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DETV founder Ivan Thomas joins latest episode of PodCounty
Ivan Thomas, the founder, creator and CEO of DETV joins PodCounty for our latest episode. Ivan lost everything in the Great Recession as his auto detailing business failed. To make matters worse, his father fell fatally ill and his wife gave birth to their daughter four months early. At his lowest point, Ivan refocused his energy and committed to launching something positive and DETV was born. That positivity flowed through his life as his daughter survived after months in the NICU and his wife completed her degree from her hospital bed. To hear Ivan tell his own story in our latest episode, CLICK HERE.
County offering six pop-up testing sites next week
New Castle County will offer six pop-up testing sites next week, in addition to the fixed sites offered by the State of Delaware. Fixed sites can be found at Walgreens, State service centers and some physicians offices, every weekday during normal business hours. As a result of community demand, New Castle County will operate pop-up sites with evening hours. Any resident can get tested regardless of symptoms and tests are free, quick, easy and painless. To register for testing at one of the county's sites, CLICK HERE. For more information on the State of Delaware's testing sites, CLICK HERE.
County wins bid for Sheraton, due diligence on purchase begins
New Castle County was the winning bidder for the Sheraton South hotel, located on Airport Road just off of I-95 in New Castle, with a bid of $19.5 million. The winning bid is $175,000 below the appraised value of the property. Officials are now doing due diligence on the purchase before closing. If the process goes smoothly, the hope is to turn the property into a homeless shelter by December and begin a partnership for operation.
Former County Councilman Joe Biden speaks at Chase Center
Former New Castle County Councilman (and U.S. Vice President) Joe Biden spoke to supporters of his presidential campaign at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Tuesday night as results from across the country came in for the 2020 presidential election. Biden accepted the Democratic nomination during a modified Democratic National Convention there in August and welcomed hundreds of supporters as the election came to a close.
Find The Most Current And Upcoming
Meetings & Events

Thursday, November 5th
County COVID-19 Testing at Seeds of Greatness

Friday, November 6th
County COVID-19 Testing Location TBD

Saturday, November 7th
County COVID-19 Testing at University of Delaware Star Campus
County COVID-19 Testing at Wilmington Friends Meeting House (Walk-up Only)

Monday, November 9th
County COVID-19 Testing at Congo Funeral Home (Walk-up Only)

Tuesday, November 10th
County COVID-19 Testing at Judy Johnson Park (Walk-up Only)

Wednesday, November 11th
County COVID-19 Testing at Middletown High School
County Offices Closed - Veterans Day

Testing start times vary by site, visit delaware.curativeinc.com for each site time.
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New Castle County In The News
Local homeless advocates applaud New Castle County's decision to turn hotel into homeless shelter (WDEL)

Helping protect poll workers in New Castle County (WDEL)

Before Biden, this Delawarean came closest to the presidency (Delaware Online)

Why New Castle County is spending $19.5 million buy a hotel off I-95 (Delaware Online)

New Castle County moves to boost historic preservation efforts (Delaware Public Media)

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New Castle, DE 19720
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