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  • Justin Isaacs leads prayer prior to the start of last Saturday’s inaugural Red-White football scrimmage in Laurel. The Laurel Police Department Ministry Council held a Unity in the Community tailgate event prior to the game. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel town officials questioned about costs related to P.L. Dunbar School during meeting

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: LAUREL, MAIN HOME|

During a recent public council meeting, Laurel officials found themselves having to defend the town’s appropriation of the former Paul Laurence Dunbar elementary school, slated as the future home for the Laurel Police Department. The conveyance of the Dunbar building to the town of Laurel took place a year and a half ago in in an agreement with the Laurel School District.

During the Monday, Aug. 19, meeting of Mayor and Council, Laurel resident Richard McVey expressed his concern that the town had taken ownership of the building and was now facing significant costs to renovate the building as well as maintaining on-going utility costs.

McVey said it has been estimated […]

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Leslie Dane Kennedy, 64

Leslie Dane Kennedy of Laurel, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Milford Hospice Center. He was a loving husband, son, brother, father and grandfather. Leslie was [...]

Wylie C. Burton, 81

Wylie C. Burton of Laurel, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born in Cambridge, Md. on July 24, 1938, to the [...]

William Phillips, 92

William Phillips of Laurel, passed away at his home on July 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Bethel at his grandparent’s William and Sally Bailey’s farmhouse on Bailey’s Landing. He [...]

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Citizen of the Year

The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for its 2019 Citizen of the Year to honor at their annual banquet. The citizen chosen is honored each year by the chamber in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the community of Delmar.

The Citizen of the Year must:

  • Be a resident of the Delmar School District;
  • Have made a contribution for the improvement of the community;
  • Show commitment and contributions through local church, social, business, school, chamber or other community related projects; and
  • Be a role model reflecting strong character.

Past honorees include: Ronnie Hastings, Doug Niblett, Bill Brittingham, Al Covington, Jay Green, Pete Pedersen, Dee McDonnell, Percy Elliott, Anthony Triglia, Robert Handy, Shawn Brittingham, Mary Lee Pase, Harry (Bunky) Naugle, Ronald Wilkosz, David Hearn, Dr. Wayne Bastian, John McDonnell, Joyce Figgs, Donna Wilkosz, John Layton, Pam Schell, Marion Handy, Peggy Moore, Michael Houlihan, Susan Uphole, Brenda Morris, Gary and Anna Humphreys, Russell Smart as well as last year’s recipient, David Burton.

Among the Delmar citizens honored who are now deceased are: Mora Irene Culver, Jean Ellis, J. William Gordy, A. E. Hantwerker, Edward McClaine, Joseph Morris Sr., Dr. Ernest Larmore, Hattie Moore, Irvin Aydelotte, Charles Truitt, Melba Hastings, George Leong and Linda Jones.

Nomination forms are available online at The ballot form may be returned to any of the locations around the Delmar area, emailed to or mailed to the chamber office at PO Box 416, Delmar, DE 19940. Ballot forms are also located on each ballot box.

Ballot boxes are located at The Bank of Delmarva, Delmar; Delmar Town Hall; Delmar Post Office; Delmar Public Library and M & T Bank in Delmar.

The deadline for nominations is Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s banquet will be held at a date to be announced. For more information regarding nominations, contact Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva at 410-742-9401.


Chicken, pork BBQ

The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken and pork rib BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care on Rt. 13 in Laurel. The cost is $7.50 for a chicken dinner and $10 for a pork rib dinner. Proceeds to benefit local charities.

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