Bayside Marketplace to host Taste of Bayside on Saturday

Bayside Marketplace, located at 31225 Americana Parkway in Selbyville, is hosting a Taste of Bayside on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is anchored by Harris Teeter and located at the intersection of Americana Parkway and...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:26pm

Freeman stage offers up the arts, and volunteer opportunities

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Carla Briccotto and Mark Banaszak are among the volunteers at the Freeman Stage.The Freeman Stage at Bayside has entertained Sussex County residents and visitors since the summer of 2008. Each year...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:25am

Dickerson announces retirement from Town of Selbyville

A familiar figure at Selbyville Town Hall is stepping away, as town administrator Robert “Bob” Dickerson announced this week that he will retire this summer. Turning 65 years old this month, Dickerson has served as administrator in the town since...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:11am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Selbyville road closed, showing signs of collapse

Selbyville’s Railroad Avenue is at the first stage of collapse where it crosses the Sandy Branch tax ditch. Town Manager Bob Dickerson reported that a small hole had formed where the road fell in. The weakness was discovered, and the road closed...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:28am

Classic car show returning to Selbyville on June 20

Coastal Point • File Photo: The town of Selbyville will once again be home to the annual Old Timer’s Day classic car show on June 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Selbyville’s 58th...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:12am

Take a trip down memory lane at library

Selbyville memories and history filled the sunny parlor recently as neighbors chatted over coffee and cookies. The Selbyville Public Library’s Selbyville Reminisce — an informal discussion held on Saturdays — recently kicked off, open to...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:10am

Anniversary gala shines the spotlight on Selbyville Library

Dim the lights and get dolled up for the 30th Anniversary Gala of the Friends of the Selbyville Public Library. The Friends will bring the party on Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside.


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:18am

Selbyville council approves budget, talks development

While the Selbyville Town Council may have approved the coming fiscal year’s budget without much change from last year’s, there was much talk this week of the potential benefits to growing housing developments, such as Lighthouse Crossing and...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:57pm

Freeman takes center stage

In planning the star-studded lineup for the Freeman Stage at Bayside, Michelle Freeman said she wanted every performance to be something that she, her parents or her children would enjoy. And, with more than 50 performances being offered, the...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:29am

Selbyville heroin mom gets probation sentence

The Selbyville woman who was arrested last October after her 4-year-old daughter brought heroin to her daycare signed a plea deal last week.

Ashley R. Tull, 30, pleaded guilty to one charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Tull was...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:52pm

Selbyville Easter Egg Hunt is a true community effort

Grab a basket, as Selbyville is getting a jump-start on Easter egg hunting this year. Most of the local egg hunts will be on the Easter Bunny’s traditional big weekend, but Selbyville is starting early.

The free Selbyville Community Easter...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:17am

Selbyville residents discuss spring events, Doyle’s honored

Selbyville Public Library Directory Kelly Kline at the town council meeting on Monday, March 16, expressed her gratitude to the Selbyville Community Club for helping put on Children’s Art Month last month, which was again deemed a success.


Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:49am

Mountaire opens employee health center in Selbyville

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Dignitaries gathered to celebrate the opening of the Mountaire Health & Wellness Center in Selbyville.Mountaire has always been known for poultry. Now, it wants to be known for health, too.

The Mountaire...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:38am

Local brides to get help with weddings

Planning your dream beach wedding? We're here to help.The love of your life has just kneeled on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage… But now what?
Many dream of having a beach wedding, where the vastness of the sea mirrors their...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Selbyville to hire part-time police for Mountaire-funded security

Mountaire wants a police officer to be the first thing visitors see at its Selbyville and Millsboro poultry-processing plants.

The company wants extra security presence, said Mountaire’s Jay Griffith at a recent Selbyville Town Council...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:32am

Selbyville approves development exceptions

The Selbyville Town Council last week approved three exceptions in the final layout of Lighthouse Lakes, a new development on Route 54 with 302 total units (222 single-family units and 80 duplex units).

Although the density of the overall...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:57am

No elections for Selbyville or Millville councils in 2015

No elections are necessary this year for town councils in Selbyville and Millville. In both towns, the three incumbents were the only registered candidates.

