Scenic Delaware: On Shearness Pond

Brad Richardson of Dover took this photo at Shearness Pond at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Smyrna High seniors lauded as scholars

Every year since 1984, the Delaware Secretary of Education has tapped seniors as scholars — students who show strong work ethic and are dedicated to their studies, while also showing accomplishments outside the classroom. Students are chosen by their principals for their academic records and community service. Below, learn a little bit more about the […]

Terrorism Prevention grant funds available

SMYRNA — Grant funding through the Department of Homeland Security Office of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention has been made available to state, local, and tribal governments as well as, nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and institutions of higher learning. The FY2020 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity guidance was […]

Smyrna-Clayton Fourth of July events canceled

SMYRNA — On the heels of other recent July 4 announcements the Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Foundation announced late Thursday that the annual Fourth of July parade, the activities at the park and the fireworks in the area are canceled this year due to the COVID 19 situation. Celebrations in cities and towns such as Dover, […]

Assisted living health care workers saluted in Smyrna

SMYRNA — This time, the lights flashed and sirens blared for them. Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill staff stepped outside to watch a nine-vehicle caravan roll by on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters and paramedics paid a three-minute visit to salute what’s tough work even in far better times than now. The arrived just […]

Updated road closures at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge

SMYRNA — Bombay Hook NWR is conducting a road r-surfacing project along the entirety of the public auto-tour route. The 8.5-mile project will include the regrading of the existing gravel surface to remove the potholes and then a double application of tar-and-chip (chipseal). The grading and resurfacing will necessitate lengthy closures of sections of the […]

Moore has been a mainstay in Smyrna infield

SMYRNA — The play was pretty ordinary. But what it gave Smyrna High’s softball players was extraordinary. The game-ending 1-6-4 double play — from pitcher Payton Dixon to shortstop Lexi Moore at second to Julia Thuer at first — finished off the Eagles’ 1-0 victory over Caravel in last year’s DIAA state finals. A moment […]

Gift card purchase supports seniors during pandemic

SMYRNA — It started with 40 gift cards to the Smyrna Diner. The hope is it can become more. Caring Hearts Home Care purchased the gift cards from the Smyrna Diner with the goal of distributing them to the elderly in need on Thursday. By Friday, the Smyrna Diner had found a taker for all […]

Smyrna at Night postponed until September

Smyrna at Night, the free townwide music and beer festival originally set for June 13, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A statement on its Facebook Thursday said all of the artists announced so far and those who hadn’t been announced yet, will be able to […]

Smyrna’s Henderson ready to be a leader for Hens

SMYRNA — To most people, it probably looks like an old swingset, with a tire attached by some netting. But, to Nolan Henderson, the contraption might be a receiver on a crossing pattern. Then there’s his dad, former Smyrna High baseball coach Mike Henderson. At 6-foot-6, the elder Henderson can stand in for a college […]