Millsboro


Senior center gets new digs, expanded programs

Over the past 40 years, the Indian River Senior Center has given an outlet to elder members of the community, providing clubs and activities, as well as a social bond. The interest in such programs has always been there, ever since the center’s...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:00am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009

ATLANTIC NJ-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY NJ-BUCKS PA-CAMDEN NJ-CAPE MAY NJ-CAROLINE MD-CECIL MD-CHESTER PA-COASTAL ATLANTIC NJ-CUMBERLAND...

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Yard waste facility gets county approval

The recent approval by Sussex County Council of a yard-waste compost facility means the new Sussex facility could be up and running by summer.

Blue Hen Organics would be only the second such facility in the state, said owner Robert Tunnell...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:31pm

Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Perhaps just as popular a topic a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:41pm

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:28pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.

Barker

According to the DSP, on Jan. 28,...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

Meeting set on MAPP project

Delmarva Power is set to host an informational community meeting on their proposed Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Millsboro Civic Center in Millsboro, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The project consists of a 230-...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:31am

New Millsboro shopping center already set to expand

The Town of Millsboro at the town council’s Jan. 5 meeting approved the annexation of 10 acres of land around the new Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center – home to the new Lowe’s and BJ’s. The acreage, which is highway-fronting and commercially...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:20am

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

Warmer air over the cold ground covered with snow and sleet,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:18am

Blue Hen proposes Sussex yard waste facility

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission heard from representatives of Blue Hen Organics LLC last Thursday, Dec. 11, in a public hearing on the company’s application for a conditional use permit for a compost facility for yard waste....

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:18am

BJ's offering warehouse prices in Millsboro

For those who might have missed it, the new B.J.’s wholesale club in Millsboro quietly opened this past Saturday and has welcomed a packed parking lot full of people in the peak shopping days since. While the official grand-opening festivities...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:50am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro convenience store robbed two nights in a row

The Delaware State Police are probing two separate robberies that occurred at the Dash In located at 24851 John J. Williams Highway near Millsboro early this week. The robberies occurred on subsequent nights, early on Monday, Dec. 1, and Tuesday...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 9:32am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro girl charged with attempted murder

Delaware State Police detectives on Tuesday, Nov. 4, arrested a 14-year-old Millsboro girl following their investigation of an alleged assault that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 1, about 1:10 p.m.

Police said the incident occurred on Layton...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 6:00am

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Giggle Medic 5k to honor Callaway

The first annual “Giggle Medic” 5K run and walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes to honor Stephanie Callaway, a Sussex County paramedic who died in the line of duty this summer. “Giggle Medic” was Callaway’s...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:06am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am

New wildlife preserve dedicated on Indian River Bay

On Sept. 19, DNREC Secretary John A. Hughes and Roger L. Jones Jr., Delaware Chapter state director of The Nature Conservancy, joined property donor Austin F. “Pete” Okie of Georgetown to dedicate a property of 118 acres, containing tidal salt...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:01am

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Sussex Tech and East Millsboro at the top of class in the state

Only the best of the best schools across the country are recognized each year by the United States Department of Education as No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools. This year, two schools in Delaware — East Millsboro Elementary and Sussex...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:37am

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Millsboro man dies in fatal crash

An early-morning crash that claimed the life of a 44-year-old Millsboro man Friday, Sept. 5. Delaware state troopers and medical personnel responded to the single-car crash near Georgetown at 1:04 a.m. and discovered the driver, Premnauth...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 4:04am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Nanticoke's 31st annual powwow coming

Organizers of the Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual powwow said this week that one of the best things about the powwow is the air of happiness and joy in renewing old friendships and seeing relatives for the first time since last year.

...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:45am

BREAKING NEWS: Police search for injured crash victim

The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that injured a 15-year-old boy early Sunday morning and are now looking for another passenger who was apparently injured.

Troopers responded to the area of Saw Mill Road south of...

Monday, August 18, 2008 - 6:08am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Shikan to perform at Festival Hispano

El Centro Cultural is inviting the public once again to attend Festival Hispano. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Millsboro. Festival Hispano will start at noon and last until 6 p.m. The event is free for the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:25am

Sussex Central hires new principal

On July 22, the Indian River School District School Board voted to appoint David Doherty as the new principal of Sussex Central High School, effective immediately. Doherty brings 25 years of experience as an educator in Delaware to his new...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:39am

Residents say no to NRG permit for landfill

Citizens attended a public hearing last week on an application by NRG Indian River Operations Inc. (NRG) for a permit to construct and operate a new phase of the industrial landfill located at 29416 Power Plant Road, in Millsboro. The hearing was...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

Paramedic, patient dead after ambulance crash

An ambulance crash early Tuesday morning claimed two lives, including that of 31-year-old Sussex County paramedic Stephanie L. Callaway, the first line-of-duty death the Sussex County Medical Service has seen since the program’s start nearly two...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:21am

BREAKING NEWS: Ambulance crash kills patient, paramedic

UPDATED: A paramedic and her patient were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 24 near Rehoboth Beach in the early hours of Tuesday morning, June 17, after the ambulance swerved to avoid a deer.

According to Delaware State Police,...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 3:28am

BREAKING NEWS: Oak Orchard man killed in standoff with police

UPDATED: For the second time this week, Delaware State Police confronted an armed man at his home in a standoff that led to the man’s death.

Following on an incident last weekend in which a former California Highway Patrol officer had...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:13am

Millsboro man wanted in connection to robbery

The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 25-year-old Millsboro man who is wanted on robbery and assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred Monday evening, June 9.

WiltbankDSP troopers...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 6:59am

Citizens say Burton's Island clean-up plan inadequate

At a May 29 hearing, the public had a chance to hear about the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) proposed plan for remedial action for the Burton’s Island Ash Landfill in Millsboro, where ash from the...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 11:01am

Hearing set on IR power plant ash disposal site

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) Division of Air and Waste Management Site Investigation and Restoration Branch (SIRB) will hold a public hearing on its proposed plan of action regarding the...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:06am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am

Officials take on more extensive cancer survey

As a follow-up to last summer’s report of a cancer cluster investigation in the area of the Indian River Power Plant by Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health, a comprehensive survey is now being conducted across Sussex...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:13am

Jean E. Selway, 81

Jean E. Selway, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of North Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at home. She and her husband owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City, Md., for 20 years.

Selway was preceded in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:53am