WEATHER ALERT: Weather warning upgraded, road conditions dangerous, libraries closed

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Storm Warning for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Up to 4 inches of snow is now forecast, with visibility potentially under a mile, and numerous accidents...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 3:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for area, with snow, bitter temperatures predicted

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Weather Advisory for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Although this snow event is not expected to cause great disruption to the state, state officials are...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:15am

New yard waste facility offers options

With all of the talk about universal recycling and the “bottle bill,” the state’s new yard-waste ban seems to have gone under the radar, but there are changes in that area for 2011, as well.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 6:37am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions still treacherous; State offices, employees in Sussex on delayed start

While the limited state of emergency and driving warning was lifted Monday night in all parts of the state, some roads in rural areas remained unplowed or have been covered again by snow, so state officials said that motorists should drive only...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 11:38pm

WEATHER ALERT: State battles wind, drifting snow in recovery efforts; wind advisory in effect

High winds and continued blowing snow were keeping much of the state in a catch-up mode mid-day on Monday, Dec. 27, as crews tried to clear roads following a day and night of snow. Central and southern Delaware – particularly Sussex County – were...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Blowing snow keeps road conditions difficult; Level 1 driving warning remains in effect

With overnight blizzard conditions lifting, most Delaware roads remained difficult in the southern and central portions of the state Monday morning as crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continued to battle blowing and...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:47am

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: December 26, 2010 Governor issues limited State of Emergency for Delaware drivers

December 26, 2010

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency with a “Level 1 Driving Warning” to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kent and Sussex counties for a storm that is now predicted to dump up to 18 inches of snow on the...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 12:58pm

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard Warning until Monday morning -- 12-18 inches of snow now predicted


Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:25am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow storm rapidly covering state; driving could be treacherous in all areas

The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 P.M., Monday, Dec. 27. Snow has been falling throughout the state and will become steadily heavier in the afternoon and evening. Accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:00am

WEATHER ALERT: Beebe Medical Center announces closings due to snowstorm

Beebe Medical Center has canceled all elective surgeries for Monday, Dec. 27, due to the winter storm. All satellite facilities also will be closed, including Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 7:52am

BREAKING NEWS: State braces for major snow storm; driving precautions urged statewide

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 7 A.M. Sunday, Dec. 26, until 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 27. There will be heavy, blowing snow throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, and there is the potential for...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:06am

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday; hazardous road conditions reported


Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Watch in effect -- 6+ inches expected through Monday


Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 8:07am

Frankford to hire second full-time police officer

The Frankford Town Council voted on Monday to accept a $188,153 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) hiring grant that would allow the town to hire one additional full-time officer for a period of three years. That would take the...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 5:36am

'Study' could impact hundreds of properties, owners

While Millsboro is the only town that has, to date, held a formal vote on a resolution to support the Route 113 Blue Alternative as-is – the vote passed with only one dissenter, Councilman Greg Hastings – there is plenty of opposition to the plan...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:35am

Local students take home free turkeys for Thanksgiving

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, each student at the George Washington Carver Academy in Frankford climbed aboard his or her afternoon bus with something a little unusual: a frozen turkey. In the school’s ninth annual Turkey Drive, students of the former...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 2:45am

DelDOT: Route 113 bypass project will impact most of our area

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The U.S. Route 113 North/South Study (according to DelDOT Project Manager Monroe Hite, III, the terms “project” and “study” can be used...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:38pm

Grant getting Bennett peachy keen on blueberries

Perhaps best known for his family’s peach business – Bennett Orchards, near Frankford – Hail Bennett, a recent graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina, will be stepping out with a new kind of fruit project in the coming months:...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:06am

Fundraiser brings in $1,600 for cancer charity

During the Frankford Fall Festival this past weekend, the Frankford Postmaster Lyndon Haynes and his eight employees culminated their month-long “Stand Up to Breast Cancer” fundraiser, raising $1,604 for the Wellness Community-Delaware.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:16pm

Atkins and Hastings vie for District 41 representative seat

Voter information

To be eligible to vote in the state of Delaware, voters must be United States citizens, residents of Delaware (proof required), 18 or older and mentally competent. The general election is set for Nov. 2. Polls will be...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:19am

Frankford postal workers raising funds to fight cancer

When Frankford Postmaster Lindon Haynes heard how his colleague Bonita Oyler had survived breast cancer, he decided to raise money for the cause.

“After listening to her story… It affects so many people – you wouldn’t believe,” said Haynes...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 3:38am

Frankford Fall Festival offers small town family fun

Frankford will hold its fifth Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, starting with a parade at noon.

