Millsboro


Millsboro men arrested for heroin dealing

Last Friday, 38-year-old Eric Howell and 28-year-old Jason Kehler, both of Millsboro, were arrested in connection with an alleged heroin sale made in Lewes.

Police said that, through an investigation by the Sussex County Governor’s Task...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:22am

Millsboro resident recalls service during WWII

During his World War II-era naval career, Millsboro resident Sam Keenan endured and survived many dangerous situations while fighting against the naval and air forces of the Japanese Empire.

Coastal Point photos • Submitted: World War II...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:05am

Botanical gardens sponsoring native plants presentation Oct. 19

Gregg Tepper will present “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens.

Tepper is the horticulturist...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:54am

Millsboro boy a poster-child for Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Philip Stefanini is a typical fun-loving Millsboro boy who loves to paint and is passionate about everything to do with NASCAR. He’s different from many of his school friends, however, because he has a genetic condition that, amongst other things...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:31am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Cooter, General Lee coming to Millsboro Country Festival

This weekend, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “get their redneck on” at the Millsboro Country Festival.

“We needed a new idea for something in the area, as Big Thursday had kind of gone by the wayside,”...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:21pm

Biden announces free shredding events

Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot to host event Saturday

Attorney General Beau Biden announced this week that his Consumer Protection Unit would be sponsoring consumer shredding events statewide this month to help consumers guard against identity...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:07pm

Land conservation workshop set for Sept. 24 in Millsboro

People who own land in Sussex County and may be interested in conserving their land can learn about voluntary land conservation options and the financial benefits of conserving their land and about organizations and programs that can help protect...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:04pm

Good Earth dinner to support Delaware Botanic Gardens

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Good Earth Market & Farm in Millville will hold another “From the Farm Dinner” with the help of local restaurateur Matt Haley of SoDel Concepts.

“Matt Haley just came to me and said, ‘Hey, Sue — I think it’d...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:55pm

Dagsboro water loss reduced, meeting with Millsboro officials planned

Dagsboro finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.

Dagsboro buy water from the Town of Millsboro, but for the last few years, they’ve paid for millions of...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:15am

Festival to transform Millsboro into hillbilly heaven

In less than a month, Millsboro will host its first Country Festival (formerly known as the Millbilly Festival), inviting everyone to embrace their inner redneck.

“Millsboro is very excited about this. I don’t go too many places where I’m...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:58am

Citizens’ group opposes poultry plant near Millsboro

POIR expresses concerns about pollution from new poultry farms

Members of Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) attended a meeting in Bethany Beach last week to raise concerns about the proposal to turn the former Vlasic Pickle plant into a...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:31am

Chimes seeks donations for wheelchair van

Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — is hoping to raise money to purchase a wheelchair van specifically for its enrichment program, which could help numerous people, including 23-year-old Sammy.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:24am

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

Coastal Point • File photo
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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Susan Pittard...

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.

Coastal Point • Laura...

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.

Coastal Point • Stock Photo: Easter eggs set among grass.“In the...

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.

Coastal Point...

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