Millsboro


Public urged to voice their concerns about Harim application

Last week, Millsboro resident Kenny Haynes and Maria Payan, a Pennsylvania resident and consultant with national nonprofit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, spoke to nearly 20 concerned citizens about the potential impacts of the Allen...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 3:59pm

Millsboro Chamber's annual golf classic to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 15th Annual Golf Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 27.

For the first time in the tournament’s history, it will be benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 2:33pm

Police search for suspects in fatal Millsboro-area home invasion

A 41-year-old Millsboro man was killed in a home-invasion robbery on July 25, Delaware State Police reported this week.

According to police, the DSP was called to the 25000 block of North Berry Bramble Falls, off Bethesda Road, north of...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:22am

Head for the mills! Millsboro celebrates 30th Dam Mill 5k

In Millsboro, running is an age-old exercise that has reached an ripe old age, with the Dam Mill 5K set to shoot out of Cupola Park for the 30th year on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The name of the event hearkens back to Millsboro’s technological...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 4:26am

Concerts in the Park continue in Millsboro

Millsboro continues to bring music to its residents with its annual Concerts in the Park series, running through the summer. With a lineup of groups booked, and a concert already under its belt, the town is ready to bring residents more...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:31am

Millsboro Fourth of July Parade to honor women

On July 4, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold their seventh annual Children’s Fourth of July Parade and Ceremony

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Children march and ride last year’s...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:33am

Public meeting held on Millsboro poultry plant

Officials from Allen Harim Foods held a public meeting earlier this week in Millsboro, to help give citizens a better idea of what it might be like if the company takes over the former Vlasic pickle plant.

“We want to be a good neighbor....

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 4:15am

County hears concerns over poultry plant replacing pickle plant

Last week, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment held a public hearing for Allen Harim Foods, which had applied to the county for a special-use exception for a potentially hazardous use — a poultry processing facility.

The company plans...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:33pm

Millsboro candidates answer questions ahead of election

Millsboro will hold an election for the District 1 seat on its town council on June 8, with three candidates vying to hold the position. The polls will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Millsboro Town Center, located at 322 Wilson...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:17am

Brady announces candidacy for Millsboro town council

This election season, three Millsboro residents have thrown their hats into the ring to serve as commissioner from District 1 on the town council. Joseph Brady has decided to challenge incumbent Tim Hodges and candidate Bill Howlett for the...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:32am

*ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Millsboro Farmers' Market to open Wednesday

The Millsboro Farmers’ Market will begin its third year on Wednesday, May 29, in the town’s Cupola Park.

“It’s going to be pretty good,” predicted David Lomas, board member of Millsboro Downtown Partnership and market master. “Right now,...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:35am

Millsboro to hold rain garden workshop, planting

On May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a rain garden “how-to” will be held at the Millsboro Civic Center.

“From 10 a.m. to noon, we’ll have a lecture on why rain gardens are important and the basics of rain garden construction. The second part...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:29am

Millsboro council discusses farm stand, dangerous intersection

The Millsboro Town Council met this week to discuss whether or not to allow Millsboro resident and state Rep. John Atkins to have a produce stand in town.

“I’d like to put it between the Hair Depot and the town maintenance building,” said...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:39am

Law Office of Susan Weidman expanding into Rehoboth

The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:17am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Police seek information on shots fired at Millsboro VFW

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a shots-fired complaint that occurred on Friday, April 26, in the parking lot of the VFW just south of Millsboro.

The incident occurred around 11:50 p.m., police said, after a verbal...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:40am

East Coast Garden Center hosting Flower & Arts Festival

Spring is in full swing, and it’s time to get out in the garden and enjoy the beauty of nature and its floral display. Combining both aspects of the season, on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Coast Garden Center will hold its...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:06am

Antiques appraisals to benefit Millsboro library

How much is that vase on the mantle is worth? What about grandpa’s old pocket watch? On Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., locals with unique and potential valuable items will find out just how much they might be worth, as the Friends of the...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 3:25am

Millsboro man killed in one-vehicle crash on Route 113

The Delaware State Police this week were continuing their investigation into a crash that killed a Millsboro man on Saturday night.

