Selbyville


Ida leaves mark along Delaware’s coast [PHOTO SLIDESHOW]

Last weekend’s storm may not have impacted the Delaware shore the way the Storm of 1962 rolled up the coast, but restoration and recovery are definitely an eminent part of the weather’s aftermath.

Coastal Point • J. Pryor, S. Lyons, M.P....

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:15am

County seeking damage reports

Sussex County emergency managers are asking property owners and residents affected by last week’s coastal storm to report any damage to homes, businesses, cars or other property so officials can gain a clear picture of the extent of destruction...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:13am

Route 1 reopens, most other area roads deemed passable

The Delaware Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed due to this week's storm, announcing that, about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, all lanes of Route 1 in the area of the Indian River Bridge had been reopened.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 6:05am

Inland flooding and beach erosion remain after storm [PHOTOS]

Property owners and residents in low-lying areas of coastal Delaware continued this weekend to feel the impact of what many are calling Nor’Ida – former Hurricane Ida, turned nor’easter – despite the scaling back of the storm to a stiff breeze...

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 4:08am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Bevy of Sussex roads closed due to high water, storm damage

The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued an extensive list of road closures in Sussex County due to this week's storm. The list was updated on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The closed roadways include: Old Mill Road in Millville, Holts...

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 1:35am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Storm breaches dunes at Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick and Inlet Bridge [PHOTOS]

The remnants of Hurricane Ida continued to wallop the Delaware coastal area on Friday, Nov. 13, with winds expected to continue to average around 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. While that is a reduction from Thursday’s 45 mph peak sustained...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:44am

WEATHER ALERT: Delawareans urged to take care of pets, livestock, poultry in tropical storm

Friday’s state of emergency is not a hurricane, but the weather is severe, and Elainea Goldthwaite, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Delaware Animal Response coordinator, is urging Delawareans to be mindful of their pets and livestock as...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 2:50am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County continues to see storm effects, more flooding expected

Sussex County emergency officials on Friday morning, Nov. 13, were continuing to monitor the major coastal storm affecting the region, but said they were optimistic that once the early morning high-tide cycle was complete, conditions might...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 12:59am

WEATHER ALERT: State of emergency declared for Sussex, Kent counties

Gov. Jack Markell has declared a state of emergency for Kent County and Sussex County to better enable response to the current storm, effective at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Earlier on Thursday, Markell authorized the Delaware National...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 2:06pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal storm battering Sussex County (photos) -- IRSD schools closed Friday

Route 1 closed in both directions at IRIB

Delaware Department of Transportation officials have completely closed Route 1 at the Indian River Inlet Bridge as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. The road is closed both northbound and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:16am

Band-Jam Trivia offers entertaining alternative for restaurant patrons

As cooler weather rolls in and the heavy traffic of summer dwindles, local restaurants are looking for alternative ways to cater to their customers, especially in the current economy. For one musical duo, the answer is simple: Friends and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:57am

Family, local vet pull together for Myriah

Long gone are the days when a pet was sick, there was little else to do but put them “down” or put them “to sleep.” Now, with the technological advances similar to that of human medicine, dogs and other companion animals can have a shot at longer...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:38am

Hocker’s offers savings of food and gas

Starting Nov. 13, Hocker’s and G&E will be offering customers a gas rewards program. For every $100 spent, customers will receive 10 cents per gallon off of gas purchased at Hocker’s or G&E. Through the Hocker’s G&E Gold Card...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:26am

Service group looks for members

Those looking to get involved in their community may want to give the Southern Sussex Rotary at try. The world’s first service organization is looking for members in the area.

“It’s a community thing,” explained Southern Sussex member...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:24am

County BoA confirms use for equipment storage

In a case that details the kinds of conflict that can happen as an area is developed, a 1-acre property near Millville has been the source of discord between the property owner and neighbors in recent years, as they battle over an ongoing use...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:14am

Bluewater Wind acquired by NRG

In a move that garnered praise from Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Congressional delegation, NRG Energy Inc. this week announced that it had acquired Bluewater Wind, one of the nation’s leading offshore wind development businesses, from Babcock...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:08am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, high wind, high surf warnings for Delaware coast

IRSD schools closing an hour early

Due to inclement weather, Indian River School District schools will close one hour early on Thursday, Nov. 12. There will be no after school or evening activities, including adult education classes....

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 4:07am

WEATHER ALERT: Ida remnants bring high wind warning, high surf advisory, coastal flood watch for Delaware beaches

Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa.
9:43 a.m. EST, Wed., Nov. 11, 2009

... High wind warning in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 4:42am

WEB EXCLUSIVE: 'Vietnam Mailbag' book event set for Nov. 12 in Selbyville

The Selbyville Library will host author Nancy Lynch on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lynch will present the audience with a DVD slideshow presentation and talk about her book “Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War, 1968-1972.” She will also be...

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 6:01am

County working on dog control ordinance

\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:42am

Solar power brings fame and fortune for Selbyville couple

When Carole and Ron Patton of Selbyville installed their solar panels, they didn’t think they would become celebrities, but that’s what happened.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming:
Carole and Ron Patton, customers of Clean Energy USA,...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:07am

Flu shots offered to IRSD students

During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12. Vaccination consent forms must be signed and returned by Friday, October 23. Parents are asked to...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 8:55am

Indian River Inlet Bridge open house/tour postponed due to weather

Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:33am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex

A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:

Coastal Flood Advisory
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:31am

Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Fenwick lions preparing for 'Sight Night'

Later this month, the town of Selbyville will once again return a longtime tradition. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the town’s Halloween parade will take to the streets, welcoming visitors and locals to one of the area’s most popular fall events. The...

