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The Lower Sussex County branch of the NAACP has called for end to state funding to the Georgetown Historical Society until a Confederate monument is removed from its museum.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the organization has asked State Senator Brian Pettyjohn and state Representative Briggs King to immediately halt the $11,500 grant to the society.

The paper reports that descendants of Delaware Confederate veterans were allowed to erect the monument on the museum grounds.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Republican governor has criticized President Donald J. Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hogan made the remarks Wednesday after a meeting of the Board of Public Works, of which he is a member. He says he thinks Trump "made a terrible mistake."

The Baltimore Sun reports that the governor says Maryland will continue to condemn hatred, bigotry and violence. On Tuesday, he called for the removal of a Confederate monument from the front lawn of the State House.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The former president of the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy says she thinks Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has made a mistake by taking down Confederate monuments.

Pugh had four Confederate statues removed overnight Tuesday.

Carolyn Billups says she thinks the monuments should stay up, and that Pugh shouldn't have removed them in such secrecy.

Billups said, "I don't think it should have been done, period."

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It’s been an attraction for years on the Ocean City boardwalk.

But now the building for Dumser’s Dairyland is set to be demolished by the end of the year.

A Worcester County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of Ocean City despite the battle over the ownership of the land.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Judge Dale Cathell said that Nathans Associates did not have a valid claim with the expiration of the lease last year.

Nathans Associates are the heirs to the original property.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Natural Resources Police say the search for the body of a man who dove off his boat in the Chesapeake Bay will resume in the morning.

NRP tweeted saying recovery teams suspended the search around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after the boater went missing near Hart-Miller Island shortly after 6 p.m.

Baltimore County public safety officials tweeted saying their police and firefighters assisted in the search along with the U.S. Coast Guard, and that NRP will lead the investigation.

Additional details including the man's name were not released.

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