BREAKING NEWS: Power outages, flooding continue; police enforcing travel restrictions

From Ocean View Police Department (11:45 p.m.):

Over the past hour, winds and rain subsided.  Police patrols were initiated and all roadways in town are reported to be open.  Power is still out on the east side of West Avenue and in...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:35pm

BREAKING NEWS: Non-emergency travel prohibited after 6 p.m., Level 2 restrictions go into effect

Level 2 driving restrictions will be in place in Sussex County starting at 6 p.m.; then in Kent County starting from 8 p.m.; and in New Castle County starting from 10 p.m. This means that non-emergency travel will be prohibited.   Those who are...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, tornado warning briefly issued, more safety information released

Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, conditions deteriorating as Irene approaches

As conditions across Delmarva have started to deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Irene, the Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation-zone residents should be out now; conditions worsening ahead of Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene begins making its way into Sussex County
Those evacuating at-risk areas should be out; conditions will worsen quickly as day progresses

The first effects of Hurricane Irene are beginning to spiral into Sussex County...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane warning, flood watch in place as Irene looms

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Flood Watch for the area, as Hurricane Irene comes ashore and heads toward Delmarva. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it remains near Category 2 strength,...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation of Sussex County continues, those within .75 miles of water must leave now

The evacuation of Sussex County’s most vulnerable areas continued Friday evening as Hurricane Irene, now slightly weaker but still a very dangerous storm, remained on a collision course with the eastern United States, including Sussex County and...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation for communities within 3/4-mile of water

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has declared a mandatory evacuation for much of the Coastal Point readership area. Everyone in towns including Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Oak Orchard,...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:59am

WEATHER ALERT: DEMA -- Review emergency plans, supplies, monitor weather, surf conditions

As of a final update from state emergency officials for Thursday night, the projected path of Hurricane Irene continued to place the powerful storm slightly to the east of Delaware’s Atlantic Coast, however, emergency management officials and...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:28pm

EMERGENCY ALERT: Delaware orders coastal evacuation, declares state of emergency

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued an evacuation order for visitors in Sussex County on Thursday evening as the most significant tropical threat to the region in years continued its march toward the East Coast, expected to bring with it hurricane-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: Visitors urged to postpone plans, leave area now

Due to the impending and potentially very dangerous Hurricane Irene, all those who planned to visit Delaware the weekend of Aug. 26-28 are being urged to postpone plans immediately. Gov. Jack Markell and emergency management officials stated mid-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:23am

Selbyville police briefs

Selbyville policearrest three after fight in moving vehicle

Selbyville police this week arrested three Selbyville residents after responding to the report of a fight inside a vehicle traveling on Route 113. Police said the fight happened...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:53pm

Route 113 project to move forward in the north

Route 113 will get some improvements after all, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. That announcement came this week, after Sussex County legislators and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt met recently to discuss future...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 7:00am

Pizzelli’s brings a taste of Little Italy to Selbyville

Since the start of the summer, Pizzelli’s has been providing the Selbyville area with savory Italian dishes and desserts alike. While one step inside the restaurant brings Central European atmosphere to Sussex County, it’s the friendly service...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:57am

Produce-stand employees attempt to stop alleged robber

On Monday, July 25, the Delaware State Police apprehended 46-year-old Stephen Banks of Millsboro for allegedly robbing Marvel’s Produce Stand, which sits along the north side of Route 26, just east of the Route 17 intersection.


Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:07am

Selbyville overwhelmingly passes referendum for new wells

On July 20, the Town of Selbyville held a referendum on a resolution to authorize the issuance of up to $1.4 million in bonds to provide for the installation of a new drinking well. The referendum passed unanimously, with a vote of 201-0 in favor...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 9:57am

Storm brings 'atypical' afternoon for MVFC

Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:44am

State eliminates daytime construction on Route 54 project

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that, due to concerns voiced by many local businesses and residents, as well as state Sen. George Bunting, daytime construction activities for the Route 54 project will cease...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:40am

Area prepares for extended heat wave

Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:29am

BREAKING NEWS: Freeman Stage dance/music event moved to Bear Trap

Due to impending inclement weather, Friday night’s performance of The Kitchen Sink: Music & Dance with Attack Theatre at the Freeman Stage at Bayside will be moved to The Dunes Room at DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green at Bear Trap Dunes, which is...

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 8:40am

Selbyville to hold referendum for new well funding

The Town of Selbyville held a public hearing this week on a resolution to authorize the issuance of up to $1.4 million in bonds to provide for the installation of a new drinking well.

“In November 2009, this well to the north detected a...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:15pm

Selbyville library offers ‘One World, Many Stories’ with summer reading program

This summer, libraries across Delaware are encouraging children of all ages to dive deep into reading between dips in the pool with their “One World, Many Stories” summer reading program.

As with other local libraries, the Selbyville...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:55pm

Freeman Stage to host country star LeAnn Rimes on Saturday

The Freeman Stage is hosting its first national act this Saturday evening, and tickets were still available mid-week. Two-time Grammy award-winning country artist LeAnn Rimes, who has sold more than 37 million albums, will be performing an...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:58am

Selbyville Old Timer's Day tradition 55 years and counting

The Town of Selbyville is turning back the clocks, once again, for the 55th Annual Old Timer’s Day, set for this Saturday, June 18, along Church Street in downtown Selbyville, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tradition has grown to become one of the...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:55am

Bradley awaits judge's verdict in child sex-abuse case

Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients....

