Lewes’ Bunting recognized for work with Dover AFB USO

DOVER — There was always a deep-rooted admiration and just something about the U.S. military that made Donna Bunting want to repay her respects to its members in any way she could. Now, just three years after signing up to become a member of the United Service Organizations (USO) at the Dover Air Force Base […]

Community reflects on late Smyrna mayor Wright’s legacy

SMYRNA — In 1981, Delaware elected its first African-American mayor, George C. Wright Jr., to the town of Smyrna. Only 20 years before, David Buckson, who was the attorney general of Delaware in the 1960s, reportedly called race relations in Smyrna “the worst in the state.’’ Mr. Wright died on Dec. 21, at the age […]

Lake Forest’s Harden carries giving spirit

FELTON — From mentoring young students in the Lake Forest School District to volunteering with a local food bank in Felton, 17-year-old Elle Harden has made an impression on people of all ages throughout Kent County. One of those people is his world history teacher, Karen Williams, at Lake Forest High School. “He’s just one […]

African-American artists draw inspiration at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Ryan Grover had always envisioned having an abundance of African-American artists from Kent County display their work at The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. “The museum is community-based and we like to have the walls here reflect our community as best as we possibly can,” said Mr. Grover, curator of the […]

Dover High senior lauded for leadership

DOVER — At 18 years old, Dion Baker likely has a busier schedule than most grown adults. A senior at Dover High School, Dion plays three sports (cross country, track and field and swimming), is a member of the marching and concert bands, serves as a peer mentor for younger students at his school, and […]

Black history events spotlight area students

DOVER — Reaching young people is a goal for organizers of upcoming events to celebrate black history. One way to achieve that mission is to include more young people in the festivities. The second annual Citywide Black History Celebration will do that, with teenagers from Kent County and college students from Delaware State University playing […]

Remembering a family’s faithful friend

GEORGETOWN — Christmas Day 2017 for the Hitchens family was one of immense and immeasurable heartbreak. Jersey, a faithful member of the Hitchens family, brought happiness, joy and unconditional love to the Georgetown family. The day after Christmas, a beloved member of the family — a dog named Jersey — passed away. To many she […]

Dover woman fights through grief of husband’s suicide

DOVER — On New Year’s Eve five years ago, Heather Cruz’s husband, Alexander, killed himself. He was 29 years old. Ms. Cruz didn’t see it coming. “I knew my husband as well as anyone knows their spouse — I had no idea,” she said. “I couldn’t have ever imagined he would do it. You can […]

Bayhealth breast surgeon honored for dedication

DOVER — For more than two decades, Dr. Wendy Newell has been practicing medicine in the Dover area and treating breast cancer patients at the Bayhealth Cancer Institute. Recently, she was honored for her years of dedication fighting the disease when she was presented the 2017 Light of Life Award by the Susan G. Komen […]

Delaware ninth-grader helping needy to avoid cold feet

DOVER — This holiday season, Priya Jayakumar, along with her family and friends that make up Charity Crossing, have been working with Code Purple and various other organizations to keep the needy’s feet warm. Priya, a ninth-grader from Bear, has led the charge to get Feb. 14 recognized as “Socks for the Homeless” day in […]