Spring Membership Drive is in full swing!

Spring is in the air and......on the air! Delmarva Public Radio's Sounds of Spring Membership Drive is in full swing! We are featuring WSDL 90.7 March 27th - April 3rd. We will feature WSCL 89.5 April 10th through the 17th. The overall goal for the Spring Membership Drive is $120,000. Over $28,000 has been raised thus far! One of our longtime monthly contributors (Evergreen Friend) from Laurel DE has issued a New Evergreen Friend Member Challenge! Evergreen Friends are monthly contributors....
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Salisbury University has suspended the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity for two years due to an alleged hazing incident that is now being investigated by the Salisbury police.

Valerie Randall-Lee, the dean of students, told the Salisbury Daily Times that a university board has found the fraternity violated the school code.

In addition, she said, that the university is working with the police investigation.

The school would not reveal any of the details or identify any punishment imposed on the student because of federal privacy protections.

Shark Tournament website

There won’t be another Ocean City Shark Tournament.

2014 was its last after 30 years.

There were three couples who organized the event.

And Mark Sampson told the Salisbury Daily Times that “it just felt that it was time.”

Among the struggles has been bad weather resulting in low attendance.

The paper reports that three couples had thought about making some dramatic changes but in the end decided that 2014 would be the last year.

At its peak there were more than 80 boats and it had become a tradition in Ocean City. 

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New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon says he want to create a policy that will help many of the homeless who find themselves sleeping outdoors and often trespassing on private property.

Gordon said he does not want to simply clear them out.

He suggested the options would include working with the county’s community services agencies to help find housing for the homeless.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that there is no firm way to know how many people are homeless or living in camps.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - Police in northern Virginia say one shot was fired as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a hospital with a gun setting off a lockdown and search.
 
Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler says one shot was fired during the struggle around 3 a.m. Tuesday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.
 

msa.maryland.gov

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan's appointee to head the Maryland Higher Educamission hasn't been confirmed by a Senate panel, which has held its last scheduled meeting this legislative session.
 
Sen. Jamie Raskin said Monday that serious questions were raised about how Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera would fit in to the post.
 

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson's guest this month is poet John A. Nieves, an assistant professor in the English Department at Salisbury University. Professor Nieves discusses his recently published book of poems, Curio. In addition to Dr. Nieves, the program features three students from the University who read and discuss their work: Maxi Garte writes fiction, Emmanuel Flores is a poet, and Tyler Tennant is an essayist.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 3 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.25. That's compared to $2.28 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying $1.25 less per gallon than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.50 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 17 cents below the national average of $2.42 per gallon.

Governor's Office

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Senate panel has voted on some of Gov. Larry Hogan's tax relief proposals.

The budget panel approved a scaled-back version of the governor's reduction in the personal property tax. It will be limited to companies with $10,000 or less in taxable personal property. Implementation has been delayed for two years.

While the panel voted against eliminating automatic gas tax increases, it decided to lower a cap for inflationary indexing from 8 percent to 3 percent.

Don Rush

There’s a $780 million funding deficit over the next six years for repairing the roads and bridges in the state of Delaware.

Lawmakers are considering a number of options including hiking fees and taxes.

But Governor Jack Markell and legislators have not been able to see eye to eye on how to pay for new transportation projects.

WBOC reports that last year the governor had sought a 10-cent hike in the gas tax as well as seeking bonds to find money for the $500 million improvements over the next 5 years.

But, on a bipartisan basis that plan was rejected.

Celebrating Drones

Mar 30, 2015
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There were over a couple of hundred people yesterday who showed up for International Drone Day at Brandywine Creek State Park yesterday.

The event was sponsored by Skygear solutions whose headquarters are located nearby in Stanton.   

There were demonstrations that included obstacle course races.

The park is generally a no-drone zone.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it was part of a global event that saw over 150 teams with 40-thousand participants round the world.

 

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