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NASCAR weekend underway in Dover despite soggy weather

So far, Mother Nature is cooperating with first day of NASCAR’s fall race weekend in Dover. Rain moved out early enough to hold practice sessions Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup “Citizens Soldier 400” and other races this weekend on the Monster Mile.
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Remains of US-Mexico War soldiers arrive in Dover

The remains of perhaps a dozen soldiers killed during the Mexican-American War in the mid 19th century returned to U.S. soil Wednesday in Dover.
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Delaware transportation officials say you should be on the lookout for road flooding through Friday night.

Crews are currently barricading flooded roads around the state, according to Jim Westhoff of Delaware’s Department of Transportation.  

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A Brandywine Hundred Library patron recently won the grand prize in a Mid-Atlantic region essay contest.

 

The contest aims to inspire fifth and sixth graders to continue to read and write during summer vacation.

 

Brandywine Zoo

Animal lovers will join tigers, geckos and sloths in raising money for the Brandywine Zoo. The annual Brew at the Zoo is the Brandywine’s largest fundraiser.

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The number of suicides surpasses the number of motor vehicle deaths in Delaware, and is nearly double the homicide rate.

A bipartisan coalition is encouraging Republican Tom Kovach to run as a write-in candidate in the race for New Castle County Council President against Democrat Karen Hartley-Nagle.

Hartley-Nagle is currently unopposed after winning the Democratic primary for the office earlier this month.

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Greek athletes visited Odyssey Charter School Saturday for an Olympic torch and cauldron lighting ceremony celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary.

 

The torch used, from the 2004 Olympic Games, will be displayed permanently at the school.

As women age, their risk for cardiovascular disease becomes higher than men. According to Goredforwomen.org, it kills one in three women each year and affects over 44 million women in the United States.

University of Delaware Physiologist Megan Wenner wants to understand the role changes in estrogen play in leading to this higher risk of heart disease.

 

Wilmington University

Wilmington University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved

Dr. LaVerne Harmon’s selection as the school’s next president.

Office of Gov. Markell

An independent consulting firm will soon critique how state government’s policies may have created an unhealthy work environment for minority employees.

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Police use of force has been in the news recently locally and nationally - and under scrutiny - for several months now, following high-profile cases in Wilmington and more recently in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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