The Morning News for April 18, 2011

by Dave on April 18, 2011



McGlone files for Rehoboth mayor’s seat (Cape Gazette)
Tom McGlone of 318 Laurel St. in Rehoboth Beach has filed to run for mayor in the city’s municipal election. (MORE)

Shift on social issues from civil unions to medical marijuana (Delaware Online)
By Sen. Robert Venables’ count, there were 13 reliable conservatives in the Delaware Senate when he was elected in 1988 — five Democrats and eight Republicans. (MORE)

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Visiting Rehoboth or OC? There’s an app for that (Delmarva Now)
Cellphone applications are allowing beach visitors to find out everything they need to know about dining, accommodations, activities and shopping. (MORE)

Home prices slide in all three counties (Delaware Online)
The average price of homes sold in Delaware continued to slide in March as the beginning of prime selling season got under way. (MORE)

Lewes BPW approves budgets, debt-reduction plan (Cape Gazette)
Lewes Board of Public Works has approved a five- year $7.4 million 5-year capital-improvement budget. The panel also approved an operating and maintenance budget and debt-reduction plan. (MORE)

Delaware’s Southern draw (Delaware Online)
On June 25, superstar LeAnn Rimes will perform her second Delaware show this year, but the rare, intimate acoustic show will not be held at Dover Downs, where she performed April 1, or the newly minted Queen Theatre in Wilmington. (MORE)

Sand erosion study will aid planners (Delmarva Now)
Delaware’s ocean beaches, even with the infusion of thousands of cubic yards of sand every few years, are eroding at an average rate of about 1.6 feet a year, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. (MORE)

Delaware’s unemployment rate dips to 8.4 percent, adding 1,600 jobs in March (AP)
The unemployment rate in Delaware declined slightly in March for the first time since June with the state adding about 1,600 jobs. (MORE)

Beach banking deal is no small change (Delmarva Now)
Think of a cascade of quarters. Mountains of them. Enough quarters to give nearly every man, woman and child in Delaware — all 897,934 of them — $10 in spare change. (MORE)

Wilmington Trust’s woes driving loyal clients away (Delaware Online)
Last year, small-businessman Matthew Miller got fed up and pulled almost all of his company’s commercial accounts from Wilmington Trust Co. (MORE)

Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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