Millsboro


Murder of Millsboro woman still under investigation

The body of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett of Millsboro was recovered from an embankment off of a dirt road in Worcester County, Md., at 9 a.m. on June 15.

“It has officially been ruled a homicide,” said Maryland State Police spokesperson...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:41pm

Concerts to be held in Millsboro, Ocean View parks

With the summer season fully underway, many towns are offering residents and visitors the chance to enjoy some free family-friendly entertainment.

“In July we have three; two in August and one September,” said Millsboro Chamber of Commerce...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:07pm

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

Millsboro Farmers Market moves to Thursdays, gets new sponsor

Just like the produce they offer, farmers’ markets are sprouting up like crazy in the area. Millsboro’s actually started up last year, but this year offers a Millsboro market with lots of changes.

This year, the farmers’ market is being...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:14am

Closure of Millsboro pickle plant to cost area more than 200 jobs

As the Memorial Day weekend and the summer season approached this past week, Pinnacle Foods Group LLC announced plans to close its Vlasic pickle production plant in Millsboro by year-end, affecting nearly 200 full-time year-round employees, along...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:42pm

Bryan and Keenan to continue to serve Millsboro on council

The Town of Millsboro will not hold a town council election this year, as only two residents filed to fill the two council positions up for election this year: incumbents Robert Bryan and Irene Keenan.

“The incumbents were the only two...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:12pm

Millsboro Art League to hold first plein air event

This weekend, the Millsboro Art League hopes to draw some attention to its hometown and also create a little bit of art.

“We were discussing how we could get some involvement with the town of Millsboro,” explained Tom Keeley,...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:15pm

A bridge for this century: Charles W. Cullen Bridge opens at Indian River Inlet

After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy the trip over the new Charles W. Cullen...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:35am

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

Millsboro seeks council members

The Town of Millsboro will be holding its annual town council elections on June 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall.

Two seats on council are currently up for grabs: the seat representing District 1, currently held by Mayor Robert Bryan,...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:10am

Millsboro Chamber of Commerce makes temporary move

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will have a new, temporary home for the next nine to 12 months.

The Chamber offices moved out of Millsboro Town Hall last week, while the building is undergoing renovations.

“The Town did...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:18am

Millsboro to hold spring clean-up again

On Saturday, April 14, the Millsboro Downtown Partnership (MDP) will hold its second Downtown Millsboro Clean-Up.

MDP is a non-profit organization whose mission is supporting, creating and promoting the revitalization of downtown Millsboro...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:52am

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:19am

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Millsboro Chamber to host Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 7, beginning at 1 p.m., rain or shine, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cupola Park. Children between the ages of 3 and 10 will have the opportunity to scour for 6,000 eggs...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 4:27am

Millsboro accepts asbestos-abatement bid for town hall

This week, Millsboro Town Council voted 7-0 to accept a bid from Royal Plus to conduct the asbestos abatement process project for the town hall.

The Town received four bids for three different options: (1) remove all the asbestos found in...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:17am

DelDOT public meeting tests Route 113 intersection plans

Responding to years of traffic congestion and collisions, the Delaware Department of Transportation has developed a tentative plan to improve two Route 113 intersections in Georgetown.

The Delaware Hazard Elimination Program identified the...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:19am

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:11am

Millsboro town hall renovations discussion focuses on abestos

As preparation begins for town hall building improvements, Millsboro Assistant Town Manager Matt Schifano reported this week that the Town had not only received a $40,000 energy grant but had secured another $21,000 in reallocated funds.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:56am

Discussion on Route 113 improvements begins

DelDOT will hold a public workshop on Monday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. so citizens can receive an update on the status of proposed improvements south of Georgetown.

The improvements are to address safety at two median crossovers along...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:54am

MDP holding quarter auction this Friday

On Friday, Feb. 10, beginning at 6 p.m., the Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its first ’Boro Quarter Auction.

“We were working with the Millsboro Downtown Partnership, trying to figure out some ways to raise some money so...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:28am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Millsboro Dairy Queen still going strong after 10-year milestone

There’s little doubt of the success of a chain like Dairy Queen near a seaside locale, but Bill Shook, owner of the franchise in downtown Millsboro, has been finding year-round prosperity with more than just the ice cream. After 10 years, thanks...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:21am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro residents killed in single-car crash near Lewes

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit on Friday, Dec. 23, was investigating a single-vehicle crash in which two Millsboro residents were killed early that morning.

