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Seven ponies on Chincoteague have come down with “swamp cancer”.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports it is not a true cancer but produces lesions on their bodies.

Denise Bowden with the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company says that the initial treatment for the disease will cost around $15-hundred per pony.

The paper reports that the ponies have not responded to an antibiotic so they are now being given another treatment with a success rate of as high as 80 percent.


Delaware state officials broke ground for the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve Boardwalk along Slaughter Beach.

WBOC reports that currently there are wooden pallets that provide a pathway for people that only go a few feet into the marsh.

The boardwalk will be Y-shaped with a total of around 345 feet.

Governor John Carney said that this will provide a scenic overlook for tourists to view the landscape and diverse wildlife.

The project costs more than $400-thousand and should be completed by the Spring or Summer of next year.

MILFORD, Del. (AP) - A city of nearly 11,000 in the middle of Delaware will once again have a movie theater, after an absence of a few decades.

The Wilmington Journal reports Delaware businessman Arthur Helmick plans to open a state-of-the0arty movie theater in Milford by the end of next summer.

Since the Milford Plaza Cinema closed in the early 1980s, residents have had to drive more than 20 miles north to Dover or south to Rehoboth Beach to see a first-run movie.

Audio from the Wicomico County Executive debate, held October 9th, 2018, at the Wicomico Room in the Guerrieri Center on the Campus of Salisbury University.


Bob Culver, Republican Incumbent

John Hamilton, Democrat

Jack Heath, Independent


Todd Karli, moderator  WBOC TV

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Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday. The violence has threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus contamination efforts.

The Allied Democratic Forces rebels, a Ugandan Islamist militant group active in the area since the 1990s, attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni on Saturday and into Sunday, Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongha told The Associated Press.

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Classical Music News

Vijay Gupta's life work has been to make music accessible to all.

That passion caught the attention of others and earlier this month the Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist was awarded a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship — also known as the genius grant.

Until recently, most classical music videos have been humdrum affairs. Musicians, in concert attire, earnestly produce their notes with eyes closed and heads tilted in a beatific expression, somewhere between a migraine and an attempt to channel Bach from the heavens.

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Enviromental News

Friends and family of people who live in the Florida panhandle are still trying to find out if their loved ones survived Hurricane Michael. The mission has been hampered by heavily damaged infrastructure and fractured communication systems.

Volunteer rescuer George Ruiz spent Thursday trying to locate people who had not been heard from since the devastating storm.

"It's been a good day," says Ruiz, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. "I've done about 32 calls so far."

The World Bank predicts climate change could create as many as 143 million "climate migrants" by 2050. The result would be a mass migration twice as large as the number of refugees in the world today.

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