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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.

'Tis the season -- to enjoy family, friends and poverty

If you close your eyes and listen very carefully, it is possible to hear nearly-inaudible cries all around you.

Letters to the Editor -- November 30, 2012

Connor announces candidacy for council
Editor:

This is to announce my candidacy for a seat on the Dagsboro Town Council in the local election to be held between 1 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2012.

If elected I will:

Shop local this season, for so many reasons

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means Black Friday and the subsequent “mad dash to Christmas” is also beginning this week.

It's rough out there, but still reasons to give thanks

As families gather across these fruited plains to rip each other apart for how they choose to live their lives, eat far too much food and fall asleep on the living room floor with a football game in the background before hurrying off to a department store to engage in fisticuffs with strangers covered in gravy and giblets, it’s probably a good idea to actually take a second and offer thanks.

Letters to the Editor -- November 23, 2012

Family grateful for support after storm
Editor:

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who helped and supported our family after the recent storm damage to our home and the loss of our wonderful, precious dog.

Police fighting the good fight in tough battle

Sometimes, criminal cases are solved by investigators chasing down leads or forensics teams finding that microscopic piece of evidence that can link a crime with a suspect. Well, at least, that’s what they tell us on television and in the movies.

Buckle up, folks. Steelers-Ravens Sunday night

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what sports is all about.
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Pets should be taken under consideration

Now that we’ve had a little time to register exactly what happened to the area last week during Hurricane Sandy, we can make a little bit more of an informed opinion.

Close election should wake up both sides a bit

I write this column with the sincere hope that I don’t have to look at Karl Rove or James Carville again for another four years.

Have your voice heard by casting a ballot

There’s little doubt that Tuesday, Nov. 6, will be a day of note across this nation. Emotions have been high on the Presidential race, obviously, as well as all the other national seats up for grabs. In Delaware, there is a struggle between the parties for political control, and locally, well, we all know how contested the races have been locally.

Are you that guy? Aggressive drivers need a timeout

We’ve all seen someone who does it. Many of us know someone who does it. And at least some of us are the people who do it. Aggressive driving. It’s a term that hasn’t been in the common vernacular that long, even if the behaviors it encompasses have been around as long as automobiles, and maybe longer.

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