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The grand opening of the new Copeland Maritime Center and Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard in Wilmington is Sunday – showcasing the new educational and tourism resources the home port for Delaware’s Tall Ship of Delaware now has to offer.

The Maritime Center itself is a four story building housing all ship maintenance facilities, administrative offices and space for visiting schools to gather.

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Delaware State University is bringing home a familiar face to coach its women’s basketball team.

DSU alum Barbara Burgess, the Lady Hornets’ second all-time leading scorer and member of the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame - was introduced as the program’s new head coach.

Three players with local connections were taken in the NFL draft – which wrapped up Saturday.

Auburn defensive tackle Angelo Blackson was selected by Tennessee in the fourth round with the 100th pick overall.

History Matters: Colored Conventions

May 1, 2015

In this month’s History Matters, we examine a University of Delaware interdisciplinary academic project called Colored Conventions.

It's an effort to digitize the meeting minutes of the nation's first black meetings, conventions which took place between 1830 and until after the Civil War.

These minutes provide a glimpse into black leadership and life that has traditionally been hard to access – and just last weekend there was a symposium at the University of Delaware that brought together several different academics who study race, literature and American history to talk about it.

Dover Days

Delaware’s annual capital city colonial heritage festival kicks off Friday.


The 82nd annual Dover Days Festival will be celebrated mainly around  the historic Legislative Mall and Green in the state capital.

Dover Days is one of Delaware's longest running events. The citywide celebration offers one of the state's top annual history and heritage events, along with nearly nonstop activities.

Venture Outdoors Fest seeks to draw people outside

Apr 27, 2015
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Delaware has many outdoor recreational activities available to residents and next month Delaware State Parks will show them off with their Venture Outdoors Fest.


Riley Hays, an interpretive specialist with Delaware State Parks says the event is designed to get Delawareans engaged with the outdoors.


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Of the few Delaware bands tabbed to play Firefly Music Festival in the past, most received a phone call out of nowhere. The call, in most cases, came as a surprise, if not a shock, to learn they were fortunate enough to be selected.

Either someone on the local music scene had put in a good word with Red Frog, the Chicago-based event production company that organizes Firefly, or the Red Frog talent scouts did their own research.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks won their 2015 home opener in walk-off fashion.

The Rocks edged Frederick Keys 3-2 – scoring the game winner in the bottom of the ninth on centerfielder Bubba Starling’s one out RBI double.

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Renovations to the baseball field at William “Judy” Johnson Park in Wilmington are complete, and today the park was rededicated to the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

City and state officials joined residents of Wilmington’s Hilltop community to rededicate the park that was named for the former homegrown Negro League star shortly following his election to the Hall in 1975.

Johnson - who retired in 1937 before Jackie Robinson broke pro baseball’s color barrier - was a role model for many in the neighborhood and city.

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The gates at Frawley Stadium open for a new Wilmington Blue Rocks season Thursday night.

The Rocks welcome the Frederick Keys to the Wilmington Riverfront for their 2015 home opener.

Wilmington went 3-3 on its season opening road trip to Myrtle Beach and Carolina – finishing out that trip with a 2-1 win over the Mudcats Wednesday in North Carolina.

Frederick is the hottest team out of the gate in the Carolina League – winning six straight following a season opening loss.