Frankford


Ida leaves mark along Delaware’s coast [PHOTO SLIDESHOW]

Last weekend’s storm may not have impacted the Delaware shore the way the Storm of 1962 rolled up the coast, but restoration and recovery are definitely an eminent part of the weather’s aftermath.

Coastal Point • J. Pryor, S. Lyons, M.P....

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:15am

County seeking damage reports

Sussex County emergency managers are asking property owners and residents affected by last week’s coastal storm to report any damage to homes, businesses, cars or other property so officials can gain a clear picture of the extent of destruction...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:13am

Sussex County man captains winning catch in Alaskan Halibut Derby

Frankford native Ron Hurley has always had a passion for fishing, and ever since moving to Alaska 11 years ago, he has pursued that passion, heading a charter boat company in the nation’s last frontier. His love for the sport just earned him more...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:27am

Route 1 reopens, most other area roads deemed passable

The Delaware Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed due to this week's storm, announcing that, about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, all lanes of Route 1 in the area of the Indian River Bridge had been reopened.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 6:05am

Inland flooding and beach erosion remain after storm [PHOTOS]

Property owners and residents in low-lying areas of coastal Delaware continued this weekend to feel the impact of what many are calling Nor’Ida – former Hurricane Ida, turned nor’easter – despite the scaling back of the storm to a stiff breeze...

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 4:08am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Bevy of Sussex roads closed due to high water, storm damage

The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued an extensive list of road closures in Sussex County due to this week's storm. The list was updated on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The closed roadways include: Old Mill Road in Millville, Holts...

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 1:35am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Storm breaches dunes at Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick and Inlet Bridge [PHOTOS]

The remnants of Hurricane Ida continued to wallop the Delaware coastal area on Friday, Nov. 13, with winds expected to continue to average around 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. While that is a reduction from Thursday’s 45 mph peak sustained...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:44am

WEATHER ALERT: Delawareans urged to take care of pets, livestock, poultry in tropical storm

Friday’s state of emergency is not a hurricane, but the weather is severe, and Elainea Goldthwaite, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Delaware Animal Response coordinator, is urging Delawareans to be mindful of their pets and livestock as...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 2:50am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County continues to see storm effects, more flooding expected

Sussex County emergency officials on Friday morning, Nov. 13, were continuing to monitor the major coastal storm affecting the region, but said they were optimistic that once the early morning high-tide cycle was complete, conditions might...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 12:59am

WEATHER ALERT: State of emergency declared for Sussex, Kent counties

Gov. Jack Markell has declared a state of emergency for Kent County and Sussex County to better enable response to the current storm, effective at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Earlier on Thursday, Markell authorized the Delaware National...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 2:06pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal storm battering Sussex County (photos) -- IRSD schools closed Friday

Route 1 closed in both directions at IRIB

Delaware Department of Transportation officials have completely closed Route 1 at the Indian River Inlet Bridge as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. The road is closed both northbound and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:16am

Band-Jam Trivia offers entertaining alternative for restaurant patrons

As cooler weather rolls in and the heavy traffic of summer dwindles, local restaurants are looking for alternative ways to cater to their customers, especially in the current economy. For one musical duo, the answer is simple: Friends and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:57am

Family, local vet pull together for Myriah

Long gone are the days when a pet was sick, there was little else to do but put them “down” or put them “to sleep.” Now, with the technological advances similar to that of human medicine, dogs and other companion animals can have a shot at longer...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:38am

Hocker’s offers savings of food and gas

Starting Nov. 13, Hocker’s and G&E will be offering customers a gas rewards program. For every $100 spent, customers will receive 10 cents per gallon off of gas purchased at Hocker’s or G&E. Through the Hocker’s G&E Gold Card...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:26am

Service group looks for members

Those looking to get involved in their community may want to give the Southern Sussex Rotary at try. The world’s first service organization is looking for members in the area.

“It’s a community thing,” explained Southern Sussex member...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:24am

County BoA confirms use for equipment storage

In a case that details the kinds of conflict that can happen as an area is developed, a 1-acre property near Millville has been the source of discord between the property owner and neighbors in recent years, as they battle over an ongoing use...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:14am

Bluewater Wind acquired by NRG

In a move that garnered praise from Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Congressional delegation, NRG Energy Inc. this week announced that it had acquired Bluewater Wind, one of the nation’s leading offshore wind development businesses, from Babcock...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:08am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, high wind, high surf warnings for Delaware coast

IRSD schools closing an hour early

Due to inclement weather, Indian River School District schools will close one hour early on Thursday, Nov. 12. There will be no after school or evening activities, including adult education classes....

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 4:07am

WEATHER ALERT: Ida remnants bring high wind warning, high surf advisory, coastal flood watch for Delaware beaches

Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa.
9:43 a.m. EST, Wed., Nov. 11, 2009

... High wind warning in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 4:42am

WEB EXCLUSIVE: 'Vietnam Mailbag' book event set for Nov. 12 in Selbyville

The Selbyville Library will host author Nancy Lynch on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lynch will present the audience with a DVD slideshow presentation and talk about her book “Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War, 1968-1972.” She will also be...

