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The upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race in Dover has a new sponsor. 

Delaware Botanic Gardens

A 37-acre coastal garden in Dagsboro is now open to the general public


A Delaware fisherman recently reeled in the largest catfish on record in the First State.

The Blue Rocks are the 2019 Carolina League champs.

The Rocks won the fifth and deciding game in the Mills Cup final 2-0 in Fayetteville to win their first league title since 1999.

The Blue Rocks have forced a fifth and deciding game in the Mills Cup Carolina League Championship.

The Rocks shut down the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 2-0 Friday night in Game 4 of the best of five series – evening the series at 2 wins apiece.

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The First State National Historical Park - created in 2013 – is hardly a finished product.

That’s in part because it’s a unique National Park - a collection of seven sites throughout the state.  And how best to present and interpret the story they tell is part of the ongoing work to develop the park.

Delaware’s Public Media’s Sarah Mueller recently spoke with Lorin Felter, the First State National Historical Park’s Interpretation and Education Coordinator where things stand with Delaware’s first and only national park.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The 42nd annual Nanticoke Indian PowWow brought the woods alive in Millsboro this past weekend.

The Nanticoke Indian Tribe is one of Delaware’s two state-recognized Native American tribes.

And it hosts an annual powwow which draws members of other tribes around the region, and raises money for the tribe’s nonprofit Nanticoke Indian Association and its museum. It also serves as a reunion for members of the Nanticoke community.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt visited this year's event.

The Blue Rocks find their backs against the wall in the Mills Cup Carolina League Championship.

The Blue Rocks drew even with Fayetteville in the Mills Cup Carolina League Championship Wednesday night.

The Blue Rocks fall short in Game 1 of the Mills Cup Carolina League Tuesday night.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers edged the Rocks 3-1 at Frawley Stadium to take the opener of the best of five series.