contestants- Shown (l to r) are the Little Miss Laurel Independence contestants and last year's winner: Sydney Ruark, first runner up; Chloe Downs, 2014 Little Miss Laurel Independence; Amelia Kramer, 2013 Little Miss Laurel Independence; and Laney Ann Riggleman, second runner up. See story on page 4.

Photo by Rebecca J. Davis

Laurel School Board salutes state champion softball team, approves change orders

NOMINEES - The Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for the 2014 Citizen of the Year award. Page 10 -

The Greater Delma...

ACTION - Laurel resident wants action on deteriorating housing stock. Page 12 - By Tony E. Winds...

NEW YEAR - Delmar School District, Board prepares for new school year. Page 12 - By Rebecca J. Da...

CANDIDATES - County Council candidates discuss role of government, sheriff. Page 24 -

ALUMNI - Trisha L. Newcomer of Laurel selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Page 5 -

Trisha L. Newcome...

PRIMARY - Candidates discuss why they are the better choice for office. Pages 1B to 5B. -

FOOTBALL - Laurel, Delmar, and Sussex Tech varsity football preview stories begin on page 37. -

FIELD HOCKEY - The Western Sussex varsity field hockey teams are ready for action. Pages 37, 38, and 42 -

DRAG RACING - Summer racing continued last weekend at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Page 40 - By Charlie Brown...