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4 seek House seat moved from Wilmington to Sussex 

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Now that the Route 24 corridor from Millsboro to Angola has its own state House District, four candidates have emerged to represent the area. The legislative seat was moved from Wilmington to Sussex County during last year’s redistricting process, reflecting population growth in the southern end of Delaware. Republican candidates include Dr. Jeff Hilovsky, co-founder of Sussex Eye Center, and …

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Lawmakers mourn loss of longtime Millsboro Sen. Richard Cordrey

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate’s longest-serving president pro tempore has died. Richard Cordrey was 88. The Millsboro Democrat was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1970. He held the office for just one term before being elected to the state Senate, where he served until 1996.  He was the Senate president pro tempore from 1977 until his retirement, after which …

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The Royale Group to expand with $2 million Seaford site

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Just two years after moving its operations from New Jersey to Delaware, The Royale Group has announced it will double down on the First State with a new facility in Seaford.  The $2.35 million expansion is expected to create 29 jobs in Southern Delaware. The Royale Group is a collection of specialty chemical companies that manufacture, formulate and distribute chemicals.  …

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Sussex GOP condemns ‘racist’ mailer sent by conservative group

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Sussex County Republican Committee has denounced a mailer sent by a conservative political action committee attacking a Black GOP candidate for county office. The mailer, sent by the 35th Representative District Conservative Committee, criticizes Greg Fuller of Lincoln, a candidate for Register of Wills.  A long-time Democrat, Fuller became a Republican in 2021 after the party “left [him] behind,” …

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Registration open for Nanticoke River Cardboard Boat Regatta

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Are you capable of building a seaworthy cardboard boat? There’s only one way to find out! The seventh annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park in Blades.  The event, which is returning after a two-year hiatus, is presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the …

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Big Brothers, Sisters snags $900,000 MacKenzie Scott donation

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A surprise $900,000 donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will double the annual budget of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. The organization, which pairs at-risk children with adult mentors, is still discussing how to use the donation, which the organization did not apply for or know about until the staff got a call, said Anya Lindsey-Jenkins, executive director. …

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Here’s what to know about Memorial Day 2022 in Delaware

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

    After a cold, wet spring, consistently warm weather returns to Delaware with Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. A time to remember members of the military who gave their lives for the country, the three-day weekend starting Friday night will feature multiple events marking the occasion. It will also see a stormy Friday leading into what …

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Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw says the ordinance has nothing to do with a woman’s right to get an abortion. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday filed suit against the City of Seaford in the state’s Court of Chancery over an ordinance relating to the manner by which abortion clinics must dispose of fetal remains.  Now, Seaford’s mayor and city …

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Proposed House redistricting offers more changes than Senate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Sussex County House districts will change a lot if proposed plan goes forward.   House Democratic leadership has released their proposed redistricting maps and Sussex County will pick up a seat — that of embattled Representative Gerald Brady, a Democrat from Wilmington. The House of Representatives will convene in a special session on Nov. 1 to finalize the maps that …

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You’re not the only one who thinks traffic to, around beaches is worse

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  Dr. Beth Duncan says there are increasing numbers of accidents in front of her Lewes office.   Delaware’s beaches have seen traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — and then some, according to people driving the roads.  With the resurgence of tourism and rapid development of the coastal region, some locals say the summer of 2021 traffic has become worse …