Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

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ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

Justice recalls life in Cedar Neck

The Ocean View Historical Society hosted its second “Trip Down Memory Lane,” with Norm Justice of Cedar Neck on Wednesday, June 3, at Millville Town Hall. Justice, who at 87, has seen a lot of changes since he was born in 1922, is quick of mind...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:57am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

Joint policing talks falter amid controversy

Talks between Millville and Ocean View regarding a joint police force seem to have run their course.

Citing a strong lack of interest among many of his constituents and their apprehension to combine forces with Ocean View, Millville Mayor...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:12am

Joint policing issue could be voted on at May 26 workshop

The Ocean View Town Council has a full plate for their May 26 workshop, including discussion of Councilman Perry Mitchell’s FOIA complaint and a resolution concerning providing police services to Millville.

Mitchell has sent e-mails to...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:23pm

Iconic new mill mirrors Millville’s namesake

Fenwick Island has its lighthouse. Bethany Beach has its totem pole. And now Millville has its own distinguished icon that residents and visitors can associate with the town. Last week, representatives from the town of Millville and the Millville...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:06pm

Seashell flowers bring seaside flair to Artisans Fair

From a quick glance, it’s easy to mistake crafter Isabella Makowski’s passion for a fondness for things botanical. But a close look reveals the truth: Her floral arrangements are not collections of plants at all, but intricate and detailed...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:05pm

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Ocean View favors combining police force with Millville

Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood at a May 12 town council meeting reported that he had recently met with Millville officials, along with Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin and Town Manager Conway Gregory about the possibility of a combined police...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:52pm

Isom offers a facial that's All About U

As the summer months approach and people begin to spend more time outdoors, it’s important they remember to take care of their skin. A number of qualities of coastal living can have an effect on the skin, such as sunlight, salt in the air and the...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:32pm

For mother-daughter crafters, it's in the bag

This past Sunday was a special one for mothers everywhere, but when you have the connection that Flossie Vogel shares with her daughter, Joy Cadden, every day feels like Mother’s Day. The two have become synonymous throughout the area with dance...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:28pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

Historical society eyes major changes

riginally thought to be an ideal place for the Coastal Towns Museum, in the newly defined historical district in Ocean View, the Shores House at 39 Central Avenue, built roughly in 1860, turned out to be a little more than the historical society...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Special events, worship highlight holy week

An Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. at the bandstand in Bethany Beach on Sunday, April 12, organized by member churches of the Southeast Sussex Ministerium. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Ann...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:42am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

Carper talks stimulus

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) was in Sussex County on Monday, March 30, and took some time to visit with Millville officials. While he was in Millville, Mayor Don Minyon asked Carper if he could briefly explain the federal stimulus package and...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 8:44am

Church to focus on notable women

For those interested in hearing the story of the women who surrounded Jesus and helped him in his ministry, this Easter season, the Millville United Methodist Church is presenting “The Other Twelve Disciples” on Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 8:40am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Millville man sought in connection with firearm theft and burglary

Delaware State Police troopers assigned to Troop 5, Bridgeville, are actively looking for 34-year-old William E. Lindemon IV, whose last known address was in Millville. Police described Lindemon as a white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 230 pounds,...

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:36am

Minyon, Thomas, Jeffers win in Millville

Millville held its annual town council elections last weekend to fill three seats on town council. Incumbents Donald Minyon and Richard Thomas ran alongside challengers Michael Jeffers and Joseph Calvarese.

A record 78 voters turned out...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:38pm

Pumpkin Festival planning begins in Millville

Although the event itself is not scheduled until October, planning has already begun for the first-ever Millville Great Pumpkin Festival, which was announced at February’s town council meeting. The festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 10, will...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:03pm

Millville voters head to polls on Saturday

Millville will hold its annual municipal elections this Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Voting will be conducted in the Town Hall Meeting Room at 11 Club House Road. All residents of Millville age 18 and older are eligible to cast a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:46pm

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Koval brings medical expertise to Millville practice

Like many people who move to Coastal Delaware full-time, Dr. Norman Koval is semi-retired. After coming to the beach since the ’70s, he and his wife decided to build a home in the area to enjoy their golden years. In February of 2008, shortly...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:11pm

