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Carney announces he’s running for mayor of Wilmington

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Gov. John Carney, who leaves office in January after two terms, announced on DETV Monday morning that he is running for mayor of Wilmington. Carney said he was going to leave the taping at the I.M. Pei building downtown and walk over to file. He called running for mayor “really a big challenge.” “I’m really excited about it We’ve got …

Turkey Drive Ivan Thomas

Big Ive’s got big plans as he takes on Wilmington turkey drive

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

Ivan Thomas wants to more than double the size of Stormin’ Norman’s 40-year-old Thanksgiving turkey giveaway for senior citizens and needy families. The event is now dubbed “Big Ive’s Turkey Drive and Give-A-way,” and Thomas hopes to be able to give away 3,000 turkeys in 2023 in Wilmington, Dover and other state locations. Last year’s total was 1,400. That number …

EastSide Charter broke ground on its new $25 million STEM hub Wednesday. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

EastSide breaks ground on $25 million community STEM hub

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

EastSide Charter’s new $25 million STEM hub boils down to one word: accessibility, said Chief Executive Officer Aaron Bass. That hub was one step closer to reality Wednesday after the charter school held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 24,000-square-foot building scheduled to open in fall 2024. “The number one industry in Delaware is STEM,” Bass said, but many students don’t …

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Stormin’ Norman gives away 1,400 turkeys, passes baton

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

After giving away 250,000 Thanksgiving turkeys over 40 years, Stormin’ Norman Oliver is passing the baton to DETV president and founder Ivan Thomas. Oliver — a locally-famed civic leader affectionately dubbed Stormin’ Norman — announced the 2022 Turkey Drive would be his last before distributing more than 1,400 turkeys to Wilmington residents Tuesday. “God just moved me to do it,” …

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Delaware LIVE joins news collaborative examining community polarization

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware LIVE News will take part in a state journalism collaborative that will report on and seek solutions to issues caused by community polarization. The Delaware Journalism Collaborative  is a statewide partnership of local news organizations and community partners working together to improve access to high-quality local news and information in the state. The 18 organizations and people taking part …