Sussex County


Council defers vote on conditional use for music festival

Harbeson-area residents will have to wait another week to find out whether or not a country music festival may be heading their way.

On Tuesday, the Sussex County Council voted 3-2 to defer their decision on a conditional-use application...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:47am

Seatbelt violation leads to heroin arrest near Dagsboro

Second suspect sought in incident, prior charges

A seatbelt violation led to the arrest of one man for heroin possession while another was being sought early this week after fleeing during the traffic stop near Dagsboro.

According...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:12am

Tanning beds off-limits to minors in Delaware as of 2015

Teenagers looking for a UV-based golden glow will have to go to the beach starting in 2015, when Delaware’s newest tanning law begins. Beginning at the new year, no one younger than 18 can use UV tanning devices at tanning facilities.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:52am

Drivers urged to not let ‘suicide lanes’ live up to their name

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Rep. Ron Gray is concerned that people using center turn lanes as merge lanes is dangerous.Traffic can get pretty backed up on a two-lane road. Imagine getting stuck behind the person who can’t turn left because...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:40am

Family Fun Night planned on Friday at Kids Cottage

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Kids Cottage will co-present a Family Fun Night on Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Kids Cottage, 35448 Wolfeneck Road, Rehoboth Beach.

The evening will include screenings of popular children’s...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:37am

Comments sought on Hurricane Sandy grants for historic purposes

On July 29, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announced three awards for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grants for Historic Properties program, and the agency is seeking public comment on its finding that...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:03am

Play ball!

The fields at the Pyle Center are ready for action as softball players from around the world will compete next week.The fields have been lined, the extra lights have been brought in, and the peanuts and Cracker Jacks have been stocked for the...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:18am

DelDOT officials address potential country music festival

Representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spoke to the Sussex County Council this week regarding how the agency manages a large event that is hosted within the state.

“For an event of this size, it takes about...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:17am

DelDOT officials address potential country music festival

Representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spoke to the Sussex County Council this week regarding how the agency manages a large event that is hosted within the state.

“For an event of this size, it takes about...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:17am

Two world series tournaments hit Roxana on Sunday

Roxana, the stage is yours.

Twenty teams from around the world — some of which are from right here in Sussex County — will descend upon the Pyle Center this weekend for the dual-headlined event of the Senior League and Big League Softball...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:52am

Festival Hispano to celebrate 20 years in Sussex County

Festival Hispano will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, noon to 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro. El Centro Cultural will be celebrating the 20th year of Festival Hispano in Sussex County.

Festival...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:26am

Millsboro to miss Big League World Series after loss to Laurel

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Millsboro pitcher Rachel Hudson gets her team out of a bases loaded situation for out number three with a play at the plate late in last Tuesday night's second game.Less than year after their ESPN-broadcasted Big...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:33am

Millsboro to miss Big League World Series after loss to Laurel

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Millsboro pitcher Rachel Hudson gets her team out of a bases loaded situation for out number three with a play at the plate late in last Tuesday night's second game.Less than year after their ESPN-broadcasted Big...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:33am

County council defers decision on proposed music festival location

Sussex County residents will have to wait until at least next week before hearing whether the County will grant conditional use for part of a farm in Harbeson for an outdoor country music festival.

Dewey Beach businessman Alex Pires spoke...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:16am

County council defers decision on proposed music festival location

Sussex County residents will have to wait until at least next week before hearing whether the County will grant conditional use for part of a farm in Harbeson for an outdoor country music festival.

Dewey Beach businessman Alex Pires spoke...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:16am

South Bethany still split on freeboard, house height

South Bethany was built between bayside canals and the Atlantic, so it could use some protection from high water. And, recently, the South Bethany Town Council has poured hours into creating an ordinance that would allow homeowners to raise their...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:15am

South Bethany still split on freeboard, house height

South Bethany was built between bayside canals and the Atlantic, so it could use some protection from high water. And, recently, the South Bethany Town Council has poured hours into creating an ordinance that would allow homeowners to raise their...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:15am

County code of ethics considered by council members

Despite recent discussion of the idea, the Sussex County Council may decide not to create its own code of ethics, following a presentation by the Delaware Public Integrity Commission’s (PIC’s) legal counsel.

Attorney Deborah Moreau told...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:14am

County code of ethics considered by council members

Despite recent discussion of the idea, the Sussex County Council may decide not to create its own code of ethics, following a presentation by the Delaware Public Integrity Commission’s (PIC’s) legal counsel.

Attorney Deborah Moreau told...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:14am

Arlett kicks off County Council campaign at the Clayton

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Rob Arlett, candidate for the District 5 Sussex County Council seat, speaks to constituents at his campaign launch on Tuesday, July 22, at the Clayton Theatre.

Frankford resident Rob Arlett jumped on the road...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:11am

Arlett kicks off County Council campaign at the Clayton

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Rob Arlett, candidate for the District 5 Sussex County Council seat, speaks to constituents at his campaign launch on Tuesday, July 22, at the Clayton Theatre.

