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We are often overwhelmed by the details of our lives. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that we should turn to the parable to find the essence of the truth.

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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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What can an old piece of cloth tell us about the rise and fall of a kingdom? Quite a lot, if you know how to read it.

I once listened to an interview with Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina in which he said a good song is the sum of good lyrics, good music, and something else no one can describe. That definition works, but only if you never identify the last thing. In Jeff Jackson's Destroy All Monsters, performance is the third component, and focusing on that mystic element kills music's significance and magic.

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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

Swimming in St. Andrew Bay was the first thing Jillian Arrowood wanted to do when she moved into her new home on Tyndall Air Force base on October 8. She and her two daughters had just joined her husband William, her son, and her father-in-law, an Army retiree who had recently had a stroke, in their new home by the water.

Her 12-year old daughter didn't have a bathing suit, but was so excited that she jumped in the water with her clothes on. It felt like a perfect day: 85 degrees, sunny, and slightly breezy. There was no indication of the bad weather that was headed their way.

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Kirk Lombard is a firm believer that one of the best ways to show your love for the sea is to harvest and eat its bounty — responsibly.

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