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With the Democratic National Convention  over, we get local Democrat reaction as to how the convention went.


Mike Pretl

Barrie Pasons Tilgman, former Mayor of Salisbury

Micheal O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Professor

Don Rush

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission has given its blessing to the Gills Neck Village Center near Lewes.

The 75-thousand square foot shopping center is located at the corner of Kings Highway and gills Neck Road.

The plan is a far cry from a scaled down 215-thousand proposal for a shopping center by Jack Lingo Asset Management.

Bryce Lingo told WBOC that the downsizing was a result of “listening to the people.”

Tom Hunt

57 foals were auctioned off yesterday in Chincoteague as part of 91st annual pony swim from Assateague Island.

The auction raised over $151-thousand which will go to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the average price was around $26-hundred with the average age of nearly 3 months.

The Legacy Group put $21-thousand dollars to buy back two three-month old fillies.

The paper reports there were 6 buy backs totaling nearly $50-thousand

Those not sold return to Assateague Island for another year.

WILLARDS, Md. (AP) - Authorities say lightning caused a fire that heavily damaged a bank administration building on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The State Fire Marshal's Office says in a news release that the fire was reported about 2 p.m. Thursday at the administration building of the Farmers Bank of Willards. Officials say several employees were evacuated from the two-story, wood-frame building.

Authorities say it took about 40 firefighters about an hour to extinguish the blaze. No one was hurt.

The trials for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby are not over yet despite the decision not to move ahead with any more prosecutions against the six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray died last year from a spinal injury suffered while in police custody which led to riots and protests.

There were three acquittals and one mistrial.

Five of the officers have filed lawsuits claims that range from defamation and false imprisonment to a violation of their constitutional rights.

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The introduction of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft hasn't had any impact on the number of fatalities related to drunken driving, a newly published study finds.

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Oxford University looked at the 100 most populated metropolitan areas, analyzing data from before and after the introduction of Uber and its competitors, and found that access to ride-sharing apps had no effect on traffic fatalities related to drinking alcohol.

A federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina's sweeping voter ID law, ruling that the law was passed with "discriminatory intent" and was designed to impose barriers to block African-Americans from voting.

The ruling came from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is "almost certain" to appeal to the full court or to the U.S. Supreme Court, NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

Backers of ColoradoCare — the state ballot initiative that would establish universal health care in Colorado — think they have the perfect job for former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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