Police said that, about 12:50 a.m., as Dakota R. Sabia, 20,...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:50am

Award-winning Millsboro water treatment plant to green the grass and the environment

One day in the very near future, Millsboro Public Works Director Kenny Niblett will attend a baseball game at the local Little League Park, possessing intimate details of how the grass is kept so green and so lush at his town’s very own “field of...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:42am

Conley's to hold 11th annual Living Nativity

Conley’s United Methodist Church will be celebrating it’s 11th year holding their Living Nativity on Dec. 16 and 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“It was just a way to celebrate the Christmas season and to celebrate Jesus,” explained coordinator...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:29am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Millsboro fire company to hold fundraiser

The Millsboro Fire Company will be hosting Shopping Spree Sunday on Dec. 20 to help raise money for supplies for the company.

“This is the first year we’ve actually done this event,” explained firefighter and organizer Jessica Rogers. “It’...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:20am

Millsboro Christmas parade continues annual holiday tradition

For more than 30 years, the Town of Millsboro has held its annual Christmas parade, and on Dec. 3, beginning at 10 a.m., that tradition will continue.


“We have local bands, local pageant winners, business and church groups,”...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:17am

Millsboro man charged by DSP in Nov. 2 rape, murder

Delaware State Police this week arrested a 43-year-old registered sex offender living near Millsboro in connection with the Nov. 2 rape and murder of a 70-year-old Millsboro-area woman.

Police said their investigation into the incident...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:44am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

Millsboro-Downtown group seeks new truck route

The Millsboro Downtown Partnership is trying to reach legislators in hopes of resolving traffic and safety issues within the town.

“We desperately need a truck route to just get the traffic off of route 24,” said Jessica Wiggins, the...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:37am

Detectives probe home invasion

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home-invasion-style robbery that occurred late Saturday night in Millsboro.

Police said the incident happened about 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 29, as a male suspect and a female suspect...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:40am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Millsboro study to look at origins of cancer cluster near plant

In a chemical-laden world – from the cosmetics women wear and the chemicals in dry cleaning to the more obvious pollutants, such as smoke stacks and cigarettes – it is easy to get exposed to something dangerous. What’s not as easy is knowing if...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:48am

Troopers probe Millsboro home- invasion robbery

Delaware State Police detectives this week were investigating a home invasion-style robbery that occurred Oct. 20 near Millsboro.

Police said the incident happened about 10:45 p.m. last Thursday as two men forced their way into a home...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:51am

Millsboro to hold Family Night Out on Halloween

On Monday, Oct. 31, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Millsboro Police Department, will be holding Family Night Out.

“I think this will be either the fifth or fourth year,” said Chamber Coordinator Amy...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:43am

Little Miss Millsboro pageant to be held at town hall this Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will host the Little Miss Millsboro Pageant from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Hall. Chamber Coordinator Amy Simmons said that the town has been holding the pageant for more than...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:53am

Millsboro girl’s brush with death brings focus to CPR and AEDs

Tha-thump. Tha-Thump. Tha-Thump.

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Millsboro’s Sierra Hall is sparking interest and awareness in CPR and AEDs through her brave story.

The beating of a heart. It’s a familiar sound that silently and...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:43am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

East Coast Garden Center brings fall fun with Harvest Festival

Fall is upon us, and East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro is ready to kick off the season in style. This Saturday, Oct. 1, the garden center will host their fifth annual Harvest Festival, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring a slew of activities...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:55am

Police Beat -- Millsboro

State Police this week were seeking suspects in a Sept. 13 Lewes-area burglary, including two Millsboro-area residents. Police were looking for 33-year-old Melissa Kabino and 27-year-old Byron Martin, who were among five suspects in the robbery...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:29am

Annual powwow to highlight Nanticoke culture, heritage

Sept. 10 and 11 will mark the 34th annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow, at which nearly 600 members of the Nanticoke Indian tribe and other Native American tribes will share their culture and heritage with each other and the public.

“Basically...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:02pm

Caroline's Cottage brings vintage feel to old-town Millsboro

Karen Apostolico has always had an appreciation for yesterday’s treasures. After retiring to Millsboro from Wilmington four years ago, she has finally brought her passion to fruition, having opened Caroline’s Cottage in early June. The old house-...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:04am

State’s first-ever hurricane leaves damage, flooding in its wake

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:35am

Event to commemorate 10th anniversary of September 11

The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a tribute to 9-11 on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held in the Independence development, in their clubhouse, located on George Washington Avenue...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:32am