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

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.


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.


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

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

Fenwick Lions' pride stretches to Selbyville

The Selbyville Town Council was met by a full house Monday night at their monthly council meeting, but Bruce Schoonover, president of the Fenwick Island Lions Club quickly assured the council that the bevy of attendants were not there as...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:13am

Selbyville ready to turn back the clock

Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day is quickly approaching and, according to Town Administrator and festival co-coordinator Robert Dickerson, it’s shaping up to be another success. For the 53rd year, vendors and entertainers are pulling together to...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 5:59am

Memorial Day Carnival to kick off Freeman Stage season

The 2009 Freeman Stage at Bayside will kick off this Saturday, May 23, with the “St*ARTS and Stripes” Memorial Day Carnival at 2 p.m. At the event, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts will be performing one of their plays, “Twice Upon a Time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:13pm

SDSA paints grounds with native plants

Students at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts saw their schoolyard habitat start to take shape on Friday, May 15.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
With guidance from Dennis Bartow of the Center for Inland Bays and Sarah Toman...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:08pm

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

Bush a special teacher at Showell

Krystal Bush, special-education teacher at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, was recently named the school’s Teacher of the Year.

Coastal Point Monica Fleming
Krystal Bush was recently recognized as Teacher of the Year at Phillip...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 7:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Crandell follows in parent's footsteps at SMS

Eighth-grade earth science teacher Colin Crandell was recently named Teacher of the Year at Selbyville Middle School.
Crandell, in his sixth year of teaching, is modest in his acceptance of the honor.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Spring storm impacts SMS, school resumes Wednesday

Selbyville Middle School were impacted on Monday, April 6, after lightning struck a transformer near the school in a severe thunderstorm felt across the area and knocked out power to the building.

The school was kept closed on Tuesday due...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 8:34am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

Church to hold annual women's conference

Many times, when things need to be organized or cared for, or people need to be helped or fed, women are behind the scenes making things happen, and the Women of Faith at Salem United Methodist Church are no different. For eight years now, they...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 3:23am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Longtime librarian takes the reins in Selbyville

Selbyville Public Library has welcomed a new director in Pam Munro. Munro started a few weeks ago and has hit the ground running. She brings to the table years of experience and just recently retired from employment with the State of Delaware as...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:24pm

No elections in Selbyville this year

As election season in many local towns just gets under way, the Town of Selbyville has finished with theirs. Selbyville had three seats up for vote, each with two-year terms, but incumbent Councilmen Clifton Murray, G. Frank Smith III and...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:51am

Local heroes honored for their valor

In an attempt to convey the importance of the day to those not in the room, Michelle DiFebo Freeman, widow of Josh Freeman – for whom the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards have been renamed – offered a...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:19pm