BREAKING NEWS: PNC Bank in Millville Giant robbed -- suspect sought by police

Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.

Police said the suspect – described as a white man, about 5 feet...

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

Rt. 54 widening project moving forward

Those who bike, walk or drive along Route 54 may soon have an easier time of things, with the awarding of a contract last week to widen the road to include a center left-turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks.

DelDOT’s Route 54 Improvements...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 4:03am

Hocker's and Mountaire to host 'Back to Natural' drive

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mountaire will be teaming up with Hocker’s Supercenter for “Back to Natural.” The “Ole’ Timers Day Food Drive,” is designed to a fun-filled event and will be held in the Hocker’s parking lot in...

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:24am

Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.


Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

Dance studio gets in the groove in Selbyville

Budding ballerinas and up-and-coming hip-hoppers now have a new place to learn some movies. X-Squad Dancers have relocated from Ocean City, Md., to Selbyville, in addition to their Crofton, Md., studio.

Erin Vitalos is the co-owner and co-...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:56am

Windsor Teak Imports offers two kinds of sustainability

Deep in the heart of Indonesia, a tree grows under the careful guidance of the government and plantation owners. The result is a sustainable industry known as teak furniture, and locals can own a piece of it, thanks to Windsor Teak Imports.


Friday, August 6, 2010 - 9:27am

Suspects sought in local thefts

The Delaware State Police are asking for the assistance of the public in identifying suspects in a series of thefts from vehicles in the Millville and Selbyville areas this week. Police said the thefts occurred overnight from Saturday, July 31,...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:37am

SVFC golf tourney open for golfers, sponsors

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. announced this week that it will be holding its Third Annual Golf Tournament at the Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro on Friday, Oct. 1, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Last year, the event...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:12am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

Freeman Stage at Bayside to host Arts and Jazz Festival

The Freeman Stage at Bayside is gearing up to host its third annual Arts and Jazz Festival, beginning Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m. The free two-day event runs until 8 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

The festival...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:59am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Selbyville man arrested in home invasion case

Selbyville police this week arrested a local man in connection with a home invasion in that town. Police said they responded the scene on Friday, July 16, about 2:15 a.m., finding a shattered front window, and could see the home owner fighting...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:01am

Selbyville man killed in motorcycle crash

A 45-year-old Selbyville man was killed this week when his motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck.

According to the Delaware State Police, Michael Davidson was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:33pm

Selbyville PD makes three DUI arrests

Officers from the Selbyville Police Department on Thursday, June 10, made three separate arrests involving charges of driving under the influence. According to Police Chief W. Scott Collins, on June 10, about 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:38am

Selbyville turning back the clock once again

Age is but a number this weekend in Selbyville, contrary to what you may expect from one of the most anticipated events held in the town. Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day will once again be hitting the downtown streets this Saturday, June 19, from 9...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:16am

Tingles give back to two local towns

Lifelong local residents Clarence “Bud” Tingle and his wife, Diane, have made a habit out of serving their community: both are members of town councils in separate towns in southeastern Sussex County.

Coastal Point • Chris Clark

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:55am

Chesapeake-themed book discussion series offered at library

The Selbyville Public Library is now offering its first-ever adult summer reading and discussion program, with the theme “Water Your Mind,” and library director Pam Munro has arranged for the Delmarva Discussions series “Chesapeake Bay: End of an...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:20am

Musical production teaches kids how to be green

The Freeman Stage will feature the musical “It’s Not Mean to be Green,” based on the book by Jamie Kleman, on June 19 at 10 a.m. The show is free and open to all ages.

Patti Grimes of the Freeman Foundation explained that the book was one...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:57am

SMS field trip combines science with great outdoors

The anticipation of summer vacation is on the mind of many students as schools prepare for the end of the school year. Earlier this week, Selbyville Middle School students had a sneak preview of summer vacation as they teamed up with Coastal...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:21am

Police Beat -- Selbyville

Selbyville man arrested for fifth-offense DUI

Police this week arrested a 42-year-old Selbyville man for his fifth DUI offense. Selbyville officers, about 12:30 a.m. on May 24, conducted a traffic stop on a Chrysler 300 in the area of...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:01am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

Body found on OC shore identified as Forte

After months of holding out hope and prayers, the worst fears of a family and an entire community have become a reality, but more questions remain to be answered. The remains that washed up onto Ocean City, Md.’s beach in late April were...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 8:30am

Warren’s Station hits milestone 50 years in Fenwick

Each season, restaurant establishments do what they can to provide great service and food to locals and vacationers, alike, but few can claim the longevity and dedication that Warren’s Station has brought in Fenwick Island. This summer, the area...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 3:54am

Performance will ring in 'At the Movies'

The Selbyville Public Library is sponsoring a Capital Ringers performance on Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Church Street in Selbyville (down the street from Dollar General).

