Hogsten teaches, learns from and has fun with kindergarteners

After 10 years teaching in the Indian River School District, Christine Hogsten has learned to sometimes let her students lead. That kind of flexibility and her passion for teaching led to Hogsten’s 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year award at Phillip C...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:55am

Teachers’ children bumped up in SDSA admittance priority

The Indian River School Board voted April 17 to amend the School Choice Program regarding Southern Delaware School of the Arts (policy JECC-A).

The school regularly has high numbers of would-be students on waiting lists, especially for...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:50am

Citizen reports lead to arrests in Selbyville

Selbyville police arrested four people on Monday, April 9, in two drug-related incidents.

About 9 p.m., police officers responded to the report of suspicious people sitting in a vehicle parked near the Mason Dixon Shopping Center on Route...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:18am

Bona to sing national anthem at Monday Shorebirds game

On April 16, Selbyville resident Veronica Bona will grace Delmarva Shorebirds fans with her rendition of the national anthem before the first pitch is thrown.

Coastal Point
Veronica Bona

“I’m a ham,” said Bona of her decision...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:54am

Selbyville passes alcohol sales, restaurant guidelines

Selbyville restaurateurs will be reexamining the way they serve alcohol. The Town Council voted unanimously April 2 to pass a Zoning Code amendment, Chapter 200, which serves several purposes: to define bar, restaurant, nightclub and cocktail...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:57am

County planners approve Water's Run subdivision

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission voted this week to approve a final subdivision plan application by Mandarin Homes for Water’s Run subdivision, north of Route 54 and south of Dirickson Creek.

There was some question about...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:28am

Collins earns special appointment of Olympic proportions

Last year, Selbyville Police Chief W. Scott Collins rappelled down the side of a 17-story building to support Special Olympics Delaware. This year, Collins was nominated for another tall challenge: he is the new vice-chairman for Delaware Law...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:21am

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:19am

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Selbyville receives $1.4 million in water funding for wells

Selbyville is only a few signatures away from state funding that will revamp the town’s water supply. Town officials met this week with Delaware Division of Public Health officials to sign the last of papers that would grant them $1.4 million...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:48am

Selbyville fight leads to stabbing

Delaware State Police arrested two Maryland men this week after an argument led to a near-fatal stabbing at Pomeroy’s Liquors & Tavern in Selbyville.

The incident took place Saturday, March 17, around 1 a.m., but reportedly began...

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:41am

Selbyville council discusses natural gas utility for residents

As a new natural gas line approaches Selbyville, the town still has questions – namely, will residents get a piece of the action?

Chesapeake Utilities just completed the gas line to Mountaire in Frankford, and they are poised to build...

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:26am

BREAKING NEWS: Body of missing Maryland man found in Assawoman Bay

The body of missing Maryland man Nicholas R. Townsend, 23, of Ocean City,  was found about 12:30 p.m. on March 17 in the Assawoman Bay off Ocean City.

Townsend was last seen about 4 a.m. March 2 as he and Matthew Bullen were canoeing in...

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 7:28am

BREAKING NEWS: Snow Hill men arrested in connection with Pomeroy’s stabbing

The Delaware State Police arrested two Maryland men early Saturday morning, after an altercation in the parking lot of Selbyville’s Pomeroy’s night club led to gunfire and a stabbing that sent a Berlin, Md., man to the hospital with serious...

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 11:05am

Selbyville paints the town for Kids Art Month festivities

Local students are transforming Selbyville with a town-wide art exhibition, honoring Kids Art Month.

For the eighth year, Selbyville Community Club will display children’s art at the Selbyville Public Library in a month-long celebration....

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:14am

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:11am

OM pasta fundraiser tickets on sale

A group of Indian River School District students will pause from feeding their creativity to feed the community at a pasta dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The buffet is eat-in or carryout, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Southern...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:47am

Selbyville Town Council discusses wastewater concerns

For months, Councilman Frank Smith III has made the same comment at Selbyville Town Council meetings: there’s a layer of scum on the wastewater at the Church Street pump station.

This month, Smith said that clearing the sludge requires...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:44am

Selbyville one step closer to hosting farmers’ market

The Selbyville Planning & Zoning Commission voted this week to recommend that the Town Council approve a request for a farmers’ market to be held at the corner of Route 17 and Williams Street in Selbyville.

Berlin, Md., resident...

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:22am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Proposal would add new farmers’ market in Selbyville

Looking to join many of the area’s towns, Selbyville is now considering a farmers’ market of its own. Jeannie Mariner of Berlin, Md., requested to use her family-owned property at the corner of Route 17 and Williams Street as a farmers’ market....

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:05am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

Bus collision closes Route 610 on Tuesday

Maryland Route 610, southwest of Selbyville, was closed for several hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when a tour bus rear-ended a car. Maryland State Police said they responded to the call at 4:05 p.m. and found the incident on Route 610 east of...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:22am

Counterfeit money slips into Selbyville

Employees of local businesses are being encouraged to check currency after counterfeit money was passed to Selbyville businesses in December of 2011. Four counterfeit $20 bills and one counterfeit $50 bill were found at McDonald’s, Family Dollar...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:21am

Armed robberies continue at local businesses

An isolated robbery at Fox’s Pizza Den in Millville has snowballed into a string of robberies as Holt’s Liquors and Pomeroy’s, Inc., were hit within the last week.

