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It’s time to leave their homes in White Horse Park.

That’s what residents are being told by the Worcester County Commissioners as an October 1st deadline approaches.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that attorney Hugh Cropper who represents two of the residents says there are up to 60 people who live in the park which is located on the outskirts of Ocean Pines.

These he said included older residents who do with fixed incomes.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes says she was surprised that he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site.

The 21-year-old testified Tuesday that she thought 23-year-old Clay Conaway seemed somewhat out of her league, and that she couldn't imagine that he would want to get to know her.

She also testified that the day after the two connected on the meeting site Bumble, Conaway sent her a nude photo of himself on Snapchat.

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The 911 Center in Seaford is being shut down.

The calls will not be redirected to the Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown.

WBOC reports that the city is one among many other municipalities which have begun using the emergency call center in Georgetown.

Mayor David Genshaw told the television station that he expects the city to save around $650-thousand in operating costs.

But not all backed the idea.

Council member James King said that he believed there were other ways save money that without affecting the safety of local residents.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland report says the state has had a six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities for the first time in at least a decade.

The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center released its second quarter report on Tuesday.

In the first half of the year, the report says there were 1,182 total unintentional intoxication deaths in the state. The report says that's an 11% decrease, compared to the same period in 2018.

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The Sussex County Council has put off a vote on plans to build a 7-11 on Route 24 and Angola Road for another two months.

KH Sussex LLC has applied for a conditional use permit that would allow the store to be built.

WBOC reports that the applicant Kirk Salvo believes that the store would be a good fit for the area.

But some neighbors have expressed concerns about the impact on traffic congestion and emergency access as well as the potential to affect the wetlands and a Tidewater well head.

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