Sussex County


Report finds DelDOT lacking in U.S. 113 bypass agreements

Gov. Jack Markell’s chief-of-staff, Thomas P. McGonigle, released to the public on Tuesday his report to Markell regarding the U.S. Route 113 North-South Project and related property reservation agreements entered into by the Delaware Department...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:39am

Ocean Farm property owners to vote on roadway project

Sussex County Council members voted at their Jan. 11 meeting to approve a date of Feb. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, for property owners within the Ocean Farms community to vote to determine if the majority of the property...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:31am

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning reduced for Sussex, driving precautions still urged

New Castle and Kent counties on Tuesday afternoon remained under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 a.m., Wednesday morning. Lower predicted snow totals, however, dropped the designation to a Winter Storm Advisory in Sussex County; also in effect...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 8:41am

WEATHER ALERT: Area preparing for potentially hazardous winter storm

As the forecast becomes more focused, crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) were standing ready for the snowstorm predicted to begin Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Officials said DelDOT maintenance forces...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:42am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 5-8 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...  A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES. 

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:55pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning upgraded; 2-6 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions expected

A Winter Storm Warning in now effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain, with accumulations of 2 to 6 inches possible. Precipitation is expected to start...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:14am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 4-6 inches of snow, dangerous driving conditions

A Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, about 1 p.m., through Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, about 7 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow, with low visibility of possibly less than a half-mile...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:23am

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning canceled, possible snow event Tuesday/Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for the area. The snow has stopped and roadway conditions have improved. Due to winter weather, the Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal libraries are closed on Saturday, Jan. 8....

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Weather warning upgraded, road conditions dangerous, libraries closed

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Storm Warning for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Up to 4 inches of snow is now forecast, with visibility potentially under a mile, and numerous accidents...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 3:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for area, with snow, bitter temperatures predicted

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Weather Advisory for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Although this snow event is not expected to cause great disruption to the state, state officials are...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:15am

School buses retrofitted for cleaner air through DERA funds

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Collin O’Mara were on hand in Sussex County this week to applaud Cape Henlopen School District’s use of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funds to retrofit old diesel...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 7:23am

County Council puts Ocean View property up for sale

Sussex County Council members voted this week to advertise for sealed bids as part of a process to sell a parcel of land the county owns in Ocean View. The parcel is located at the back of the property on Daisy Avenue where the county has its...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 7:01am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions still treacherous; State offices, employees in Sussex on delayed start

While the limited state of emergency and driving warning was lifted Monday night in all parts of the state, some roads in rural areas remained unplowed or have been covered again by snow, so state officials said that motorists should drive only...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 11:38pm

WEATHER ALERT: State battles wind, drifting snow in recovery efforts; wind advisory in effect

High winds and continued blowing snow were keeping much of the state in a catch-up mode mid-day on Monday, Dec. 27, as crews tried to clear roads following a day and night of snow. Central and southern Delaware – particularly Sussex County – were...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Blowing snow keeps road conditions difficult; Level 1 driving warning remains in effect

With overnight blizzard conditions lifting, most Delaware roads remained difficult in the southern and central portions of the state Monday morning as crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continued to battle blowing and...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:47am

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: December 26, 2010 Governor issues limited State of Emergency for Delaware drivers

December 26, 2010

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency with a “Level 1 Driving Warning” to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kent and Sussex counties for a storm that is now predicted to dump up to 18 inches of snow on the...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 12:58pm

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard Warning until Monday morning -- 12-18 inches of snow now predicted

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:25am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow storm rapidly covering state; driving could be treacherous in all areas

The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 P.M., Monday, Dec. 27. Snow has been falling throughout the state and will become steadily heavier in the afternoon and evening. Accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:00am

WEATHER ALERT: Beebe Medical Center announces closings due to snowstorm

Beebe Medical Center has canceled all elective surgeries for Monday, Dec. 27, due to the winter storm. All satellite facilities also will be closed, including Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24.
 
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Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 7:52am

BREAKING NEWS: State braces for major snow storm; driving precautions urged statewide

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 7 A.M. Sunday, Dec. 26, until 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 27. There will be heavy, blowing snow throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, and there is the potential for...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:06am

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday; hazardous road conditions reported

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY. THE...

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Watch in effect -- 6+ inches expected through Monday

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...  A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.  * PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW  * ACCUMULATIONS: POSSIBILITY OF SIX INCHES...

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 8:07am

Legislators: No need for bypass south of Millsboro

State Sen. George H. Bunting (D-20th) and Rep. John Atkins (D-41st), recently met with Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks to discuss their concerns about the proposed Blue Alternative, the “preliminary...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 3:38am

County completes updates to manufactured housing code

After months of discussion, the Sussex County Council voted on Tuesday to adopt two ordinances related to manufactured housing. Two other ordinances on the issue were adopted earlier this year, but the remaining two – on conditional uses and...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 3:31am

Hocker takes up the Whip in Dover

Coastal Sussex County’s own state Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th) was elected Minority Whip by the House Minority Caucus in a meeting Dec. 7 at Legislative Hall in Dover. Hocker will complement the leadership of also-newly-elected state Rep. Greg...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 3:15am

Sussex County Council extends dog-control contract

The Sussex County Council voted at their meeting on Dec.14 to extend their contract with the Kent County SPCA for dog control for another year, at the rate of $$669,231 for the calendar year of 2011. The county receives 24/7 dispatch coverage for...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:07am

