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Wesley College is headed back to NCAA Division III football playoffs.

The Wolverines climbed out of a 14-0 first quarter hole to beat William Patterson 59-14 Saturday, clinching the New Jersey Athletic Conference title and the NCAA playoff bid that comes with it.

The University of Delaware is moving on in the NCAA Division I field hockey tournament.

The Blue Hens, ranked 8th nationally, edged number 9 Louisville 1-0 in a first round contest at Duke.

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Community gardens don’t only serve the purpose of providing nutritional value to one’s diet – they also provide a healthy extracurricular activity for the gardeners themselves.


For Wilmington resident Adrienne Spencer, gardening helped her pass the time while serving time in Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.


Her green thumb not only gave her and other women there a sense of purpose, but it also set her up for her current career as urban farmer for the Delaware Center for Horticulture.

The University of Delaware field hockey team returns to NCAA Tournament Saturday.

The Blue Hens, ranked 8th nationally,  face #9 Louisville in a first round contest at Duke.

The full field and schedule for the 2016 edition of Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament are in place.


Tournament officials announced Wednesday the out-of state schools coming to Lewes next month.

The University of Delaware field hockey team isn’t ready to release its stranglehold on Colonial Athletic Association title.

The Blue Hens captured their 4th straight CAA crown Sunday, and with it a 4th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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Bright orange pumpkins painted the blue Sussex County sky once again as more than 100 teams gathered in Bridgeville to celebrate the return of Punkin Chunkin after a three-year hiatus.

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Community gardens aren’t new to Wilmington or Delaware as a whole – but they were several decades ago when Wilmington resident Hazel Brown decided something needed to be done to clean up her crime-ridden neighborhood.

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Traditional libraries aren’t typically the best places for kids with autism to learn.

Kids with autism sometimes struggle with certain aspects of libraries – like their open spaces or certain smells, even the smell of books.


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Biking enthusiasts and advocates had something to celebrate Wednesday afternoon: groundbreaking for the final leg of the Industrial Track Trail connecting the Wilmington Riverfront to Old New Castle.