Millsboro


BREAKING NEWS: Power remains out in Bethany, parts of Ocean View; no damage to boardwalk, OV homes

From Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin (7 a.m. Sunday):

At this time, no damage to property has been reported in Ocean View.  Power outage remains east of West Avenue in Ocean View and throughout Bethany Beach.

Reports from the...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages, flooding continue; police enforcing travel restrictions

From Ocean View Police Department (11:45 p.m.):

Over the past hour, winds and rain subsided.  Police patrols were initiated and all roadways in town are reported to be open.  Power is still out on the east side of West Avenue and in...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:35pm

BREAKING NEWS: Non-emergency travel prohibited after 6 p.m., Level 2 restrictions go into effect

Level 2 driving restrictions will be in place in Sussex County starting at 6 p.m.; then in Kent County starting from 8 p.m.; and in New Castle County starting from 10 p.m. This means that non-emergency travel will be prohibited.   Those who are...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, tornado warning briefly issued, more safety information released

Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, conditions deteriorating as Irene approaches

As conditions across Delmarva have started to deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Irene, the Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation-zone residents should be out now; conditions worsening ahead of Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene begins making its way into Sussex County
Those evacuating at-risk areas should be out; conditions will worsen quickly as day progresses

The first effects of Hurricane Irene are beginning to spiral into Sussex County...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane warning, flood watch in place as Irene looms

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Flood Watch for the area, as Hurricane Irene comes ashore and heads toward Delmarva. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it remains near Category 2 strength,...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation of Sussex County continues, those within .75 miles of water must leave now

The evacuation of Sussex County’s most vulnerable areas continued Friday evening as Hurricane Irene, now slightly weaker but still a very dangerous storm, remained on a collision course with the eastern United States, including Sussex County and...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation for communities within 3/4-mile of water

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has declared a mandatory evacuation for much of the Coastal Point readership area. Everyone in towns including Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Oak Orchard,...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:59am

WEATHER ALERT: DEMA -- Review emergency plans, supplies, monitor weather, surf conditions

As of a final update from state emergency officials for Thursday night, the projected path of Hurricane Irene continued to place the powerful storm slightly to the east of Delaware’s Atlantic Coast, however, emergency management officials and...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:28pm

EMERGENCY ALERT: Delaware orders coastal evacuation, declares state of emergency

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued an evacuation order for visitors in Sussex County on Thursday evening as the most significant tropical threat to the region in years continued its march toward the East Coast, expected to bring with it hurricane-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: Visitors urged to postpone plans, leave area now

Due to the impending and potentially very dangerous Hurricane Irene, all those who planned to visit Delaware the weekend of Aug. 26-28 are being urged to postpone plans immediately. Gov. Jack Markell and emergency management officials stated mid-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:23am

Route 113 project to move forward in the north

Route 113 will get some improvements after all, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. That announcement came this week, after Sussex County legislators and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt met recently to discuss future...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 7:00am

Festival Hispano to celebrate Hispanic culture in Millsboro

This Sunday, Aug. 21, El Centro Cultural will host the 17 Annual Festival Hispano at the Millsboro Little League Complex from noon until 6 p.m., as a celebration of Hispanic culture and community.

“The event was actually created back in...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:29am

Local Jake’s set to hold qualifiers for regional burger-eating contest

Jake’s Wayback Burgers is gearing up for its 4th Annual Chowdown Showdown Burger Eatin’ Contest on Aug. 12 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del.

“It’s a tradition they’re trying to build through the franchise, but at the same time they’re...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:10am

Storm brings 'atypical' afternoon for MVFC

Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:44am

Area prepares for extended heat wave

Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:29am

M&T Bank expansion adding jos in Millsboro

Approximately 50 new local jobs will be created through an expansion of the call center and the building of a new data center at M&T Bank in Millsboro. Currently, more than 450 people work at the Millsboro location, and the new $20 million,...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:58am

Millsboro hosting Fresh Garden Market

On July 5, Millsboro held its first Fresh Garden Market, from 5 to 8 p.m., located next to the Millsboro Post Office, near the railroad track.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Fresh produce and more is available at Millsboro’s Fresh...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 3:23pm

M&T Bank sponsoring Bethany’s fireworks show

With the recent acquisition of Wilmington Trust by M&T Bank, the new guys in town are looking to get involved in their new community, using television ads to express interest in Delaware banking customers and even offering to sponsor this...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:50pm

Local man running the length of state for Crohn’s research

Justin Stoeckel is a local 31-year-old who teaches second grade at East Millsboro Elementary School. When he’s not teaching, Stoeckel is an avid runner who has decided to run the length of Delaware – 137 miles – to raise money for research into...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:44pm

*Millsboro Youth 4th of July Parade celebrates its fifth year*

This Monday, July 4, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will come together to host the 5th Annual Youth 4th of July Parade in Millsboro. The parade line-up will start at 9:45 a.m. and the parade will begin...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:05pm

Digital photographer and painter steps into local art scene

Local artist Jeffrey Todd Moore is no stranger to the Sussex County art scene, despite being one of the freshest faces in the mix. With strong roots in lower Delaware and a career that spans the country, Moore has stepped into the milieu with...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:02am

Bradley awaits judge's verdict in child sex-abuse case

Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients....

