South Bethany


BREAKING NEWS: Bethany adopts beach smoking ban

The Bethany Beach Town Council voted 6-1 on Friday, April 18, to adopt the smoking ban the town has spent the last seven months debating and turning into legislation. With the vote, the town became the first in the state of Delaware to ban...

Friday, April 18, 2008 - 3:38pm

Bethany shop aims to help with Wholesome Habits

Diane Clark of Wholesome Habits understands that her store just outside Bethany Beach may be a little intimidating to newcomers, but as many people are finding out, the full-line, health-conscious store provides a variety of products and a...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:32am

Open for business at the big red barn

As they head south on Route 1 through Fenwick Island, the white words “Country Store,” set off by the red barn-like storefront beckon people to come in and check out what all the fuss is about. It takes an equally big sign to stop them from...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:10am

CIB announces grant opportunities

The Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) has announced its 2009 Request for Proposals. During the past decade, the Center for the Inland Bays has awarded more than $1,080,000 for local scientific research, restoration, and education projects through...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:06am

New inlet bridge to be in use before 2012

Work on two early phases of the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is revving up, with removal of excess soils from the existing faulty embankments set to begin the first week of April and work begun last week on geotechnical...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:56am

Registration open for 19th Annual Ocean-to-Bay Bike Tour

As spring finally warms and greens the Delmarva Peninsula, bicyclists from all over the mid-Atlantic region will shift into gear and head to Fenwick Island. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ocean-To-Bay Bike Tour is a favored...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:39am

CoastalPoint.com 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to CoastalPoint.com 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.

We’re...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

South Bethany adopts 'bare-bones budget'

As concerns about municipal revenues continue to peak over a sluggish real estate market and proposed House Bill 111, South Bethany officials adopted on April 13 what Councilwoman Bonnie Lambertson called “a bare-bones budget.”

“The good...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 5:35am

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

The...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:38am

South Bethany dredging under way

The Assawoman Canal and the beaches aren’t the only places in Sussex County going through changes right now. The town of South Bethany started their canal dredging project 10 days ago, after frigid temperatures finally ratcheted back up.
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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:31am

Breaking: Bethany council votes for smoking ban

Bethany Beach Town Council members voted 5-1 on Friday, Feb. 15, in favor of drafting legislation that would ban smoking year 'round in the town's parks and playgrounds, and in its boardwalk bandstand area at Garfield Parkway. Smoking would also...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 2:20pm

South Bethany police go high-tech

Officers with the South Bethany Police Department are part of one of the few agencies in the state utilizing one of the most advanced technological developments in law enforcement.

Say hello — or “hola,” or “bonjour” — to the ECTACO...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:25am

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

South Bethany looks at issues

The South Bethany Town Council met for the first time last week in the new town hall, for their monthly special meeting/council workshop, and they wasted no time at all, jumping right into hot topics — including additional adjustments to the town...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:18am

South Bethany reviews recycling, dredging

The South Bethany Town Council met in Ocean View’s Town Hall this month for what is anticipated to be the last time, while the new South Bethany Town Hall is nearing completion. In that setting, on Friday, Nov. 9, council members discussed...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:33am

Asian fare a staple at one of South Bethany’s best-kept secrets

With a name like China Express, expectations from passers-by may not be set at a high level, but nearly everyone who has taken the time to stop in once at the family-owned South Bethany restaurant has returned for more.

Coastal Point...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 7:51am

Half-century beach home demolished

With the passing of each summer season, local visitors and residents try to hold on to the memories they made during those special months. But for Seaford native Bob Moneymaker and his wife, Sally, this autumn, in particular, will be an...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 3:54am

South Bethany, Lions to benefit from recycling

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) is sweeping through the state’s southern coastal region, adding more and more towns to their voluntary municipal recycling programs. On Friday, South Bethany became one of the newest towns to be added to...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 4:47am

Citizens taking sides on beach smoking

Most of those talking to local officials about proposed beach smoking bans have been said to support the idea, but Bethany Beach and South Bethany council and committee members got an earful from the opposition on Aug. 16, when Bethany’s Charter...

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:21am

South Bethany: Water, water everywhere

South Bethany officials were largely focused on the progress on a number of water-related issues at their regular monthly meeting on Aug. 10, reviewing the status of efforts to improve the town’s canals and beach, and nearby Assawoman Canal....

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:11am

Local couple's outreach to benefit Peruvian families

It’s easy to get caught up in the congestion of summer, but a local couple and business team hope to enlighten the summer crowd about an international epidemic.

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, husband-and-wife team Dr. Kimberly Grimes and Marco...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:10am

South Bethany to look at noise ordinances

South Bethany police can keep residents and visitors from disturbing their neighbors with loud parties, but those seeking peace and quiet from barking dogs may be out of luck, at least for now.

