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The Wilmington Land Bank – also known as the Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank – is slated to start work next year revitalizing abandoned or vacant homes in the city.

For this week’s Enlighten Me - Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with Wilmington’s Director of Planning and Development Leonard Sophrin to discuss some of the bank’s goals and some unique job opportunities it will present in the community.

The UD field hockey team will play for the NCAA Division I championship.


The 8th ranked Blue Hens edged 14th ranked Princeton 3-2 on Friday’s national semi-finals.

The University of Delaware men’s soccer team is one and done in the NCAA tournament.

The Blue Hens were shut-down in the tourney’s opening round, blanked by Providence 2-0 Thursday night at Providence.

The University of Delaware men’s soccer team hits the field  Thursday night for an NCAA tournament contest.

The Blue Hens visit Providence for an opening round game at 7 pm.

Delaware is unranked and making its first NCAA tourney appearance since 2013.  UD is 1-4 all-time in tournament games.  The Hens only win came back in 2011.

Providence is ranked 22nd nationally and making its ninth trip to NCAA post-season.

The winner of the UD-Providence contest gets top-ranked Maryland in round two Sunday afternoon.


You may want to carve out a little extra travel time if you’re hitting the road this Thanksgiving.


AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts nearly 50 million people will be traveling in America over the 5-day holiday weekend. That includes 132,000 Delawareans who will hit the skies and highways starting next Wednesday.

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A plan for Salesianum School to take the lead in renovating Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium is dead.


Salesianum announced Tuesday afternoon it’s withdrawing a proposed agreement with the city of Wilmington to overhaul the aging facility.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Rock Brown grew up on Wilmington’s East side, and doesn’t remember any community gardens in the area in the 1960s.


But he does remember something else.

Photo Courtesy: CAA

The University of Delaware men’s soccer team has its opening round assignment in the NCAA Division I tournament.


The Blue Hens head to Rhode Island to tangle with Providence in a first round showdown Thursday night at 7.

Wesley College’s football team is headed NCAA Division III playoffs for a 12th straight year. 

The 8-2 Wolverines will entertain Stevenson in a first round contest this Saturday.

The University of Delaware field hockey team is headed to NCAA Division I Final Four.

The Blue Hens, ranked 8th nationally, upset top-ranked Duke 3-2 in overtime at Duke.

The victory sends Delaware to the national semifinals for the first time since 1982.