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New Castle County will soon deploy a technology that uses sound waves to detect if a sewer line is clean or dirty. County officials demonstrated the technology in Bear Thursday morning.

 

 


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New Castle County residents won’t see a tax increase next year under County Executive Matt Meyer’s proposed budget- but he is calling for an over $5 million in spending cuts to help cover a 13.8 million dollar shortfall.

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A drought watch being considered for New Castle County won’t happen after recent rainfall diminished water supply concerns.

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Monday's heavy rainfall postponed a decision to put New Castle County under drought watch, but a state panel said it’s still keeping an eye on the county’s water supply levels.

September brought minimal precipitation to the First State, causing the Water Supply Coordinating Council to hold an emergency meeting to assess the need for water conservation in Northern Delaware.

Matt Meyer campaign

 

Wilmington lawyer Matt Meyer unseated incumbent Tom Gordon in the Democratic primary for New Castle County Executive - and is now looking ahead to the General Election in November.

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Mahkeib Booker – founder of a Wilmington Black Lives Matter group – is hosting a town hall Tuesday night to give members of his church a chance to hear from primary candidates in a variety of city and New Castle County race before they head to the polls next week.

But New Castle County Executive candidate Matt Meyer won’t be one of them.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Delaware Division of Public Health has confirmed the state’s eighth case of the Zika Virus.

 

A New Castle County man recently tested positive for Zika, a virus primarily spread through mosquitos, after returning home from an overseas trip. Like the state's other seven cases, it's been determined he contracted the disease through a mosquito while traveling.

 

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New Castle County’s Ice Cream Festival returns to Rockwood Park later this month, featuring not only ice cream but also foods like the Delaware egg roll and sushi burrito.


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A new opinion from the state attorney general’s office says New Castle County illegally processed a public records request from its former chief administrative officer, but the county won’t have to give up any material.

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Democrat Ken Woods was sworn into New Castle County Council Tuesday afternoon by Superior Court President Judge Jan Jurden.

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