Frankford


Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Frankford farmer named Outstanding Poultry Producer

Every year is a gamble for farmers, as lifelong farmer Chad Mitchell can attest.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Frankford poultry farmer Chad Mitchell was named Outstanding Poultry Farmer of the Year, just one of 12 farms so honored...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:48am

IRHSAA to hold first annual Beef & Brew

On Saturday, April 13, the Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) will hold its first Annual Beef & Brew to help the organization raise funds for ongoing projects.

“This is where we’re hoping to raise the funds that will...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:54am

Frankford water high in TTHM levels

The Town of Frankford recently received a notice from the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water that it was in violation of standards for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in its water system. Trihalomethanes are a byproduct...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:30am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Frankford properties seeking water service could be annexed

Frankford officials this week again discussed the possibility of providing town water service to the residents on Delaware Avenue and to Trinity Holiness Church. The issue has been under discussion since last fall, when Delaware Avenue residents...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:03pm

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

Arrests made in local home-invasion incident

Last week, four local men were arrested and charged after allegedly participating in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford.

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Earl T. Garrison

Antonio Pedrow, 23, of...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Carper, Markell praise local hosting of dual World Series

Starting in August, Delaware will be home to not one, but two World Series. That’s a big deal for a little state, said Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) in a Jan. 7 press conference at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:48am

Delays in water billing have Frankford residents asking questions

Water was a primary topic at Frankford’s town council meeting this week — specifically, the issue of water bills.

Robert Murray, who has rental property in the town, asked what the problem was with the water bills and asked why they could...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:43am

Frankford residents urged to apply for housing improvements

The Frankford Town Council heard from Sussex County’s Mike Jones this week, when Jones came to speak about eligibility criteria for the Sussex County Community Development and Housing (HPG-CDBG) program. Jones encouraged Frankford residents to...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:29am

Little Vegas poker lounge aims to raise funds for area charities

Darrell Hughes has been in the poker industry for nearly a decade, working as a tournament director and now owner of Little Vegas Sports Lounge.

“I was a tournament director for Go All In,” said Hughes. “I would travel around to different...

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 3:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Big League Softball World Series relocating to Roxana

The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors this week approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series tournament to Sussex County.

Currently, the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana is...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:24am

Fear not--traditional holiday lights will go on in Frankford

After some concern over whether the Christmas lighting in Frankford would be up on the electrical poles in time for this holiday season, town officials have confirmed they will. The lights are scheduled to be turned on Thanksgiving night, as they...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:03pm

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Ground broken for expansion of Frankford library

The Frankford Public Library broke ground for its expansion this past week after years of trying to make that dream a reality.

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Ret. State Sen. George H. Bunting, Library Director Liz Hamilton, Chair of...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:21am

Frankford Town Council discusses water and annexation

By Monica Scott

Staff Reporter

The Town of Frankford once again talked water and annexation with some residents just outside town limits. Last month, several Delaware Avenue residents and members of Trinity Holiness Church...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:52am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads

Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012. Until further notice, no motor vehicles should be operated on any road in the State of Delaware unless operated by essential personnel: "...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:27pm

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware National Guard continues preparation

The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.

“Within the next 12-18 hours, we will have approximately 250 support personnel in place and ready to assist with the needs of the state and...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Electric utilities offer tips for storm preparation

The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:

If a severe...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:15am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey being closed now

High water across Route 1 north of Indian River Inlet Bridge has forced Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to begin the process of closing Route 1 between Dewey & Bethany Beach. Please share with others who may be affected.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:41am

BREAKING NEWS: County offers detailed evacuation zones map, shelter and evacuation plans

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:29pm

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

Free pumpkin-carving event offered at Roots

Those who are looking for some good old-fashioned Halloween fun prior to Wednesday night may want to visit Roots Landscaping and Garden Center in Selbyville this Saturday to take part in a free pumpkin-carving event.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:53pm

Hickory Street to be closed for railroad track repairs

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) notified Frankford-area residents that Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the railroad crossing on Hickory Street between Clayton Avenue and Route 113 in Frankford this coming week for repairs to the...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:11pm

Frankford offering family fall fun on Oct. 27 with festival

Frankford’s annual Fall Festival will be held this year in conjunction with two other events — making Saturday, Oct. 27, a day with something for everyone in the town.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27, Beebe Medical Center will hold its...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:31pm

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.

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The pumpkin field at Parsons Farms at last year’s Fall Festival. The festival...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:04pm

Frankford considers expansion of town's water service

The Frankford Town Council agreed this week to look into the cost of making town water service available to Trinity Holiness Church and several houses on the south side of Delaware Avenue, after residents came to the Town and said their water was...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:25am

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 -- Frankford man charged in daytime burglaries of local homes

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Unit Detectives charged a Frankford man this week in connection with eight residential daytime burglaries of unoccupied residences in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Selbyville areas in August in which jewelry...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:48am

Frankford library project will not receive waiver from town

The Frankford Town Council decided this week not to waive building permit fees for the expansion of the Frankford Public Library, citing that similar exceptions had not been made in the past.

“The fire company, in 2007, spent approximately...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:44pm

Frankford library project will not receive waiver from town

The Frankford Town Council decided this week not to waive building permit fees for the expansion of the Frankford Public Library, citing that similar exceptions had not been made in the past.

“The fire company, in 2007, spent approximately...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:44pm

Man killed in crash on Pyle Center Road

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit this week was investigating a crash involving a motorcycle that occurred east of Frankford on Aug. 22 and killed a Georgetown man.

Police said the incident happened about 8:57 p.m. on...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:17pm