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Past articles by Doug:

Millsboro one-room school's restoration shows a different era in education

The Millsboro Historical Society hopes to show off Godwin's School, a one-room example from the era of racial and gender segregation, on Sept. 30. → Read More

South Bethany rejects most demands from police over pay, promotions

Letters from attorneys on both sides of a South Bethany Police dispute with the Town Council over compensation and benefits were made public last week. → Read More

Serious crash between Cape Henlopen school bus and car near Milton closes Route 1 north, police say

Delaware State Police advise that a school bus and a car have collided on Route 1 near Milton. → Read More

Neighbors save 2 dogs from fire that gutted house in Laurel

Fire companies from Laurel, Blades, Seaford, Gumboro and Delmar battled a house fire that caused $75,000 damage. → Read More

Dirickson Creek faces bacteria risk, pollution, group says

A report by the Center for the Inland Bays said Dirickson Creek is unsafe, but there are ways to save it. → Read More

Niche sport of platform tennis gains momentum in Ocean Pines

Platform tennis, a decades-old hybrid of tennis and racquetball intended for outdoor winter play, will soon have six courts in Ocean Pines. → Read More

Millsboro residents air grievances with Mountaire's requested expansion

A DNREC hearing at the Millsboro Civic Center Aug. 31 saw area residents in arms against an expansion of the nearby Mountaire plant. → Read More

Police: Loiterer found with handgun, drugs in Georgetown

Georgetown Police charged Tre Edward, of Lewes with possession of an illegal firearm and drugs. → Read More

Rally to support President Trump planned for Sept. 9 in Georgetown

A rally to support President Donald Trump has been planned for Sept. 9. → Read More

Rehoboth Beach City Hall to close for big move into new building

Rehoboth's new City Hall is ready, and city administration offices will be closed Sept. 18-22 during the transition to the new location. → Read More

Gas prices may hit 2-year high for Labor Day after Hurricane Harvey

Harvey shuts down oil refineries in Texas, Louisiana, gas prices rise in time for Labor Day. → Read More

Beaches to reopen at Cape Henlopen park for Labor Day after closure for bird nesting

DNREC announced Wednesday that areas of Cape Henlopen State Park that had been closed to protect endangered waterfowl will be open for Labor Day. → Read More

Questions over 'Oval Twister' sculpture purchase torque up emotions in Lewes

A sculpture selected by Lewes in Bloom for a Lewes city park in 2015 became topic of heated discussion at the Aug. 14 city council meeting. → Read More

DNREC issues bacteria warning for Rehoboth Beach waters

DNREC issued a water advisory for Rehoboth Beach Aug. 24 due to elevated levels of bacteria in the water. → Read More

For Route 54 traffic, no relief in sight

Residents worry about traffic on Route 54 near Bayside. Delaware officials say traffic signal timers and a turn lane have addressed the situation. → Read More

With no opposition, Fenwick Council members are automatically re-elected

Outgoing council members were automatically re-elected when no one filed to challenge the incumbents in June. → Read More

Salisbury resident fulfills Ocean City woman's quest for a last-minute kidney donor

A seasonal Ocean City resident found a kidney donor in a Salisbury woman. Their surgeon showed them how they could help four others across the country. → Read More

In Lewes, pedestrian safety device a point of debate

Lewes City Council discussed the merits of pedestrian safety devices at Aug. 14 meeting and the use and management of a third. → Read More

Longtime mayor defeated in Rehoboth election

A longstanding Rehoboth mayor was unseated in Saturday's city election, while one commissioner won reelection and a new member will fill a vacancy. → Read More

Body of Texas vacationer found buried in Maryland beach

Early morning beachgoers found the body of a Texas vacationer in a hole in the sand on the Ocean City, N.J., beach Monday morning, authorities said. → Read More