Millsboro


Wreaths Across America a green honor at veteran graves

Coastal Point • File Photo: Volunteers leave wreaths at a previous Wreaths Across America effort.Every winter, Wreaths Across America brings color and beauty to veterans’ gravesites. But the goal isn’t holiday décor — it’s remembrance.

In...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:04am

Allen Harim to build 70,000-square-foot hatchery near Dagsboro

Chicken producer and processor Allen Harim on Tuesday announced plans to invest $22 million to build a state-of-the art hatchery in Dagsboro. The new facility will have an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week.

“Our ‘No Antibiotic...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:37am

While touring the Merck Animal Health facilities in Millsboro, Millsboro Middle School students met several officials with an interest in agriculture, including U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, far left, and USDA Under-Secretary Michael Scuse, far right.

Students see first-hand that agriculture is more than seeds and soil

Millsboro Middle School is only a half-mile away from a major laboratory and vaccine manufacturer. But a small group of students experienced their very first trip inside the gates of Merck Animal Health facility for Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:18am

Nanticoke Powwow set to dance through the weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual Powwow will take place this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11.The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its 39th annual Powwow this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11, at the tribe’s powwow...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:57am

Millsboro man charged after 8-month human trafficking investigation

On Friday, Aug. 19, the Delaware State Police, along with the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division and the Ocean City Police Department, concluded an eight-month investigation into a human...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:43am

Woman gets 15 years in prison for role in Millsboro robbery

A 31-year-old Wilmington woman will spend 15 years in prison for her part in a home-invasion robbery that led to the shooting death of two Millsboro men. Rachel Rentoul pled guilty to Home Invasion, Robbery First Degree and Conspiracy Second...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:03am

Millville, Millsboro Food Lion stores purchased by Weis

Four Food Lion supermarkets in Sussex County, including one in Millville and one in Millsboro, have been purchased by Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets.

The grocery chain has purchased 38 Food Lion stores in in Maryland, Delaware and...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:39am

After 38 years, Lingo retires from Millsboro Town Hall

Coastal Point | Submitted: Millsboro Town Manager Faye Lingo, right center, and the Millsboro Town Council after Lingo's retirement announcement at the newly named Faye L. Lingo Reception Hall on Tuesday, July 5.Whenever he was driving by the...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Millsboro council says no to night construction, Facebook

The Millsboro Town Council had to make a quick decision at their July 5 town council meeting.

With DelDOT scheduling roadwork construction on West State Street between Washington Street and Ellis Street this coming week, the government-run...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:26am

Millsboro library prepares for annual book sale

The Friends of the Millsboro Library are preparing for their annual book sale. This year’s sale will take place on two weekends, July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6. A preview night for members will take place on Thursday, July 28.

Organizers noted...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:36am

Millsboro Lions induct members, install officers

On June 14, the Millsboro Lions Club inducted new members, installed new officers and recognized several Lions for outstanding service. Joining the club were Anna Piccolo, Melissa Morales and Dr. Laurie Conti. New officers for the coming year are...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:36am

BREAKING NEWS: Police seeking Millsboro man in Long Neck theft cases

The Delaware State Police on Wednesday asked for the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a Millsboro man wanted for various felonious crimes that were committed in the Long Neck area.

Nathan E. Lewandowski, 26 — with a last known...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 5:16am

Millsboro Children’s Parade to celebrate Yankee Doodle

The 10th Annual Children’s Parade and program will take place on July 4, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark’s Labyrinth at the corner of State and Ellis streets in Millsboro, hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:08pm

Tickets on sale for fall SoDel wine and food festival

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual SoDel Fest, which will include 18 local restaurants and more than 35 wines and spirits, music and more on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. in Millsboro. The event, organized by SoDelFest founder...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:41am

Police seeking tips in Millsboro home invasion

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home invasion that occurred north of Millsboro early last Saturday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, on Mrs. Catherine Lane,...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:45am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Ingrams Pond in...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:31am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Night work to begin on Route 113 and 26 road projects

To accommodate the holiday traffic, major road projects in the area have been put on hold from Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 30. After that, lane closures will be prohibited on Route 26 and Route 113 during peak daytime hours.

The...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Community looks to support 10-year-old boy

A community is rallying together after a 10-year-old was struck by a van south of Millsboro last weekend.

According to police, on Saturday, May 14, around 3:33 p.m. Garrett Rogers, 10, was attempting to retrieve two baseballs that...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:04am

Hundley comes home to Millsboro to clean up town

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Tyler Hundley poses with his new powerwashing setup in front of DQ in Millsboro. Hundley is the president of Looks New Powerwashing.It might seem like a long way from pursuing a music career in Nashville, but Tyler...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:13am

Charges against American Legion theft suspects dropped

Charges have been dropped — for now — in the cases of five men previously accused of embezzling more than $600,000 from American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro.

Two weeks after Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) made the April 7...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:29pm

Six suspected of $641K embezzlement at Millsboro Legion

Five leaders within American Legion Post 28 were arrested on Thursday, April 7, for allegedly stealing felonious amounts of money from the Millsboro veterans association.

An investigation by the Department of Safety & Homeland Security...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:44am

Humans helping their habitat at Earth Day events

Earth Day is a 46-year tradition designed to show Mother Earth some love.