Coastal Point •...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:53pm

Morrison comes full circle as Showell Teacher of the Year

“When she’s frustrated she keeps trying and she never gives up.”

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Phillip C. Showell Elementary School Teacher of the Year Christine Morrison poses for the camera in her classroom.

Such heartfelt...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:08pm

Barefoot Gardeners assist in Arbor Day tree planting

Soaking up the sunshine late last week, the Barefoot Gardeners Club of Fenwick Island Communities, had a tree planted at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville, in honor of Arbor Day.

Coastal Point • File Photo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:40pm

First junior firefighter recalls fond memories of Roxana VFC

In November of 1969, 15-year-old Jesse Cobb became Roxana Volunteer Fire Company’s first junior member.

“My father was a charter member and I just kind of hung out with him going to the fire house,” Cobb said. “I kept bugging him about...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:51pm

Charter member recalls 50 years at RVFC

Gerald Pepper has been with the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company for 50 years – since its conception. Pepper is a charter member of the fire company and has held the position of its president, vice-president and chief, and he was the company’s very...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:24am

SMS geography teacher surfs on real-world knowledge

In life, when trying to teach someone something, it helps if you know about what you are teaching. And it is a different kind of knowing when you are speaking and teaching from experience, rather than reading from a textbook. Brett Buchler, a...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:37am

New software helps put Selbyville police on the map

Late last year, the Selbyville Police Department became one of the few local law enforcement agencies to utilize a computer service, called Nixle, to directly contact members of the community in the event of an emergency or other urgent concerns...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 4:50am

Grise 'honored' by recognition

For Melissa Grise, of Selbyville, being named teacher of the year is exciting. To be recognized by your colleagues and by parents is icing on the cake, when you love your job.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Melissa Grise helps Olvin...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 2:27am

Kids’ Art Month a hit in Selbyville

This past month marked the Sixth Annual Kids Art Month in the town of Selbyville. Work from students in area schools, along with assistance from the town’s Community Club, the Selbyville Library and other sponsors, was featured in a judging...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:48am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Community rallies in support of Forte family

Friends and family of Greg Forte, the Selbyville man who went missing more than two weeks ago in Fenwick Island, this week retained their hope and continued their prayers as state police and investigators searched for more clues.

A subject...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:40pm

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

Family, friends hold out hope, offer reward for missing man

Search efforts to find a Selbyville man who went missing from a Fenwick Island condo on Feb. 9 have been scaled back, according to Delaware State Police, but friends and family remain optimistic and hopeful for his safe return. Police said 29-...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:09am

Incumbents uncontested again in Selbyville

For the second year in a row, there will be no town council elections in Selbyville. Incumbents Richard Duncan and Jay Murray – whose additional two-year terms on the town council were uncontested again this year – will retain their seats, as the...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

Serving with valor

Despite the impending blizzard, members of eight local law enforcement agencies and fire companies, and members of the public, gathered at the Bistro at Bear Trap Dunes on Friday, Feb. 5, for the 2010 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, honoring...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Offices, schools closed, events canceled

[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.

Winds continued to remain gusty early...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:32pm

WEATHER ALERT: Farmers asked to assist emergency responders with tractors

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center late Wednesday night put out the call for additional farmers throughout the county to lend equipment and aid so fire and ambulance crews can reach residents in an emergency.

EOC Director Joseph...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:30pm

WEATHER ALERT: Help wild songbirds survive winter

Delaware’s frigid temperatures, high winds and recent snowfalls can be difficult for the more than 40 species of wintering songbirds that share the state’s nature resources, state officials reminded the public mid-week. Their food sources – nuts...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22pm

URGENT WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles blocking roads will be moved, those stranded in cars must clear exhaust to avoid death or injury

State officials sent out an urgent message about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, noting that presently there are stranded and abandoned vehicles that are blocking some roads in Sussex County to the point that ambulances cannot proceed to make emergency...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:49pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm updates as of 2:35 p.m. -- Power, road crews temporarily suspend operations

A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:

• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.

• Delaware Electric Cooperative crews in Kent...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:53am