Scenic Delaware: Moon rising

Jim Webster of Dover took this photo of the moon setting over Bombay Hook on March 9.

Scenic Delaware: Keeping Watch

Weston Williams, of Felton, took this photo entitled “Keeping Watch” at Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 16.

Smyrna church offers help via phone in pandemic crisis

During these times of uncertainty, Asbury United Methodist Church in Smyrna is offering pastoral help via telephone to anyone who may feel like they’re alone. “We just wanted to find a way to give back or help those out in need the best way that we can,” said Jennifer Burns, homebound outreach minister for Asbury […]

Three drug arrests follow probation check

SMYRNA — Three drug arrests resulted from a probation check at a residence in the 1200 block of Alabam Road, Delaware State Police said. At approximately 7:54 p.m., police conducted a check on said a probation check at a residence in the 1200 block of Alabam Road, Smyrna, was conducted regarding Anthony R. Ball, 32, […]

Carney tours Delaware Health Operations Center

SMYRNA — As if the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t already a serious enough issue facing Gov. John Carney, a walkthrough of the State Health Operations Center (SHOC) in Smyrna helped put a face to those on the front line of tracking and fighting the disease on Monday afternoon. With TV screens flashing numbers and cases of […]

Investigation deems Smyrna house fire accidental

SMYRNA — The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that a Friday morning house fire was accidental. The Citizens’ Hose Company responded to the 300 block of Lake Drive shortly before 8 a.m. for a 911 call reporting the blaze, spokesman Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said. Firefighters arrived on the […]

Cleaning products, toilet paper flying off store shelves in wake of pandemic

SMYRNA — Area merchants struggled to keep sanitizing agents on the shelves Thursday. At the same time, shoppers scrambled to grab whatever was left. Coronavirus concerns stressed out customers and businesses alike as the worldwide pandemic continued. By just before 9 a.m., Annie Valladares had been to four stores before finding one bottle of generic […]

Scenic Delaware: Sunset geese

Alex Cisar of Dover took this photo off Dutch Neck Road near Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 2.

Scenic Delaware: Blue heron

Spread the word: Smyrna student wins state spelling bee

NEWARK — Guttural, adjective: the word that stood between Anna Nguyen and a $25,000 scholarship to Saint Mark’s High School and a ticket to the National Spelling Bee. With the correct spelling — and not a hint of hesitation — Anna became Delaware’s top speller of 2020. “Am I dreaming or something?” she said after […]

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