Millville


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

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View man sought on theft charges

Delaware State Police on Jan. 18 were seeking a 46-year-old Ocean View man in connection with their investigation into a series of incidents of unlawful use of a credit card occurring at several locations in Millville and Clarksville last fall....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:19am

Banks Wines and Spirits raising funds for ambulance gear

After the Valentine’s Day buildup (or letdown, depending on how one looks at it) there will be something else to look forward to this February, thanks to Banks Wines and Spirits in Millville. The shop is holding a fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 18,...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:12am

GOLD ALERT CANCELED: Police have located missing Frankford-area woman

Delaware State Police have canceled a Gold Alert for a missing person, Corrina Williams, 23, who lives on Wilson Lane near Frankford. Williams was located in Maryland by Maryland State Police, according to the DSP.
 
Police said...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:28am

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning reduced for Sussex, driving precautions still urged

New Castle and Kent counties on Tuesday afternoon remained under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 a.m., Wednesday morning. Lower predicted snow totals, however, dropped the designation to a Winter Storm Advisory in Sussex County; also in effect...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 8:41am

WEATHER ALERT: Area preparing for potentially hazardous winter storm

As the forecast becomes more focused, crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) were standing ready for the snowstorm predicted to begin Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Officials said DelDOT maintenance forces...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:42am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 5-8 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...  A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES. 

SNOW...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:55pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning upgraded; 2-6 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions expected

A Winter Storm Warning in now effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain, with accumulations of 2 to 6 inches possible. Precipitation is expected to start...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:14am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 4-6 inches of snow, dangerous driving conditions

A Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, about 1 p.m., through Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, about 7 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow, with low visibility of possibly less than a half-mile...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:23am

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning canceled, possible snow event Tuesday/Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for the area. The snow has stopped and roadway conditions have improved. Due to winter weather, the Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal libraries are closed on Saturday, Jan. 8....

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Weather warning upgraded, road conditions dangerous, libraries closed

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Storm Warning for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Up to 4 inches of snow is now forecast, with visibility potentially under a mile, and numerous accidents...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 3:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for area, with snow, bitter temperatures predicted

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Weather Advisory for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Although this snow event is not expected to cause great disruption to the state, state officials are...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:15am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions still treacherous; State offices, employees in Sussex on delayed start

While the limited state of emergency and driving warning was lifted Monday night in all parts of the state, some roads in rural areas remained unplowed or have been covered again by snow, so state officials said that motorists should drive only...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 11:38pm

WEATHER ALERT: State battles wind, drifting snow in recovery efforts; wind advisory in effect

High winds and continued blowing snow were keeping much of the state in a catch-up mode mid-day on Monday, Dec. 27, as crews tried to clear roads following a day and night of snow. Central and southern Delaware – particularly Sussex County – were...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Blowing snow keeps road conditions difficult; Level 1 driving warning remains in effect

With overnight blizzard conditions lifting, most Delaware roads remained difficult in the southern and central portions of the state Monday morning as crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continued to battle blowing and...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:47am

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: December 26, 2010 Governor issues limited State of Emergency for Delaware drivers

December 26, 2010

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency with a “Level 1 Driving Warning” to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kent and Sussex counties for a storm that is now predicted to dump up to 18 inches of snow on the...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 12:58pm

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard Warning until Monday morning -- 12-18 inches of snow now predicted

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:25am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow storm rapidly covering state; driving could be treacherous in all areas

The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 P.M., Monday, Dec. 27. Snow has been falling throughout the state and will become steadily heavier in the afternoon and evening. Accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:00am

WEATHER ALERT: Beebe Medical Center announces closings due to snowstorm

Beebe Medical Center has canceled all elective surgeries for Monday, Dec. 27, due to the winter storm. All satellite facilities also will be closed, including Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24.
 
...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 7:52am

BREAKING NEWS: State braces for major snow storm; driving precautions urged statewide

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 7 A.M. Sunday, Dec. 26, until 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 27. There will be heavy, blowing snow throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, and there is the potential for...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:06am

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday; hazardous road conditions reported

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY. THE...

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Watch in effect -- 6+ inches expected through Monday

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...  A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.  * PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW  * ACCUMULATIONS: POSSIBILITY OF SIX INCHES...

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 8:07am

Millville votes to adopt revised town code

Two public hearings were held on Dec. 14 during Millville’s town council meeting. Council discussed ordinance 11-03 to “Adopt the Code of the Town of Millville,” which would enact revisions made during the “codification process of the Ordinances...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 3:14am

Millville town garage, pavilion discussed by council members

With the expansion of Millville’s town hall scheduled to be completed on Feb. 12, 2011, Mayor Don Minyon and the council at their workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 30, discussed the possible disposition of the freestanding garage.

Minyon asked the...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:50am

Local magician, wife stranded aboard Splendor

Magician Rich Bloch and his wife, Susan – owners of Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville – were among those stuck aboard the Carnival Splendor, the cruise ship that became stranded this week off the coast of Mexico after an engine-room fire on...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:37am

Community comes together for Sophia

Sophia Zolotukhina, a 22-year-old who graduated from college in Siberia this June, is supposed to be back home in Russia already. Zolotukhina traveled to the beaches of the eastern U.S. to earn money immediately after graduating with a degree in...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 3:59am

Longaberger basket bingo event to benefit Lowe family

On Nov. 13, from 6 to 11 p.m., a Longaberger basket bingo fundraiser will be held at the Millville Fire Hall, to raise funds for Justin Lowe.

“We’re having this because Justin Lowe is a senior at Indian River High School and he plays...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:02am

Harry Anderson's Halloween magic show to benefit Habitat

“Harry Anderson and Friend” – a special Halloween-weekend show of magic and theatrics, featuring magician and actor Harry Anderson – is set to offer chills and thrills on Friday, Oct. 29; Saturday, Oct. 30; and Sunday, Oct. 31, at Dickens Parlour...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:00am

Millville considering residency requirements

The Millville Town Council will have a full plate at their Tuesday, Oct. 26, council workshop. Many items discussed at this week’s meeting will be revisited at the workshop for more consideration. On the agenda will be a continued discussion of...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 4:55am

Sea glass artwork symbolizes a collective move forward

It has often been said that nobody is perfect. And everyone has baggage. Some might have a neat little carry-on bag’s worth, and some might have a tractor-trailer full, but everybody has it.

What can be done about it is one of two things....

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:50am

MillVols receive Governor's award for service

In less than two years, the Millville Volunteers – a volunteer organization made up of approximately 30 members from various Millville-area communities – have made quite a name for themselves.

On Oct. 28, the group will receive the 2010...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 3:01pm