Wilmington to pay for 20 teens to take drone, virtual reality classes

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will pay for 20 students to attend drone and virtual reality classes.   The City of Wilmington will pay for 20 teens to complete aerial drone and virtual reality training programs.  In coordination with Drone Workforce Solutions Drone School, 10 area teens will be selected to participate in a 16-week training course on the operation of …

Wilmington Jaycees bring back Christmas Parade

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Santa Clause is coming to Wilmington Nov. 27.   The Wilmington Jaycees annual Christmas Parade returns Nov. 27, after taking last year off because of COV ID-19. The parade will feature floats, antique cars, local celebrities, community groups, marching and string bands, among other performers and of course, the star of the show, Santa Claus. Children once again will be …

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Wilmington assesses damage as city cleans up after record flooding

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington on Thursday. Photo from city of Wilmington.     Updated: This story has been updated to include information about a disaster reception center Tuesday and continued canvassing of neighborhoods through the Labor Day weekend. With the city of Wilmington under a state of emergency after Ida caused historic flooding, the city and …

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New Castle County, Wilmington hit hardest by Ida rains

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

  The city of Wilmington posted this photo of the North Market Street Bridge to social media Thursday. With Kent and Sussex Counties spared the worst effects of Tropical Depression Ida, multiple areas in New Castle County suffered extensive damage and historic flooding. Forecasts in southern Delaware quickly shifted, originally predicting two long, rainy days of thunderstorms with the potential …

AAA praises Wilmington’s move to start online ticket appeal system

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Wilmington is launching a new online ticket appeal system. Photo by Andras Vas/Unsplash After years of complaints from citizens and advocacy groups, the City of Wilmington has launched a new online system to appeal traffic and parking tickets.  AAA-Mid Atlantic, which has been pushing for reforms to Wilmington’s handling of parking and traffic tickets since 2016, praised the move. “We …

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Wilmington to end most COVID restrictions July 29; meetings open now

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will lift most COVID-19 restrictions Monday, July 29, but meetings already are open to the public.   The public can attend Wilmington meetings in person again starting Monday, and all COVID-related service and program suspensions will end Monday, July 26. City buildings will remain closed to the public, except for public meetings or appointments. Lobby services, …

Bird in The Grand worth 2 in parking lot: Indoor shows returning

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Grand Opera House’s slate of entertainment includes comedian Brian Regan and the Temptations.   Intermission’s about over. With an appearance by comedian Brian Regan leading the way Sept. 26, The Grand Opera House on Tuesday announced the shows they’ve already booked for their indoor 2021-22 season, with the promise of more to be added. “We’ve been waiting for …

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Purzycki hints Caesar Rodney statue will return to square

Betsy Price Don't Miss, Featured, Government & Politics, Headlines, Scene About Town

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki celebrates opening of Rodney Square splash pad fountains   As Wilmington officials celebrated the continued refurbishment of Rodney Square, Mayor Mike Purzycki said future changes may include the return of the statue of Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney. “One of these days we might find a statue back here,” Purzycki said at the end of …