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  1. Edwina Kruse: A - mighty oak' of black educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Coastal Point

    One of the most disgraceful chapters in Delaware history, according to Judith Y. Gibson, was the lack of educational opportunities afforded African-Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite efforts by Quaker organizations to fill the gap created by the Delaware government's refusal to educate them, only 250 black children attended schools by the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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  2. Lincoln to come to life in Ocean ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Coastal Point

    Coastal Point a Submitted: Robert Ross will portray Abraham Lincoln as part of Ocean View Historical Society's celebration of Lincoln's birthday when they will sponsor 'An Interview with Abraham Lincoln.' "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

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  3. IR Cheer takes second at preliminaries, headed for statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Coastal Point

    Special to the Coastal Point a Britney Fitzpatrick: The Indian River competitive cheer team goes through their routine at preliminaries held at St. Mark's last Sunday, where they took second place. On March 8, the squad will compete at the state competition in Smyrna.

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  4. Sea Colony's Johnston named USTA's Delaware Pro of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Coastal Point

    Since Thomas Johnston took over as tennis director at Sea Colony near Bethany Beach five years ago, his hard work, expertise and dedication has lead the club to a Top 50 tennis resort ranking, a ranking as Tennis Resorts Online's No. 12 adult tennis camp, and even being named as the United States Tennis Association Outstanding Facility of the Year in 2012.

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  5. Civil War Profiles: Newspaper partisanship in Civil War DelawareRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Coastal Point

    In pre-Civil War America, the dominant newspapers were based in New York: James Gordon Bennett's Herald, Horace Greeley's Tribune and Henry J. Raymond's Times. However, as Brayton Harris points out in "Newspapers in the Civil War," the invention and expanded use of the telegraph and a soaring literacy rate in the U.S. led to a quadrupling of active newspapers across the country between 1825 and 1860.

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  6. Civil War Profiles: They died at Fort Delaware; buried at Finns PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2014 | Coastal Point

    Of the more than 400,000 Union and Confederate soldiers imprisoned during the four-year Civil War, 1861 to 1965, some 55,000 would die in captivity. These prisoners faced the likelihood of contracting terminal illnesses due to harsh conditions in a variety of holding pens, such as converted warehouses or makeshift camps.

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  7. Ovation Dinner Theatre now showing Mafia Murder MysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2014 | Coastal Point

    Coastal Point a R. Chris Clark : Lenne Sirasky portrays Don Clamato in Ovation Dinner Theatre's production of Mafia Murders Mystery. Ovation Dinner Theatre is spicing up local restaurants with "Mafia Murder Mystery," offering patrons dinner and a show with their interactive "whodunit" production.

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  8. Civil War Profiles: The 1st Delaware's - torn and tattered' flagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2014 | Coastal Point

    The 152nd anniversary of the bloodiest day of the Civil War took place on Sept. 17. On that date in 1862 at Antietam Creek in Maryland, when the 1st Delaware Regiment charged "Bloody Lane," a strong Confederate position in a sunken road, the color guard of nine men were all killed or wounded in a hail of gunfire and the regimental flags left on the field.

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  9. Civil War Profiles: The Delaware Military Academy controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Coastal Point

    The state legislature approved the creation of a military school for young men in Wilmington in 1859, but its contribution to education in Delaware was short-lived. It could not survive the increasingly confrontational political atmosphere following the outbreak of hostilities between the states.

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  10. New fire police vehicle joins Millville fire companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | Coastal Point

    Coastal Point a Maria Counts : The Millville Volunteer Fire Company has replaced its former fire police vehicle with this Ford Super Duty F250.

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  11. Martial law declared in DelawareRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Coastal Point

    When Gen. Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North in 1863 culminated in a bloody battle near the small town of Gettysburg, Pa., fear spread throughout the region.

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