South Bethany


BREAKING NEWS: South Bethany councilman resigns over neutrality questions

Division in South Bethany over the issue of a proposed town park reached a peak of drama this week, when Councilman Robert Youngs abruptly resigned from the council during a break in the council’s Oct. 28 workshop, after having unsuccessfully...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 5:42pm

South Bethany Park Committee readies park survey

Members of the Richard Hall Memorial Park Committee met on Sunday, Oct. 17, to complete work on the survey package the committee will recommend the town council send out to South Bethany citizens in the coming weeks. The survey is designed get...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:50am

South Bethany rejects moratorium for FAR modification

South Bethany Town Council members on Oct. 8, in a 2-3 split vote, refused to institute a moratorium on building permits for which the floor-area ratio (FAR) excludes an enclosed area at or below 6 inches above ground level. The moratorium was...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:09am

South Bethany rejects moratorium for FAR modification

South Bethany Town Council members on Oct. 8, in a 2-3 split vote, refused to institute a moratorium on building permits for which the floor-area ratio (FAR) excludes an enclosed area at or below 6 inches above ground level. The moratorium was...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:55am

Calls for weekly recycling to continue in South Bethany

The South Bethany Town Council discussed possibly changing the town’s recycling and trash collection schedules for the coming year at their workshop on Thursday, Sept. 23. With more and more people recycling and trash tipping fees possibly...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:17am

South Coastal Library offering book club series

The South Coastal Library is again hosting their popular book club series on one Wednesday each month, from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme for this series is “It’s Literary.” Previous book club series have discussed historical mysteries and foreign...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:00am

BREAKING NEWS: PNC Bank in Millville Giant robbed -- suspect sought by police

Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.

Police said the suspect – described as a white man, about 5 feet...

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

South Bethany park proposal still controversial

The South Bethany town council held a brief meeting on Friday, Sept. 10, and residents took the opportunity during “Citizens’ Privilege” to voice their opinions on the proposed park project near town hall.

Town residents first spoke...

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 6:06am

Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

S. Bethany to purchase park reversion clause

An issue that has divided citizens of South Bethany in recent months also divided the town council on Friday, Aug. 13. The council voted 4-3 last Friday in favor of purchasing the reversion clause in the deed to Tract II – the Richard Hall...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:21am

South Coastal Library hosts annual book sale

The Friends of the South Coastal Library will host its largest book sale ever on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the meeting...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:04am

Registration open for Coastal Cleanup volunteers

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 25th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the cleanup...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:45am

Bethany, S. Bethany get $8M for coastline repair

On Wednesday, July 28, U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman (both D-Del.) and Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) announced that $8.172 million in federal funding would be provided to repair the Bethany Beach and South Bethany coastline following damage...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:27am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Cottage tour ready to impress, again

Outstanding architecture, astounding landscaping, inspiring home furnishings and stunning design have all combined to make particular homes and dwellings some of the most sought-after and admired ones in the area. Next week, guests on the 19th...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:48am

South Bethany could purchase park property

After introducing a proposal at their July 9 meeting, South Bethany town council members could vote as soon as next month to purchase outright the property adjacent to town hall known as Richard Hall Memorial Park – for the sum of just $32,000....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:17pm

Playing in the water comes with its own risks

“It doesn’t make any difference … whether you are in a pool, or the ocean. It only takes a matter of seconds.”

The frustration is evident in the voice of Fenwick Island Beach Patrol Captain Tim Ferry, in speaking about water safety and...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:47pm

SB could clear way for proposed park project

With the controversy leading up to a planned-but-scrapped May referendum vote on the issue still fresh in their minds, will South Bethany officials move this week to definitively open the way for an enhanced park next to the town hall?

