Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Audit Committee will meet on Friday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at...

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:19am

On Jan. 6, the Selbyville Town Council approved this preliminary site plan for Coastal Villages, which includes 700 housing units on 322 acres. It would be located on the north side of Route 54, stretched between both Polly Branch Road and Hudson Road.

Selbyville approves prelim plan for 700-unit development

Council admits growing pains, but code allows project

Selbyville is ramping up toward construction of what will be one of the biggest housing developments within town limits. But the size of the community has some people looking twice.

On Jan. 6, the town council approved the preliminary site...

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:07am

Registration begins for Selbyville candidates, voters

Selbyville is gearing up for its 2020 town council election. Prospective candidates and voters must register at Selbyville Town Hall by Monday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to run as a candidate must file a written Notice of...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:14pm

Selbyville Public Library will add this month’s Delaware Library Association grant to other local contributions, helping to feed the community all summer long.

Selbyville library earns grant money to feed more

In summertime, public libraries can function like a community center. The Selbyville Public Library serves up information, education, games — and they’re also winning grants to serve more meals than ever.

Thanks to several prizes and...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:37pm


Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 23-25, for the Christmas holiday, and on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, for New Year’s Day.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended on Sept....

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 9:06am

Survey asks what public wants in downtown Selbyville

Selbyville could be on the cusp of a major downtown boost. As local leaders brainstorm how to revitalize the old shopping district, they are asking for public input. Both residents and visitors to Selbyville are being invited to fill out an...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 8:50am

DNREC, Mountaire enter into agreements to address violations

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control announced this week that it had signed an agreement with Mountaire Farms of Delaware on Dec. 13 to resolve violations of spray-irrigation and land-application permits that were cited...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:42pm

Selbyville group collecting clothing to keep veterans warm

Homeless veterans are once again the focus of a Selbyville group’s wintertime clothing campaign. The GFWC Selbyville Community Club is collecting warm clothing for their 2019 Coats & Sweats for Vets program until Tuesday, Dec. 31.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:41pm

Selbyville (and Sussex County) homeowners still eligible for housing help

Everyone wants a home that is safe, warm and fully livable. For anyone having trouble getting over that hump, or who finds themselves putting off truly necessary home repairs, Sussex County continues to offer help.

The entire goal of the...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:34am

Batman and Robin made an appearance at a past Selbyville Christmas Parade.

Pick a peck of panoplied parades

Christmas parades line up across four towns

It’s time to bundle up for the excitement of the 2019 Christmas parades.

The Georgetown Christmas Parade is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade returns on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The Millsboro Christmas...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9:58am

Ray Stevens may be a numbers person, but this award-winning firefighter has always enjoyed driving the fire engines.

Selbyville’s Stevens wins state firefighter award

For Raymond “Ray” Stevens Jr., fire service starts and ends with “a desire to help people.”

“We help people from all walks of life, all races, colors — doesn’t matter where you’re from,” Stevens said one autumn morning at his home station...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 1:01pm

Selbyville zoning change only sounds complicated

The Selbyville Town Council is trying to close some loopholes with changes to their zoning code.

Every zoning district has uses by right, from the residential district to the historic business  district and the industrial park, and...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:49am

Selbyville businesses to meet Nov. 12 to form coalition

Selbyville’s downtown used to be a bustling hub of clothing stores, strawberry auctions, railroad and more. Today, business owners want to make Selbyville a destination once again.

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p...

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 2:23pm

Selbyville librarylooking at $3.68M in state building funds

It’s a picturesque, historically-significant building, but how long can the Selbyville Public Library operate from a house that wasn’t designed to be a 21st-century public library?

The library has passed its first hurdle toward getting...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:48pm

Rainy Halloween forecast splits local trick-or-treat times

It’s a holiday where people freely give candy to whomever knocks on their door. As local residents prepared for Halloween 2019 this week, the Delaware State Police reminded families, drivers and those handing out treats to...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:04pm

Selbyville residents want growth, safety

It was the first Selbyville Town Council meeting in the new municipal building at 1 W. Church Street. So it was fitting that much of the Oct. 7 discussion revolved around the future of Selbyville’s downtown and public safety.



Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:55pm

Selbyville council members, staff, police and special guests celebrated the grand opening of Selbyville Town Hall’s new location.

Bright lights and tall ceilings

Happy times at Selbyville Town Hall

Finally celebrating their new Selbyville Town Hall, town officials and residents gathered Oct. 4 for a ribbon-cutting and open house.

Town officials and staff were grinning at the new, freshly painted and renovated two-story building at 1...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:01pm

Virginia Pepper and Debbie McCabe are two of the first faces to greet people at the new Selbyville Town Hall.

Public invited to Selbyville Town Hall open house

Selbyville’s new town hall is open for business. The public is being invited to celebrate the new town hall and police department at its new location at 1 W. Church Street.

On Friday, Oct. 4, the Town will host a ribbon-cutting to...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:03pm

Selbyville VFC to hold golf tourney 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, October 3, 2019 - 11:10am

Selbyville Town Council receives 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...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20pm

Selbyville Town Council receives 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...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20pm

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 26, 2019 - 10:16am

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