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County designates ‘cooling stations’ as extreme heat scorches region

Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:37am

New bridge on track to open in December

The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.

According to the Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:07pm

Police Beat--Millsboro

Alleged burglar found on victim’s couch

On Tuesday, May 24, a 63-year-old Long Neck woman woke up about 7 a.m., to find a stranger sleeping on her couch, Delaware State Police reported this week.

Police said the victim discovered...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:39pm

Troop 4 commander recognized for contributions

On April 9, Capt. Sean E. Moriarty of the Delaware State Police, Troop 4, was honored for his role in providing leadership, commitment and dedication for the safety of the community with a plaque presented to him by the Millsboro Seventh-Day...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:10am

Police Beat--Millsboro man in custody after assault on air marshal

Delaware State Police last week charged Joseph G. Tuono of Millsboro with one count of Assault Second Degree after taking him into custody on May 12. Tuono, 25, had been wanted in connection with the alleged assault on an off-duty air marshal...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:09am

Millsboro man sought in assault on off-duty air marshal

Delaware State Police this week were seeking Joseph G. Tuono, 25, of Millsboro following an alleged assault on an off-duty United States federal air marshal on May 10.

Police said the 23-year-old air marshal, a New Jersey resident, told...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:04am

Local scouts display dedication to reach Eagle status

Jacob Townsend may only be in eighth grade at Lighthouse Christian School but he’s already hard at work trying to receive his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Al, Jacob and...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:38am

Cordrey Center to hold beer, wine festival

On Sunday May 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Cordrey Center at East Coast Garden Center will host its first Beer, Wine and Garden Tour Festival.

“It is the first one we’ve ever done,” explained event coordinator Ruth Dingwall. “Basically I...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:15am

Missing Adult, Jesse Mitchell, 53, of Millsboro

The Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for a Missing Adult Jesse Mitchell-53 of Millsboro, Delaware. He is a white male, 6’01”, 220 lbs., with brown hair, brown eyes, and a brown beard. He was last seen wearing gray sweatshirt and...

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:10am

WEATHER ALERT: Wind Advisory and Flood Warning in effect until midnight

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY FOE THE AREA UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST DUE TO THE SAME STORM SYSTEM.

RAIN AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE...

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:43pm

WEATHER ALERT: Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning and wind advisory in effect

UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a tornado watch that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for all of Delaware and...

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:59pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of...

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 9:15pm

La Tonalteca spices things up in Millsboro

Since the early 1990’s, La Tonalteca has ranked as one of the top authentic Mexican restaurants throughout the state and region. And already their newest location, in Millsboro, is seeing to it that more and more customers are getting a spicy...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:51pm

Millsboro girl stars in HBO series ‘Mildred Pierce’

Most people would be excited just to see actress Kate Winslet. But 9-year-old Quinn McColgan got to act with her.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Quinn McColgan, a 9-year-old Millsboro resident, is starring alongside Kate Winslet in HBO’s...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:48pm

Millsboro neighbors go solar for savings

As the hot months of summer approach, soaring fossil-fuel prices and record-high electric bills have more and more Delmarva residents seriously thinking about alternative energy. And, in one Millsboro neighborhood, some residents have been doing...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:36pm

WEATHER ALERT: Flood watch for beaches and inland Sussex, up to 2.5 inches of rain predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:44am

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Millsboro

Delaware State Police this week were asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Grotto’s Pizza delivery driver on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Police said the 53-year-old delivery man was scheduled to deliver two pizzas to a...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:51am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Tuesday -- 2 to 4 inches of snow possible

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW THAT IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF DELAWARE.

* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW. A LITTLE...

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 9:13am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind and fire warnings Saturday

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND, DELAWARE, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MUCH OF NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARDS...LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS...

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:09am

Carper nominates Millsboro student for Naval Academy

Each year, students across the United States pursue a chance to study and to serve their country.

But before applying to a military service academy, most students must seek a Congressperson’s official nomination, and Jonathan Arnold is the...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:39am

Prescription Addiction: Part three in a three part series examining the rise of prescription drug abuse in our community

As of 2006, opioid painkillers were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A PDF version is available here for your...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:59am

Elliott among first-responders recognized at 2011 Valor Awards

Eight local fire and police departments recognized the dedication and courage that their members possess and execute each and every day when the 2011 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards were presented to police officers and firefighters this past...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Police searching for missing Dagsboro man

The Delaware State Police are asking the public’s help in locating a missing Dagsboro man. Detectives said on Friday, Feb. 11, that they were looking for John D. Wisniewski Sr., 45, of R Farm Lane in Dagsboro.

Police said Wisniewski was...

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 4:35am

State awards contract for bridge approaches, demolition--online edition only

The same week state officials filed a $19 million lawsuit against a consultant on the Indian River Inlet Bridge replacement project over the prior design’s roadway approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:08am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday morning, rain/sleet/snow predicted

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE THE MIXED PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING:...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:39pm

WEATHER ALERT CANCELED: Winter weather advisory, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. -- snow and slippery conditions predicted

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS CANCELED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO THREE INCHES. HIGHEST...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 12:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials warn of local ponding on roadways

National Weather Service officials warned residents of the area that the melting of any remaining snow, sleet and ice, in combination with any rainfall that is occurring or will occur through the rest of the day, will lead to standing water in...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:23am