Selbyville council considers signal-booster utility pole

Some cellphones in the area may be getting a boost. The Mobilitie communications company has requested permission from the Selbyville Town Council to construct a utility pole on Dukes Street Extended. When wireless networks are overwhelmed, the...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:27am

Coffee with a Cop continues in Selbyville

The Selbyville Public Library has been ahead of the game by inviting local police to come speak with their community. Their next public “Coffee with a Cop” event will be Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Selbyville Public Library meeting room....

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:25am

Selbyville fears pollution from Mountaire stormwater proposal

After attracting millions of dollars in government funding to clean up their water, the Town of Selbyville has qualms about letting Mountaire dig a new stormwater system between the Town’s two primary water supplies.

The poultry processing...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:02am

Selbyville VFC to hold annual fundraiser golf tourney

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company announced this week that it will be holding its 9th Annual Golf Tournament at the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro on Friday, Oct. 14, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament is a...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:18am

Christian rapper to highlight programs at growing youth ministry

Forge Youth & Family Academy is bringing in Christian rapper B-SHOC for a free show at the Selbyville Fire Hall on Monday, Sept. 5. The Selbyville-based ecumenical family ministry hopes to send area students back to school with a boost of...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:04am

Selbyville wins emergency grant for water treatment

As troublesome as Selbyville’s water problems have been, the Town has landed in a safety net of state and federal funding. The Town recently earned a $500,000 emergency grant toward its new water plant.

Between the USDA Rural Development...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:05am

Selbyville residents share crime concerns

Some Selbyville residents are concerned about increased crime and suspicious figures on the western side of town. At the July 11 town council meeting, two residents from Hosier Street Ext. described suspected criminal activity on the street,...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:15am

SOUL Ministries finds new HOM

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant Eric and Cherith Snyder of SOUL Ministries stand inside the newly opened House of Mercy. HOM currently serves as a thrift store to help fund homeless outreach efforts, with the hopes of renovating the rest of the...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:19am

Old Timer’s Day street festival returning to Selbyville

Once upon a time, Selbyville had dirt roads, a booming railroad and the title of “Strawberry Capital of the World.”

While those things have changed, the town still celebrates its heritage at the annual Old Timer’s Day, which will be held...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:25pm

Selbyville has water violation, approves water/sewer increase

Selbyville is building a new water-treatment system to help remove chemicals from town water. But until the plant is completed in April of 2017, the Town risks water quality violations, such as the one they just received from the Division of...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:18am

Farming in their veins: 150 years of Magee Farms

Coastal Point • Laura Walter Mike and Meagan Sekscinski, with baby Addison, pick strawberries at Magee Farms on Saturday, June 4.In 1865, the Civil War was coming to an end. Motorized cars wouldn’t be common in Sussex County for nearly a century...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:45am

Classic car show rolling into Selbyville on June 18

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Selbyville’s 59th Annual Old Timer’s Day, presented by Bunting & Murray Construction, will again include a classic car, truck, tractor and military and emergency vehicle...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:00am

Rt. 54 sidewalk improvements subject of June 6 public workshop

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) invites the public to attend a public workshop to receive information about the Final Design for various proposed lighting, striping, and pedestrian improvements on Route 54 in Fenwick Island....

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 8:55am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Roadarmel inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Austin Roadarmel of Selbyville was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Roadarmel is pursuing a degree in biological science at the University of...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Dietrich finds his calling to become Showell’s Teacher of the Year

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Corey Dietrich poses in his classroom at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville. Dietrich was named 2015/2016 Teacher of the Year at the school.Corey Dietrich went to Penn State University to study...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:55am

Man who made ‘World’s Largest Fry Pan’ celebrated at 95

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Warren Harding Mumford celebrated his 95th birthday at Doyle’s Restaurant in Selbyville with state Rep. Ronald Gray. Mumford was presented a proclamation from the House of Representatives honoring him.On the occasion...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:02am

Classic car show rolling into Selbyville on June 18

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Selbyville’s 59th Annual Old Timer’s Day, presented by Bunting & Murray Construction, will again include a classic car, truck, tractor and military and emergency vehicle...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 5:45am

Selbyville starts thinking about 10-year comp plan update

It’s time for Selbyville, among many municipalities, to start putting its future goals on paper again. The Town of Selbyville has begun planning for a 10-year update to its comprehensive plan.

On May 2, a professional municipal planner...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:20am

Selbyville residents talk shop at ‘Coffee with a Cop’

The Selbyville Police Department wants people to be informed about public safety in the town. So they’re hosting two informal events at the Selbyville Public Library to meet with adults and children.

Cookies with a Cop is for children, on...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:51am

Showell’s Carey named Delaware School Counselor of the Year

Cheryl Carey of Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville has been named the 2016 Delaware School Counselor of the Year.
The award was given in March by the Delaware School Counselor Association. Prior to winning the overall state...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:32am

Sing out loud: Salem singer celebrates 67 years in choir

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Mary A.H. Mumford is flanked by her daughter, Marianna O’Neal, left, and fellow choir member Susan Bunting. Mumford was recently honored for her 67 years singing in the Salem United Methodist Church choir.


Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:29pm

Selbyville council talks trucks, events, waste

The Selbyville Town Council met April 4 to discuss a number of items, starting with water.

Hydrant flushing is scheduled for April 18 to 22. Residents may notice a discoloration in the water as mineral deposits are shaken out of the town...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:12am

‘The chance to dream big’: Selbyville Library planning for future with survey

The sky’s the limit for Selbyville Public Library. Now people just need to say if they want the sky.

People are encouraged to complete a library survey to share how the library can best serve its patrons and community for the next 20 years...

