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Help after Ida: Delaware power crews to be in Louisiana Wednesday

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

More than 100 Delmarva Power employees and contractors have been sent to Louisiana to help restore power.   More than 100 Delmarva Power employees and contractors have been sent to Louisiana to help restore electricity for customers impacted by Hurricane Ida. “Energy companies from across the country have supported our responses to major storms here, and we are glad to …

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Schwab to fund DSU institute designed to help minorities build wealth

Betsy Price Business, Education, Headlines

Delaware State students soon will have access to financial training throughout their college years and beyond. A four-year grant from Charles Schwab will allow Delaware State University to launch a Financial Literacy Institute that will work with thousands of students a year from high schoolers, to DSU students, to graduates. The goals are to help minorities learn more about how …

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Hotel du Pont unveils fresh ‘History Unscripted’ branding

Pam George Business, Headlines

The dining room of Le Cavalier at the Hotel Du Pont. Photo by Jason Varney.     When the Hotel du Pont opened on Jan. 15, 1913, a brand was something ranchers put on their cattle. But in today’s marketing parlance, a brand encompasses a logo, ad campaign, slogan and values. Together, these components evoke the “gut reaction” that customers feel …

Hagley previews splashy new ‘Nation of Inventors’ exhibit

Betsy Price Business, Culture, Headlines

A glass cabinet of 60 patent models welcomes guests to Hagley’s new exhibit about inventing.   Hagley Museum and Library’s new permanent “Nation of Inventors” exhibit reflects the former du Pont estate’s revised mission to use its history and assets to encourage creativity in everybody who visits. “Our new mission is that we seek to inspire people to be innovative …

Founder’s Folio: Bias and influence in American news media

Chris L. Kenny Business, Headlines

Courtesy of the New York Public LIbrary   We are faced with the difficult challenge of finding truth and the public narrative in a news landscape dominated by special interests, weaponized reactionary culture and media manipulation. In the digital media era where fast-moving news, opinion and narrative are constantly being influenced by outside interests, we must look for ways to …

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Win-win: Hottest trend at Delaware liquor stores is local craft brews

Charles Megginson Business, Food, Headlines

  The craft beer selection at Peco’s Liquor Store in Wilmington. Photo by Ed Mulvihill, owner   Twenty years ago, if you were drinking a beer in Delaware, it was likely one of the classics: Budweiser, Miller or Coors. That’s not necessarily the case anymore. Today, it’s likely to be a local craft beer from one of Delaware’s 32 breweries, …

Two global companies plan Delaware expansions, thanks to lab grants

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

  Delaware is getting some new jobs, thanks to a state program that helps prepare lab space like this on at Sepax. Two global technology corporations have chosen Delaware as the location for their planned expansions after benefitting from a state grant aimed at providing ready-to-go lab space.  Sepax Technologies Inc., a global chromatography company poised for significant growth over …

August wasn’t always great for peach picking in Delaware

Charles Megginson Business, Food, Headlines

Peach picking is one of many activities that Fifer Orchards offers on its farm.   Delaware is known for two things this time of year: beaches and peaches.  It’s prime peach-picking time, but before you head out to the orchards there’s some things you should know about Delaware’s peach industry. Delaware’s peach industry began in the 1820s with a Delaware …

Federal COVID-19 unemployment payments end in September

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

  All federal unemployment pay boosts related to COVID-19 end the first week in September. Photo by Yury Kim/Pexels   All pandemic-related unemployment programs provided under the American Rescue Plan Act will expire on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.  With near-universal staffing shortages, some say ending these programs will finally give people the incentive they need to return to work.  Programs …

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Hundreds gather to protest ChristianaCare’s vaccine mandate

Betsy Price Business, Headlines, Health

More than 350 people gathered on Churchman’s Road Saturday in front of ChristianaCare’s sign, and more were arriving by the minute.   More than 350 people gathered at the Churchman’s Road entrance to ChristianaCare’s campus Saturday morning to protest the health system’s requirement that all employees must be vaccinated. Members of the crowd stretched down the road on both sides …