Selbyville invited to Rock the Block projects and party

Saturday will be a celebration of community in downtown Selbyville. Rock the Block will be a full day of volunteerism, home improvement and a block-party barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and Mountaire...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:45pm

Selbyville Town Hall moves into new, central location

The walls looked rather empty at the Selbyville Town Council’s meeting on Monday night. The books and photos had been packed away, ready for a new adventure.

Moving day arrived on Tuesday, Sept. 10, as Selbyville Town Hall was officially...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:57pm

Selbyville moves into its new downtown digs

The Town of Selbyville has been looking to give the downtown area a little boost. By moving its town hall to the former PNC bank location at the intersection of West Church street and Main Street, the Town is putting its money where it’s mouth is...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:55pm

Selbyville gets a solid audit report

Police focus on safety outreach

The Selbyville Town Council got some good news — and familiar warnings — in their annual (non-investigative) audit report on Sept. 9.

“The financial statements are the responsibility of the management of the town,” said CPA Leslie Michalik...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:57am

Seeking light home projects for Selbyville Rock the Block

Need a hand, Selbyville? Homeowners who need some help with light chores or outdoor maintenance can sign up for Rock the Block, a community event on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Local volunteers will be...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:22am

Selbyville VFC to hold golf tournament Oct. 11

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format, and the entry fee is $90...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:40am

The River to host Back to School Bash

In anticipation of the first day of classes for local students, The River church is hosting its third annual Back to School Bash.

Planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Wesleyan church near the intersection of Routes 17 and...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:08pm

Mountaire awards $70,000 in scholarship funds to students

Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 28 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain suppliers are all eligible for the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:11pm

Selbyville Public Library retiring Haunted Library

The Selbyville Public Library regrets to inform the public that they are retiring their much-beloved and quirky tradition of The Haunted Library.  

Every Halloween for the past 16 years, the library staff, along with a trove of volunteers...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:21am


Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term. The seats up for...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:44am

Sussex Tech names final quarter of honor roll students

More than 460 students at Sussex Technical High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period for the 2018-2019 academic year. Local students named to the list included:

• Bethany Beach — sophomore Evan Davis.


Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Mountaire tries new plan to improve traffic, runoff in Selbyville

Mountaire Farms has simplified its plans to get chicken trucks at its Selbyville plant out of the rain.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) is pushing Mountaire to reduce chicken waste and...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:50am

These bath bombs are just the tip of the iceberg at Tatum-Poole Décor & More, which also sells home furnishings, glassware, soy candles and countless gift ideas.

Selbyville décor shop sells unique items, with town spirit

Selbyville’s newest shop doesn’t just want to be a cool destination, although it sells unique items. From their spot on Church Street, Tatum-Poole Décor & More wants to actively participate in a downtown revitalization.

“Our long-term...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:55am

Lapenna named to Clemson University President’s List

Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville has been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester, the university announced this week. Lapenna’s major is psychology. To be named to the President’s List, a student must...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:16am

Selbyville Community Club receives awards at state convention

The GFWC Selbyville Community Club received several state awards for community service programs at the 122nd Annual Convention of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs, held in Rehoboth Beach from May 15 to May 17.

The Selbyville...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:43am

Kuharich graduates from University of Alabama

Kelli Elizabeth Kuharich of Selbyville recently received a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama. UA awarded some 5,716 degrees during spring commencement May 3-5.

UA offers its students...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:39am

Serfass studies conservation in Australia

Selbyville resident Molly Serfass, a master’s degree student in the Advanced Inquiry Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will soon travel to Australia to study coral reef ecology and the conservation of marine systems along the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:43am

Tidemark Federal Credit Union opens Selbyville location

On Thursday, June 6, Tidemark Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its Selbyville location by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. ‘Tidemark Federal Credit Union focuses on building...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:43am

Annual Selbyville Old Timer’s Day

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Old Timer’s Day on Saturday, June 15, in Selbyville. The event featured food, live music by the Bob Dickerson Band, door prizes, children’s...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:13am

Old Timer’s Day adds new look

Classic glamour joins beloved traditions at annual event

New diversions will add some fresh pep to the 62nd annual Old Timer’s Day festival, on Saturday, June 15.

