BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

Local church contemplates history and history-making event

The inauguration of President Barack Obama in January makes this year’s Black History Month especially significant for members of Frankford’s Antioch AME church. Like Obama, the Rev. James Foster, Antioch’s pastor, looks to history to guide the...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:46pm

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Yard waste facility gets county approval

The recent approval by Sussex County Council of a yard-waste compost facility means the new Sussex facility could be up and running by summer.

Blue Hen Organics would be only the second such facility in the state, said owner Robert Tunnell...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:31pm

Frankford elections canceled

This Saturday won’t see town council elections in Frankford after all. Town Manager Terry Truitt announced the cancellation of what would have been the town’s first elections in eight years at a Feb. 1 council meeting, citing the disqualification...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:53pm

Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Perhaps just as popular a topic a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:41pm

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:28pm

Local beaches much changed in five years--5 year anniversary section

There is no question that one of the biggest changes to the Delaware shore in the last five years is the completion of major reconstruction projects for area beaches. After years of suffering from beach erosion and risk to homes near the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:26pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.


According to the DSP, on Jan. 28,...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

Frankford water plant ready to go to bid

After being stalled for the better part of five years, Frankford’s municipal water plant is finally ready to move to the completion phase. Town Manager Terry Truitt told the Coastal Point this week that the pre-bid meeting for the completion...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:32am

Frankford to hold first election in eight years

Frankford officials are preparing for a rare occurrence in the town: an election. For the first time in eight years, more than just the incumbent council members are running for seats on the town council.

Three candidates have filed for...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:16am

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

Warmer air over the cold ground covered with snow and sleet,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:18am

Lost: 500,000 gallons of water (and rising)

As many environmentally- and cost-conscious consumers aim to reduce their water usage by ensuring their toilets, faucets and pipes don’t leak, Frankford officials are looking to plug a leak of an altogether different scale.


Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 6:03am

Frankford council election deadlines near

Frankford citizens who want to vote in town council elections this year, or who want to run in those elections, need to move quickly, as deadlines for voter registration and council candidacy are near.

In fact, Friday, Jan. 9, is the last...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:41am

Frankford homeowners compete in decor

Since 1985, the Town of Frankford has held an annual holiday decorating contest. Town judges secretly ride about, scouting out the house with the best display.

“We try to inspire people to enjoy the holiday. It’s not so much a competition...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:17am

Frankford Elementary picks up another honor

Frankford Elementary, named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2004, has now received national recognition for the second time in five years. The school was recently named a National Distinguished Title I School, an award sponsored by the National...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:15am

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

From the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City to stringing decorations on ones sitting in our homes, there’s little that resonates the spirit of the holiday quite like a sparkling spruce. But in the hustle and...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:39am

Three men arrested in Frankford attempted murder

Three Selbyville men turned themselves into police on Monday, Nov. 10, in relation to incidents in Frankford on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7 – including an alleged attempted murder.

According to the Delaware State Police, a group of...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8:14am

Community Lutheran Church gives back

Churches are always a great place to look for people helping other people, and the Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is no exception. They have a whole team of volunteers who make it their goal to carry love, care and concern for others into...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8:04am

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

Frankford to kick off fall with big festival

Those looking for a parade and a celebration marking the end of October – and the beginning of trick-or-treating time – need look no further than Frankford and their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25.

This year’s festival will be...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:46am

Frankford Post Office holds open house

The Frankford Post Office held an open house on Friday, Oct. 10, to showcase the U.S. Postal Service’s Web site at to patrons wanting to learn more.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
The Frankford Post Office held an open...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:33am

Murray back in the hair game at Grant’s

For those looking for a haircut from a seasoned professional but who don’t necessarily need the hustle and bustle of a full-service hair salon, Grant’s Hair Salon on Omar Road may be just the ticket.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:50am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Frankford man arrested after marijuana seizure

Delaware State Police on Sept. 18 arrested a Frankford-area man in connection with the seizure of marijuana plants they had spotted Sept. 17 during an aerial search as part of a marijuana eradication operation. Troopers arrested Stephen L. Rogers...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:02am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am

Frankford library to offer healthy story hours

The Frankford Public Library is offering a healthy-story-hour series this fall. By reading stories that encourage kids to eat healthy and be active, library representatives said they hope to influence kids to eat lots of fruits and vegetables (...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:43am

Parents find an educational blessing at Most Blessed Sacrament

Denise Curtis and her husband wanted to try something different when they moved to Delaware. Their children had attended public school in Montgomery County, Md., and although that public school system is noted as one of the best in the country...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:09am

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Special to the Coastal Point • John Dux
Candidates for state office, Bryon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:26am

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:57am

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

UEK Delaware receives DNREC grant

UEK Delaware, L.P. a Frankford based tidal energy company, recently received notice of a grant approval from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) Green Energy Office.

The grant will be for the company to install a three...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:39am

Frankford fire hall nears end of renovations

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company is in the last stretch of its $3.3 million renovation and construction project.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company is close to finishing major renovation and...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

Dirickson Creek fish kill linked to weather

Though some local residents are concerned about potentially toxic organisms in the water, last week’s hot, sunny weather is considered a likely culprit in the fish kill that left approximately 30,000 juvenile Atlantic menhaden dead in Dirickson...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 6:55am

Fish kill hits Dirickson Creek

Another local waterway saw a massive fish kill this week, as thousands of peanut bunker were killed in Dirickson Creek, off Old Mill Bridge Road, near Selbyville.

Rich Donofrio told the Coastal Point that he’d spotted the fish kill on...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:27am

More than just a honey of a hobby

Self-described hobbyist beekeeper Devin Hudson of Honey Bee Lake Apiaries in Frankford is not new to the idea of selling his goods at farmers’ markets. His family has been selling to beachgoers for generations.Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 9:53am

BREAKING NEWS: Ambulance crash kills patient, paramedic

UPDATED: A paramedic and her patient were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 24 near Rehoboth Beach in the early hours of Tuesday morning, June 17, after the ambulance swerved to avoid a deer.

According to Delaware State Police,...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 3:28am