According to the DSP, the incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on April 6 as Kenneth O. Grinnell was driving...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:37am

Millsboro officials preparing for June council elections

Millsboro officials this week said they expect to post an election notice on April 24, advertising for candidates for two council seats in an election set for this coming June. District 1 and District 2 council seats — currently held by Tim...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:35am

Millsboro men indicted on child pornography charges

Attorney General Beau Biden on Tuesday marked the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is recognized nationally each April, by announcing the recent indictments of two Millsboro men on child pornography charges following an...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:35am

Millsboro Chamber announces plans for Millbilly Festival

Last week, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold the first annual Millbilly Festival & Redneck Games on Sept. 21.

“We had an idea to do some type of a redneck festival,” explained Greater Millsboro Chamber...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:06am

Millsboro man apprehended in robbery of Long Neck bank

On Saturday, March 23, 32-year-old Millsboro resident Hakim Drake allegedly entered the Long Neck Road M&T Bank, wearing sunglasses and a cloth over the lower half of his face and brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. He then allegedly...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:00am

Millsboro to hold annual Easter egg hunt

Families looking for some Easter fun can head over to Millsboro’s Cupola Park on Saturday, March 30, for the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:14am

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:49am

Millsboro library to host antiques appraisals

The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library Inc. will be hosting an antiques appraisal on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library on State Street in Millsboro. Any antiques may be evaluated, except for weaponry items (knives, guns or...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:16am

Mother of the Year: Millsboro woman recognized as Delaware Mother of the Year

Lou Ann Rieley is a businesswoman, a farmer, a teacher, a wife, a woman of faith and, perhaps most importantly, a mother. And, recently, Rieley was named Delaware Mother of the Year by the Delaware Association of American Mothers.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:03am

MMS student Evans selected as state’s Carson Scholar

Andrew Evan, an eighth-grade student at Millsboro Middle School, has been selected as a Delaware Carson Scholar for 2013.

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:54am

Millsboro Downtown Partnership to hold quarter auction

The Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its 2nd Annual Quarter Auction on Friday, March 15, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization.

“We are a federally-designated Main Street, with the vision to revitalize Millsboro...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:00am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Millsboro Chamber to host 18th annual bridal show Sunday

Those who have recently gotten engaged or who are in the process of planning their big day could find that a visit to the 18th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show is a great way to spend their Sunday.

On March 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:27am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Millsboro Civic Center reopens after renovations

Over the past year, Millsboro Town Hall has been receiving a facelift, with an asbestos abatement that included the replacement of the tile flooring in the main hall, lobby, bathroom, small meeting rooms and carpeted areas.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

State officials: Millsboro’s former Vlasic plant may have buyer

Earlier this week, state Rep. John Atkins (D-41st) informed the Millsboro Town Council that an unnamed company was interested in purchasing the former Vlasic plant located in Millsboro.

“I can’t give any specifics, but I spoke to the...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:53am

Millsboro Chamber holds annual member celebration

Last week the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member Dinner & Celebration, and during the event, the Chamber honored two members for their outstanding work.

Jennifer Antonelli of Mediacom received the Volunteer of the...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:08pm

Police Briefs-- Ocean View/Millsboro

Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police

A 27-year-old Millsboro man was arrested recently after allegedly fleeing from Ocean View police on Nov. 5.

The OVPD reported that about 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 5, officers had attempted to stop...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:26pm

New business offers car maintenance services in Millsboro

There’s a new option for those seeking oil changes in the Millsboro area, with the opening four months ago of Castrol Premium Lube Express on Route 113. While the business opened in July, they held their grand opening in September, explained...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:31am

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Millsboro man wanted in connection with murder

The Delaware State Police this week were still searching for 24-year-old Cullen B. Phillips of Millsboro in connection with the murder of his stepfather, 46-year-old Clifford Paynter Jr., last week.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:42am

Millsboro Town Hall renovations on schedule

Renovations to Millsboro Town Hall began last April, and according to Assistant Town Manager Matt Schifano, things are right on schedule.

Some areas of the town hall are under renovation now, including the entranceway, bathrooms, staff...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:55am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm