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USDA funding to help launch Sussex County charter school

Federal grants are helping fund the start of a new charter school in Sussex County.

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Delmarva could benefit from China's lift on US poultry ban

Delaware poultry farmers stand to benefit as the Chinese government lifts a ban on American poultry products. Both governments announced the ban being lifted Friday as part of trade negotiations. China banned United States poultry following an outbreak of avian influenza in 2015.

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Wesley College is headed back to NCAA Division III football playoffs.

After missing the post season for the first time since 2004 a year ago, the Wolverines return this year.

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The Food Bank of Delaware has a brand new refrigerated truck - courtesy of a “Drive Out Hunger” truck challenge grant.



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The new “community green space” at 7th and West Streets arose from nine remediated vacant lots. The park features a membership-based community garden with eleven raised beds and a space for concerts and other programming.

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Unemployment continues to go up in Delaware. 

The state’s unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent in October to 3.7%, surpassing the national rate for the first time this year.

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The much-anticipated plans to remake the former GM Boxwood Road plant in Newport into a giant logistics center may be accelerating.

A new player has emerged in the process, taking on a significant piece of the 142-acre site earlier this month.

Who is this new player, and what can we divine from their entry into this project? Those are questions contributor Jon Hurdle tackles in his latest piece.

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This week’s frigid temps and the avalanche of emails you may be receiving about pre-Black Friday deals are a sure indication that – even with Thanksgiving still two weeks away – the holiday shopping season is here.

So, how does this year’s season shape up for retailers and consumers?

Each year, we turn to contributor Eileen Dallabrida for answers.  She says expectations for 2019 are high, and notes some new trends are taking hold.

The Delaware Historical Society is embarking on a new effort to help preserve another part of First State history – and make it available to researchers and the public.

The Jewish Historical Society of Delaware was founded in 1974 and since then has worked to acquire, preserve, and publish material pertaining to the history of Jewish settlement and Jewish life in Delaware.

But it hasn’t had a truly functional physical home. So it is teaming up with The Delaware Historical Society to transform the Coxe House, one of the Historical Society’s buildings on Willingtown Square in Wilmington, into a space that can properly store objects and archival material and make them accessible.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, the Delaware Historical Society’s executive director David Young joins us to discuss the project and the Campaign for the Coxe House  that launched this month to start raising funds for it.

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The City of Wilmington issued new grant funds to the Wilmington Housing Partnership to allow work to resume on four affordable townhouses on Vandever Ave. The basis for the move is a repayment plan for a debt the administration considers uncollectable. 


The City of Dover is closer to naming its new police chief.

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Delawareans trying to cope with this week’s cold weather by dreaming of a trip to Delaware State Parks to fish or picnic can start getting ready.