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County helps as many as possible with surplus

Sussex County Council recently found itself staring at a budget surplus of $854,000 — a situation many governmental and private entities would like to find themselves in, we imagine. The good news for those of us who happen to reside in Sussex County is that it appears they are putting that money to good use.

Letters to the Editor: February 1, 2013

CRI denies continuing connection with Fink
Editor:

County taking right steps in proposed hearing

Sussex County will be holding an additional hearing on the proposed expansion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District, and we are big fans on how they are going about it.

We're not the only nation facing rough economy

We’ve all done it at one point or another. There’s something you really want to buy, and the price looks too good to pass up at the time, so you quickly check your balance in your bank account to make sure you have the funds to afford it before pulling the metaphorical trigger.

Hang on to your hats. The Ravens are in the dance.

Disclaimer: If you are in any way a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots, you might want to look away now. This could get ugly for you.

Referendum important, but it's up to you to vote

Voters in the Indian River School District (IRSD) will have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the booths next week regarding a major capital improvement and current expense referendum.

'Food porn' making our nation grow -- and grow

Headline writing is considered an art in this business. There are those who can pen something so crafty or witty that it just begs the reader to read what’s underneath because it captured the mind’s eye so effectively.

Community has the chance to shine two more times

When word came down last month that the Big League Softball World Series would be coming to Roxana this summer, the general reaction of the community was one of pride.

Clayton more than just a movie theater around here

The idea of citizens helping fund a private corporation has typically raised eyebrows — just look at the controversy swirling around the bank and auto industry bailouts of the past few years, for instance. Those bailouts focused on the infamous concept of “too big to fail,” and the government felt that these companies going under would simply cripple the economy.

Love him or hate him -- or both -- Lewis

Mike Smith. Mike Nolan. Jack Del Rio. Marvin Lewis. Chuck Pagano. Mike Singletary. Rex Ryan.

Selbyville woman a strong inspiration, role model

Weather permitting, Selbyville’s own Alyssa Murray is in Las Vegas right now, performing public appearances and preparing for the Miss America competition on Saturday, Jan. 12.

In addition to making a name for herself outside of Delaware on a public stage, Murray will use the opportunity to promote a cause that is near and dear to her — skin cancer awareness.

A new year brings with it new expectations, goals

Remember those old Etch A Sketch toys?

You would use two clumsy dials in an attempt to manipulate aluminum powder in a way that would create a majestic work of art, deftly maneuvering between the knobs to create horizontal or vertical lines before taking that heroic dive into artistic flair by turning both knobs simultaneously to create — gasp! — a diagonal line.

Letters to the Editor: January 4, 2013

Nature Center looks back on great year
Editor:

What have we been up to at the Bethany Beach Nature Club? The answer is: a lot of things! Founded in September of last year, the BBNC has been doing a lot of things.

Roxana to double its world exposure this August

They must be doing something right over in Roxana.

The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors last week approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series to the Pyle Center. This will take place at the same time as the Senior League Softball World Series, which has been run by District III for the past several years.

A glance at a year full of tragedies and triumphs

Christmas is now safely in the rearview mirror, and with a shiny new year in the near future, it’s high time we all begin to look ahead to exciting possibilities and a clean slate.

Letters to the Editor -- December 28, 2012

Reader sees a rising ocean of debt, danger
Editor:

The Indian River School District will be asking the voters of our school district, by referendum, to expand our educational facilities in order to accommodate the increasing student populations. Look for it to occur early in 2013.

This community is always in ‘the season of giving’

Presents wrapped? Menu set? Travel itinerary locked in firmly?

There is no day during the year that surpasses the dramatic build-up of Christmas, and hopefully all of you have gotten yourselves in a position where you can just relax and enjoy the big day. If not, hopefully you can knock out what needs to be done over the next few days so you can put your brain on vacation at the holiday.

Newtown tragedy makes Christmas feel a bit different

When the year 2000 struck, and people were gearing up their emergency shelters for the impending apocolypse that was “Y2K,” I was the editor of a weekly newspaper in Shelton, Conn., called The Huntington Herald.

Planners vote against Castaways project

After months of hearing arguments concerning a proposed campground and water park on Cedar Neck Road, the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted last Thursday night to recommend denial to the three applications submitted by Castaways LLC.

Letters to the Editor -- December 14, 2012

Dr. Bunting responds to previous letter
Editor:

I’d like to offer some clarification on the comments made by Mr. Lawrence Mayer in his letter to the editor in the Dec. 7 edition of the Coastal Point.

We must never forget the horrors of Pearl Harbor

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese put into motion “Operation Hawaii,” which later became known as “Operation Z.” It’s been said that planning for this operation began as early as January of that year, and that the Japanese planned to attack on a Sunday because they believed Americans would be more relaxed and less alert for an attack.

'The best way to waste ten minutes of your week'

Being in the business that we are, we find ourselves trying to stay on top of what’s going on in the wild, wonderful world of marketing.

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