World Day of Prayer to be held at Mariner's Bethel, March 6

For those feeling the squeeze of an ever-changing economic forecast and a world full of uncertainty, the World Day of Prayer – an ecumenical prayer service held at Mariner’s Bethel – could be just what they need for a fresh perspective. The...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:36pm

Millville elections set for March 7

With the appointment of a Board of Elections taken care of, the Town of Millville is set to move toward a March 7 election, which will determine who will fill the three open seats on the town council. Elections will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 3:12am

Robinson returns home to offer legal advice

For many newcomers to the area, the Robinson property that used to sit where Giant and the Millville Shopping Center now sit doesn’t bring back any memories or ring any bells. But to locals, and transplants living in the area long enough to...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:32am

MVFC breaks new ground

In 2004, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) purchased an approximate 7-acre parcel of land to serve as the site for a substation on Omar Road in Clarksville. For the past few years, a renovated farm implement building has been serving as...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:06am

South Coastal Library inches to re-opening

For the past week, it’s been all work and no play for the staff of at the South Coastal Library, as the move back to their renovated location on Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach got under way. For 14 months, the library operated out of its temporary...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 4:17pm

Millville enables special tax district for MBS

The Town of Millville said goodbye to one of their council members on Feb. 10, at their monthly town meeting. Councilwoman Kami Banks, who is relocating outside of town limits, was honored for her dedication to the town and awarded a certificate...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 4:16pm

Creative Concepts offers window on energy efficiency

Blinds and window treatments might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about “going green” or energy efficiency, but they sure can be on the list, since controlling the interaction between the inside and the outside of a...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:35pm

Coin and gun shop flips locations

All things, eventually, become an object of the past. Nations rise and fall, and take their secrets to the grave, but they leave clues behind. A clever person can use these clues to unravel the secrets of a time long since faded from memory. One...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:27pm

Local heroes honored for their valor

In an attempt to convey the importance of the day to those not in the room, Michelle DiFebo Freeman, widow of Josh Freeman – for whom the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards have been renamed – offered a...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:19pm

Rehoboth man arrested for attempted robbery of Millville pharmacy

The Delaware State Police arrested Derrick W. Durst, 25, of Rehoboth Beach, on Tuesday, after he voluntarily turned himself into detectives at Troop 4 at 11:30 a.m. Durst was wanted in connection with an attempted robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy...

Monday, February 9, 2009 - 3:53am

Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Perhaps just as popular a topic a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:41pm

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:28pm

Local beaches much changed in five years--5 year anniversary section

There is no question that one of the biggest changes to the Delaware shore in the last five years is the completion of major reconstruction projects for area beaches. After years of suffering from beach erosion and risk to homes near the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:26pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.


According to the DSP, on Jan. 28,...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

Warmer air over the cold ground covered with snow and sleet,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:18am

MillVols take volunteer efforts to Millville

The MillVols – a Millville volunteer group – have officially started to organize.

Steve Micciche, coordinator of the group and a former Citizen Auxiliary Patrol member from Ocean View, said that he had been approached a few months back by...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:48am

Millville recycle drop-off plan heads to scrap heap

The recycling drop-off center proposed for the intersection of Route 17 and Powell Farm Road at Millville By the Sea is not going to happen after all.

Earlier this year, Millville Mayor Don Minyon announced that a spot had been found to...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:44am

Thrifty instrument deals available for the holidays and year-round

When a passion and appreciation for music attains the kind of longevity that Adam Gordon’s has, a music lover will inevitably find themself returning to what they love. That’s precisely what Gordon did when he began Musician’s Thrift Shop,...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:42am

Shop of the Four Sisters changes hands in time for Thanksgiving

For years Carole, Donna, Ellie and Vickie have been the familiar faces around the Shop of the Four Sisters. They have spent countless hours scouring garage sales, antique shops and auction houses, looking for choice items that they could restore...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:58pm

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

Hocker running on record of achievement

For state Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th), running for re-election to his state House of Representatives seat is as much about what he has done already as it is about his vision for the future.

“My first time running [against Shirley Price], I...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 8:19am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am