Sunset on Smyrna Landing Road

Bill Willis of Smyrna took this photo from Smyrna Landing Road with the DEMA Tower in the background on Feb. 21.

Smyrna man charged with continuous sex abuse

SMYRNA — A 40-year-Smyrna man was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, Delaware State Police said Tuesday. Michael R. Boorman was taken into custody after investigation by Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit detectives, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said. Police said alleged incidents occurred for more than seven years. Charges included first-degree rape […]

Smyrna liquor store robbed at gunpoint

SMYRNA — State police are looking for a suspect described as a dark-skinned black male wearing a dark-colored jacket and mask following an alleged armed robbery that took place at Spruance City Liquor store in Smyrna on Saturday night, police said. The incident happened at around 10 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to the liquor […]

Smyrna votes on school referendum Saturday

SMYRNA — Voters will head to the polls Saturday to determine whether to green-light spending $667,300 to improve North Smyrna Elementary School in a capital referendum. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Smyrna Elementary School, Ruritan Club of Kenton and Smyrna Middle School. The local funds would allow the district […]

Scenic Delaware: Eagle eye

Jim Webster of Dover photographed this eagle on the east side of U.S.13 near Garrison’s Lake Jan. 31.

Smyrna police sweep results in 32 arrests

SMYRNA – Fugitives, drug activity and traffic violations were found during last week’s multi-agency operation in the Smyrna area. Outside law enforcement agencies assisted Smyrna Police to create more coverage area Feb. 12, spokesman Cpl. Brian Donner said. “The entire Smyrna area was targeted,” he said. “Having officers from (other) jurisdictions allowed us to move […]

State Poetry Out Loud finalists to compete Feb. 25 in Smyrna

SMYRNA — Poetry Out Loud, the free recitation contest, will host its state final competition at Smyrna Opera House Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. (snow date: Thursday, Feb. 27). The finalists will compete for the opportunity to represent Delaware and advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. from April 27-29, where $50,000 in awards […]

New Smyrna Senior Center set to serve community

SMYRNA — It was just the opening act of Tejumade “TJ” Famakinwa’s overall vision when she strolled into the Smyrna Senior Center after its doors opened to seniors for the first time Monday morning. When Ms. Famakinwa, the center’s director, walked into Suite 104 inside the Smyrna Health and Wellness Center at 100 S. Main […]

Smyrna repeats as Division I wrestling champ: Mullen’s OT win lifts Eagles by Bucs 36-34

SMYRNA — Bryce Mullen is the first to admit, he was having a hard time catching his breath. But with a state title on the line, Mullen was going to do all he could to push through. Mullen earned a sudden victory in the first period of overtime to lift Smyrna High to a 36-34 […]

Wrestling notebook: Smyrna and Caravel looking tough in dual meet tournaments

SMYRNA — The DIAA dual meet state tournaments always can be unpredictable. But this year there are a couple of heavy favorites. Smyrna High and Caravel Academy are the top seeds and front-runners for the Division I and Division II state titles respectively. So far, the tournament has gone all chalk. The action resumes Saturday […]