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 5:00am

Food ministry offers discounted meals for all

What started as a church outreach program has grown into a nationwide charity that locally, has 50 to 60 volunteers working on a rotating basis, serving as many as 70 families per month. Angel Food Ministries, a “hand-up, not a hand-out,” is a...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:17am

Fiber-optic broadband topic of meeting in Selbyville

Area residents and business owners who want the speediest Internet connection they can get have gazed longingly at upstate expansion of Verizon’s FiOS in recent years but have generally been told not to expect fiber-optic speeds to arrive in...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:20am

Selbyville residents concerned about crime

Break-ins, vandalism and aggressive dogs have some Selbyville residents on edge. Incidents last month on one particular block drew attention at Tuesday night’s council meeting, and residents say they want to ensure the safety and well-being of...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:12am

Route 113 closed near Selbyville for multi-car crash

Delaware State Police, Frankford Police, Selbyville Police and EMS crews were on the scene about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, of a multiple-car crash on U.S. Route 113 in the area of Daisey Road, near Selbyville. According to the DSP, the roadway...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:49am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closures in Selbyville-Frankford area changed to Aug. 11

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced on Aug. 7 that temporary road closures originally scheduled for overnight between Aug. 6 and 7 had been rescheduled to overnight between Aug. 11 and 12, due to weather conditions. The...

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 10:25am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closures in Selbyville-Frankford area overnight

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has announced that temporary road closures for a short period of time beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, will be in effect to move an oversized load...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:24am

Grants help fund Selbyville police force

Though organizations throughout the country may be feeling the affects of the slumping economy, the Selbyville police department is getting by just fine. Several grants have been approved for the Selbyville police force and one is still pending,...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:19am

Students using their summer breaks to read

Although school is about to start yet again, there are plenty of students that didn’t take the summer off. The Summer reading programs and Pizza and Paperbacks programs are wrapping up at both the Selbyville and Frankford Public Libraries.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:16am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

Arts and Jazz return to Bayside

The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Fenwick Island has already played host to a multitude of shows and performances this season, and this weekend is sure impress, yet again. On Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., the...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:03am

Young farmers help grow family traditions

For generations, local farm families have been staples throughout the area’s agricultural community, providing residents and visitors alike with some of the freshest products and produce in the region. While names such as Johnson, Parsons,...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:00am

Making money out of metal

Local blacksmith Keith Toms is ready to share his work again. Toms is scheduled to rejoin the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour this fall after a hiatus, and he’s just recently opened his own shop in Roxana to the public.

Coastal...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:00am

River Soccer camps draw to a close as fall season approaches

The River Soccer Club in Roxana has been preparing young athletes for generations, readying them for competitive play and sharpening their skills. This week, the club’s third and final summer camp drew to an end, just weeks before most fall...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:33am

Local sewer projects get big funding boost

With the Rehoboth Bay as the backdrop, state and local officials accepted a check from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $19.2 million on Thursday, July 2. The money, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:20am

Selbyville still dealing with developer issues

Selbyville residents voiced their concerns Monday night about what they described as a “dump site” on Ronzetti Avenue in Victoria Forest, as well as drainage problems from recent infrastructure work on Hudson Road.

Resident Margaret Joy...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:14am

Bethany’s Haden starring as ‘Oliver’

In 1838, Charles Dickens penned his second novel, popularly known as “Oliver Twist.” Written originally as a socio-economic criticism, the story of Oliver was the first written featuring a child protagonist and is perhaps one of Dickens’ most...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 5:00am

Local author offers holiday tale

“Angel of Mine,” local author Joann Namorato’s second book, tells a much lighter story than that in her first. Namorato’s first book, “The Long Road Home,” was written after her experience working at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001....

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:14am

Holiday weekend hopping on Freeman Stage

Fourth of July festivities at the Freeman Summer Stage at Bayside will kick off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3, with two performances of the Olney Theatre’s musical “Ain’t Misbehavin” and a special free concert by the Dirty...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:00am

Shockley's legacy means more room for Roxana VFC

Local residents and visitors depend on the area’s fire companies day in and day out for the safety of their friends, family and loved ones. That protection relies heavily on community involvement, especially through volunteer companies. And the...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:44am

Old Timer's Day revving up this weekend

This weekend, antique cars and trucks will be stealing the show at Selbyville’s 53rd Annual Old Timer’s Day. The free event, open to the public, will offer food, crafts and vendors throughout downtown Selbyville on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m....

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:13am

Next Step Learning Center remedies early education

For Leigh Scott, transforming a Selbyville staple into a spacious and modern daycare and early-learning center wasn’t simply a matter of answering a true calling: It was a way to secure a family legacy and hold onto its heritage. The structure –...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:13am

Old Timer's show to retell past

The 53rd Annual Old Timer’s Day of Selbyville is only a week away, and by the looks of things, it’s gearing up to be one of the best ones yet. On June 20, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., families can enjoy live entertainment, games, vendors and the...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 8:09am

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.

Coastal Point • Submitted
ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am