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 6:01am

County working on dog control ordinance

\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:42am

Frankford water plant construction to start

All the paperwork is signed and work was expected to start Nov. 3 to retrofit the “new-old water plant” in Frankford, said Town Council President Greg Johnson on Nov. 2. The quote for construction costs to get the plant running properly is $646,...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:27am

Intersection in Frankford fatal crash gets serious scrutiny

Frankford Neighborhood Watch members, with guests state Rep. John Adkins and Sen. George H. Bunting, heard from Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) representatives this week concerning their efforts to make sure the stop sign at the...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 7:47am

Flu shots offered to IRSD students

During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12. Vaccination consent forms must be signed and returned by Friday, October 23. Parents are asked to...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 8:55am

Indian River Inlet Bridge open house/tour postponed due to weather

Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:33am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex

A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:

Coastal Flood Advisory
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:31am

Parson's Farm to host Harvest Festival

What exactly does a Punkin’ Chunkin’ contraption look like?

Well, for people who have never seen one in action, Parson’s Farm and Produce on Armory Road is inviting everyone out to its first annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10,...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:38pm

Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Antioch AME continues tradition of 117 years

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, George Beckett, Linden Tunnell and Albert Oliver led the prayer band west from the open pavilion called “the bower,” toward one of the cottages, called “tents,” that encircle the place of worship. Through...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:41pm

BREAKING NEWS: Southwest takes Senior League Softball World Championship

The USA Southwest team from Louisiana defeated host team District III from Laurel, Del., 3-2, on Saturday, Aug. 15, in a back-and-forth match-up where scoring came off both stolen bases and an out-of-the-park homerun. After dramatically taking a...

Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 7:58am

Bethel Tabernacle to host Summer Fun

Bethel Tabernacle in Clarksville is planning an expansion and, with a little help from the community, that expansion could be imminent. The design of a new worship center, planned to be added onto the back of the existing building, located on...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:37am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closures in Selbyville-Frankford area changed to Aug. 11

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced on Aug. 7 that temporary road closures originally scheduled for overnight between Aug. 6 and 7 had been rescheduled to overnight between Aug. 11 and 12, due to weather conditions. The...

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 10:25am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closures in Selbyville-Frankford area overnight

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has announced that temporary road closures for a short period of time beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, will be in effect to move an oversized load...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:24am

Students using their summer breaks to read

Although school is about to start yet again, there are plenty of students that didn’t take the summer off. The Summer reading programs and Pizza and Paperbacks programs are wrapping up at both the Selbyville and Frankford Public Libraries.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:16am

Frankford discusses renovations

Frankford Town Council met on Monday, Aug. 3 for their monthly meeting, discussing a number of issues pertinent to the town.

Much of the meetings discussion centered on the town’s contracted plans to renovate, and update the town’s sewer...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:14am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

Young farmers help grow family traditions

For generations, local farm families have been staples throughout the area’s agricultural community, providing residents and visitors alike with some of the freshest products and produce in the region. While names such as Johnson, Parsons,...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:00am

Parsons Farm hosts Epicurean Kids

As a mother of two young ones, I know it’s hard to find things to do in the summer that don’t involve the hustle and bustle of the beach. Don’t get me wrong – the beach is great – but one of the luxuries of living here is being able to enjoy the...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:41am

Youth group brings mission work home

Because need knows no boundaries and people everywhere are hurting, the youth at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville took their mission trip this year without even leaving home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Members...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:43am

Four arrested in Frankford bust

On Thursday July 2, the Delaware State Police, along with the Milford Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dianne Cottingham on Blueberry Lane in Frankford, in connection with a drug investigation. According to the DSP...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:54am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

Coastal Point • Submitted
ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

County puts financial muscle behind Blue Hen

Having recently approved a conditional use for property near Frankford that is in the process of becoming a yard-waste recycling business, Sussex County Council members on Tuesday, June 2, put some of the county’s financial muscle behind the...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:11am

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Public opposition raised to business rezoning

Nearby residents are not happy with an application to re-zone about four acres west of Muddy Neck Road from AR-1 Agricultural Residential District to a B-1 Neighborhood Business District. At the public hearing at Sussex County Planning and Zoning...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:43pm

Lend a lily, recycle that rosemary

For people looking for a way to spend some time with like-minded people and not spend any money, there’s a free plant exchange this Sunday, May 17, at noon. The exchange will run until 3 or 4 p.m. and is designed to be a way for people to drop...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:24pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

Child Resource Expo set for Saturday in Frankford

Fellowship Health Resources and Tigger’s Toyland Childcare in Dagsboro have partnered to offer a Child Resource Expo on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company in Frankford.

The expo will offer a...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:52am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am