South Bethany

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

South Bethany’s recycling program a hit

The Town of South Bethany has been very successful implementing its new recycling program, according to Councilman Jay Headman. In September 2007, South Bethany was one of the first towns in Sussex County to adopt a voluntary recycling program...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:46am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Bids opened in Indian River Inlet Bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:45pm

There's a whole new crane in town

Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. As any investor will say, that’s the key to success. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and don’t have just one basket. For Ken Lloyd of Ken Lloyd Builders, his new basket is a crane.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:50pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

One step closer to offshore wind power

It had become somewhat doubtful over the past year that Delaware would ever have an offshore wind farm. But, in a compromise reached this week, it appears the wind park could be built about 12 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach by 2012.


Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:18am

Too much green in the yard and less in the wallet

Late spring and early summer thunderstorms have brought a bevy of rain to the area, causing lawns to explode with growth and grass to grow well higher than a grasshopper’s eye. For some area property owners, that has meant extra time spent mowing...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:37am

BREAKING NEWS: Delmarva Power reaches agreement for offshore wind energy

The winds of change may soon be sweeping through Delaware with renewed force.

On Monday, June 23, the powers behind the offshore wind farm - Delmarva Power and Babcock & Brown - announced they had reached an agreement.


Monday, June 23, 2008 - 10:03am

South Bethany adopts ambulance fee structure

At their council meeting on Friday, June 13, the South Bethany Town Council passed a resolution (Resolution 1-08) establishing the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Service fee for South Bethany property owners.

The resolution...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 9:38am

South Bethany canals to improve with tides

The canals of South Bethany are a far cry from the way they used to be and from the conditions local officials aim for them to be, but thanks to a group of engineers and council members, that’s all about to change. A group of engineers, including...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 10:25am

South Bethany unveils new town building

On Saturday, May 3, the Town of South Bethany celebrated a landmark in its history, with the unveiling and grand opening of the new town hall and police station. South Bethany Mayor Gary Jayne led the ceremony and ribbon-cutting, then welcomed...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:36am

Coast weathers severe nor'easter

Life began to return to normal in coastal Delaware on Wednesday, as flood waters from this week’s late-season nor’easter finally began to recede and damage assessment turned into recovery. The sounds of chain saws, pumps and rakes were common...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:45am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am

ResortQuest acquires Seacoast

ResortQuest Delaware has announced its acquisition of Seacoast Realty, making it the state’s largest beach real estate brokerage. The two companies have had a substantial impact in the area’s real estate market in the past, stretching from North...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 9:09am

World Fair Trade Day focus of local events

On Saturday, May 10, starting at noon, Made by Hand International Cooperative in South Bethany’s York Beach Mall will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day, along with people in 70 other countries, to highlight the importance and benefits of fair...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 8:46am

Chamber welcomes Deserie Lawrence

Deserie Lawrence hit the ground running, starting her new job as sales, marketing and events manager at the Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce just the week before the annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 7:08am

Old Inlet takes over as host for this weekend’s big spring fishing tourney

This year’s Spring Fishing Tournament is set Saturday, May 10, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will be hosted for the first time by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle.

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Alex Lawson, above, checks his pole during a...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:43am

South Bethany melts dreams for snowballers

This summer may prove to be a little less refreshing for some South Bethany beachgoers, and undoubtedly a little dissatisfying for some local businesses. For 14 years, Jeff McMahon has been assisting his father, Melvin, with his summertime...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:25am

Lord Baltimore Elementary students learn to 'Just Say No'

The fourth- and fifth-graders of Lord Baltimore were treated to a special presentation on April 17, of “Tar Wars” a nationwide program that started in Colorado, designed to educate America’s youth about the dangers of smoking.

Dr. Cedrick...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 5:04am


The Town of South Bethany will have a Spring Bulk Trash Pick-Up Day on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Branches and brush should be bundled in four-foot lengths. No chemicals and paints allowed. Freon must be removed from appliances. All items are to...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 3:33am

Bethany Beach adopts 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...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 8:59am

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 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 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.


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


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.

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.

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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