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Delaware beach towns balance risks, economics during COVID-19

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 06:53

On one hand, canceling fireworks could mean economic losses at the beach. On the other, it could reduce the risk of further spreading COVID-19.


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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 21:49


After reopening, some Delaware beach restaurants are reclosing due to coronavirus surge

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:40

A new rise in coronavirus cases in Delaware beach resort areas is causing some food business owners to temporarily limit operations.


Three Rehoboth Beach lifeguards test positive for COVID-19

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:06

Three asymptomatic lifeguards in Rehoboth Beach have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. All lifeguards have been notified and will be tested.


Accomac rally protests police violence

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:31

The Eastern Shore Diverse Coalition of Preachers led a march and a rally in Accomac on Friday, June 26, to protest police violence.


Memorial service honors COVID-19 victims on Shore

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 14:53

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 27, at Exmore Town Park to honor victims of COVID-19 pandemic on Virginia's Eastern Shore.


Freeman Stage announces first 2020 performances and coronavirus safety strategy

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:34

The Freeman Stage announced the first two weeks of performances — set to look a little different with social distancing and coronavirus compliance.


Missing Va. woman last seen in Bethany Beach now believed dead; search continues: Police

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:30

Delaware State Police say Sheila Doyle of Fairfax, Virginia was reported missing from her second home in Bethany Beach two weeks ago.


Wicomico sees another death; Virginia has 453 more cases, 8 new deaths: coronavirus news

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:36

Coronavirus news from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia for June 29: Wicomico County reports another death; Virginia has 453 more cases, 8 new deaths.


Chincoteague Pony Auction to be held online

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:35

Chincoteague Island's Pony Penning events have been canceled due to the coronavirus, but the auction will be held online from July 23 - July 30.


Vigil honors beloved Nandua principal

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:09

A vigil was held June 26, 2020 at Nandua High School in Onley to honor Principal George Parker who died on June 18.


New data shows Delaware ranks among worst in nation for future flood risk

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 06:58

Do you know if your home is at risk of future flooding? If you're just relying on FEMA's flood maps, you may be getting missed.


What's going there in Rehoboth, Berlin, Ocean City: The local business edition

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 06:00

Check out the new businesses that are opening in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Berlin and Ocean City.


State health officials call beach crowds 'concerning,' urge residents and visitors to get tested

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 22:24

The risk for widespread infection is greater when people spend extended periods of time close together and do so indoors without face coverings, officials said.


Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 16:05

The Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued a woman and a boy on Sunday morning in Horntown Bay near Chincoteague.


Rehoboth Beach police officer fired for 'inappropriate, racially based' social media post

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 14:59

Rehoboth Beach police said the post was in violation of the department's code of ethics.


COVID-19 testing offered in Delaware on Monday: Coronavirus updates

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 12:50

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is offering free COVID-19 testing on Monday, June 29.


Woman kicked by horse after hitting it with shovel on Assateague

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 09:19

A video was posted on Facebook Saturday showing a woman getting kicked by a horse at Assateague Island.


Hogan honors victims of newspaper shooting on two-year anniversary

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 09:03

Gov. Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 "Freedom of the Press Day" to honor the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in their newsroom.


Rehoboth Beach police investigating racist social media post from seasonal employee

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 08:42

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is investigating a racially based social media post by one of its off-duty seasonal employees.