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The Wilmington Blue Rocks open their 2015 season Thursday night at Myrtle Beach. 


The team struggled behind the plate in 2014 and trailed most Carolina League teams in nearly every hitting category.

So despite a pitching staff that had the lowest ERA in the league and allowed the fewest walks, hits, runs and homers - the Rocks finished last year with a 65-72 record.

CAMP Rehoboth


Before founding LGBT nonprofit CAMP Rehoboth, Steve Elkins and his husband Murray Archibald used to spend their weekends vacationing in Rehoboth Beach. While driving in the area, they saw something that motivated them to organize the local gay community.

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To many, spring is synonymous with baseball. In Delaware, that means the start of the season for the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

The minor league affiliate plays their season opener at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Thursday – and the team is excited to take the field following a busy offseason.

“Surrender at Appomattox,” by Tom Lovell

At 3pm Thursday bells at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia will ring, along with some in the First State. It’s part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant that marked the end of the  Civil War, the bloodiest conflict ever fought on US soil.

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 As restaurants along Delaware’s beaches open back up again for the tourist season, one restaurant is working hard to cut the distance between farm to table -- by feeding its customers produce from the owners’ farm.

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When it began 15 years ago, Women’s FEST used to be a pretty modest event .


“Women’s FEST has grown in the last 15 years from being a six hour on a Saturday where we had a workshop and a lunch and a little bit of entertainment," said CAMP Rehoboth founder and executive director Steve Elkins.

Freeman Stage announces 2015 concert line-up

Mar 31, 2015
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A classic American band, an iconic country singer-songwriter and a duo with 7 platinum selling albums will play in Sussex County this summer.

The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville unveiled its 2015 line-up Tuesday.

History Matters: Hagley Museum's “Unraveling Stories” exhibit

Mar 28, 2015
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Hooked rugs are an Anglo-American tradition that rose in popularity during the early nineteenth century

The “Unraveling Stories” Exhibit at the Hagley Museum spotlights one of these pieces, a huge hooked rug made during the 1940s by Nancy Dupont Reynolds Cooch.

History Matters: Unraveling Stories at Hagley Museum

Delaware Public Media heads to Hagley Museum to investigate a one-of-a-kind rug.

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Special Olympics Delaware hosts their own version of March Madness this weekend.

The organization’s annual State Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday morning at 11 at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark and play continues through Sunday.

Monte Ross will remain men’s head basketball coach at the University of Delaware. UD officials announced Thursday that the school has signed Ross to a new three-year contract.  

In nine seasons at UD, Ross has compiled a 125-161 record, but his most successful campaign was a year ago – when he led the Blue Hens to a 25-and-10 record, a Colonial Athletic Association championship and their first NCAA tournament berth since 1999.