First Dewey Beach Mayor, J. Bruce Vavala, Dies


He was elected the first mayor of Dewey Beach – on Wednesday, May 3, J. Bruce Vavala passed away at his home. He was 70. Vavala was a teacher and a realtor and the owner of “Vavala’s Beach Things” in Dewey Beach. In 1981, he was elected the first mayor of Dewey Beach. Funeral services…

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DOC Expands Visitation to Include Children & Youth Under Age 18


As COVID-19 vaccination expands to children and as aggressive COVID-19 mitigation measures continue across Delaware’s correctional system the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced today that effective immediately in-person inmate visitation at all DOC facilities has been expanded to include children and youth under the age of 18.  Visiting children must be accompanied by an…

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Beebe Tightens Visitor Restrictions As COVID Cases Rise


A recent increase in COVID-19 positive test results and hospitalizations has led Beebe Healthcare to tighten up visitation policies.Patients admitted to the main hospital in Lewes are no longer permitted one ‘well visitor.’ Nursing staff will continue to assist patients who want to visit with loved ones virtually or by phone. There are some provisions…

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Funeral for Salisbury Officer Aaron “Bull” Hudson Set for Tuesday


Funeral services for 46 year old Aaron “Bull” Hudson of Salisbury will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at noon at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.  There will be a visitation from 10am to noon and following the funeral service, the public is invited to the downtown plaza for a moment of silence and…

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Visitation Canceled, Movement Restricted at DE Level 5 Prison Facilities

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Due to the recent events in Ohio and Pennsylvania correctional facilities which lead to the hospitalization of several inmates and staff, the Delaware Department of Correction is canceling visitation and restricting movement in all Level 5 facilities. “We understand this may be inconvenient for family members, but we owe it to our staff and those…

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