Council positions in both towns carry a term of two years, from this spring to...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:55am

West Fenwick locals getting hooked on Yellowfin’s

There are many bars and restaurants in the area, but it’s a little harder for a local resident find a place where “everybody knows your name,” especially along the Route 54 corridor east of Selbyville. However, there’s a new spot for the locals...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:06am

Selbyville calls for candidates in town council election

Selbyville’s town council and mayoral election day is approaching, scheduled for Saturday, March 7. Residents wishing to serve on the council must register to run in the election by Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Three seats are up for election,...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:04am

Selbyville ‘relaxes’ approval process for planned communities

Selbyville Town Council passed an amendment allowing them to consider community designs that don’t follow Town Code to the letter.

If a developer can prove that relaxing the Planning & Zoning code is in Selbyville’s best interest, the...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:49am

Groundbreaking set for Bayside McDonald’s

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, for a new McDonald’s in Selbyville, to be owned and operated by The Meoli Companies. The site of the restaurant will be at 36218 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, west of Fenwick...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:49am

Samaritan Thrift Shop wraps up another successful year of community giving

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Volunteers are all smiles at the end of another day at Samaritan Thrift Shop. Pictured, from left, are: front row, Ellen Rankin, and Ruth and Charlie Sheaffer; back row, Pat Plocek, John Regan, Sharon Page, Linda...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:17pm

CVS opens its doors at Bayside Marketplace

The Carl M. Freeman Companies this week announced the official opening of CVS/pharmacy at Bayside Marketplace, located at the southwest corner of Route 54 and Americana Parkway, across from Bayside Marketplace. The 13,281-square-foot store...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:44am

Coats for vets taken at Selbyville Town Hall

Once again, Selbyville Community Club is collecting winter coats for homeless veterans.

From now until Dec. 30, locals can donate clean and gently worn jackets, sweatpants and sweatshirts at Selbyville Town Hall on Church Street.


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:59am

Selbyville getting more help for home repairs

Without hesitation, the Selbyville Town Council this week adopted a resolution to again allow the Community Development Block Grant program to do its work in Selbyville. The program fixes and improves homes to be livable — work that may include...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:05pm

Thanksgiving for Thousands again offering holiday meals for those in need

This week will mark the 20th time that Mountaire Farms will be feeding those who may otherwise be unable to share a Thanksgiving meal with their families and loved ones.

“We’ll be doing 10,000 boxes,” said Roger Marino, corporate community...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:02am

Selbyville Christmas Parade set to march Dec. 5

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the 54th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade, presented by Holly Kia, will take place on Friday, Dec. 5. The public is being invited to come out and celebrate the holiday...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:03am

Whiskey Club to hold golf tourney, whisky dinner to benefit injured pro

The Delmarva Whiskey Club will sponsor a benefit golf tournament on Jan. 24, 2015, to assist the Chad Dailey family, at the Bayside Community Golf Resort in West Fenwick. The tournament will feature a shotgun start at noon in a foursome team...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:02am

Selbyville council revokes business license

Tired of being ignored by a local business owner, the Selbyville Town Council didn’t hesitate to revoke the business license of Andrew Principe, owner of the site maintenance company SMI Services.

Principe did not attend the Nov. 3 council...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:29am

Awards, Bands and Costumes: the ABCs of a parade

Coastal Point • File Photo : Everybody gets into the spirit at the Selbyville Halloween Parade.Every year, thousands of people agree: the Selbyville Halloween Parade is the place to be. The classic tradition will return Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:58am

Selbyville native named Teacher of the Year at South Carolina high school

Earlier this year, Stefan Botchie was selected as the 2014-2015 Emerald High School Teacher of the Year in Greenwood, S.C.

Coastal Point • Submitted : Stefan Botchie.It was the first time Botchie, a Selbyville native, had received the...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:32am

Gordon to serve 18 years for attempted murder

A 19-year-old Selbyville resident, Devon Gordon, was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree attempted murder and using a firearm to commit a felony.

