September is National Preparedness Month and state officials gathered in Georgetown last week to get Delawareans in the spirit.
The University of Delaware and Delaware State University felt flat in their respective season openers. UD never got off the ground in a 62-0 loss to Pitt at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. DSU started strong at Monmouth, but fell apart in the second half of a 52-21 loss.
The Blood Bank of Delmarva is putting out a plea to donors to make an appointment or walk in to one of their donation centers and give blood. Concerns over inventory levels deemed “not optimal,” especially around a long holiday weekend, are behind the request for donors.
In his weekly message, Governor Jack Markell highlighted programs aimed to keep students challenged and motivated through graduation.
After the recent spate of shootings in Delaware’s two largest cities, Republicans are saying Democrats aren’t effectively addressing the violence in their weekly message.
Delaware firefighters returned from Oregon Saturday morning as the second crew this year to battle western wildfires. The 20-person crew joined more than 1,000 other crew members at the Deception Complex Fire in southwest Oregon near the city of Eugene.
It’s week one of the college football season and both Delaware State University and the University of Delaware will begin the year away from home. DSU travels to Monmouth for its 2015 opener, while UD is at the University of Pittsburgh.
The state’s Charter School Accountability Committee says Wilmington’s Moyer Academy should close. The panel Friday recommended the school’s charter be revoked at the end of this school year.
James Gilliam, a former member of the famed “Buffalo Soldier” regiment in World War II, was reissued medals that were lost for many years. Senator Chris Coons presented the Bronze Star Medal and four other decorations Friday to an Army soldier who fought in World War II and went on to become a leader in the civil rights movement.
Over two years after it was donated by Bank of America through the Longwood Foundation - a former credit card company building sitting at the corner of 12th and French Streets in Wilmington has completed its transformation from place of business to educational hub. The Community Education Building officially opened this week. For now it houses two charter schools – Kuumba Academy and Academia Antonia Alonso.