Sussex County


County council to draft new ordinance on windmills

Sussex County Council members this week moved to have an ordinance regarding wind turbines drafted. The council, at its Feb. 1 meeting, instructed staff to look at tackling how the county might change its restrictions on energy-generating wind...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 8:45am

SEDAC proposes extensions for projects that might be abandoned

After hearing from Patti Grimes, Joe Conoway and Rob Ryder of the Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) at their council meeting this Tuesday, Sussex County Council members agreed that the committee should work with county...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 8:36am

County could bring sewer to Tanglewood, Oak Acres

Residents of the Tanglewood and Oak Acres communities near Millville could soon get relief from failing septic systems there.

At their Jan. 25 meeting, Sussex County Council members unanimously approved a public meeting of property owners...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:29am

County BoA changes beginning to move forward

Sussex County Councilwoman Joan Deaver on Tuesday made another push for the council to move ahead with her nomination for a new member of the county’s Board of Adjustments.

“Where are we with my nomination to the Board of Adjustments?” she...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:16am

Cole and Phillips tapped to represent county

Two members of Sussex County Council will be representing Delaware’s three counties on the state and national levels in the year ahead.

Councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View and Councilman Vance Phillips of Laurel have been appointed by...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:09am

WEATHER ALERT: IRSD on two-hour delay; Sussex government offices opening at 10 a.m.

Due to inclement weather, Indian River School District schools will open two hours late, with no morning kindergarten. All 12-month employees should report on time.

Sussex County government offices will be opening 90 minutes late, at 10 a....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:30pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday morning, rain/sleet/snow predicted

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE THE MIXED PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING:...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:39pm

DelDOT officials depart in wake of U.S. 113 investigation

In a letter addressed to DelDOT employees that was subsequently forwarded to the Coastal Point, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks this week laid out ways she said the agency will be “moving on a variety of...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:32am

Markell sees hope on county's horizon

Beneath the seemingly unending beat of news about the troubled economy, high unemployment and the recession, there lies hope. And, in Sussex County, things are happening that could bring jobs and economic growth to the area – including companies...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:29am

Baker announces retirement as county administrator

Longtime county employee and current Sussex County Administrator David Baker announced his retirement at this week’s council meeting, after nearly 33 years of service to the county. Baker said he will assist in the transition after his position...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:27am

Audit shows uptick in county's financial picture

Sussex County government continues to be on a strong financial foundation, reported Finance Director Susan Webb at this week’s Sussex County Council meeting.

Council members on Jan. 18 accepted the Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:22am

Audit shows uptick in county's financial picture

Sussex County government continues to be on a strong financial foundation, reported Finance Director Susan Webb at this week’s Sussex County Council meeting.

Council members on Jan. 18 accepted the Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:22am

WEATHER ALERT CANCELED: Winter weather advisory, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. -- snow and slippery conditions predicted

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS CANCELED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO THREE INCHES. HIGHEST...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 12:58am

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. 

SNOW...

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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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