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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.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
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.

Coastal Point •...

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.

Coastal Point • File photo
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

Omar Road improvement project to continue through next week

Roads east of Frankford are getting a facelift for autumn as roadwork continues on Omar Road.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) began the road by removing strips of pavement from the edges of both lanes in the 4.8-mile...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:47am

ELDERinfo hosting free financial assistance session

ELDERinfo will host a free information session titled “Financial Assistance for People with Medicare” on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library. Those interested in attending are being asked to sign up at the front desk of the library...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:46am

TOPSoccer registration open for children with disabilities

River Soccer Club is leveling the playing field this fall by hosting the TOPSoccer program, designed for young athletes with disabilities. Now in its eighth year, The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) offers an opportunity to learn and play...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:02am

Frankford approves more improvements for town park

The second phase of improvements to Frankford’s town park is now in the works, after the Frankford Town Council voted on Monday to amend the original Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund Grant for the project, for a total amount of $35...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:50am

Delaware Burn Camp set to be held at Camp Barnes

In two weeks, 14 children from all over Delaware, as well as some from Pennsylvania and Maryland, will be visiting Camp Barnes for the Fourth Annual Delaware Burn Camp.

“The camp came about because of some thought there was a need for a...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:48pm

Three-day camp includes athletes from all over state

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from all over the state journeyed to Camp Barnes to participate in a three-day summer camp.

“Back in 2000, we really wanted to provide our athletes...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:25am

Book club gets answers straight from the author's mouth

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Megan Hart, in green, talks about her book, ‘All Fall Down,” in Bethany Beach recently.

Well, not really, but threatening clouds were the backdrop for a Frankford...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 3:58am

Mariner's Work Camp huge success

Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.

...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:15am

Frankford getting positive response to new park amenities

The town park remained a bright spot in Frankford this week as Police Chief William Dudley and others praised the new basketball court that has been installed and the walking path and other improvements that have been made in the past few weeks...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:38am

Programs for children of all ages on offer in Frankford

Summer reading programs are sizzling up at the Frankford Library.

The library’s staff is inviting children and teens to attend performances and to keep track of their reading to receive rewards. Registration forms, reading logs and, of...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:34am

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

Unite Sussex Day Camp offers food, fun, and fitness in Frankford

Unite Sussex once again is offering its U.S. Camp at Frankford’s town park. The summer camp started this week and is now in full swing.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Children play at the Unite Sussex daycamp in Frankford. The camp...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 3:23pm

Motorist charged with DUI after running over 7 year-old on bike

Delaware State Police this week were investigating a crash involving a 7-year-old girl who was struck and run over while riding her bike near Frankford last weekend.

According to DSP, the incident occurred on Saturday, June 9, around 7:30...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:44am

Walking path among new additions at park

The additions to Frankford’s town park are taking shape. As of this week, there is a new walking path at the park, paid for with a matching grant from the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. Town Clerk Terry Truitt said the grant was...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:41am

Frankford discusses park restrooms, noise ordinance

The Frankford Town Council recently discussed possible ways to make restrooms in the town park more accessible. Councilwoman Joanne Bacon said it had come to her attention that it has been mostly Town Clerk Terry Truitt and Council President...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:22am

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