Gordon had been arrested on Oct. 1...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:58am

Concrete weighs heavy on Selbyville Town Council

After concrete debris has piled up at a Selbyville business, the Selbyville Town Council is preparing to suspend and revoke the business license of SMI Services, a site maintenance company.

In July, the Town sent a cease-and-desist letter...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:02am

Selbyville woman arrested after daughter brings heroin to daycare

Selbyville made national headlines this week after a 4-year-old girl reportedly brought heroin into her daycare and began passing it out to other children.

TullDelaware State Police were called to Hickory Tree Child Care Center, outside...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:27pm

Body & Soul ‘raising the barre’ in Selbyville

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : A yoga class at Body & Soul.Body & Soul has been offering Pilates and yoga since they opened in January of 2013; however, it wasn’t until recently that the Selbyville-based studio became the first in the...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:59pm

Pizza Palace III delivering the goods in Selbyville

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : A pizza comes rolling out of the oven at Pizza Palace III in Selbyville. The pizza parlor offers delivery service across much of the area.Pizza Palace III has come to Selbyville, and with a delivery service, it’s...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:56pm

Pathways to Success offers information about fair housing

Pathways to Success, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “prepare youth, adults, and their families for successful lives,” held a community meeting last week in Selbyville to discuss revitalization and fair housing rights.


Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm

Alleged illegal sale of prescription drugs leads to arrests

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : La Sierra in Selbyville was one of three locations recently identified by the Delaware Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement as selling illegal prescription drugs. Arrests have been made at three local...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:16am

DEA to hold National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The public can clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend and participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, Sept. 24, when they can drop off unwanted and unused prescription or...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:03am

Selbyville council makes a stink over Mountaire odor

The Selbyville Town Council is holding its nose — and its breath — over the stinky situation at the Mountaire poultry processing plant in town.

Sussex County is no stranger to agricultural odors, including manure and fertilizer, but “The...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:40am

Arts & Jazz Festival set for Saturday at Freeman

The seventh annual Arts & Jazz Festival will hit the Freeman Stage at Bayside in West Fenwick this weekend, showcasing live jazz performances and local artists.

“It’s a wonderful collaborative day,” said Patti Grimes, executive...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:39am

Selbyville man pleads guilty to attempted murder

Selbyville resident Devon Gordon, 18, has pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder and using a firearm to commit a felony in Sussex County Superior Court. Gordon was arrested on Oct. 1, 2013, after Selbyville police received. 911 call...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:34am

Community ready to warmly welcome Wounded Warrior families

If ever I am lost and find myself in Heaven,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever I am shallow and in need of warm greeting,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever an Angel graces me with a helping hand,

Let it spell Bethany...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm

Full slate of primary elections set for Sept. 9

In an unusually busy primary election day for Delawareans, voters on Sept. 9 will decide which candidates will represent their parties in more than a half-dozen races in November, including candidates for U.S. senator, State Treasurer, Delaware...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:58pm

Dudley a scholarship recipient at Lebanon Valley College

Rydge Skyler Dudley of Selbyville is the recipient of an academic scholarship from Lebanon Valley College, the college announced this week. Dudley, intending to pursue a major in criminal justice, has been admitted for the fall 2014 semester....

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:10am

Selbyville sets clear construction guidelines

Selbyville officials are hoping to make building guidelines crystal-clear for developers. The town council recently adopted a construction standards and specifications manual, which includes everything the town code demands, plus specifics.


Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:45am

New Selbyville library director sees history and potential

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Kelly Kline is the new director of the Selbyville Public Library.Returning to serve her childhood library as its director, Kelly Kline sees the past and future coming together at the Selbyville Public Library.


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:48am

New Selbyville library director sees history and potential

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Kelly Kline is the new director of the Selbyville Public Library.Returning to serve her childhood library as its director, Kelly Kline sees the past and future coming together at the Selbyville Public Library.


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:48am

Playing in the dirt

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Children have planted this garden in May, in partnership with the Selbyville Public Library, and continue to maintain it.For once, kids are being encouraged to get dirty, and the Selbyville Public Library is leading...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:17am