Ocean View


On a shawl and a prayer

Sometimes, when people are hurting or sick, the warmth of God’s love and the knowledge that their church family cares is all that keeps them from a dark day and instead offers one filled with light. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:48am

BREAKING NEWS: Wood, Sheeran win in Ocean View

On Saturday, April 9, Ocean View’s election polls were open, and more than 500 residents turned out to vote to elect the town’s mayor and District 3 councilman.
 
Mayoral incumbent Gordon Wood won re-election to his seat with a total...

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:49pm

Ocean View loses controversial case over gas pumps

The Town of Ocean View on March 31 received notice from the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware that Norino Properties LLC is indeed “entitled to a declaratory judgment that its proposed convenience store with eight fuel pumps is a...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 7:18am

Ocean View candidates get last word before election

The Ocean View election will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean View Town Hall.

Three men, incumbent Gordon Wood, and challengers George Pickrell and Lloyd Elling are battling for the mayoral slot. Incumbent...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:45am

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

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

Ocean View holds public workshop on sidewalk plans

On March 29, Ocean View held a public informational workshop for the conceptual design of Phase II of the Pedestrian Improvements Project.

“We did get a lot of residents on West Avenue that were very receptive to the project. We’re trying...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:56pm

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Pat Muzik

On Sunday, April 3, beginning at 4 p.m., DiFebo’s Bistro at Bear Trap will be holding a family-style spaghetti dinner to raise money for Pat Muzik, who recently suffered two strokes, and her family.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:56pm

Ocean View to hold annual candidate's night

The town of Ocean View will hold its annual Candidates’ Night on Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 32 West Ave.

“The whole idea behind Candidates’ Night is to give the voter an opportunity to one meet the candidate, and to personally...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:51pm

Wood running for second term as Ocean View mayor

Incumbent Gordon Wood will be running for Ocean View mayor. Wood said he wanted to run for reelection because there is still plenty to do.

“The job is not done. We are in the middle of the five-year get-well program. I want to...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:46pm

County moves forward with sale of Ocean View property

Sussex County Council members at their March 22 meeting accepted a $20,500 bid from Robert Witting to purchase a 75-foot-by-242-foot piece of county-owned land at 16 Daisey Avenue in Ocean View.

The completion of the purchase is expected...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:30pm

Mitchell on the campaign trail in Ocean View

Ocean View District 3 Councilman Perry Mitchell is running for reelection. Since first running for a seat in 2008, Mitchell has been a strong proponent for zero tax increases for property owners.

“I want to continue to pursue the financial...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 12:03pm

Ocean View approves its 2012 budget

At their March 8 meeting, the Ocean View Town Council approved the town’s 2012-fiscal-year budget.

“The council, in its wisdom, said, ‘We have to get well. We can’t keep doing this,’” said Mayor Gordon Wood, adding that the council has...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:32am

Elling throws his hat into the ring for OV mayoral race

Lloyd Elling is the third person to throw his cap into the mayoral race in 2011 for the Town of Ocean View. Having retired from residential care for adults with special needs, he said he hopes to bring his business savvy to good use, if elected...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:28am

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

OV holds budget workshop

On March 1, the Town of Ocean View held a budget workshop to address the town’s financial status and planning for the 2012 fiscal year.

The Council first discussed whether or not town employees should be given a 3 percent raise in 2012....

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:44am

Dock removals halted after uproar from home owners

“Ten years of memories gone in a day,” said Bob Angle of Annapolis, Md.

For the last few weeks, residents along the Assawoman Canal have watched as their decades-old docks were removed piece by piece and the debris loaded onto a barge for...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:28am

Sheeran announces candidacy for seat on OV council

Ocean View resident Tom Sheeran is running for a seat on the Ocean View Town Council. Sheeran has been involved in the town since he and his wife moved to Hunter’s Run in 2001, having retired from a 35-year career with the federal government....

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:11am

Troon Golf to oversee Freeman golf courses

For decades, the Carl M. Freeman Companies has been affiliated with some of the area’s most prominent, award-winning, affluent communities and neighborhood shopping centers. Since their establishment, they have also put their name on some of the...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:40am

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

BREAKING NEWS: Assawoman Canal dock owners upset by demolition

For the last few weeks, residents living along the Assawoman Canal have watched as their decades-old docks were removed piece by piece and the debris loaded onto a barge for disposal. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 1:40pm

County road project in Ocean Farms fails in vote

Property owners in the Ocean Farms community overwhelmingly made their voices heard this week concerning a proposed roadway project in their development, and voted down (66 against and 24 in favor) a Sussex County Community Improvement proposal...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:57am

Bookkeeper charged in embezzlement case

Delaware State Police last week arrested a 49-year-old Millsboro woman after a three-month investigation into alleged embezzlement from Ocean RV in Ocean View.

Police said their investigation began after the victim, in March of 2010, was...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:46am

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

Ocean View holds public meetings on 2012 FY budget

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Town of Ocean View held a public meeting to solicit comments from citizens about the proposed 2012-fiscal-year budget. Citizens were provided with a list of 28 budget issues that council members feel needs to be addressed...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:41am

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

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

Historical society urges area to ‘Have Heart’

“Let’s Have Heart!” may sound very Valentine’s Day-ish, but it’s actually a call for stamina, motivation and – you guessed it – heart (as in spirit, resolution or courage), when it comes to the Ocean View Historical Society’s upcoming fundraiser...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:54am

Ocean View discusses budget plan and public works

“I’ve tried hard to do an honest job,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood at the Feb. 8 council meeting, in regard to the town’s budget.

Town Manager Conway Gregory said he had compiled a list of 26 items to be resolved for the proposed...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:37am

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

Pickrell announces candidacy for Ocean View mayor

Ocean View resident George Pickrell, a 26-year veteran of the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department, announced this week that he would be running for mayor in the town’s April elections.

Pickrell said he became interested in the town’s...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:13am

Nautical Sounds can help with wooing this holiday

This Valentine’s Day, if bouquets seem clichéd and chocolates just overdone, local residents can turn to an alternative, courtesy of the Nautical Sounds Chorus. And, this year, the 22-member chorus is celebrating a barbershop-quartet singing-...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 8:43am

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

Ocean View man sought on theft charges

Delaware State Police this week 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 throughout Millville, Ocean View and...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:43am

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

Ocean View offered land for building

On Jan. 12, Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood announced that the town had been offered the chance to lease an acre of land from the Freeman Foundation, upon which it could construct a public works facility.

“The lease is ready for signature,...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:36am

Ocean Farm property owners to vote on roadway project

Sussex County Council members voted at their Jan. 11 meeting to approve a date of Feb. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, for property owners within the Ocean Farms community to vote to determine if the majority of the property...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:31am

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

La Mirage adds more style with tanning and jewelry

Three years ago, La Mirage made a move from their 20-year business location in Bethany Beach to the Route 26 corridor in Ocean View. This past season, they acquired even more space, expanding their hair salon and boutique to offer even more to...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:49am

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