Selbyville’s street festival returns from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, with a classic car show, live music by the Glass Onion party...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:49pm


These Selbyville Middle School students won first place in their Delaware Student Technology Association (TSA) competition. Besides being named the VEX Robots Skills champions, Kaitlyn Johnson, Andy Morales and Noah Coleman also won the overall...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:42am

Mountaire is proposing a new shelter where tractor-trailers can park briefly while waiting for their turn to unload live chickens at the Selbyville processing plant. This would reduce the amount untreated rainwater containing chicken waste on the roads.

Mountaire, Selbyville discuss eco-fix, traffic concerns

Selbyville has had a poultry processing plant in the middle of the town since the mid-1900s. Since Mountaire Farms took over the plant in the 1970s, production has increased to the point where Hosier Street traffic is stopping many times daily to...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:31pm

Selbyville’s beloved Old Timer’s Day will be held on Saturday, June 15.

Registration open for Old Timer’s car show, pinup contest

There are some new ways to participate in the Old Timer’s Day festival on Saturday, June 15. Selbyville’s 62nd annual street fair will now feature a ladies’ pin-up contest and an outdoor beer garden.

Registration is still open for the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:11pm

Christian youth group reaches out with ‘Battle of the Bands’

Bayside Chapel in Selbyville will be rocking on Saturday, June 1, as the FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts its first Battle of the Bands event.

The idea behind the “battle,” according to FORGE director Tara Schrieves, is simply “food...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:56pm

Guzman recognized on Cedar Crest College’s Spring 2019 Dean’s List

Cedar Crest College recently congratulated dozens of students who were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring semester of 2019. Among the students recognized is Guadalupe Guzman of Selbyville.

The Dean’s List recognizes students who have...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:40am

Selbyville library’s summer reading, free lunch program set to begin

The Selbyville Public Library is set to launch their annual Summer Reading Program on June 1 and will start serving free lunches on June 10. The programs, aimed at helping to bridge the summer learning gap, and provide convenience and ease to...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:43am


Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at town hall. Along with committee reports and other business, the council will consider approval of a possible supplement to the General Fund Capital...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Repairs to Selbyville’s Railroad Avenue and Sandy Branch Culvert could be complete by the end of May. It’s one of several projects on Selbyville’s to-do list.

Selbyville continues looking forward with comp plan

There was a joint meeting of the Selbyville Town Council and the Town’s Planning & Zoning Commission on April 16, to work on the Town’s 10-year Comprehensive Plan update.

Of about 1,600 total properties in Selbyville, roughly a dozen...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:57am

Selbyville library seeking new board member

The Selbyville Public Library has an opening for a new Board of Commissioners member and is seeking qualified applicants through May 30. The position on the board for the Selbyville Public Library has a five-year term and is limited to two terms...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:32am

Southern Delaware School of the Arts students perform a dance show earlier this school year. SDSA will celebrate 20 years of educating students in the arts.

SDSA set to celebrate 20 years of arts-based education

In the fall of 1999, what was once the old Selbyville Middle School reopened with fresh paint and new chairs to house the Southern Delaware School of the Arts.

“A group of parents, administrators and the board really wanted to build a...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:44pm

Beers earns Honors at Fairleigh Dickinson

Rachel Beers, of Selbyville, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison, N..J, has been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2018 semester.

To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:11am

Fredrikson inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Karin Fredrikson of Selbyville was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society. Fredrikson was initiated at Clemson University.

Fredrikson is among approximately...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:57am

Selbyville library seeking new board member

The Selbyville Public Library has an opening for a new Board of Commissioners member and is seeking qualified applicants through May 30. The position on the board for the Selbyville Public Library has a five-year term and is limited to two terms...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:23am

Bayside Institute hosting Wellness Week this weekend

Good health is more than visiting the doctor when you’re sick. It also includes mental and spiritual health and just eating a little better each day.

