Millville


Local boy recovering from near-drowning at community pool

A 3-year-old boy was responding to his parents and hospital personnel early this week after a near-drowning incident on Saturday, June 18.

Bob Powell, public information officer, for the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, said it seems...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:54am

Buss to perform at Dickens Parlour Theatre

A new act is coming to town June 20-26 at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. World-renowned magician Eric Buss will perform nightly at 7 p.m., entertaining audiences with pogo sticks, frozen turkeys and numerous other unconventional props...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:51am

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal accident closes Routes 26 and 17, Burbage Road in Ocean View area

UPDATE: Police are now reporting that a Frankford woman was killed in the three-vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Roxana Road.
 
According to the Delaware State Police, the crash occurred about 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning as...

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 3:57am

Volunteers ready to CRASH for local mission projects

In June of 2012, a passionate local youth group will take community outreach to a new level as they host more than 400 mission workers from across the country for five days of service and fellowship.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:44am

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

Millville residents discuss Mediacom franchise renewal

On Thursday, June 2, the Town of Millville held a public hearing to solicit comment concerning the town’s cable franchise renewal.

“This is your opportunity to voice your questions, comments and concerns for Mediacom that we, as a town,...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:22am

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

School emergency drill planned for Saturday at Lord Baltimore

On Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, Delaware State Police and other state agencies, will hold a closed School Plan Emergency Action Response (SPEAR)...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:42pm

Annual Artisans Fair in Millville to welcome dozens of regional crafters

From Salisbury and Berlin, Md., to Bloomsburg, Pa., from Edenton, N.C., to the west side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, artists hailing from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will come together this Saturday at the Millville Volunteer Fire...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:36am

Loftus offers financial management with local touch

For Michael Loftus of Loftus Wealth Strategies, the start of the economic slump in 2008 wasn’t a reason to pack up and go home, it was an opportunity to try new things and take some risks.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Michael...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:10am

Millville approves final site plan for Beaver Dam

On Monday, May 10, the Town of Millville held a public hearing on the final site plan of the H&D Subdivision – a 57-unit townhouse community on a 10.97 acre piece of property located at the intersection of Beaver Dam and Substation roads....

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:38am

CRASH participates in '30 Hour' famine

From April 29 through 30, 25 youths from the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s Creating Revolution and Saving Hearts (CRASH) Youth Ministries participated in the 30-Hour Famine, a nationwide fast powered by World Vision.

“The...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:57am

Millville council discusses proposed state police arrangement

In March, the Millville Town Council approved spending $650 for an initial study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for the Town’s need for police coverage. This week, the council again discussed spending the money at a...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:36am

Ocean View awards grant to MVFC, swears in new council

On April 26 the town of Ocean View awarded Millville Volunteer Fire Company with a grant of $68,000 from their Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.

“They do an outstanding job,” said Mayor Gordon Wood.

MVFC Chief Richie Walls...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:34am

Details begin to emerge in Millville-DSP agreement

On April 13, Millville Mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. announced that the town would be “entering into a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby the Delaware State Police personnel from Troop 4 will utilize space in the Millville town hall for a...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:37am

Millville takes big step with state police

The Town of Millville has proven recently that it is able to back up the talk about providing increased police coverage to their town with action.

Over the past several years, town officials have flirted with the idea of building their own...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:28am

Millville fire company appeals for additional funding

With decreased funding and increasing costs, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company addressed the Millville Town Council on April 12 regarding new, creative ideas for the budget.

Fire Lt. Cody Lockwood said both state and county funding have...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:50am

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

MVFC celebrating 75th anniversary

When the Millville Volunteer Fire Company formed in 1936, they had 23 members and a barn. This weekend, more than 150 active and lifetime members will celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.

On Saturday, April 16, the public is being...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:34am

Springtime Jamboree bringing tunes and fun to IRHS

As warmer weather slowly approaches, it signals the first sign of spring. And with each and every season – at least for the past 29 years – so returns the Springtime Jamboree. For nearly three decades, local businessman and current state Rep....

