First for October 13, 2017

Exodus from Christina
A total of 8,700 students from Christina School District attend non-district schools. That’s 38 percent, far more than any other district in the state. This growing problem has left several schools far below capacity, especially Christina’s three traditional high schools. The exodus of students from Christina is also costing taxpayers millions of dollars annually.

Tornoe Spin
It’s no secret that Delaware is a blue state. And so we have to assume that President Trump’s affection for Twitter has an impact on some of us. Does it have an impact on Rob Tornoe? Let’s ask him.

Lolah Soul
A chance encounter sparked a business idea for a Wilmington woman. Kymsha Martin took that concept, stepped out on faith and created a fearless line of jewelry under the brand name Lolah Soul.

First Person: Rich Heffron
If business is the engine that drives the economy then you’ll want to hear what our First Person has to say this week.Rich Heffron is the president of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce.

Morgan Hurd
Fingers crossed for the future success of 16-year-old gymnast Morgan Hurd from Middletown surprised lots of people last weekend by winning the gold medal in all around at the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships last weekend in Montreal. She came home Wednesday to lots of cheers.

First Experience: Robert Straight
Robert Straight has been an artist and a teacher of art for over four decades. Last year he retired from the University of Delaware, but retirement hasn’t slowed him down at all. Robert spends most days in his studio working on his art. Check out his work and the thought behind it.

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