Officials take on more extensive cancer survey

As a follow-up to last summer’s report of a cancer cluster investigation in the area of the Indian River Power Plant by Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health, a comprehensive survey is now being conducted across Sussex...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:13am

PCC looks to make Friday nights fun again

Friday nights are about to get a lot more exciting for all ages this month as Peninsula Community Church (PCC) initiates their Family Fun Nights, every Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the month of April, beginning tonight, April 4. PCC...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:42am

Church to hold book fair April 19

St. Martins in the Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville will be holding its first annual Book Fair on Saturday, April 19, at the parish hall from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ron Shackle, chairman of the Evangelism Committee, said the book fair would...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:39am

Taylor ready for 'real' retirement this time

It was an aspiration held by many men of his generation. Gary Taylor thought for sure he would play professional baseball as an adult. Baseball was the main thing on his mind as a boy. And he was actually scouted by the Cleveland Indians — but an...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:36am

Selbyville hires new town administrator

Selbyville will be losing one familiar face at town hall with the retirement of 10-year Town Administrator Gary Taylor, but they’ll be gaining a familiar face to fill the role: Robert Dickerson, a 35-year veteran of management at the town’s...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:07am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:02am

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, from complications of open heart surgery at PRMC in Salisbury, Md. He moved to Delaware in 1997, when he transferred to work with Verizon in Ocean View, Del. He...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00am

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94, of Selbyville, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md. She wrote for many years for the Delmarva News and Wave newspapers. She was a member of Salem United Methodist...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:58am

Carol D. Roberson, 66

Carol D. Roberson, 66, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her home. She owned and operated Video 1 in Ocean Pines and Ocean City for more than 10 years and had worked for Freestate Volkswagen in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:56am

Selbyville woman charged with the production of counterfeit money

The Delaware State Police recently charged a 31-year-old Selbyville woman with the production of counterfeit money.

Troop 4 detectives identified Jennifer Balascio as the suspect during their investigation. Investigators said they learned...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:00am

Selbyville dedicates month to kids' art

This past Saturday, as part of Kid’s Art Month in Selbyville, winners of the Kids’ Art Show could see their work proudly displayed at the Selbyville Public Library. And residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the pieces in storefronts...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:44am

Local students win honors in Selbyville Kids Art Month

The following local students, listed by school and in alphabetical order, won honors in this month’s Selbyville Kids Art Month show, organized by the Selbyville Community Club and hosted by the Selbyville Public Library. Judging was by grade and...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:15am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:24am

Route 17 reopens after weeks of detours

A segment of Roxana Road (Route 17) that had been closed for several weeks was re-opened Tuesday, March 4, around noon. The road had been closed for removal and replacement of failed crossroad pipes by Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 4:33am

Lois J. Tucker, 71

Lois J. Tucker, 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Columbia, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a high school physical education teacher and also a cheerleading coach at Bowie High...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:01am

Curtis William Mumford, 61

Curtis William Mumford, 61, of Bishopville, Md., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. After graduating from the University of Baltimore with a degree in accounting, he opened a CPA office in Selbyville,...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:58am

Edward J. Chiasson, 68

Edward J. Chiasson, 68, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He owned and was the operator of Sea-Lites in Selbyville since 1993.

Chiasson was preceded in death by his...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:54am

Selbyville library director brings host of skills to position

Tanya Shelton-Council has been the director of the Selbyville Public Library for just under a year, but she has big plans for the future — and, mainly, that consists of better serving her customers.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:38am 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.


Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Trikes, art in the Haus for couple’s Selbyville businesses

The next time local Harley enthusiasts are riding down Route 113, they might consider making a pit stop at the Haus of Trikes, formerly of Ocean City, Md., and convert their bikes to “trikes,” by adding a third wheel.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:20am

Route 17 closure continues

A segment of Roxana Road (Route 17) remained closed early this week for removal and replacement of failed crossroad pipes by Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews. DelDOT most recently alerted motorists that the road closure of the road...

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 10:35am

Library to offer Black History Month program

In honor of February’s designation as Black History Month, the Selbyville Public Library, located on the corner of Main and McCabe streets in downtown Selbyville, will be hosting “George Washington Carver: An Interpretative, Interactive Telling...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:09am

Officers and firefighters honored at 2008 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards

Men and women of law enforcement and fire departments undoubtedly dedicated their time and experience, risking their own lives for those of the public and for the betterment of their communities.

Coastal Point • SUSAN LYONS


Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:38am

Selbyville Middle captures undefeated football and basketball records

Sub-.500 seasons were likely the last things that Selbyville Middle School athletes were expecting when their football team went 3-3-1 and their boys’ basketball team fell 3-9 on the season during the 2006-2007 school year. But, this year, they...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:29am

Selbyville leaves tax rate unchanged

Selbyville Town Council members voted on Monday to keep the town’s property tax rate unchanged again in the 2009 fiscal year, at $1.85 per $100 of assessed value. The rate has remained at that level for more than 15 years.

