Dagsboro


BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations,...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:13pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:54pm

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:34pm

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday,...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:24pm

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:16pm

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:19pm

Parsons Farm to hold annual Fall Festival

For the past three years, Parsons Farms has been holding an annual Fall Festival, filled with fall fun for the whole family.

Coastal Point • File photo
The pumpkin field at Parsons Farms at last year’s Fall Festival. The festival...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:04pm

Death of junior firefighter shakes Dagsboro department

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company on Friday was mourning the loss of 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend, who was killed last Thursday night while responding to a fire call.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:37am

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left...

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Dagsboro fire company out of service after death of junior firefighter

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company on Friday was mourning the loss of 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend, who was killed Thursday night while responding to a fire call.

Justin Townsend memorial: A firefighter's memorial at the...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 9:43am

BREAKING NEWS: Dagsboro fire company out of service after death of junior firefighter

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company on Friday was mourning the loss of 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend, who was killed Thursday night while responding to a fire call.

Justin Townsend memorial: A firefighter's memorial at the...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 9:43am

Area police participating in Drug Take-Back this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law-enforcement agencies will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

“It’s a completely anonymous way of properly...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:03am

FIshkiller's granted conditional-use approval by county

The Sussex County Council this week voted to approve a conditional-use request for Fishkiller’s, near Dagsboro, filed on behalf of owner and waterman Chester “Chet” Townsend IV.

The county Planning & Zoning Commission had deferred...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:42pm

FIshkiller's granted conditional-use approval by county

The Sussex County Council this week voted to approve a conditional-use request for Fishkiller’s, near Dagsboro, filed on behalf of owner and waterman Chester “Chet” Townsend IV.

The county Planning & Zoning Commission had deferred...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:42pm

Indian River High School mourns the loss of Dagsboro teen

One week before the start of the school year, the coastal community was jolted by a fatal car collision that killed 17-year old Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Pavik of Dagsboro on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The community heard the heartbreaking...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:44pm

MAPP project might be canceled, according to officials

The Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project could be a no-go, according to electric company officials. Pepco Holdings, the parent company of Delmarva Power, Pepco and Atlantic City Electric, is reviewing a recommendation from the Transmission...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:30am

Rally at the Creek to raise money for breast cancer charity

Next month, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club will host the 16th Annual Rally at the Creek to raise money to support breast cancer awareness, research and education.

“It’s grown steadily,” said Judie Davis, who co-chairs the event with...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:03am

Pin Hunting: Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club

Winding through a peaceful housing community just off of Route 26, a few minutes outside of Bethany Beach, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club brings golfers along the backwaters of the Indian River Bay and Holts Landing State Park.

...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:45am

Dagsboro man arrested in Millsboro woman's murder

Less than a month after the body of 35-year old Millsboro resident Nicole Bennett was found along a dirt road in Maryland, police this week arrested 28-year-old Dagsboro resident Matthew Burton in connection with the crime.

Burton

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:24am

Fishkiller’s Lobster Shack enjoying hot summer and new digs

Historically, the term “fishkiller” referred to the watermen who traditionally returned with a profitable catch time and time again. Well, Captain Chet Townsend, owner of the aptly named Fishkiller’s Lobster Shack near Dagsboro, is taking...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Dagsboro man arrested in Bennett murder case

Maryland State Police homicide investigators reported on July 6 that they had charged a Dagsboro-area man in connection with the murder of Nicole Bennett of Millsboro, who was found dead in the Whaleyville, Md., area on June 15.

Matthew...

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 4:25pm

Jayne's Reliable adds Coastal Classics to its inventory

When Karen and David Jayne noticed Patti Lewis browsing through their store on Main Street in Dagsboro, Jayne’s Reliable, they realized two things: she wore a Bethany Beach Fire Department T-shirt and she knew their business better than a casual...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:04am

I've got the blues--berries, that is

It’s the bluest time of year, with bright oceans, warm skies and fresh local blueberries. And this July, Parsons Farms Produce has the local market cornered on U-pick berries.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Tyler Parsons points out the...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:47am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Progress for Prostate golf tournament returning to Cripple Creek

The 9th Annual Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament will be returning to Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club later this summer, and the number of participants is soaring. The tournament was introduced nearly a decade ago by local playwright Bob...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

Postal Service consolidation plans expected to have minimal local impact

While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
The Dagsboro post cut...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:55am

A bridge for this century: Charles W. Cullen Bridge opens at Indian River Inlet

After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy the trip over the new Charles W. Cullen...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:35am

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

AJGA to hold tournament at Cripple Creek

This May, 96 junior golfers will be traveling from all over the East Coast to Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club, to play in the 2012 American Junior Golf Association’s Preseason Junior Tournament.

“We have always kept our ears open for...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:20am

Frankford to host children's day-park again

Unite Sussex will once again be able to use Frankford’s town park this summer for a refuge for school-age children with their second US Camp, Town officials confirmed this week. Last summer, they had 121 children registered over the seven weeks...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:31am

Dagsboro Church of God to hold fifth annual Easter Egg hunt -- & Easter happenings

On Sunday, April 8, Dagsboro Church of God will hold its 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

“We have a church service that begins at 9 a.m. Immediately following the service is the egg hunt,” explained the Rev. Jeremy Ferruccio. “There are some...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:12am

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:19am

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Unite Sussex offers grants for rent and utilities

People needing assistance with their monthly bills can find some relief through a new Unite Sussex grant. Unite Sussex is a local program that brings together churches, charities and communities to help people find the resources they need. The...

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:31am

Lighthouse Christian readies for return in chess tourney

Chess is a game of strategy, tactics and careful calculations – something that the students at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Dagsboro know very well. Next month, the team – composed of more than a dozen elementary- and middle-school students –...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 3:46am

Local sixth-grader collects title as top canned-good collector

Jenna Rischitelli, a sixth-grader at Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro, recently collected the most canned goods in a Delaware Quarter Horse Youth Association contest — collecting 707 in just one week with the help of her classmates and...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:58am

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:11am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

Holiday concert to be held at St. George's Chapel on Sunday

If you’re still in the Christmas spirit, then you may want to put off taking down your Christmas tree and consider attending Prince George’s Chapel’s annual Olde Christmas Musical Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8.

The annual event, sponsored...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:19am

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
 
Police said that, about 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 23, a black man entered Holts Liquors located on Atlantic Avenue...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:30am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Historic theater and local church partner for ‘Wonderful Life’

If the mayhem of Christmas shopping, planning and baking is just a little too much this season, there is another way to get into the holiday spirit, without lifting a finger. In fact, people can just sit back and relax with a good old-fashioned...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:15am

Dagsboro to hold tree-lighting ceremony Sat. Nov. 26

Once local holiday celebrants have finished their big Thanksgiving meal and shopped ’til they dropped on Black Friday, they can continue the holiday weekend by spending Saturday evening at the Town of Dagsboro’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:23am

Local Lions help Dagsboro plant more than a dozen trees

The Town of Dagsboro was recently the recipient of some needed man-hours, thanks to the Lord Baltimore Lions Club. Members of the club, as well as Kyle Hoyd, the Urban Forestry Coordinator for the state of Delaware, and E.J. Chalabala and Eric...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:51am

Thanksgiving for Thousands still a local holiday tradition

More than 17 years ago, Roger Marino had a vision of helping the less fortunate around the holiday season. Today, his food drive initiative, Thanksgiving for Thousands, has helped countless families throughout the Delmarva peninsula enjoy their...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:42am