People can plan an eco-friendly project of their own (plant a tree and turn off a light bulb), but local towns and groups are also hosting Earth Day events all month...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Five men charged in $641K embezzlement from Millsboro American Legion

UPDATED (Feb. 2, 2017): Charges against all five suspects in a Division of Gaming Enforcement investigation of alleged embezzlement of American Legion Post 28 (Millsboro) have now been dismissed, after investigators concluded that while there had...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:25am

Bridal Show to be held this weekend in Millsboro

Coastal Point • File photo: A wedding gown is modeled during last year’s eventThis weekend, the 21st Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show will give soon-to-be-wed couples the opportunity to meet with area vendors who hope to make their upcoming...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:49pm

Millsboro teens injured in Feb. 10 accident on Route 113

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious motor vehicle crash last week that injured five people, including three Millsboro teens.

Police said the incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, as a 17-year-...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:34am

Millsboro Middle School student picked as a top youth volunteer

Millsboro Middle School student Will Kenney, 13, of Delmar and Micah Freer, 18, of Wilmington were recently named Delaware’s top two youth volunteers of 2016 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:01am

Two Millsboro-area residents arrested in meth-lab bust

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit this week arrested two people after Probation & Parole officers located precursors for the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) at a residence on Hickman Lane near Millsboro.

Police...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:39am

Millsboro woman killed in crash on Mt. Joy Road

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit this week was investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning east of Millsboro.

Police said the incident occurred around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, as a 49-year-old...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:34am

New sheriff in town: Calloway sworn in as Millsboro chief

Millsboro Mayor John Thoroughgood told the public on Monday, Jan. 4, that while the Town of Millsboro may be losing their best motorcycle police officer, they’re gaining an excellent chief.

The Town is also losing an “acting chief,” which...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:05am

Police ask parents of Handy’s Little Disciples attendees for help

The Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a 10-month-old male infant at Handy’s Little Disciples daycare in Millsboro on Jan. 28, 2015, and requesting to speak with parents whose children attended the facility...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:04am

Arrest made in Millsboro-area home-improvement fraud case

The Delaware State Police this week arrested a 32-year-old Magnolia man as the result of investigations into multiple home-improvement fraud cases in the Millsboro area.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed the incidents...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:20am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Dagsboro Road to close at Route 113 for two weeks

This December, a two-week road closure will impact traffic south of Millsboro.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that Dagsboro Road (Route 20) will be closed between Cricket Street and U.S. Route 113,...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:13am

Millsboro Candy Cane Christmas Parade set for Dec. 9

Coastal Point • File Photo: During last year’s Millsboro Candy Cane Parade, a Girl Scout troop are dressed up as candy cane cuties.The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will ring in the Christmas Season with the 65th Annual Candy Cane...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:18am

Native American Day to be celebrated at Indian Museum

The Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro will host Native American Day festivities on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature Native American music, dance and face painting, as well as food and other items for sale...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:40am

Millsboro council to take action on speed limit concerns

When the Millsboro town council meeting got underway on Monday night, Plantation Lakes resident Neil Dickerson got up to talk to the council about an issue that had yet to be addressed, calling for a speed limit reduction on Route 24 headed into...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:37am

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen completed, now open in Millsboro

General contracting and construction management firm Gillis Gilkerson announced this week the completion of the new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Commerce Drive within Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center in Millsboro.

The 2,800-square-foot...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:45am

Renaissance residents perk up with pizza party

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Myna Bennett, 102, grins to get a hug from volunteer Cora Burgan.Every schoolchild knows that pizza day is the best. Senior citizens at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance nursing center still love pizza day, thanks to...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:18am

New bypass plan gets warmer response

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Engineer Shilpa Mallem of RK&K shows Tom Dolan a depiction of the new, smaller Millsboro bypass that could link Routes 113 and 24.The roads in Millsboro have worse congestion than a housekeeper with a...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:55am

State grant adds ‘grandeur’ to Cupola Park

Coastal Point • Submitted: Cupola Park has been dressed up a bit this year, with new paths and more.Cupola Park is rather stony-faced this year. But that’s a good thing, with new hardscaping to dress up Millsboro’s town park after the Garden Club...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:20am

Temporary golf course clubhouse approved for Plantation Lakes

While residents of Millsboro and the Plantation Lakes community won’t see a permanent clubhouse opening there until the spring of 2018, nine holes and a temporary clubhouse could be up and running soon.

At the town council meeting held on...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:12am

Public workshop planned for Oct. 14 for Route 113 bypass update

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will present to area residents an update on the U.S. Route 113 North/South Study for the Millsboro South area at a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

County approves commercial zoning for Route 20 property

Sussex County Council this week approved a change-of-zone application filed by Riverview Associates III LLC, for property located on the southwest side of Dagsboro Road, approximately halfway between Dagsboro and Millsboro. The property was zoned...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:39am

SoDel Fest to feature wine, food and music this fall in Millsboro

The stage is set for an event benefitting Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth. Presented by Schell Brothers, SoDel Fest, a celebration of wine, food and music will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:31am

Corn to Run set for Sept. 26 in Millsboro

East Coast Garden Center will host the 4th Annual Corn to Run 5K run/walk on Sept. 26. The event is held in a cornfield across the street from East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro and consists of a 3.1 mile run/walk that meanders through the...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:13am

Boro Bash returning festival atmosphere to Millsboro next month

Coastal Point • File Photo: Above, the radio-controlled cars were a big hit at last year’s event.For the third year in a row, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will host an annual festival — newly dubbed the “Boro Bash” this year.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:23am

POIR group to appeal to Delaware Supreme Court

The citizens group Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) has announced that it will appeal the decision of Delaware Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes denying their request to overturn a decision by the Sussex County Board of Adjustment that allows...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:52am

POIR to host workshop to discuss health impact

Although Judge Richard F. Stokes has upheld a Sussex County Board of Adjustment decision to grant a special-use exception to Allen Harim Foods for the renovation and utilization of the former Pinnacle Foods plant outside of Millsboro as a chicken...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:17am