Mayor Clifton...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:23am

County aims to meet state road standards

Existing standards for public roads in Sussex County are admittedly less stringent than those imposed by the State of Delaware, but that could cease to be the case under a directive passed by the Sussex County Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 8,...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:04am

County approves medical facility near Bayside

The Sussex County Council on Jan. 8 granted unanimous approval of a conditional use for PMP Associates, which plans to bring a facility for healthcare and medical offices to a location near the intersection of Routes 54 and 20.

The 33.04-...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:03am

Selbyville sets public hearings on ordinances

Selbyville officials have set public hearings on several ordinance changes for the start of their Feb. 4 meeting, lining up changes for neighborhood business uses and in setbacks in the town’s residential districts.
Town Administrator Gary...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 7:13am

Selbyville loses 60 jobs in business closure

Selbyville’s industrial park has a vacancy for a new tenant, after the closing of local operations by Valmont Structures, one of the two largest facilities operating at the industrial park to date.

The Nebraska-based manufacturer of...

Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 2:06am

Selbyville loses 60 jobs in business closure

Selbyville’s industrial park has a vacancy for a new tenant, after the closing of local operations by Valmont Structures, one of the two largest facilities operating at the industrial park to date.

The Nebraska-based manufacturer of...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:26pm

Halloween to make Selbyville spooktacular

Selbyville is once again preparing for the town’s Halloween extravaganza, set for Wednesday, Oct. 24, right at the center of town. The event, nearly half a century in the making, runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and draws an extensive crowd each...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:39am

Delmarva Pools and Spas makes a splash in Selbville

Ray and Cheryl Stancill have successfully expanded a loving marriage into a well-developed business partnership. The two spent more than 20 years in western Maryland in the pool industry — a career that came seemingly naturally with Ray Stancill’...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:54am

Selbyville's working on election reforms

With major changes for municipal elections around the state, thanks to legislative reforms on the state level, Selbyville is not alone in having to change how it conducts is annual town council elections. Council members mulled some of their...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:50am

Selbyville doubles water impact fee

Selbyville is one of the focuses of recent growth in Sussex County, and town officials moved Monday night to ensure that their infrastructure can keep up with that growth by more than doubling the town’s water service impact fee.

In a...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:54am

Polly Branch drug culture endures

Under a red-and-white striped tent in a troubled Selbyville-area community, Donald Johnson bangs on the keyboard and Daren Purnell holds a beat on the drums. More than a dozen people have visited the tent on this Tuesday to hear Johnson preach...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:34am

'Delmarva idol' heating up at Dubin Steakhouse

Karaoke nights on Tuesdays had been good to Sean Oates’ Dublin Steakhouse. Locals had shown up in droves to the Selbyville spot in the Mason Dixon Shopping Center to belt out throaty versions of 80’s hair-band songs and soulful country-western...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:30pm

Residents to vote over Johnson's Corner sewer

Salvatore and Carmelita Liberto moved from a troubled Baltimore neighborhood on May 15, 2002, into a home in Fenwick West, off of Route 20. Retired, the two do not work and live on a fixed income. But on Saturday, they will be two of hundreds of...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:22pm

Grace Virginia Jones, 80

Grace Virginia Jones, 80, of Selbyville, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She loved to read, do puzzle books, study her Bible and occasionally sing.

Jones was preceded in death by James Valentine and...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

County receives $1.056M in grants

Low-income homeowners outside Selbyville and in Ocean View will receive funding through the federal government’s community development block grant program this year to fix up their homes or connect to central water service, according to county...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislators approve 'sweeping' revenue package

State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all consumer...

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:10am

Isabelle T. Campbell, 69

Isabelle T. Campbell, 69, of Selbyville, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, at home. She had been an executive assistant with Showell Farms for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City.

Campbell was...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany farmers' market to open Sunday

After weeks of anticipation and months of work, the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is set to open, from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 1, in the Mercantile Peninsula Bank parking lot in town. The market will run for eight consecutive...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislation pushes IR bridge ahead

State legislation up for approval this week would allow state transportation officials to begin work on the much-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project that was delayed again in late April.

A portion of the 2008-fiscal-year bond...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Timer's Day ready for 51st year

For years, Old Timer’s Day prospered as Selbyville’s signature event, attracting people from across the county and state to tour the small town. The event, while a potential fund-raising option, is not a fundraiser for the town and is instead...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Timer’s Day soon upon us yet again

Last year’s Old Timer’s Day will certainly be hard to top. Selbyville town officials estimated this week that roughly 2,000 attended the festivities, eating, playing games, walking the town and admiring the more than 180 entrants in the Classic...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Selbyville to DelDOT: Stay out

Selbyville town officials decided to make their opinion official in the process to select a proposed solution to cure future congestion problems on U.S. 113. The Delaware Department of Transportation and a 25-member working group comprising local...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Impersonation legislation is Selbyville-spurred

Clara Banks, a 91-year-old Selbyville resident, vividly remembers a frightening day earlier this year when, choking and fearing for her life, she called 911. A man, whose vehicle was affixed with sirens and a license plate normally associated...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Selbyville resident, sex offender wanted

Delaware State Police officials were searching mid-week for Jose L. Estrada, a 26-year-old Selbyville resident and sex offender who had failed to re-register his address. Estrada – who also goes by the names Anemida Dejesusvargas, Anrudi D....

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:56am