Property owner Brad Gough complained to...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:09am

South Bethany considers construction rules

Following up on a promise to give a detailed examination to the town’s construction ordinances before adopting new legislation, South Bethany Town Council members on July 26 reviewed a draft of Ordinance 139-07, “Requirements for Contractors,”...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:02pm

Special tax district on table

Special taxing districts within developments continue to generate interest locally. Developers on Tuesday asked Sussex County Council to consider legislation that would allow them to create a district near South Bethany to fund infrastructure...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:41pm

South Bethany officials draw a line in the sand

Of the 122 calls received by South Bethany police in June, 35 calls were traced directly to activity from the traditional post-graduation visits by high school seniors, who often flock to the area’s beaches from the Baltimore, Washington, D.C.,...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:43pm

South Bethany reviews vendors, smoking

Neighboring Bethany Beach prohibits beachside vendors, except for the town’s official beach rental concession, but South Bethany has always been relatively open to visits from the ice cream man, the snowball guy and even a farmer or two selling...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 2:51pm

Annual 4th of July parade a cool change

Mother Nature spared participants in the annual Bethany Beach Fourth of July parade last week, with mild temperatures and refreshing breezes uncharacteristic of the first week of July at the Delaware shore. Bright sun, however, highlighted the...

Thursday, July 12, 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

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

South Bethany looks at recycling

The process is still in the works, but the Town of South Bethany may be looking a little greener in the near future — figuratively speaking. The Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission met on Saturday, June 9, to discuss a possible town-wide...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

South Bethany focuses on wind, building

With the big kahuna of concerns for the coastal town — beach replenishment — lined up for this fall, South Bethany officials on May 25 turned their eyes toward a number of other environmental issues, organizing a number of committees to do...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

South Bethany readies for big move

South Bethany police are getting ready for their big move, as the completion of construction for the town’s new police station nears.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Work on the new South Bethany Police Department facility is...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

South Bethany gear updated, on sale

South Bethany property owners who attend the town’s property owners’ association meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m. will also be offered an opportunity to pick up a new South Bethany T-shirt, polo shirt, sweatshirt, hat, tote or other paraphernalia...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:02am

South Bethany pursuing construction scofflaws

Each month for the last several months, South Bethany property owner Tom Roach has come to the town council with complaints about construction sites where contractors have flouted the town’s ordinances regarding the cleanliness of the sites and...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:01am

After reconstuction, beach funding unclear

South Bethany Mayor Gary Jayne called March 19 the town’s “red letter day,” as word came in of full funding of the anticipated beach reconstruction project there and in neighboring Bethany Beach. But with the long-awaited construction now set to...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:32am

Beach project fully funded

The Delaware Congressional delegation and local officials announced late Monday night that some $14.4 million in federal funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been allocated for the anticipated Bethany Beach-South Bethany beach...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Windmills discussed in South Bethany

After an absence of several months and with discussion brewing throughout the state on the subject, the proposal for a wind farm off the coast of southern Delaware returned to the agenda of the South Bethany Town Council on March 9, with...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Growth changes local area

Homes line the beach in South Bethany, the bays outside of Ocean View. Central Avenue barely resembles what it was a decade ago, and houses and multi-family units have recently begun to sprout on Route 54 and the area’s back roads.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Beach funding fairness debated statewide

While officials and citizens of Bethany Beach and South Bethany have in recent weeks been awaiting what could be a breakthrough in word on federal funding for the towns’ anticipated beach reconstruction project, some in Delaware have been asking...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

South Bethany takes a look at expenses

South Bethany officials focused on expenses and their public works and police departments in their most recent budget meeting, on Thursday, Feb. 22, with mostly minor shifts anticipated for the expense amounts budgeted in recent years.

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Fireworks extravaganza set for Bethany's July 4

After two disappointing years for the Fourth of July fireworks display in Bethany Beach, Town Manager Cliff Graviet pulled out all the stops in an effort to make sure the 2007 show would go off with a bang.

An eroded beach and resulting...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Castle makes push on replenishment

The time left to wait for word on whether the Bethany Beach-South Bethany beach reconstruction project will get funding and a construction go-ahead for 2007 is down to mere hours or days. Word was expected from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bethany Beach freezes out snowball sales

Warm summer days at the beach and icy confections go together like peanut butter and jelly, or bikinis and sunscreen. But the days of Bethany Beach residents and vacationers running off the beach or out of their homes at the sound of a ringing...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

South Bethany begins budget work

South Bethany’s town council began the town’s annual budget process last week, with the first in their planned series of budget workshops, on Feb. 8. The workshop focused on the town’s revenue picture, which has been a subject of concern in the...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

South Bethany contracts for engineers-of-record

The last time many of South Bethany’s town council members saw Bob Stickels, he was the Sussex County administrator. But on Feb. 8, Stickels was in South Bethany to offer the town the services of his new employers, engineering firm George, Miles...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Weeks left in replenishment funding wait

It’s really in the hands of mechanics that will play out over the next 14 to 21 days.” Thus came the latest word from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) beach guru Tony Pratt on the “expected” Bethany Beach...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Towns weigh beach lobbying contract

On the heels of a Dec. 4 meeting with Paul Ordal of beach replenishment lobbying firm Marlowe & Co. and extensive erosion from a Thanksgiving storm that dramatically affected both towns, officials in Bethany Beach and South Bethany have had a...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm