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GRASONVILLE, Md. (AP) - Northern snakehead fish have been caught in Wicomico and Queen Anne's counties and may be breeding in the waters.
 
Signs from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urge anglers to report as much information as possible if they catch a snakehead fish and kill any they catch. In Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, it is illegal to possess or release a snakehead. The penalty is a fine up to $25,000 and 30 days in jail.
 

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There were around a quarter of a million people in Ocean City this past Memorial Day weekend which marks to the first day of the summer season.

And all of the 600 campsites were full.

With the big crowds and good weather many businesses have finally begun to see an end to the impact of the Great Recession.

Jessica Waters with the resort told the Salisbury Daily Times that it was an exciting start to the season.

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Rehoboth Beach has a new noise ordinance.

But some are not happy with the law.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that there has been a series of emails from over 30 people that have been sent to city officials and the media.

They claim the resort’s gay community is being targeted.

In addition, he paper reports that the violations for open containers and other minor offenses were clustered around the areas that attract mostly gay residents and visitors.

There was one noise citation at a rental home over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Property owners got a break as the New Castle County Council turned back the idea of bringing all assessments up to the current market price.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that several council members admitted that this was a political decision even though they supported reassessment.

Property assessments have not been revised since 1983 which the paper says are around a third of what they are today.

Council member Janet Kilpatrick said that there needed to be an education campaign before property values could be updated.

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There’s a new library coming to Crisfield.

Residents can now see the steel frame rising up from the ground with work crews on site.

It’s located at 100 Collins Street.

The library will all be on one level with a number of computers for the public including a couple for teens.

In addition, there will be early literacy and after-school Edge learning stations for children.          

One highlight will be a 3-D printer for the public to use.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware wildlife officials are warning residents against moving apparently abandoned white-tailed deer fawns.

Joe Rogerson, manager and biologist Division of Fish & Wildlife, said in a news release Tuesday that now is the fawning season for the deer.

Rogerson says even if newborn deer appear to be alone, the mother is probably close by. Fawns must feed every few hours, so the doe usually isn't far.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of a state advisory panel are eyeing draft legislation that would impose a fee on single-use grocery bags in Delaware.

The status of draft fee legislation was to be discussed at Wednesday's meeting of the state Recycling Public Advisory Council.

Delaware already encourages the recycling of plastic grocery bags by requiring stores to provide bins where customers can return bags.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has settled a lawsuit on favorable terms with a conservative political action committee he accused of engaging in a national fundraising scam.

Federal court papers filed last week show that Cuccinelli and the Arlington-based Conservative StrikeForce PAC reached a settlement that will prohibit the PAC from using a political candidate's name for future fundraising efforts against the candidate's wishes.

Essay: Black Brothers

May 26, 2015
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It seems that every few weeks there is another video or another report of a young black man who has died. They range from Freddie Gray who died from a fatal spinal injury while in police custody to Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. Each case is unique and the details can vary. 23 year-old Diamond Holton, a Communications Arts major at Salisbury University and a Washington D.C. resident, reflects on the impact these deaths have had on her and her community.

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To my black brothers in hoodies

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The changing demographics of the nation has gotten Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill to compare his childhood in New York to his town of St. Michaels.

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