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:32am

SMS student to fly in this weekend’s OC Air Show

At 14, Tony Woody cannot legally drive a car. So he sticks to flying planes.

Coastal Point • Submitted

Tony Woody, 14, will be flying in this weekend’s OC Air Show.

Woody will be the youngest pilot appearing in the 2011 OC...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County designates ‘cooling stations’ as extreme heat scorches region

Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:37am

New bridge on track to open in December

The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.

According to the Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:07pm

Atkison teaches good students and community members

For third-grade teacher Heather Atkison, teaching is more than just books.

“Anyone can stand up and teach,” Atkison said. “Getting to know your kids is the biggest thing I’ve learned over the years.”

Along the way to building a...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:34pm

Grant supports non-profits’ visits to Freeman Stage

The Freeman Stage at Bayside recently received a grant from the Sussex County Council to assist in their outreach program and their mission of providing a quality arts experience and education for all.

Patti Grimes, executive director of...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:07pm

St. Ann’s makes the gift of books to students in need

Books can be bought at a dollar-store for as little as what it costs to buy a candy bar. But, for some parents, that extra cash has to stretch into lunch or dinner or rent. As a result, many children simply go without.

Coastal Point • R...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:45am

U-pick strawberries cropping up on local farms

Don’t worry – you’re not the only one seeing red. Strawberry crops are back on Delmarva, ushering in the summer agricultural season. Local farms welcomed the first berries around the first weekend in May. Farmers estimate that the picking season...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:26am

Mid-Coast cheerleading revving up for garage-sale fundraiser

Yard and garage sale enthusiasts can shop and support local students at the upcoming garage sale to benefit Mid-Coast Competitive Cheerleading teams.

Any community members interested in selling at the sale can reserve space for $15 at the...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:34am

Roxana Fire Company reaching new heights with 100-foot ladder

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company has a shiny new apparatus on the way, but Tower 90 is no toy.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Clay Johnson, Chief Andy Johnson and Jamie Killen show that the new ladder truck, Tower 90, can extend...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:23am

Local police chief to jump off building

Scaling the face of a 17-story building may not be most people’s first choice of a fundraising event, but it’s exactly what 100 individuals are planning to do next week in Wilmington, in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Delaware...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:42am

Neighbors oppose Brasure's two-tiered billboard in Roxana

Billboards are a common sight for those traveling to and from the Delaware beaches, but they have sometimes caused controversy when it comes to where they should – or should not – go. This week, the Sussex County Board of Adjustments took up one...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:19am

Next Step students making difference in environment

There are an immense number of ways people can help the environment, from recycling to carpooling, and many already practice several of these eco-friendly choices. The same goes for the youth at Next Step Learning Center in Selbyville, where...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:11am

WEATHER ALERT: Wind Advisory and Flood Warning in effect until midnight



Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:43pm

WEATHER ALERT: Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning and wind advisory in effect

UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a tornado watch that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for all of Delaware and...

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:59pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of...

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 9:15pm

Samaritan Thrift Shop donating to many

For people who want to shop with a purpose, one option is the Samaritan Thrift Shop in the Williamsville Industrial Park on Route 54, east of Selbyville.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Volunteers at the Samaritan Thrift Shop in...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:30pm

Junior firefighters learn firsthand in Roxana

Many children say they want to be firefighters when they grow up, which seems like years away. Yet, through local fire stations, youths can begin learning to serve their community at a relatively young age.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 12:04pm

Incumbents keep council seats after Selbyville elections

Selbyville’s 2011 town council elections saw three incumbents retain their seats this past Saturday, March 5. Clifton Murray ran unopposed as the lone candidate for mayor. G. Frank Smith III and Clarence W. “Bud” Tingle Jr. were reelected as...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:26am

WEATHER ALERT: Flood watch for beaches and inland Sussex, up to 2.5 inches of rain predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:44am

Troon Golf to oversee Freeman golf courses

For decades, the Carl M. Freeman Companies has been affiliated with some of the area’s most prominent, award-winning, affluent communities and neighborhood shopping centers. Since their establishment, they have also put their name on some of the...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:40am

Traffic stop yields quantity of Oxycodone

Selbyville police recently arrested two local residents in connection with possession of a large quantity of Oxycodone pills.

Police reported that on Friday, Feb. 11, about 9:41 p.m., the Selbyville Police Department had conducted a...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:49am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Tuesday -- 2 to 4 inches of snow possible




Monday, February 21, 2011 - 9:13am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind and fire warnings Saturday




Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:09am

Prescription Addiction: Part three in a three part series examining the rise of prescription drug abuse in our community

As of 2006, opioid painkillers were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A PDF version is available here for your...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:59am

Elliott among first-responders recognized at 2011 Valor Awards

Eight local fire and police departments recognized the dedication and courage that their members possess and execute each and every day when the 2011 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards were presented to police officers and firefighters this past...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:33am

State awards contract for bridge approaches, demolition--online edition only

The same week state officials filed a $19 million lawsuit against a consultant on the Indian River Inlet Bridge replacement project over the prior design’s roadway approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:08am