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County Spotlights
Wilmington bridge named for Margaret Rose Henry
State, local and federal officials gathered on the Wilmington Riverfront on Wednesday morning, July 15th, to honor former Delaware State Senator Margaret Rose Henry by naming the new bridge over the Christina River for her. The bridge, which Governor Carney has already dubbed "The Margaret Rose" connects Soutbbridge to the Wilmington Riverfront and has access for both pedestrians and bicyclists in addition to cars. The project had been on DelDOT's books for nearly two decades before its completion this summer. To see a full video of the dedication ceremony, CLICK HERE . To see aerial video of the bridge and the Senator's comments, CLICK HERE .
County COVID-19 testing shows good signs on positivity rate
As COVID-19 positivity rates have risen in several states across the country, Delaware's rate has dropped below 5% and our state remains one of 14 hitting COVID-19 testing and positivity targets according to a new report from Harvard out in The Hill out this week. The ranking is due in large part to New Castle County's testing effort, which has tested 33,595 individuals since June 1. Any New Castle County resident can get tested regardless of symptoms and tests are quick, easy and painless. Walk-up sites are also now available each week. To register for testing at one of the county's sites, CLICK HERE .
Police reform activist Keith James addresses academy class
New Castle County's Police Academy class listened to a special presentation by police reform activist Keith James on Monday afternoon at the New Castle County Police Academy in Newark. James, whose father and brother are both police officers, has been at the forefront of efforts to reform policing in Delaware since he was a teenager. James shared perspectives with recruit officers and fielded questions from officers about protestors motivations and areas protestors would like to see change come in. To see more photos from the discussion, you can CLICK HERE to visit the New Castle County Government's Facebook page .
Comet makes first showing over Delaware in 6,800 years
If you can find dark enough skies, and the weather is cooperative, you just might see something no human being has seen since the earliest days of recorded history. The NEOWISE comet has been streaking past Earth after surviving a close encounter with the sun and will make its closest approach to the planet tonight at about 64 million miles away. While that's roughly two thirds of the earth's distance to the sun, the three-mile-wide comet's plume of dust catches and reflects light from the sun, making it visible in dark skies. To see when you might be able to view NEOWISE near you, CLICK HERE .
Find The Most Current And Upcoming
Meetings & Events
Thursday, July 23rd
COVID-19 Testing at Kirk Middle School
COVID-19 Testing at Third and Jackson Basketball Courts (Walk-up Only)
Summer Concert Series at Glasgow Park

Friday, July 24th
COVID-19 Testing at Mount Pleasant Elementary School and Bellevue Community Center
COVID-19 Testing at Judy Johnson Park (Walk-up only)

Saturday, July 25th
COVID-19 Testing at Seeds of Greatness Ministries

Monday, July 27th
COVID-19 Testing at Middletown High School

Testing start times vary by site, visit delaware.curativeinc.com to each site time.
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New Castle County In The News
Where you can get a COVID 19 test in New Castle County this week (WDEL)

New Amazon research shows Delaware as a top state for digital entrepreneurs (Delaware Online)

Delaware ag officials want help spotting (and squashing) the spotted lanternfly (WDEL)

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