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:22am

Freeman Stage announces lineup for ninth season

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Michelle Freeman announces the 2016 roster of entertainers who will perform at Freeman Stage at Bayside this summer. The launch party has become an event unto itself each year.After a great deal of anticipation,...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:58am

Plans now in hand for Selbyville water plant

Selbyville made headway on the new water filtration system that will fill a whole building.

Town Council approved the winning bid for a system intended to strip gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) from town tap water.


Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:37am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Doyle’s celebrates 65 years of history in the community

Coastal Point • Submitted: An undated photograph of Woody Sturgis, owner of Woody’s Diner, the original name of Doyle’s.The number embossed on the door of Doyle’s restaurant in Selbyville reads “5092.” It is a number that tells the very beginning...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:17am

Local lawyer becomes deputy attorney-general

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Tom Reichert was recently appointed deputy attorney-general.Growing up in Ocean View, Tom Reichert knew he wanted to be either an engineer or a lawyer.

“There are lawyers in my family,” explained Reichert...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

New owner adds Bishop name to funeral home celebrating 120 years

Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home rang in the new year early, with a rebranding ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, to commemorate its new name. Family and friends joined new owner W. Bryan Bishop Jr., along with Selbyville Mayor...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:10am

Selbyville council discusses alert and water systems

Selbyville Town Council’s meeting was short and to the point on a chilly Monday, Jan. 4.

• Selbyville’s new emergency notification service is off to a good start. CodeRED alerts were sent to businesses on Route 113 and Church Street...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:49am

Registration open for February Selbyville Town Council election

Candidates may now register to run in the Selbyville town council election for 2016.

Two seats will be up for election — those currently held by Richard “Rick” Duncan Sr. and Jay Murray. Each position carries a two-year term.


Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:45am

Selbyville town residents can now get emergency alerts

If the Town of Selbyville has an emergency, thousands of people could know in a matter of minutes, now that Selbyville has registered for the CodeRED emergency notification system.

Town officials began researching the idea of an electronic...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:36am

Selbyville program will help residents fix their homes

Lower-income families who need home repairs can apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

“We do housing rehab, some infrastructure sometimes, … demolition of places beyond repair,” Mike Jones told the Selbyville Town Council...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:47am

Selbyville coat drive helping homeless vets

This winter will provide a chance for people to look out for their fellow man, as the Selbyville Community Club is hosting its annual “Coats & Sweats for Vets” campaign, in cooperation with the Town of Selbyville, which hosts the drop-off...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 8:42am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Selbyville discusses police services and wastewater

Public safety is a growing issue, as Selbyville Police Department reported to Selbyville Town Council on Nov. 2.

Delaware State Police will lead a neighborhood watch interest meeting Monday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Selbyville Public...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:41am

Bridge to the big time: Selbyville actress in Spielberg film

Jillian LeblingA young Selbyville actress is starting her career with some of the best. At 9, Jillian Lebling has made her feature film debut in Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” released Oct. 16 and starring Tom Hanks.

In the film set...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:39am

Selbyville Halloween Parade canceled due to weather concerns

At a meeting between the Fenwick Island Lions Club and the Town of Selbyville mid-week, organizers decided to cancel the Selbyville Halloween Parade scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, due to the likelihood of intermittent rain, fairly high winds...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:03am

Selbyville Halloween Parade set to march on Oct. 28

Coastal Point • File Photo: This happy little bumble bee enjoyed the annual Selbyville Halloween parade back in 2011. This year’s parade is set for Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.Continuing a more than 60-year tradition in Selbyville, the annual...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:13am

Code Red: Selbyville approves new emergency notifications

When an emergency strikes a town, from severe weather to a burst water main, town hall needs to contact residents in a timely manner. But what is the best system to do that?

The Town of Selbyville will expand its notification system this...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:12am

Public workshop planned for Oct. 14 for Route 113 bypass update

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will present to area residents an update on the U.S. Route 113 North/South Study for the Millsboro South area at a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

Speeding in Selbyville tugs at short police staff

It’s easy for drivers to speed when they don’t think they’ll be caught. That perception seems to persist on Selbyville’s Gumboro Road, where residents are worried about speeding.

Just west of Route 113, cars and tractor trailers are...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:06am

Nonprofit organization targets Selbyville facility

Mountaire Farms may be facing a lawsuit in the coming months, following the receipt of a “Notice of Intent to Sue” from Food & Water Watch.

A nonprofit organization, Food & Water Watch stated in the Aug. 6 letter that they are...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:01am

Pomeroy’s fire was arson; suspects unknown

Coastal Point • File Photo : Investigators have ruled the fire that gutted Pomeroy’s to have been intentionally set.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office announced on Aug. 4 that the July 27 blaze that gutted Pomeroy’s Tavern was...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:35am

Fire devastates historic, family-owned Pomeroy’s Tavern

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : An early-morning fire on Monday, July 27, did severe damage to Pomeroy’s Tavern in Selbyville.

Lynn Pomeroy tried to be positive as he surveyed the charred remains of his family’s business. But that was a...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:03am

House fire stuns Wolfenbarger family, generates support

The good news was that no one was injured. But the tragedy was that the Wolfenbarger family lost everything else when their brand new home burned down on Thursday, July 16.
Two separate salvage companies have determined that none of their...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:31am

Selbyville found itself a ‘Deal’ with new town administrator

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Having already gained years of experience with the Town, Michael Deal will now help lead Selbyville as town administrator.Selbyville’s new town administrator is no stranger to the townspeople, or to the Town’s rules...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:30am

BREAKING NEWS: Selbyville police arrest local teen after BB-gun fired

Selbyville Police W. Scott Collins reported on Friday, July 17, that officers in his department had arrested a 16-year-old Selbyville boy after reports he had threatened people with a handgun in the area of Ellis Alley and Church Street about 5:...

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 8:03am