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More than 70,000 people will begin pouring into Dover Thursday for this year’s Firefly Music Festival.


West Side Grows Together

There’s only one bike lane in the city of Wilmington right now – but that’s about to change.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

One First State student recently set out to educate her peers about her faith.

Courtesy of Jen Caruso

A Townsend teen with cystic fibrosis was honored as one of two Athletes of the Year by the Boomer Esiason Foundation Wednesday.


14-year-old Meredith Middle School student Michael Caruso Davis was named a co-Athlete of the Year alongside Avery Flatford, another athlete.


According to the foundation, it was a tight race between Davis and Flatford, so they decided to award two athletes.

Jimmie Johnson dominance at D0ver International Speedway continued Sunday as he notched another NASCAR Cup series win in the First State.

But Johnson’s 11th career victory on the Monster Mile wasn’t a pretty one.

NASCAR’s tripleheader weekend in Dover wraps up Sunday afternoon with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series “AAA 400 Drive for Autism.”

The University of Delaware’s first trip to NCAA Division I baseball tournament since 2001 is over, and it ended in heart-breaking fashion.

The Blue Hens were eliminated Saturday, defeated by Arizona 6-5 in 12 innings.

The University of Delaware baseball team came up short in its first NCAA tournament appearance in 16 years.


The Blue Hens fell to Texas Tech 5-2 in its opening contest in the regional round.

Two of the top drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series will be on the front row for Sunday’s “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” in Dover.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / New York Public Library Digital Collections

Summer is the time many families hit the road - heading to the beach and elsewhere.


But many vacation destinations like Rehoboth Beach weren’t always a welcome place for African Americans. And simply traveling on the open road during the segregation era wasn’t very safe for them.


But there was a booklet of safe havens created specifically for African American travelers – called The Negro Motorist Green Book - to help guide them.


Megan Pauly examines the book and its First State connections in History Matter, produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society.