May 21, 2012 |
In a game-changing move for both the Port of Wilmington and the state of Delaware, officials are pursuing a partnership with a private company or investment group to operate the publicly owned terminal and to expand the port by constructing ship berths on the Delaware River that could cost as much as $500 million. The state-owned Wilmington port touts itself as the largest handler of imported perishable cargo, fruits and vegetables in the United States and as the largest banana port in North America, second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in volume of bananas in the world.
May 8, 1996 |
WILMINGTON - Marion Allen's two-run homer in the first inning sparked the Winston-Salem Warthogs to a 4-1 victory over Wilmington in the Carolina League. A scheduled second game was rained out and will played as part of a doubleheader this afternoon. NEW HAVEN 8, READING 0 READING 3, NEW HAVEN 1 NEW HAVEN - A two-run double by Jeremy Kendall in the top of the ninth of the second game gave the Phillies a split of an Eastern League doubleheader. BINGHAMTON 4, TRENTON 1 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Mets' Mark Guerra (3-1)
September 9, 1996 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks took advantage of two errors and a balk to score their final three runs without a hit last night, defeating the Kinston Indians, 4-2, in the first game of the best-of-five Carolina League championship series. The Blue Rocks were held to two hits, both in the first inning, when they scored their first run. But Kinston pitchers allowed six walks and balked twice. Trailing, 2-1, Wilmington took the lead for good with a pair of runs in the fifth. Sean McNally walked, went to second on a walk to Ramy Brooks, reached third on a sacrifice, and scored on an error.
April 22, 1992 |
The Wilmington Country Club began the defense of its Philadelphia Cup championship with a 6-1 victory over the Philmont Country Club yesterday in the opening round of the inter-club team series of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia. Gail Anderson, Wilmington's No. 3 player, scored a par on the 19th hole for a 1-up victory over Ruth Scott. Bonnie George was the winner for Philmont by 5 and 3 over Doris Smith in the No. 1 singles. The two other Philadelphia Cup matches were close.
August 1, 2013 |
The Port of Wilmington's top banana - Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and the 65 million pieces of the yellow fruit it ships there each week - could be lost to the competing port across the Delaware at Paulsboro. After 30 years in Wilmington, Dole is considering relocating one ship a week - 3.4 billion bananas a year - to a new port being built on 190 acres in Paulsboro. For Paulsboro, landing Dole and gaining 100 to 120 direct port jobs, as well as the trucking and related businesses catering to the fresh-fruit trade, would be a major shot in the arm. The port, directly across from Philadelphia International Airport, is on 130 acres that had been the BP Oil Paulsboro Terminal, and 60 acres that was the site of Dow Chemical's former Essex Chemical plant.
May 17, 1988 |
Stephanie Marek of Wilmington, perhaps the top junior girls' bowler in the country, has been selected to represent the United States at an international tournament. Marek, 17, a student at St. Elizabeth High in Wilmington and the reigning champion of the National Junior Girls Tournament, is one of four bowlers who will represent the United States at the Pan-American FIQ Youth Bowling Championships, to be held July 23 to 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The letters FIQ stand for Federation Internationale des Quilleurs, or International Bowlers Federation.
April 9, 2013 |
Hugh Campbell started running at age 86, joined a running club at 87, and broke the world indoor record in 3,000 meters for his age group at the University of Delaware last month, at 88. "They got all excited," said Campbell, "because they found when they had a world-record beater, there was a need for a drug test, and they didn't know what in the world to do about it. " He waited for nearly an hour as officials huddled. "The new masters drug-testing rules were difficult to interpret," said Robin Jefferis, a meet official.
March 20, 2013 |
The drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that it would cut or move 1,200 jobs from its facility in Wilmington by the end of 2015, with the research and development functions mainly going to Gaithersburg, Md. The British-based pharmaceutical giant has struggled in recent years as profits from key drugs plummeted because of generic competition, and it has been cutting operations in Delaware. About 650 U.S. jobs will be eliminated, with most of those coming from the Wilmington total.
April 9, 1999 |
Ben Chernow, president of Golden American Life Insurance Co., cut the ribbon yesterday to mark his company's move from Wilmington to Chester County. And already he is talking about bursting the seams of the new 125,000-square-foot headquarters leased in Glenloch Corporate Center. "We have about 300 employees. We anticipate in the next few years housing about 600 people in this facility and, with luck, I anticipate outgrowing this," he said. The company, which sells variable annuities, has been growing quickly.
March 13, 1998 |
"Wilmington?" That was the response of most people when they heard we were writing an article about what to do in the biggest city in the second-smallest state. Many folks know it as the home of the DuPont Co., or as the dateline for the sensational murder trials of Thomas Capano, and Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson. But if you went there, other than for commerce or litigation, it was probably for a touring Broadway show at the Playhouse, or a headliner at the historic Grand Opera House - and then you skedaddled out of town.