Padua Academy held its open house this past Sunday.

Recruiting season here as private schools hold open houses

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Wilmington’s Ursuline Academy will be showcasing its innovation, design-thinking, entrepreneurship and acceleration studio to prospective families at its open house Sunday.  It’s one of many open houses that private schools hold each fall to show off their curriculums, students and facilities while answering questions from parents and potential students who may be interested in attending. “Families get to really see …

Smyrna field hockey

Smyrna Eagles stun Delmar 3-2, ending Wildcats’ 120-win game streak

Shannon Timmons Headlines, Sports

The Smyrna Eagles stunned the Delmar Wildcats 3-2 at home Tuesday in less than ideal weather conditions. A cloudy, cool day with a light mist continued throughout the game nsaw the end of Delmar’s impressive 120-game win streak. The last time the Wildcats lost was Oct. 22, 2016 to Cape Henlopen 1-0.  Smyrna remains undefeated this year. The Eagles and …


Jennings jumps on the bad, bad, bad Amazon bandwagon

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Attorney General  Kathy Jennings joined the Federal Trade Commission and 16 other state attorneys general Tuesday to sue Inc. They charge the retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power. The FTC and its state partners say Amazon’s actions allow it to stop rivals …

Baby lemur Brandywine Zoo

Awwwwwww: Baby lemur born at Brandywine Zoo

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A baby lemur has become the second of two babies borth in recent months at Brandywine Zoo. Zoo officials are not yet sure which sex the baby is or how much it weighs and will wait until the baby is older and can leave its mother to find out. Mother and baby will not be on exhibit until sometime later …

supply chain

Delaware supply chain company to expand at Newark home

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A Newark supply chain management company will use a state grant of $155,970 to build a warehouse and fulfillment center next the headquarters of the company that spun it off. EtailFlow LLC, a supply chain management company designed to efficiently distribute electronic goods, grew out of Delaware-based ecommerce leader PCOnline earlier this year. Its new facility will be next to …

Dempsey Walters state trooper

Delaware trooper charged with assaulting, injuring two teens

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A Delaware State Trooper has been charged with two felonies, including Delaware’s first use of a Deprivation of Civil Rights statute, for punching a teenager and fracturing his orbital socket in response to an apparent prank. Trooper Dempsey Walters, 29, is suspended without pay and was indicted Monday on six counts: Deprivation of Civil Rights, a Class B Felony, for …

Vet Fest

Grand Funk’s Mark Farner to headline Vet Fest Saturday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The former lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Grank Funk Railrod will perform at a Delaware event Saturday, Sept. 30, designed to raise money to help stop suicide among soldiers. Mark Farner will cap the event by taking the Vet Fest stage at 3 p.m. with Club Phred, a popular area band, at the Town of Whitehall near …

Magnolia parents are petitioning against a ban on manga and the termination of the anime club. (Photo from 'Spirited Away')

Ban of anime club, manga draws ire from Magnolia Middle parents

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Many in the Magnolia Middle School community are upset about a recent ban on manga and the termination of the anime club. A petition with nearly 2,000 signatures is circulating, asking the school, which is part of the Caesar Rodney School District, to reinstate the club and allow manga books. Manga are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan, and …

The district is hoping to renovate Hodgson High if they receive the needed funding.

NCCVT seeks $11.3 million for Hodgson High projects

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

New Castle County Vocational Technical School District is seeking $11,346,774.30 over the next two years to put towards one of the district’s four schools. In the district’s board meeting Monday night, two certificates of necessity were approved for submission for Hodgson Vocational Technical High School. Certificates of necessity are funding requests by districts, usually for capital projects and deferred maintenance …