The public is invited to “Wellness Week,” with guest speakers, screenings, wellness...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:06pm

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Selbyville Middle’s Lily Hoban prepares for her at bat on Monday, April 8.

SMS Sports Report: Selbyville girls’ soccer continues their winning ways

It has been more than three years since the Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team has tasted defeat, and during that time they’ve collected an overall record of 37-0-1, including a 4-0 mark so far in 2019. The wins this year have come...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:21pm

Selbyville adds beer sales to Old Timers Day

The Selbyville Town Council has allowed the addition of beer sales at the 62nd annual Old Timers Day festival on June 15.

When two big-name vendors requested to sell beer at the outdoor street fair, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:40pm

From left, Mayor Clifton Murray, G. Frank Smith III and Clarence ‘Bud’ Tingle Jr. all retained their seats on the Selbyville Town Council.

Selbyville Town Council swears in incumbents, gets to work

The Selbyville Town Council has had the same lineup for years. This month, after the incumbents won new terms in a contested election, they once again took their oaths of office and continued their usual work.

Resident Bill Thompson had...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:58pm

Parker named to Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List

Widener University Commonwealth Law School Dean Christian Johnson this week announced Dean’s List students for the Fall 2018 semester. Students named to the list earned a grade point average in the top 20 percent of their class and division for...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:14am

Devyn Dowling

Youth Art Month marks 15 years in Selbyville

Selbyville students have brought color and creativity to the 2019 Youth Art Month exhibition, hosted by Selbyville Community Club. More than 60 prizes were awarded at the March 9 reception, to artists ranging from kindergarteners to high-school...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:10am

Selbyville again chooses incumbents in rare election

The Selbyville Town Council will remain the same for another two years. In the 2019 election, residents chose the two incumbent council members to continue their service to the town.

To keep their town council seats, G. Frank Smith III and...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:46pm

Local Lego club putting the pieces together at library

Stop in at the South Coastal Library on a Saturday, and some of the coolest kids around might be building some super-awesome things.

Started last summer, the library’s Lego Club has continued through the winter, with a solid group of...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:27pm

Candidates have the final say before rare Selbyville election

The Selbyville Town Council hasn’t had a contested election since 2011, according to Town Hall. That makes the 2019 council election a relatively rare occurrence. Voting is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Selbyville...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:17pm

March is Youth Art Month at Selbyville library

For the staff of the Selbyville Public Library, March is always an exciting month because it ushers in local artwork produced by students in celebration of National Youth Art Month. The display brings with it an increase in patronage and pride,...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:18am

Lapenna named to Clemson University Dean’s List

Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester, the university announced this week. Lapenna is majoring in psychology.

To be named to the Dean’s List at Clemson, a student...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:38am

Selbyville increases water fees, keeps taxes at same rate

While approving their $5 million municipal budget for 2019-2020, the Selbyville Town Council this week OK’d a rate increase for water utilities, due to rising costs.

The 2.5 percent rate increase for water and sewer utilities works out to...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:32pm

Caroline Gale waits to greet new and returning customers at the front of her store in Selbyville.

Caroline's brings Sparkle to Selbyville

 Want to relax? Want a fresh new look or outlook? Caroline’s Spa & Salon now does hair, nails, makeup and massage in downtown Selbyville.

The makeovers began with major renovations to the small Main Street building, one block north of...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:47pm

Mountaire responded to a wastewater spill at their Millsboro facility on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Mountaire cleans up another wastewater release

Wastewater once again escaped Mountaire Farms’ poultry processing facility in Millsboro on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The accidental release of up to 1 million gallons of partially treated wastewater was discovered around 5 a.m. that morning. It...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am

Selbyville will have a contested election

For the first time in years, Selbyville residents will have an opportunity to vote in a town council election.

Elections are usually canceled in the ever-expanding town, simply because the incumbents are the only people who file to run...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:59am

Mardi Gras

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Friends of the Selbyville Public Library held their annual Mardi Gras fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 16. Proceeds benefit the public library. Notes on the Beach provided entertainment while event-...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:39am