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:41am

MIllville to host open house for town hall addition

Newly elected Millville Mayor Gerry Hocker announced at the March town council meeting that there will be an open house at the town hall April 12, before the council meeting, from 4 to 7 p.m., for anyone interested in viewing the recently...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:36am

Bethel women aiming to put their men on the roof

Carwashes and bake sales are common fundraising avenues, but there’s nothing like some good-old fashioned competition to really get people paying attention. The folks at Bethel Tabernacle Church of God in Clarksville know that all too well, so...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:34am

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

Police arrest suspected burglar following roadside scuffle

Ocean View police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon for allegedly robbing Banks Wines & Spirits the previous night, but it took a tussle between the man and police on Route 26 to bring him into custody.

According to Ocean View Police...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:57pm

Millville discusses budget

The Millville town council met March 22 to discuss and review the draft budget for fiscal year 2012.

Councilman Jon Subity noted an increase in budget for legal costs from $10,000 to $15,000. Botchie said that in FY-11, the town’s...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:53pm

Bonkey’s keeping hot people cool with ice cream and treats

Let’s face it. Most of us are ready for summer to get here – sunny skies, warmer temperatures and a savory, refreshing ice cream cone. Bonnie and Keith Gordon certainly are, and they’ve wasted no time in bringing a little bit of the summer spirit...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:24am

New Millville council prepping for Cedar Drive project

Phase I of the streetscape project on Cedar Drive sidewalks will be starting soon, said Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie at the Millville Town Council meeting this week.

Botchie said that DelDOT representatives had told her that they...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:21am

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

5K run to promote Camp Barnes Summer Camp

A 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids’ fun run are scheduled for Sunday, April 17, in the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge and Camp Barnes to promote the summer camp offered at Camp Barnes.

With the 5K run and 1-mile walk set to begin at 10 a.m. and the...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:30am

Swan supporters get backing from big guns

Guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. Talk-show host Montel Williams. Photographer Nigel Barker of “America’s Next Top Model.” Delaware state Rep. Gerald Hocker. Humane Society of the United States Senior Vice President Dr. John...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:58am

Millville business owners learn robbery prevention skills

Millville businesses owners represented nearly every local industry at the Millville Business Persons’ Breakfast on Feb. 16.

The Ocean View Police Department’s Sgt. Heath Hall was a guest instructor for the breakfast, teaching businesses...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:55am

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

Free Writes offer inspiration for aspiring writers

“It was an ordinary morning until…”

Participants fill in the blank after a prompt, such as the one above, at the weekly “Free Write!” sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild and held each Friday at the Super G in Millville, in the...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:30am

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

Out of thin air: Dickens Parlour Theatre now serving meals and magic

Although it might not be obvious from the outside, the inside of Millville’s own magic theater continues to be newsworthy. Most recently, the Dickens Parlour Theatre completely renovated a the main house into a real “parlour” – offering a new...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:32am

Millville narrowly approves pre-assessment of options

The Millville Town Council will be hiring a consultant to assess the Town’s possible need and options for future public safety patrols. Deputy Mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr., at the council’s Feb. 8 meeting, said that, in the last council...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 4:40am

Swan supporters aim to change state policy

A group of residents along White’s Creek in Millville and Ocean View met this week to recall the history of mute swans along the creek and the killing of a pair of the swans last month by state Fish & Wildlife employees, and to make a plan...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 4:44am

Banks to kick off Community Counts fundraisers on Feb. 18

Banks Wines and Spirits in Millville will host a fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro, to benefit Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s emergency medical service – specifically to fund...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:31am

Millville narrowly approves pre-assessment of public safety options--online edition only

The Millville Town Council will be hiring a consultant to assess the Town’s possible need and options for future public safety patrols. Deputy Mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr., at the council’s Feb. 8 meeting, said that, in the last council...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:13am

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

White’s Creek residents outraged over swans’ slaying

Residents living in communities surrounding White’s Creek in Ocean View and Millville this week declared their outrage over the killing of a pair of mute swans that many had come to consider pets.

The swans were shot and killed last week...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:35am

County could bring sewer to Tanglewood, Oak Acres

Residents of the Tanglewood and Oak Acres communities near Millville could soon get relief from failing septic systems there.

At their Jan. 25 meeting, Sussex County Council members unanimously approved a public meeting of property owners...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:29am

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

Award-winning show coming to Millville

Dinner and a show in New York City would cost a pretty penny, over and above the four hours required to drive there. But Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville is treating Sussex County to a Big Apple night, without the Big Apple price. This...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:38am

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