Millsboro


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

Mountaire to build corporate offices at Millsboro complex

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the preliminary site plan for Mountaire Farms’ planned corporate offices near Millsboro.

The company plans to build a 45,248-square-foot corporate...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:28am

New mayor and council members for Millsboro

After the town’s Fourth of July celebration came to a close, the Millsboro Town Council kept the festivities going in their own way, with a game of musical chairs.

During Monday’s regular monthly meeting, newly elected council members...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:28am

Court upholds exception for Harim plant

A decision issued by Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes has upheld a Sussex County Board of Adjustment decision to grant a special-use exception to Allen Harim Foods, to renovate and utilize the former Pinnacle Foods plant...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:23am

BREAKING NEWS: Four-car crash in Millsboro injures 15 people

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a four-vehicle crash in which 15 people were injured that occurred late this morning in Millsboro.

Police said the crash occurred Sunday, July 5, about 11:54 a.m., at the intersection of...

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 8:12am

Fourth of July festivities galore this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Young paraders carry the Bethany Beach sign at the front of a past annual Fourth of July Celebration parade.To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Americans gather together each year to...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:44am

KINfolk’s Wine Tasting & Art Auction slated for July 15 at Cordrey

KINfolks’ Tenth Annual Wine Tasting & Art Auction will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, at the Cordrey Center, 30366 Cordrey Road in Millsboro. Admission costs $30. A live and silent auction, wine and food will...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:17pm

Cordrey, Kells elected to Millsboro council

The results are in.

With a total of 172 votes, Bradley A. Cordrey has officially been elected to the open “District 1” council seat over Bob H. Ryan (106 votes), and James C. Kells has landed the “District 3” seat after tallying 221 votes...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:18am

Thompson builds outdoor learning facility en route to Eagle Scout

Special to the Coastal Point • Sam Ellis: Gunnar Thompson, inset, built an outdoor learning center at Ingram’s Pond in Millsboro. Thompson earned his Eagle Scout status with this project.To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:45am

Millsboro book sale set for July 17 at the Hut, next to library

Millsboro is preparing for its unique annual book sale. Already, many have contributed books to the sale, and supporters are working to organize non-fiction books by subject, such as cookbooks or biographies. For fiction readers, popular (and...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:23am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 6

As part of its activities for National Fishing & Boating Week, June 6-14, the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:53am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Friends of the Millsboro library preparing for book sale

The Friends of the Millsboro Library are gearing up for their annual book sale. The 2015 sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, with a preview night for members on Thursday, July 16.

“Each year, this sale has been...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:08am

Friends of the Millsboro Library preparing for annual book sale

The Friends of the Millsboro Library are gearing up for their annual book sale. The 2015 sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, with a preview night for members on Thursday, July 16.

“Each year, this sale has been...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:03am

POIR appeals remediation plan for former Pinnacle site

Sussex County grassroots groups Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) and Inland Bays Foundation Inc. are currently waiting for a decision by Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes regarding their appeal of a remediation plan approved by the...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:58am

Millsboro council tables building code, inspections discussion

The Millsboro Town Council had planned to take action on the updates to town’s current building code and supplement existing inspection regulations at Monday’s regularly scheduled town council meeting. However, after deliberation, they decided to...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:53am

Millsboro Lions Club invites public to Diamond Jubilee variety show

Coastal Point • File Photo: Singer-songwriter Melissa Alessi will be among a wide variety of performers who plan to take the stage at the Millsboro Lions Club Diamond Jubilee Variety Show at Sussex Central High School on May 9.For the first time...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:31am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River schools on lockdown after Millsboro threat

UPDATE:
As of 12:20 p.m., the lockdown was lifted at Indian River School District. Delaware State Police determined that the threat at East Millsboro Elementary was not credible. School and afternoon activities will continue as usual.

East...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 5:52am

Millsboro parade to be a highlight of firefighter convention

How many fire trucks can you fit in one parade? How about three states’ worth?

Millsboro will host a full firefighter’s parade on Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m., as part of the annual Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention....

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:36pm

Millsboro council approves RPC standards, talks parade


Parade to stay at night into the future

Having heard a presentation from the Delaware Department of Transportation on plans for improvements to Routes 113 and 24 prior to the official start of their April 6 meeting, the Millsboro...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:13am

Oak Orchard fire kills one, destroys apartment building

A late-night fire demolished six apartments and left one person dead in Oak Orchard last week.

Firefighters were called to a structure fire at 3:05 a.m. on Friday, April 10.

The building was already heavily aflame when the Indian...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:54am

Farewell to the Blue Route: DelDOT offers new solution to Millsboro traffic woes

From Millsboro to Selbyville, residents worried about plans for the future of Route 113 can breathe a sigh of relief. The Delaware Department of Transportation is scrapping the proposed 16.5-mile Route 113 bypass in favor of smaller road projects...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:16pm

Millsboro Chamber invites brides-to-be to ‘Platinum Affair’

Planning a wedding can take nearly a year, and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce hopes to give couples a start on the process with the 20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show.

“A Platinum Affair” will be held in the Millsboro Town...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:30am

Local brides to get help with weddings

Planning your dream beach wedding? We're here to help.The love of your life has just kneeled on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage… But now what?
Many dream of having a beach wedding, where the vastness of the sea mirrors their...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Mountaire files for zoning on Millsboro property

Last Friday, Mountaire Farms filed a conditional-use application with Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission and the County Council, for a planned office facility in Millsboro.

The land, located along the center of Revel Road and...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:29am

Millsboro residents concerned about potential Mountaire deal

Amidst rumors that poultry company Mountaire Farms is considering purchasing a 300-acre property in Millsboro, a public meeting was held last weekend to discuss residents’ concerns about a potential deal and the potential uses of the property,...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:33am

Millsboro-area residents arrested in drug-sales investivation

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested four people after the culmination of a several-month investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence on Nora Lane near Millsboro.

According to the DSP, on Monday, Feb. 16,...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:30am

Millsboro awaits feedback from developer after changes

Millsboro Town Solicitor Mary Schrider-Fox was present at last week’s regularly scheduled town council meeting to discuss some of the terms and conditions for the Plantation Lakes development agreement. At the meeting, Schrider-Fox informed the...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:07am

Local student named finalist for youth volunteerism awards

A Millsboro Middle School student was recently named as one four Delaware finalists for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism, conducted in partnership...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:54am

20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show set for March 15 in Millsboro

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold their 20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show on Sunday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center. Sponsors for this year’s event are Chardon Jewelers and the Voice Radio...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:23am