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

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Offices, schools closed, events canceled

[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.

Winds continued to remain gusty early...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:32pm

WEATHER ALERT: Farmers asked to assist emergency responders with tractors

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center late Wednesday night put out the call for additional farmers throughout the county to lend equipment and aid so fire and ambulance crews can reach residents in an emergency.

EOC Director Joseph...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:30pm

WEATHER ALERT: Help wild songbirds survive winter

Delaware’s frigid temperatures, high winds and recent snowfalls can be difficult for the more than 40 species of wintering songbirds that share the state’s nature resources, state officials reminded the public mid-week. Their food sources – nuts...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22pm

URGENT WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles blocking roads will be moved, those stranded in cars must clear exhaust to avoid death or injury

State officials sent out an urgent message about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, noting that presently there are stranded and abandoned vehicles that are blocking some roads in Sussex County to the point that ambulances cannot proceed to make emergency...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:49pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm updates as of 2:35 p.m. -- Power, road crews temporarily suspend operations

A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:

• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.

• Delaware Electric Cooperative crews in Kent...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles ordered off roads as area again under blizzard warning

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all non-emergency vehicles ordered off the roads.

With the second winter storm in five days setting in, snowfall...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 11:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Power outages persist as area prepares for more snow and wind

State officials were reporting nearly 14,000 electric customers still without power – mostly in Sussex County – on Monday morning, as crews from Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative struggled to reach and repair outages from last...

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 3:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Road clearing and power restoration under way, up to 2 feet of snow in Sussex

With the National Weather Service reporting snow totals of 20 to 25 inches with drifts in Sussex County, 25 inches in New Castle County and 22 inches in Kent County from this weekend’s blizzard, a State of Emergency remained in effect at 9 a.m....

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 2:34am

WEATHER ALERT: Travel ban lifted as blizzard conditions end with more than 15 inches of snowfall

Snow from this weekend’s blizzard had begun to taper off around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, leaving much of the state paralyzed and snowbound, and tens of thousands without power, with as many as 39,000 homes and businesses left in the dark at peak...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 14 inches in Selbyville; whiteout conditions, power outages, travel prohibitions continue

A winter storm warning is in effect in the area until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. Light to moderate snow with embedded areas of heavy snow near the Atlantic coast was occurring across the area late this afternoon, adding about 6 inches of snow in...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 10:18am