County opts for 500-foot expansion of runway

Sussex County Council on Dec. 7 reviewed their options for the planned runway expansion at the county airport near Georgetown, which is intended to expand access for some larger aircraft and thus generate additional revenue for the county and its...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 5:35am

Delaware National Bank changes name to Fulton Bank

In an era of bank mergers, acquisitions and buy-outs, it could be a little disheartening to see the name of your bank change on the sign and hear a new greeting when you call on the phone, but fortunately for Delaware National Bank customers, it’...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 3:38am

IR power plant to become one of nation's cleanest

Do economic development and good jobs in the energy sector have to come at a cost of environmental degradation? Not in Delaware, said Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday, along with cabinet members Alan Levin of the Economic Development Office and...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:54am

Casino moratorium could return

Sussex County Council voted on Tuesday to re-introduce a county-wide moratorium on casinos. The previous six-month moratorium expired on Nov. 18, so they will have to re-introduce the moratorium as an ordinance and go through the regular public-...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:53am

'Study' could impact hundreds of properties, owners

While Millsboro is the only town that has, to date, held a formal vote on a resolution to support the Route 113 Blue Alternative as-is – the vote passed with only one dissenter, Councilman Greg Hastings – there is plenty of opposition to the plan...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:35am

Diamond State Community Land Trust suing Sussex County Council

The Diamond State Community Land Suit filed a suit against Sussex County Council over the council’s recent decision to uphold the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission’s denial of their application for its New Horizons Community near...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 2:25pm

Caroling on the Circle offers holiday spirit in action

For the 27th straight year, Georgetown residents and visitors will be celebrating Caroling on the Circle – a way to get the community together in the midst of the holiday season, as well as a way to give back to those less fortunate. The event be...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:54pm

DelDOT: Route 113 bypass project will impact most of our area

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A PDF version is available here for your viewing pleasure.

The U.S. Route 113 North/South Study (according to DelDOT Project Manager Monroe Hite, III, the terms “project” and “study” can be used...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:38pm

Toys for Tots kick-off 2010 season

Known for bringing holiday cheer to underprivileged children, Toys for Tots has begun its annual gift collection in southern Sussex County. The local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots is just one of 710 Marine-sponsored branches nationwide...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 12:38pm

County to take sewer expansion under grave site

Sussex County Council voted on Nov. 16 to use a jack-and-bore method to work around, with as little disturbance as possible, a burial site found underneath the planned path for the expansion of the Oak Orchard Sanitary Sewer District near River...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:09am

Insurance analyst offers organization tips on Medigap

The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities hosted Linda Nemes, senior insurance analyst for the Delaware Department of Insurance, this week for a talk about recent changes made the supplemental...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:35am

DelDOT: A deep look at the agency people love to hate

Charged with providing Delawareans with a “safe, efficient, and environmentally sensitive transportation network in a variety of convenient and cost-effective choices for the movement of people and goods,” the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:16am

County council talks sewer districts

Sussex County Council held a public hearing and adopted resolutions amending the annual operating budget for this year and establishing annual service charges and assessment rates for transmission and/or treatment for Johnson’s Corner and the...

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 4:37am

Markell and Mountaire announce creation of new jobs

On Nov. 4, Governor Jack Markell joined Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) Secretary Alan Levin, Mountaire Farms President Paul Downes, along with audience members including State Rep. Gerald Hocker and State Sen. George Bunting, to...

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 3:58am

Return Day celebrated once again

On Nov. 4, Delawareans joined together in Georgetown to celebrate a time-honored tradition of Return Day.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
U.S. Senate candidates Christine O’Donnell and Chris Coons prepare to bury the ceremonial...

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 3:53am

Status quo maintained in Sussex County

Incumbents George Cole, councilman from District 4, and Vance Phillips, current Sussex County Council president and councilman from District 5, will keep their seats for at least another four years.

Phillips beat challenger Denny Cordrey,...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:44pm

Court reverses AT&T tower approval

The Superior Court of the State of Delaware on Oct. 28 found in favor of home owners in the Sea Pines Village community near Bethany Beach in their appeal of the Sussex County Board of Adjustments process that permitted AT&T to erect a cell...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:42pm

Move that bus! Local family sought for Extreme Makeover

Everybody knows them: the kindergarten teacher that was born to work with children and goes the extra mile to make a child feel special; the single mom struggling to make ends meet while going to school who still makes time to volunteer; the...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:17pm

County Council candidates have their say before election

Two Sussex County Council seats are up for election this November: the seat currently held by Council President Vance Phillips in District 5 and the seat currently held by District 4’s George Cole.

Democrat Dennis V. Cordrey of Millsboro,...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:24am

Atkins and Hastings vie for District 41 representative seat

Voter information

To be eligible to vote in the state of Delaware, voters must be United States citizens, residents of Delaware (proof required), 18 or older and mentally competent. The general election is set for Nov. 2. Polls will be...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:19am

Sussex County Council election contest nears deadline

The time left to enter Sussex County Council’s Election Contest is dwindling. The contest is open until the morning of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 a.m. County officials at the council’s Oct. 26 meeting urged students to participate in the...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:02am

Yard waste rules in Kent, Sussex to change in January

Kent and Sussex County residents who take yard waste to the Central and Southern Waste Management centers near Sandtown and Georgetown can no longer co-mingle yard waste with regular trash starting Jan. 1, 2011. The restrictions will join those...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 3:30am

Housing advocates challenge affordable-housing denial

Representatives of the Delaware Housing Coalition on Tuesday decried the decision of the Sussex County Council to deny Diamond State Land Trust’s application to construct an affordable-housing community near Laurel.

On a 4-1 vote on Oct....

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:08am