Holt’s Liquors

Another armed robbery occurred at Holt’s Liquors on...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:55pm

Pomeroy's cools after one injured in early morning bar fight

Police responded to a fight at Pomeroy’s Tavern in Selbyville that injured one security staff member early Saturday, Dec. 24, around 1:30 a.m.

The fight originated indoors between two small groups of people, said Lynn Pomeroy, whose family...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:25pm

Selbyville to reconsider restaurant and alcohol amendment

The Selbyville Town Council won’t order new restrictions on restaurants yet, having tabled a proposed law that would regulate some alcohol sales and consumption.

After residents and business owners shared questions and concerns at a public...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:53am

'Messiah’ rings through Sussex County, courtesy of SDCS

Southern Delaware Choral Society returns to its roots with the classic Christmas show, Handel’s “Messiah.”

Conducted by John Ranney and accompanied by members of Newark Symphony Orchestra, the choral society formed nearly 30 years ago when...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 5:45am

Selbyville to host public hearing on restaurants, sale of alcohol

The Town of Selbyville is hoping to reduce crime and improve safety through some new regulations on restaurants and the sale of alcohol. Residents are being invited to a public hearing at town hall on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. to discuss a...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:24am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Selbyville Christmas parade continues annual holiday tradition

For Tim Munro Sr. of Fenwick Trustworthy Hardware, and his family, the Selbyville Christmas Parade has become a 15-year tradition. Each year, they decorate his 1940 Ford — and for the past five years, they have even won first place in the parade’...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:14am

C&E Furniture to close its doors after nearly a half-century

After nearly 50 years on the business stage in Selbyville, C&E Furniture will bow out by the end of this year.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Nancy Winnington stands in front C&E Furniture, which will be closing when she...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Troopers looking for men suspected of following girls in Keenwick by the Bay

The Delaware State Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for two suspicious male subjects who have reportedly followed several female juveniles in the Keenwick by the Bay development near Fenwick Island.

According to the DSP,...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 2:24am

Spate of burglaries has Selbyville-area family wanting to spread awareness

Home-invasion. Burglary. Robbery. Just read the police beat in any newspaper to see that what used to be once-in-a-while crimes have seemingly become all-too-frequent as the area grows and the population grows with it. Julie Dugan and her family...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:45am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Retention pond for road project raises some concerns

For Keenwik Sound resident Robert Lowe, the retention pond northeast of the Harris Teeter on Route 54 is cause for concern. As a volunteer working on pond maintenance for his own development, he said, he knows it takes time and money to maintain...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:19am

DEA, local agencies collecting and disposing of drugs

In an effort to slow down the rampant prescription drug abuse plaguing both this community and the nation as a whole, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding another national drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 29,...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:47am

Selbyville water shows high level of contaminant

On Oct. 18, the Selbyville Water Department released a public notice informing residents that the town’s drinking water recently violated a drinking-water standard, by having a maximum contaminant level (MCL) violation of trihalomethanes (TTHM) 7...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:33am

Selbyville man revives victim in OC hotel pool drowning

Quick action by police and citizens saved a drowning victim in Ocean City, Md., on Sept. 30.

Visitors at the Quality Inn Boardwalk Hotel called 911 when a man fell into the hotel pool around 10:50 p.m. at 17th Street and the Boardwalk....

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:47am

Selbyville's Halloween parade celebrating 'Sight Night'

Selbyville is one of the few local towns with an annual Halloween parade, a tradition begun during World War II. Yet the Selbyville celebration is as popular as ever today, according to co-sponsors at the Fenwick Island Lions Club.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:37am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

Local mechanics find success at the Crossroads

Growing up in the area together, Lloyd Bare and Mark Baull have become close friends, and for more than a decade, they have been coworkers, as well. But working in the automotive industry as long as these two have, it was just a matter of time...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:40am

Fall fun is all in the family at Johnson’s Country Market

On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Johnson’s Country Market will hold its annual Family Fun Day.

“We’ve have been doing the Family Fun Day for eight years,” explained Keith Johnson, one of the market’s owners.

The premise...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:35am

Murphy’s serves dinner, pub fare and Irish favorites

With a family-friendly dining room and well-equipped bar, Murphy’s Bar and Grill is aiming to bring an Irish kick to Selbyville.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Carly and Mindy pour a Guinness from the tap at Murphy’s Bar & Grill...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:16pm

Toy and Train Show chugging into Roxana fire hall

Calling all toy and train lovers — All aboard! On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Indian Summer Toy and Train Show will be held at the Roxanna fire hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show is being put on by the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 3:45am

Local dancers raising funds for trip to Olympic spotlight

An elite team of school-age dancers will represent the area in London, England, next summer at London’s Cultural Olympics in 2012. The X Squad dancers are one of only eight U.S. teams performing at Big Dance 2012, which is being held in...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:50pm