December 24, 2014 |
The long retreat of the DuPont Co. from the city it long personified took a giant leap Monday when the chemical-maker announced it would move about 1,000 employees, including its chief executive officer, from the center of troubled Wilmington to a suburban office park. DuPont said Monday it will consolidate its headquarters. Between 800 and 1,000 supervisors and staff will leave the high-rise complex that has loomed over the city's focal Rodney Square Park since Pierre S. du Pont created the modern company in the early 1900s.
June 4, 1992 |
The Wilmington Country Club team of William Campbell and Harvey McCumber won the Senior Two-Man Scramble Tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with a 9-under-par 63 yesterday at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, Pa.
September 11, 1993 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are one game away from elimination after losing to Winston-Salem, 5-2, last night in the best-of-five Carolina League championship series. Roman Martinez's solo homer accounted for one of the Blue Rocks' runs. Winston-Salem leads the series by 2-1 and can clinch the title this afternoon when the teams meet again.
May 25, 2004 |
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Blue Rocks pounded out 15 hits last night to beat the Frederick Keys, 9-5, in the Carolina League. Mike Aviles singled home the go-ahead run off reliever Nick McCurdy in the seventh inning and Daryl Clark doubled in another run. Lake Co. 8, Lakewood 7 EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Captains rallied from a 7-4 deficit with four runs in the ninth inning to beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. Kevin Kouzmanoff's one-out double scored the tying run before Mike Conroy's sacrifice fly to center field scored Brady Snyder with the game-winner on the next at-bat.
September 11, 1994 |
Lance Jennings drove in two runs, one with a home run, last night to power Wilmington to a 7-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Spirits and give the Blue Rocks their first Carolina League championship. Jennings, a catcher, was named MVP of the best-of-five single-A series, which Wilmington swept to win the title in only its second season of play. Jim Pittsley earned the victory, and Jaime Bluma picked up his first save of the series by pitching a perfect ninth inning. The loss went to Will Brunson.
June 14, 1996 |
Brian Teeters' sacrifice fly drove in Donovan Delaney with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Wilmington defeated Prince William, 4-2, in the Carolina League. Delaney had doubled to open the inning. He also singled and scored on a home run by Mike Evans in the two-run fourth. CHARLOTTE 3, SCRANTON 0 MOOSIC, Pa. - A pair of former Phillie pitchers were involved on opposite sides of the International League decision. Mike Mimbs, recently demoted to the Red Barons, took the loss.
May 14, 2010
Dole Fresh Fruit Co. has renewed its lease until 2025 with the Diamond State Port Corp. at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Friday. The long-term contract "secures more than 800 jobs at the port," he said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Wilmington is the largest banana-receiving port in the world. In 2009, Dole made 57 ship calls in Wilmington. Dole is the largest banana company in North America and brings in more than 60 million individual bananas and over 1 million individual pineapples a week into Wilmington, said Stuart Jablon, Dole's vice president of operations in Wilmington.
August 9, 2005 |
TRENTON - Ryan Barthelemy's pinch single in the top of the ninth drove home Chris Roberson from second with the winning run last night and the Reading Phillies edged the Trenton Thunder, 3-2, in the Eastern League. Ryan Cameron picked up his 11th save by holding Trenton scoreless in the bottom of the ninth. Wilmington 5, Winston-Salem 4 WILMINGTON - The Blue Rocks edged the Warthogs in Carolina League by scoring a run in the 11th. Asheville 11, Lakewood 2 Asheville 3, Lakewood 1 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Tourists swept a doubleheader in the South Atlantic League, holding the BlueClaws to six hits in the first game and four in the nightcap.
July 20, 2001 |
Wilmington Country Club's Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, and Thomas Vangrofski combined for a 3-under-par 141 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Senior Four-Man Team tournament yesterday at Spring Ford Country Club. The Wilmington quartet led a field of 48 teams of men ages 55 and over in the gross two-best-balls-of-four format. In the net competition, Doylestown's Patrick Kelly, Alwyn Gougler, Marvin Lott, and Charles Zlock needed a match of cards to beat Rolling Green's Amedeo Mascitti, Frank Meo, Joseph Syernick, and Thomas George after each posted scores of 18-under 126. The results Gross Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, Thomas Vangrofski, Wilmington.
June 4, 1995 |
Ken Ray pitched 8 1/3 innings of solid ball and shortstop Anthony Medrano sparked a two-out, four-run rally in the third inning to lift Wilmington to a 5-1 win over Winston-Salem in the second of two Carolina League games last night. Earlier, Winston-Salem won a 15-inning game, 2-1, that had been suspended Friday night and continued last night. In the second game, Medrano singled with two men on base, knocking in Oscar Jimenez. Mike Sweeney followed with a single, driving in Sergio Nunez, before Carlos Mendez brought both Medrano and Sweeney home to complete the four-run rally.