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Something familiar, something new at the State Fair

HARRINGTON — Livestock, cotton candy, and live music — all the familiar sights and sounds at the Delaware State Fair are back in Harrington for its 99th time. The annual 10-day attraction continues to host a series of agricultural competitions, carnival rides and fun for the whole family. This year’s Delaware State Fair brings new […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:12 am

Delaware State Fair may see rain and high humidity

HARRINGTON — Attendees at the Delaware State Fair should be prepared for high humidity and possible rain this weekend and into next week. The fair, which kicked off its 99th iteration Thursday, is expected to coincide with a hot, sticky climate for several days in the midst of the dog days of summer. According to […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:07 am

Trump says Biden is his 2020 ‘dream’ Democratic opponent

Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it’s Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that “I dream about Biden.” Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, sought the Democratic presidential nomination twice but eventually dropped out of each race. He considered running […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:58 am

Developmental Disabilities Council executive director placed on paid leave following audit

DOVER — The executive director of a state agency determined by an audit to have allegedly committed contract and travel expense violations was placed on administrative leave with pay and benefits Tuesday, according to a news release. Pat Maichle was temporarily assigned to Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security Office of the Secretary on […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:56 am

Sussex County receives warning following spike in heroin deaths

NEW CASTLE — With more than half of the deaths from suspected overdoses occurring in Sussex County so far this month, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is urging the community to be aware of the uptick and also is warning people in active substance use in Sussex County and […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:51 am

Maryland men charged with drug offenses

  GEORGETOWN — Two Maryland men were charged with drug offenses after a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop, Delaware State Police said. Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the alleged incident occurred at approximately 4:37 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the area of DuPont Boulevard, north of Georgetown, for a red vehicle bearing Maryland registration […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:48 am

Arrests made following stolen vehicle incidents

DOVER — Eight arrests were made and a suspect sought after a series of burglaries at car dealerships and garages in Wilmington, Townsend and Dover, Delaware State Police said. Among the reported burglaries was a June 19 incident at Intellicar at 375 Gateway S. Boulevard in Dover in which various keys and fobs were removed […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:45 am

COMMENTARY: Is NATO relevant in these times?

What’s NATO’s mission these days? All those folks wringing their hands and wailing big tears over what President Trump said in Brussels last week should explain exactly why it is that we spend so much time and money on this alliance. Now, let’s be clear. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a very good thing. […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 10:31 pm

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Trump one of the best?

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to [email protected] or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reacted to a recent letter to the editor by Bill Sharpe of Ellendale headlined “Trump one of the best,” saying “He has restored the faith in our republic, our nation, and […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 10:29 pm

Jeff Dunham to raise voice(s) at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham holds the Guinness world record for most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour. He has over a million YouTube subscribers, amassing over a billion views, leading to record-breaking viewership of his specials on Comedy Central and NBC. He sells out arenas across the world. And even after 30 years […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 10:23 pm

BEST BETS: Music fans to get the blues at Roadhouse Festival

A day of music and more awaits those headed to the fifth annual Roadhouse Blues Festival presented by the Central Delaware Blues Society Saturday at Jonathan’s Landing in Magnolia. This year the festival is headlined by The Nighthawks from Washington, D.C. The group, formed in 1972, is these days comprised of Mark Wenner (vocals and […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 10:17 pm

Smyrna offensive lineman Wormley trims college list to Penn State, Notre Dame and Rutgers

It’s getting closer and closer to Saleem Wormley’s commitment. The Smyrna High offensive lineman has narrowed his college football recruitment to three teams. The rising senior is down to Penn State, Notre Dame and Rutgers. Wormley said on his Twitter page he will give a verbal commitment on July, 23, this Sunday. Wormley settled on […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 4:30 pm

On the river

George Ward of Milton took this photo of water flowing over the dam and under the bridge from Wagamons Pond in Milton to become the Broadkill River.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 3:06 pm

Firefly changes hands; 2019 dates announced

DOVER — Next year’s Firefly Music Festival will take place June 21-23 under a new agreement with entertainment giant AEG Presents. AEG Presents, already a majority holder in Firefly, has acquired the remaining ownership shares of the festival held for the past seven years at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. As part of the […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 3:20 am

Auditor: DDC violated procurement rules, travel policy procedures

Tom Wagner
DOVER — An investigation by the state auditor has substantiated — in part — most of the allegations of alleged procurement and travel policy procedure violations involving the Developmental Disabilities Council. An unidentified DDC director was accused in six of the nine allegations that were partially or fully “verified by competent evidence,” a June 29 […]

Published on 19 July 2018 | 3:00 am

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