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Brandywine library patron meets favorite authors after winning essay contest

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.
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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.

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.

Wilmington Fire Dept.

A joint memorial service will be held this weekend for two Wilmington firefighters who died battling a house fire in Canby Park early last Saturday.

James Morrison


A new study finds that where you’re arrested and whether you’re detained pretrial changes your likelihood of a prison sentence. And both of these factors could be contributing to higher incarceration rates for African Americans in the First State.

Dining for Women


A local group that aims to play a role in eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Johanna James-Heinz / Courtesy of

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is petitioning to add a type of bumblebee to the endangered species list — and the bee’s absence in Delaware may help justify this case.

Wilmington Fire Dept.

The investigation into what caused the Saturday morning house fire that cost two Wilmington firefighters their lives continues.

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Gov. Jack Markell and other state officials are headed to Chile later this week to strengthen economic ties.