Pizza, a popular Rehoboth Beach attraction for nearly five decades, to leave town next year and head to Lewes. “As everyone knows here in downtown Rehoboth, we have a lot of parking issues,” said Nicola […]

Millsboro man charged after traffic stop

LEWES — A 38-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on drug charges following a Tuesday night traffic stop on Del. 1 near Caveneck Road, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Terrance L. Barnes was operating a Lincoln Town Car with a suspended driver’s license when stopped. He was allegedly speeding […]

Report clears Delaware State Police trooper in fatal shooting

DOVER (AP) — A Delaware State Police trooper was justified in fatally shooting a suicidal man armed with a handgun during a confrontation after a domestic dispute last year, the state attorney general’s office says. The Delaware Department of Justice said in a report issued this week that Cpl. Nicholas McLaughlin reasonably believed it was […]

Cape Henlopen schools will open in hybrid format

LEWES — Hours of testimony from teachers and parents preceded the Cape Henlopen school board’s decision to start the school year in a hybrid model, while also opting to bump the student start date out to Sept. 16. The school board voted 5-2, with Jason Bradley and Bill Collick dissenting.  At the school board meeting […]

Man faces several felonies and driving-related violations

LEWES — A 21-year-old Felton man was arrested Sunday on weapon and multiple traffic charges. The Delaware State Police said a trooper on routine patrol traveling northbound on Coastal Highway/Del. 1 south of Dartmouth Drive observed a 1999 tan Buick Century traveling on the roadway. A computer check revealed the vehicle did not have any […]

First female permanent captain of Cape May-Lewes Ferry sets course of history

LEWES — Sharon Urban first started working for the Cape-May Lewes Ferry in food service as a summer job in 1991. Almost two decades later, she was recently appointed the first permanent female captain in the ferry’s 56-year history. “I just went there for a summer job basically, and I never left,” Capt. Urban said. […]

Levin joins board of Beebe Foundation

LEWES — Beebe Medical Foundation’s Board Chairman Christian Hudson announced that Alan Levin has joined the Foundation Board And Will Serve As A Director.Mr. Levin is currently the senior adviser for SoDel Concepts, which comes after nearly seven years as director of the Delaware Economic Development Office on former Gov. Jack Markell’s cabinet.Before joining Gov. […]

Watermelon and heirloom tomatoes at HLFM

LEWES — Saturday, the Lewes Historical Farmers Market is planning to be at George H.P. Smith Park (Dupont and Johnson avenues). However, customers are advised to watch the HLFM Facebook page for location updates.In case of rain, the market moves to Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot (Savannah Road and Sussex Drive). Delaware watermelon […]