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Harry K. Foundation receives donation

MILFORD, Del. - The Milford Chamber of Commerce presented the Harry K. Foundation with a $6,000 check. The Harry K. Foundation helps combat food insecurity in the community and is working to…

TidalHealth awards scholarships

DELMARVA - TidalHealth recently awarded scholarships to multiple students in the health field. A total of nine students will receive scholarships to help them pursue their careers in medicine that will lead…

Park ranger rescues fawn

DELMARVA - One park ranger recently saved a fawn. Officer First Class Marney was able to rescue the animal after a car crash left him all alone. OFC Marney quickly took the…

UMES student named HBCU Scholar

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - UMES' Sydney Carr was named an HBCU Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Another achievement that Sydney received was becoming the 54th…

OC Art League announces scholarships

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Six Worcester County students recently received college scholarships from the Ocean City Art League. The Art League awarded the $5,000 Sidney M. Beckstead Award to MacKenzie Williams, in…

Jay Copeland to open for Patti Labelle

SALISBURY, Md. - Local American Idol star and Salisbury native Jay Copeland will be hitting the stage again. He's opening up for Patti Lebelle on June 22nd at the Freeman Arts Pavilion.…

Crisfield students and staff honored

CRISFIELD, Md. - Crisfield High School is congratulating their June Students and Staff of the Month. Students Bry'Jah W. in 10th grade, Harmony C. in 9th grade, and Tylia L. in 8th…

Higher Ground Outreach cleans up Tent City

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Higher Ground Outreach held a clean up day for the homeless tent city in Georgetown. The group, made up of two volunteers from Higher Ground and four of the…

DSU students named White House HBCU Scholars

DELAWARE - Two Delaware State University students have been named among the recently announced group of White House HBCU Scholars. Jordan Spencer and Bralyn Page were selected for their accomplishments in academics,…

Salisbury fire crew rescues kitten

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury Fire Department recently helped rescue a kitten. A couple came into the fire department saying they heard meowing from the front of their minivan. Members of Station…

SU names Employee of the Year

SALISBURY, Md. - Congrats to Jason Mokar, Assistant Director of Campus Housing and Residence Life, for being named Salisbury University's Employee of the Year. He won this award for his excellent problem-solving…

New Superintendent in Wicomico Co.

WICOMICO CO., Md. - Wicomico County Schools will have a new Superintendent this July. The County Board of Education promoted Dr. Micah Stauffer to the position. Stauffer has been with…

Sussex Academy students honored

DELAWARE- Senior Emily Musgrove and juniors Alex Boswell and Kinsey Bellerose at Sussex Academy have been named Scholars by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation. They earned this reward for their performance in…

47 ABC takes home awards

SALISBURY, Md. - The 47 ABC news team won multiple awards at the 2021 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association banquet. Evening anchor Jordan Kudisch and Chief Photographer Mike Lawrence won Best Feature…

Hurlock Elementary celebrates Field Day

HURLOCK, Md. - Hurlock Elementary celebrated Field Day last week. Dorchester County Schools hosted some friendly competitions between classes in sports. We want to hear your good news, just email newsroom@47abc.com.

Free concert series returns to Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury Arts and Entertainment District is pleased to announce another season of free concerts at the Pohanka Riverwalk Amphitheatre in Downtown Salisbury. The Friday night live concert series…

Fruitland Police Chief celebrates retirement

FRUITLAND, Md. - The Fruitland Police Department held a bittersweet goodbye on Tuesday. Their beloved Police Chief Brian Swafford worked his last shift of service on Tuesday. Chief Swafford had been with…

Nine SU students receive Fulbright Award

SALISBURY, Md. - Nine Salisbury University students and alumni have earned the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student award. We're told it's actually a record at the school. The Fulbright is America's Flagship…

Del. teacher recognized as GEM nominee

MILTON, Del. - Milton Elementary teacher Jackie Wager is being recognized as the GEM nominee. Jackie is making Cape Henlopen and all of Delmarva proud with her hard work. We want to…

Millsboro hosting Summer Craft Fair

MILLSBORO, Del. - Millsboro will host its Summer Craft Fair this weekend. Visitors can expect the East Coast Garden Center to be packed with over 40 vendors and a variety of food…

Movies on the River a success in Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - The City of Salisbury's first Movies on the River night was a hit last week. The next installment is scheduled in three weeks and will feature a showing of…

OC Beach Patrol Captain celebrates 50 years

OCEAN CITY, Md. - A member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol will be celebrating a significant milestone this upcoming season. Captain Melbourne "Butch" Arbin III will be celebrating his 50th season…

Jimmy Charles releases song about Maryland

MARYLAND - Country music artist and Maryland native Jimmy Charles released his new single called "It's A Maryland Thing, You Wouldn't Understand". He references iconic spots like the Harborside Bar and Camden…

SFD honors several members with awards

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury Fire Department honored several of their members recently with an award. Deputy Chief Darrin Scott, Lieutenant Aaron Colegrove, Sergeant Brandon Records, and Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Scott received the Unit…

Nextgen STEM Academy holds Great Stem Expo

SALISBURY, Md. - The Nexgen STEM Academy held its Great Stem Expo over the weekend. Students at Salisbury Middle School were able to take part in the event with activities, games, and…

Literacy Delaware receives Fund for Women grant

DELAWARE - Literacy Delaware was recently awarded the Fund for Women Grant. The funding will help support women with improving their schoolwork, communicating with medical professionals, and advocating for themselves and their…

Salisbury team members rescue ducklings

SALISBURY, Md. - Two members of the City's Field Operations Team helped save the day for some ducklings on Friday. Ben Townsend and Chris White were able to help the ducklings out…

SoDel Cares donates to Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - SoDel Cares recently donated $10,000 to the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which operates the Freeman Arts Pavilion near Fenwick Island. SoDel Cares Presidents says the Freeman Arts Pavilion…

Streets Clean Up held in Downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - Green Salisbury hosted a Streets Clean Up event for the River Walk. Volunteers helped to keep our beautiful downtown area clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. We want…

Cambridge PD Captain receives Hometown Hero award

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The Cambridge Police Department awarded their very own Captain Justin Todd with Dorchester County's Hometown Hero award. A big congrats to Captain Todd on his award, and encourage him…

Local students experience Mobile Agriculture Lab

SALISBURY, Md. - Students at Glen Avenue Elementary School learned about aquatics, agricultural products, food, and fiber this week. They were able to do this in the Maryland Extension Office's Mobile Agricultural…

Youth Fishing Derby to be held in Pocomoke

POCOMOKE, Md. - Worcester County will host their Youth Fishing Derby next week in Pocomoke. The event will be held at Newtown Park and is free and open to anyone under 15…

City of Salisbury announces EMT Week

SALISBURY, Md. - Last week, Salisbury presented Assistance Fire Chief Chris Truitt with a proclamation, declaring May 15th through the 21st to be EMT Week. We love to see our first responders…

Salisbury Zoo acquires female Capybara

SALISBURY, Md. - Faith the Capybara at the Salisbury Zoo is getting a new friend. The Salisbury Zoo recently acquired a female named Pecan from the Cape May Zoo. We're told zoo…

Sharptown welcomes Open Water Divers team

SHARPTOWN, Md. - The Sharptown Fire Department is welcoming their newest Open Water Divers team. This group completed their PADI Open Water Diver Certification this past weekend and they are ready to…

Sussex Co. Libraries hold Children's Book Festival

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - Sussex County Libraries held their second annual Children's Book Festival on Saturday. The festival allows children to be more engaged with local authors and other learning activities. Kids were…

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