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On summer holidays like Memorial Day, beaches can get pretty crowded. Now, to ease the congestion, Rehoboth Beach has banned tents, canopies and barbecues.

And while these restrictions may please some beach goers, they’re frustrating for a few business owners who think tourists may take their gear -and their wallets- elsewhere.

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Downtown Wilmington now has a new ice cream joint at 8th and Market, operated by UD students.

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The University of Delaware has settled on a new men’s lacrosse coach.


UD is turning to Harvard associate head coach Ben DeLuca to guide its men’s lacrosse program.



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The first of NASCAR’s two 2017 race weekends in Delaware is just over a week away – but Dover International Speedway already has reason to look ahead to 2018.

NASCAR unveiled its race schedule for next year Tuesday and the Monster Mile will once again host another pair of tripleheader weekends in 2018 – one in the spring and one in the fall.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

State officials hope long-waited updates to Cape Henlopen State Park will draw in more visitors starting this Memorial Day.



Cape Henlopen gets nearly two million visitors a year, but Delaware State Parks Regional Administrator Pat Cooper said it hasn’t exactly gotten all the maintenance it has needed to please visitors.

City of Newark

The city of Newark is partnering with the NAACP and University of Delaware on a historic preservation project.

They’ll be collecting oral history accounts from the New London Road/School Hill community this Saturday May 20th, as well as scanning and documenting mementos from current and former residents.

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly spoke with Newark NAACP member Dr. Freeman Williams about the event, and that community’s  history.

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The University of Delaware welcomed its new women’s basketball coach to campus Monday.

Natasha Adair is UD’s choice to take the reins of its women’s hoop program.

UD anthropology students have been excavating some areas around the historic Read House in New Castle.

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Almost a year ago, Matt Howe and Sam Carter were walking across The Woodlands at Firefly Music Festival, a slight breeze in their face and the sound of hip-hop artist Ludacris wowing the crowd with a particularly entertaining rendition of “Southern Hospitality.” But instead of “throwin’ bows” with the massive mob, the pair continued on slowly to their post.

Dover Days

Dover Days 2017 begins Friday and the 84th edition of the event that celebrates Dover – past, present and future – has additional meaning this year.