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Accident reminds us all to think safety

State police were investigating a serious crash last Saturday night in Fenwick Island, centered around a 9-year-old pedestrian who reportedly stepped out into Route 1 and was struck by the front bumper of an SUV. The boy was listed in critical condition, and no charges have been filed against the driver.

You have to give them points for creativity

Here’s a fun exercise...

Clear your mind of all the day-to-day stresses that are overtaking it at any given time. That’s it. Just close your eyes, pull back on a deep breath and let your subconscious wander off to a place of abject nothingness. You there? Good, let’s do this.

From an ugly incident, a positive force is born in Sussex

Sometimes, a negative gives birth to a much more enduring positive. About one year ago, in May 2014, Sussex Unity was born of an ugly exchange involving two county council members.

The exchange, during which two council members attacked the NAACP as a “racist” organization and withheld $200 for a youth program, can be heard on our website at http://www.sussexunity.org/about-sussex-unity/.

County council changes name of airport

By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council this week voted to change the name of the airport in Georgetown to Delaware Coastal Airport.

What was the name of the airport before, you might ask.

Keep an eye on proposed Rehoboth ordinance

There are a few ways to easily get a rise out of people in this community.

Wait for the facts before casting aspersions

Late last week we heard word that a member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) had been suspended by the department while an investigation into alleged misconduct was being conducted.

Recent stories expose a whole new fear

Perhaps there’s no greater mystery regarding the human psyche than the concept of fear.

Biden leaves behind him an important legacy

When word first started circulating that former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden had passed away, many of us initially reacted with shock. Then sadness.

She’ll always be that little girl in my eyes

I’ve had people tell me that no matter how old my daughter gets, I will always picture her in my mind’s eye as being a little girl with pigtails and food smashed across her face.

Indians carry support of community with them

When the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team heads to Smyrna on Friday, May 29, to play the state championship game against the winner of the Caravel and Wilmington Friends game, they will be bringing along more than just equipment.

They will be bringing all of us on board for the ride.

Route 26 is open for business — we promise

It seems like just yesterday our community was winding down another Jazz Funeral on the Bethany boardwalk, rolling up the sidewalks and turning off the lights on another summer season.

A new season is here, and I’m going to enjoy it

Many of us have that metaphorical little engine inside us that drives us.

Bireley is one constant we can always count on

To hardly anyone’s surprise, Charles M. Bireley won the recent District 4 election to maintain his seat on the Indian River School District Board of Education.

Before summer’s fun, a time to focus on education

This week’s summer-like weather is a reminder that it’s nearly time for school to be out, our seasonal businesses to return to full-bore operation and vacationing families to arrive in our little slice of paradise. But we’d be remiss if we gave this last month or so of the school year short shrift, because it’s exactly the time of year when so many important things happen for our kids, their teachers and other school staff, from those final tests to getting in that last bit of knowledge to tide them over the summer to getting outside for some grade-A phys-ed in pleasant weather.

Honoring the two generations of mommies in my life

For years, this week’s column has been one of my favorites to write.

Guest Column: Paging Dr. Internet

We all use the Internet for healthcare. We hear about the Ebola epidemic, H1N1, measles outbreak and the flu, and out come our phones and computers. I see it at work. As I talk to patients, their family is simultaneously looking up heart disease, surgery and Beebe Healthcare. Even though we know not to believe everything on the Internet, we continue to use it. So, how should we use it?

Karlie Clutch keeps rolling along in college

We love a good “Local kid done good” story.

There’s a level of pride an entire community can take in seeing someone who grew up here move on to new challenges in life and excel. Here at the paper, we love seeing people we covered when they were younger excel in whatever endeavor they have taken on as adults or college students.

And we saw a cool story this week.

Planners are compelled to follow the plans

Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commissioners Bob Wheatley and Rodney Smith met with members of the Shore Democrats organization last week, and Wheatley made a particularly compelling remark during the discussion.

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