Two men re-indicted in May slaying of Smyrna man

DOVER — Two men were re-indicted by a Kent County grand jury this week on a first-degree murder charge and other felonies connected to an alleged Dover area incident in May that left a 20-year-old Smyrna man dead. Lincoln resident Ahmir Bailey, 19 years old at the time, and Eugene Riley, 18, were also indicted […]

Letter to the Editor: Labeling President Trump as a racist is absurd

The leftist progressive, socialist, Democrats in America and their left wing sycophant media enablers have labeled President Trump a racist at every opportunity since he announced for president. Let’s examine the actions of this supposed racist: First – he used the influence of the presidency when in China to secure the release of the three […]

Request for Vaughn inmate mistrial denied

WILMINGTON — Ben Gifford, an attorney defending inmate Deric Forney in the ongoing Vaughn prison riot trial, told Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. he was “moving toward a mistrial” during a sidebar on Thursday. Judge Carpenter quickly and firmly denied the request. The request was prompted by the prosecution’s objection to Mr. Gifford’s cross-examination of […]

2 men arrested and charged in Smyrna shooting

SMYRNA — Spurred by an investigation police described as continuing “around the clock” since a Monday night shooting, two arrests were made and charges filed, spokesman Cpl. Brian Donner said. Smyrna Police detectives probed the alleged incident in the 400 block of Baldwin Drive since notified at approximately 10 p.m., and 20-year-old Smyrna residents Jeffrey […]

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Carson

Every once in a while you find a person who runs for public office, gets in that position and does what he said he was going to do while he was campaigning for that office. Such would be the case of Delaware State Rep. William Carson. William Carson is someone who appeals to both the […]

Salesianum pulls away to hand inexperienced Smyrna 35-16 defeat

SMYRNA — Smyrna High saw a glimpse into its future Friday night. But the current inexperience reared its head in the fourth quarter. Salesianum scored three touchdowns in the final 8:56 to deal the Eagles a 35-16 loss in nonconference football action. Smyrna dropped to 2-6. The Eagles were playing without All-State linebacker Debo Williams […]

Vaughn inmate’s trial postponed; judge cites ‘deteriorated’ conditions with lawyer

WILMINGTON — Roman Shankaras, one of the 18 inmates charged in connection with the deadly Vaughn prison riot last year, will continue his trial later this year due to a deteriorating relationship with his lawyer. When the jury entered the courtroom on Tuesday, Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. informed them that Shankaras’ case was being […]

Woodland Beach

Brinn Hudson of Smyrna took this photo at Woodland Beach on Sept. 24.

Smyrna nabs Henlopen Conference volleyball four-peat

BRIDGEVILLE — The Smyrna High volleyball squad grabbed its fourth consecutive Henlopen Conference title with a 3-0 sweep of Indian River High Saturday night at Woodbridge. The Eagles (10-6), representing the Northern Division, earned 25-21, 25-18 and 25-14 wins to complete the conference championship sweep of the Southern Division Indians (12-4) for the second year […]


Honesty, integrity, and trust are the real ingredients the 11th Representative District needs in a state representative. Paul Thornburg fits this description. Paul grew up in a military family and is a graduate of Dover High School. He wants to see Delawareans prosper. Paul has spent his life working to grow wages and improve the […]