Frankford resident Rob Arlett jumped on the road...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:11am

Military & Veteran Resource Fair scheduled for July 30

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced recently that his office is sponsoring a Delaware Military & Veterans Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delaware State University in Dover. The free one-day event is...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:21am

Little League World Series returning to Roxana for 11th year

Coastal Point • File Photo : District III parades their banner during the opening ceremonies for last year’s World Series, held in Roxana.It’s that time of year again, when the Pyle Center goes from a local venue for softball to an international...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:16am

Little League World Series returning to Roxana for 11th year

Coastal Point • File Photo : District III parades their banner during the opening ceremonies for last year’s World Series, held in Roxana.It’s that time of year again, when the Pyle Center goes from a local venue for softball to an international...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:16am

Bodenweiser to be retried by the State

The Delaware Department of Justice announced on July 15 that the State of Delaware would be moving forward in retrying former state senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser on charges stemming from allegations that he had unlawful sexual contact with a...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:04am

Bodenweiser to be retried by the State

The Delaware Department of Justice announced on July 15 that the State of Delaware would be moving forward in retrying former state senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser on charges stemming from allegations that he had unlawful sexual contact with a...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:04am

Atkins files for reelection to 41st District seat

Incumbent John Atkins has filed for reelection to serve as representative of the 41st District in the Delaware House of Representatives.

“I think my constituent service, answering the phone, returning calls and getting things done is...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:58am

Atkins files for reelection to 41st District seat

Incumbent John Atkins has filed for reelection to serve as representative of the 41st District in the Delaware House of Representatives.

“I think my constituent service, answering the phone, returning calls and getting things done is...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:58am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Emergency night work for Route 26 early Saturday, July 12

Emergency roadwork will close one lane of Route 26 on early Saturday morning, July 12.

From midnight to 7 a.m., traffic will alternate between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road in Millville. Follow flaggers and drive carefully.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:02am

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section and the Division of Parks & Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:36am

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:11am

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:11am

Tourism campaign shines a spotlight on outdoor adventure

Recognizing that both eco-tourism and adventure tourism are booming trends, with many travelers seeking out opportunities to participate in nature-based activities while traveling, Southern Delaware Tourism is working to make sure visitors and...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:09am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 night work for July 7 to 11

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project, over 4 miles of road construction between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

•...

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 6:04pm

Arlett files for District 5 Sussex County Council seat

Frankford resident Rob Arlett officially filed this week to run as a District 5 candidate in the upcoming Sussex County Council election in November.

“I believe that we have a great vision for the future of the county and for the...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:26am

Arlett files for District 5 Sussex County Council seat

Frankford resident Rob Arlett officially filed this week to run as a District 5 candidate in the upcoming Sussex County Council election in November.

“I believe that we have a great vision for the future of the county and for the...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:26am

Delaware beaches again top in nation for water quality

Putting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year, capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality. The acclaim came from the National Resources Defense Council, the non-...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:06am

Dewey Beach 6th Outlet Liquors 5K set for July 6

As part of the Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Summer Running & Walking Series 2014, the 6th Outlet Liquors 5K will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, starting and ending at the Rusty Rudder, located at 113 Dickinson Street in Dewey Beach....

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:58am

Carroll withdraws from county council race, supports Cole

Last week, Sussex County District 4 hopeful Bill Carroll formally withdrew as a candidate for county council.

“I really enjoyed the bit that I did. I renewed a lot of friendships and acquaintances. I had fun. I had fun going out there,”...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:57am

Carroll withdraws from county council race, supports Cole

Last week, Sussex County District 4 hopeful Bill Carroll formally withdrew as a candidate for county council.

“I really enjoyed the bit that I did. I renewed a lot of friendships and acquaintances. I had fun. I had fun going out there,”...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:57am

District 5 county council candidates hold Millsboro forum

Last week, Sussex County Council District 5 candidates spoke at the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s monthly member meeting.

Candidate Brad Connor, who is currently serving as mayor of Dagsboro, noted that he always had a desire to...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:54am

District 5 county council candidates hold Millsboro forum

Last week, Sussex County Council District 5 candidates spoke at the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s monthly member meeting.

Candidate Brad Connor, who is currently serving as mayor of Dagsboro, noted that he always had a desire to...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:54am

Code of Ethics on the minds of county council candidates

At this week’s forum for County Council District 5 held in Millsboro, hopefuls Brad Connor and Bob Wheatley discussed whether there is a need for a new Code of Ethics in the county.

“It’s a basic tool. Everyone should serve under a Code of...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:53am

Code of Ethics on the minds of county council candidates

At this week’s forum for County Council District 5 held in Millsboro, hopefuls Brad Connor and Bob Wheatley discussed whether there is a need for a new Code of Ethics in the county.

“It’s a basic tool. Everyone should serve under a Code of...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:53am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 night work for June 23 to 27

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• between Central Avenue and Woodland...

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:27am

Sussex march to commemorate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

The public is being invited to join a peaceful march on July 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. The historic bill, signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, banned segregation on the grounds of...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:49pm

Hung jury leads to mistrial ruling in Bodenweiser case

On Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley declared a mistrial in the Eric Bodenweiser sexual abuse case.

In 2012, a Sussex County Grand Jury indicted Bodenweiser on 113 total counts, including 39 counts of Unlawful Sexual...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:26pm

Hung jury leads to mistrial ruling in Bodenweiser case

On Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley declared a mistrial in the Eric Bodenweiser sexual abuse case.

In 2012, a Sussex County Grand Jury indicted Bodenweiser on 113 total counts, including 39 counts of Unlawful Sexual...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:26pm

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:17pm

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:17pm