Depending upon the number of participants, the parade will start at either the town hall or the Presbyterian Church. Children in costume are...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:45am

Four-month investigation nets 18 drug arrests

Local and state police forces this week concluded a four-month investigation into drug sales in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Ocean View areas with the arrest of 18 alleged drug distributors. Police said the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:10am

Nov. 2 election means déjà vu in 41st

On Nov. 2, residents of Delaware’s 41st Representative District will vote to elect the person who will represent them in Legislative Hall for the next two years. Republican-turned-Democrat and incumbent Rep. John Atkins is again being challenged...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:57am

Frankford to venture onto world wide web

Frankford residents will soon have a new way to find out information and interact with the town, with the Frankford Town Council’s approval this week of a contract with a Web site developer who will create an official town Web site.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 3:02pm

County approves helicopter landing site near Frankford

Sussex County Council this week approved a conditional use for a private helicopter landing site near Frankford, for use of the property’s owner, who said he would use the helicopter to visit local sites.

The conditional use permits the...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:49am

BREAKING NEWS: PNC Bank in Millville Giant robbed -- suspect sought by police

Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.

Police said the suspect – described as a white man, about 5 feet...

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

DoJ permanently closes two Frankford drug houses

In a move that has left neighbors relieved, Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III on Tuesday announced the permanent closure of two Frankford-area properties that he said have been the site of constant drug crime and violence over...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 6:10am

Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.


Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

Carper meets with local business owners to talk shop

Some area businesspeople got to sit down and pick the brain of U.S. Sen. Tom Carper on Friday, Aug. 21. Mike Nally of Miken Builders, along with some of his staff, and Mike Jahnigan of the Sun Group of Businesses, with some of his staff, each met...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:46am

Three arrested in Sussex scrap-metal thefts

Delaware State Police last week arrested three Bridgeville residents in connection with a series of thefts and attempted thefts of scrap metal from locations in Frankford, Millsboro and Delmar in late June.

Police said the thefts and...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:57am

Bennett Orchards offers perfect peach

Hail Bennett is the sixth generation to farm his family’s land, which has been under the family’s ownership since 1867. Bennett’s father, Jim, planted the first peach trees on 25 acres of the family farm in 1982.

“Before that, it was all...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:43am

Biden teaching kids to be safe online

The Internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives. It’s changed the way we learn, communicate and spend our time, especially for today’s youth. But there are risks out there, hiding behind the anonymity and ambiguity of the Internet...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:47am

Frankford water plant set to go online soon

After years of concern, confusion, controversy, effort and, finally, construction, Frankford’s new water plant is about to come online. At the Aug. 2 meeting of the town council, Councilman Jesse Truitt said the town was on schedule to turn on...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:42am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

Shockley Town Road closed for cross-road pipe replacement

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this week announced the closure of Shockley Town Road between Frankford School Road and Route 20/Pyle Center Road near Frankford for the replacement of a crossroad pipe. The road was to be closed at 7 a.m...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:48am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Frankford approves budget, new water rate

The Town of Frankford held its yearly budget hearing on Monday, June 28. This was the second budget hearing for the proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year.

Kicking off the hearing, Town Administrator Terri Truitt read a letter from Town...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:12am

Lane restrictions planned for Frankford area

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that DelDOT’s maintenance crews will do surface treatment repairs, commonly known as “tar and chip,” through July 2, for the following roads throughout Sussex County:


Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:44am

Frankford’s library preparing for expansion

Anyone who has ever been to the Frankford Public Library knows that tons of resources and information is packed into a pretty small space there.

The library, which started with a $100 grant from the State of Delaware and a 28-book...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:38am

Police Beat -- Frankford

Frankford man arrested on drug charges

Selbyville police this week arrested a 20-year-old Frankford man on drug charges after initially pursuing him because he was believed to have outstanding warrants. On Saturday, May 29, about 1 p.m.,...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:03am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

Frankford approves 'Praise in the Park'

The Frankford Town Council held its monthly meeting on Monday, May 3. At the meeting, the Rev. Kim Tephabock of Dagsboro Church of God approached council about the church’s desire to use the town’s park to hold a community-night event called “...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:47am

All-in: Frankford Poker Room lays the right card for local charities

Over the past decade, the game of poker has spread like wildfire, with some of the largest television broadcasting companies across the map airing highly anticipated tournaments and competitions. The craze has spread throughout the First State,...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:00am

Women's group meets to help community

There are many people out there with a heart to give and who aren’t really sure how to do it best. For those there is Lunch with A Purpose, an informal gathering of women who meet every month for lunch and giving back. And 100 percent of money...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:08pm

Frankford makes progress on ordinance

The Frankford Town Council discussed in detail their proposed land development ordinance at a workshop last week with Kyle Gulbronson, the town’s engineering consultant, and Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader. The council had decided in November that...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:04am

Richardson wins local Jefferson Award

Frankford’s own Josephine “Jo” Richardson was recently chosen as WBOC-TV’s 2010 Jefferson Award winner. The Jefferson Awards are a national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. Richardson will now represent the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am