The...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:36am

South Bethany makes changes to workshops

First, the South Bethany Town Council got a new look. Now its workshop meetings are seeing a little bit of change, too. At the council’s first workshop since the May elections, new Mayor Jay Headman introduced two new segments to the workshop...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:07am

Callaway fights for missing children

Newly elected South Bethany Town Council Member Sue Callaway hasn’t always lived at the beach full-time. For most of her adult life, she has been fighting for children, and she was part of the founding team of the National Center for Missing and...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:53am

Cestone returns to South Bethany council

With the town’s 2010 council and mayor elections complete, South Bethany’s town council took on a different face on June 5, with new mayor Jay Headman and two new council members, Sue Callaway and George Junkin. But those changes themselves...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:35am

S. Bethany on new course

When South Bethany Mayor Jay Headman kicked off the town’s reorganizational meeting on Saturday, June 5, a new era had officially begun. Headman was recently elected to replace Gary Jayne, who had served as mayor of the town for the past six...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:22am

South Bethany gets new mayor, two new council members

As of Saturday, June 5, South Bethany will have a new mayor and two new council members, with the election on Saturday, May 29, of Jay Headman as the town’s next mayor and council newcomers George Junkin Jr. and Sue Callaway, as well as the re-...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

S.B. mayor and council seats up for grabs

South Bethany residents will go to the polls on Saturday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the town hall, to elect a mayor and three council members.

This year’s candidates for mayor, with a two-year term of office going to the winner, are...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 8:36am

After 25 years, canal dredging set for completion

DNREC officials said this week that the Assawoman Canal dredging project is “closing in on completion.” An extension has been granted for work to continue through May 28, and if dredging is not complete by that date, DNREC has requested...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 6:21am

Officials urge boaters to be safe this season

National Safe Boating Week runs from May 22 to 28 this year, and the traditional opening to the summer boating season will start this weekend, so the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Boating Safety Office is...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:08am

Plan to clean up canal offered for comment

The Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) has received a $98,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Clean Water Advisory Council to begin implementation of stormwater retrofits for the Anchorage...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 3:41am

Cambodia trip takes couple to see artisans, antiques

Every winter, Kimberly Grimes and Marco Hernandez leave their South Bethany shop, Made by Hand, to travel abroad. But rather than visiting typical tourist spots, their destinations are the locales where the fair-trade products sold in their store...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 1:46pm

Council members to vie for South Bethany mayor seat

As has often been the case in recent years, South Bethany has a bevy of candidates in its annual elections. But changes are in store for the town, based on who is running in 2010 and who is not, as those not running for re-election include...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:20am

South Bethany approves 2011 budget

The South Bethany Town Council this week approved the town’s budget for the 2011 fiscal year. Major elements of the budget include no property tax increases and keeping expenses, such as salaries, flat. Also, there will be a restructuring of...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:49am

Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour turning 21

Sunny skies and warming temperatures are headed this way, which will pair nicely with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, set to ride on Saturday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m., through the Quiet...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 3:30am

McCabe's Gourmet Market turns 25

Here in Sussex County, if you look in the right places, you can find breakfast hotspots and sandwich shops, but there has only been one McCabe’s Gourmet Market, whose longevity and popularity have made it a staple throughout the community. With...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:12pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

Family, friends hold out hope, offer reward for missing man

Search efforts to find a Selbyville man who went missing from a Fenwick Island condo on Feb. 9 have been scaled back, according to Delaware State Police, but friends and family remain optimistic and hopeful for his safe return. Police said 29-...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
 
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

Serving with valor

Despite the impending blizzard, members of eight local law enforcement agencies and fire companies, and members of the public, gathered at the Bistro at Bear Trap Dunes on Friday, Feb. 5, for the 2010 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, honoring...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Offices, schools closed, events canceled

[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.

Winds continued to remain gusty early...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:32pm

WEATHER ALERT: Help wild songbirds survive winter

Delaware’s frigid temperatures, high winds and recent snowfalls can be difficult for the more than 40 species of wintering songbirds that share the state’s nature resources, state officials reminded the public mid-week. Their food sources – nuts...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22pm

URGENT WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles blocking roads will be moved, those stranded in cars must clear exhaust to avoid death or injury

State officials sent out an urgent message about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, noting that presently there are stranded and abandoned vehicles that are blocking some roads in Sussex County to the point that ambulances cannot proceed to make emergency...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:49pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm updates as of 2:35 p.m. -- Power, road crews temporarily suspend operations

A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:

• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.

• Delaware Electric Cooperative crews in Kent...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles ordered off roads as area again under blizzard warning

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all non-emergency vehicles ordered off the roads.

With the second winter storm in five days setting in, snowfall...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 11:01pm