Sussex County


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

Trap Pond State Park to host Great American Backyard Campout

Thousands of families across the nation and in Delaware will unplug and get outside on June 28 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout. People will participate in the national event...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:27am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 night work for June 16 to 20

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.:

• at the intersection of 26/Central...

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:42am

Gray files for reelection to 38th District representative seat

Ron Gray this week filed with the Sussex County Board of Elections to run for a second term. Gray, who was elected for the first time in November 2012, followed then-newly elected state Sen. Gerald Hocker as representative for the 38th District...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:59pm

Gray files for reelection to 38th District representative seat

Ron Gray this week filed with the Sussex County Board of Elections to run for a second term. Gray, who was elected for the first time in November 2012, followed then-newly elected state Sen. Gerald Hocker as representative for the 38th District...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:59pm

Collins files to make a run at District 41 representative seat

Last week, Richard Collins filed to serve as the representative of the 41st District in the Delaware House of Representatives.

Collins said he hopes to address the State’s finances, if elected.

“They’re approximately $190 million...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:00am

Collins files to make a run at District 41 representative seat

Last week, Richard Collins filed to serve as the representative of the 41st District in the Delaware House of Representatives.

Collins said he hopes to address the State’s finances, if elected.

“They’re approximately $190 million...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:00am

County examines impact of Supreme Court ruling on prayer

On May 5, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold a lower court ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, found that legislative bodies, such as city councils, can begin their meetings with prayer.

That ruling made, the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:58am

County examines impact of Supreme Court ruling on prayer

On May 5, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold a lower court ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, found that legislative bodies, such as city councils, can begin their meetings with prayer.

That ruling made, the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:58am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 27 to 30

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

• at the Old Mill Road intersection (...

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:31am

County proposes $117.3M budget for 2015 fiscal year

The Sussex County Council this week reviewed the County’s proposed $117.3 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed budget is down by $400,000, nearly .3 percent, from the current year’s $117.7 million budget.

According to...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:13am

County proposes $117.3M budget for 2015 fiscal year

The Sussex County Council this week reviewed the County’s proposed $117.3 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed budget is down by $400,000, nearly .3 percent, from the current year’s $117.7 million budget.

According to...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:13am

Citizens voice dismay over county councilmen’s comments

Earlier this week, more than half-dozen citizens spoke to the Sussex County Council, voicing their displeasure over the comments made last week by Councilmen Vance Phillips and Sam Wilson regarding the National Association for the Advancement of...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:12am

Citizens voice dismay over county councilmen’s comments

Earlier this week, more than half-dozen citizens spoke to the Sussex County Council, voicing their displeasure over the comments made last week by Councilmen Vance Phillips and Sam Wilson regarding the National Association for the Advancement of...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:12am

Strickler to challenge Phillips for county seat

Frankford resident Orvin Strickler has filed as a candidate for District 5 in the upcoming Sussex County Council election.

“I’m disappointed in our economy. Our debt is huge, and it’s on the local level, too. I think I could be effective...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:55pm

Strickler to challenge Phillips for county seat

Frankford resident Orvin Strickler has filed as a candidate for District 5 in the upcoming Sussex County Council election.

“I’m disappointed in our economy. Our debt is huge, and it’s on the local level, too. I think I could be effective...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:55pm

Mountaire cooling system gets OK from Selbyville BOA

Food safety topped the list of reasons for the Selbyville Board of Adjustment to recommend on May 8 approval for Mountaire to install a massive new cooling unit.

Valued at around $6 million, the cooling unit could decrease the temperature...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:53pm

Mountaire cooling system gets OK from Selbyville BOA

Food safety topped the list of reasons for the Selbyville Board of Adjustment to recommend on May 8 approval for Mountaire to install a massive new cooling unit.

Valued at around $6 million, the cooling unit could decrease the temperature...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:53pm

Helicopters hover as Guard unit prepares for deployment

A recent increase in helicopter activity in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas is actually a result of an upcoming deployment of Delaware National Guardsmen.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, spokesperson for the state Guard, said that...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:41pm

Helicopters hover as Guard unit prepares for deployment

A recent increase in helicopter activity in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas is actually a result of an upcoming deployment of Delaware National Guardsmen.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, spokesperson for the state Guard, said that...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:41pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 12 to 16

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas on Route 26:

• between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 for...

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:34pm

Cole to run for reelection to county council

District 4 Sussex County Councilman George Cole will run again in November’s election.

“I intend to run for county council. There were a lot of people thinking I wasn’t going to run,” he noted. “I made a decision to file in the near future...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:12am

Cole to run for reelection to county council

District 4 Sussex County Councilman George Cole will run again in November’s election.

“I intend to run for county council. There were a lot of people thinking I wasn’t going to run,” he noted. “I made a decision to file in the near future...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:12am

DNREC Q&A to cover dredging, navigation, parks

People have a lot of questions about local waterways and parklands, so state legislators have invited officials with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) to give some answers on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:07am

DNREC Q&A to cover dredging, navigation, parks

People have a lot of questions about local waterways and parklands, so state legislators have invited officials with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) to give some answers on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:07am

Connor calls for Sussex County code of ethics

Brad Connor, candidate for the District 5 seat on Sussex County Council, stated last week that, if he is elected, he will introduce an ordinance for a code of ethics for Sussex County.

“It is far past time for Sussex County Council to...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:17am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www....

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:02am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 22 to April 25

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:54am

Phillips files for reelection

Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips filed for reelection to his District 5 seat on April 10.

“I’m a sixth-generation Sussex Countian. My roots run deep in Sussex County. Public service is in my DNA,” said Phillips. “Public service is a...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:51am

County P&Z to hold public hearings on Castaways Bethany

On April 24, the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission will hold three public hearings regarding revised requests submitted by Castaways Bethany Beach LLC, for a proposed campground, multi-family duplex residential units and waterpark,...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:48am

Wheatley proposes teamwork on economic development

Sussex County Council candidate Bob Wheatley is calling for leaders in Delaware’s southernmost county to work in a new collaborative manner, with the goal of increasing economic activity, and thus economic growth, in all of southern Delaware....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:40am

Governor has plans to revive downtowns

Lawmakers are considering a new way to wake up downtown districts. To get the lights on and people moving, Gov. Jack Markell has proposed “Downtown Development Districts” (DDDs) — districts within cities or towns that would benefit from...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:45am

Bill to fight human trafficking introduced in Delaware

New legislation aimed at fighting human trafficking has been introduced in the Delaware General Assembly. The bill, introduced last week, is designed to enhance criminal penalties for those who engage in human trafficking and provide greater...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:14am