Town of Millsboro, Delaware
- 3,877 (2010 Census)
Town council meetings:
- Frist Monday of every month, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers
- Second Saturday in June. There are three districts within town limits, with two people from each district and one at-large, for 3-year terms.
- 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro, DE
- Robert Bryan, Mayor
- John Thoroughgood, Vice-Mayor
- Greg Hastings, Secretary
- Michelle Truitt, Treasurer
- Tim Hodges
- Irene Keenan
- Jim Petruzella
- Faye Lingo
Assistant Town Manager:
- Matt Schifano
- Tammy Phillips
- John Murphy
Non-Emergency Police Contact:
- (302) 943-8147
Millsboro Middle School is only a half-mile away from a major laboratory and vaccine manufacturer. But a small group of students experienced their very first trip inside the gates of Merck Animal Health facility for Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7.
A handful of Future Farmers of America (FFA) members joined U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, USDA Under-Secretary Michael Scuse and other national leaders to learn that agriculture isn’t just growing plants or livestock. Merck is one of many manufacturers in the agriculture field, creating poultry vaccines.
“To me, it was kind of an eye-opener, because I’ve never been in here before, and I’ve just imagined it as a factory. But it’s so much more than that,” said student Taylor Bullis.
Indeed, the media wasn’t even allowed to attend the tour of the facility, but the students and senator said it was interesting.
The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its 39th annual Powwow this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11, at the tribe’s powwow grounds near Millsboro.
The powwow is a celebration of Native American culture that draws participants from all over the country each year. For Native Americans, organizers said, it is a chance to both reconnect with their heritage and educate others through dance.
“Just come and dance and sing with us,” said Sterling Street, coordinator for the Nanticoke Indian Museum near Millsboro. In addition to dance sessions on both days, there will be vendors offering Native American food and crafts, and museum tours throughout the two-day celebration.
On Friday, Aug. 19, the Delaware State Police, along with the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division and the Ocean City Police Department, concluded an eight-month investigation into a human trafficking ring allegedly operating in Sussex County with the arrest of two area men.
A 31-year-old Wilmington woman will spend 15 years in prison for her part in a home-invasion robbery that led to the shooting death of two Millsboro men. Rachel Rentoul pled guilty to Home Invasion, Robbery First Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree in Sussex County Superior Court on Aug. 10.
Four Food Lion supermarkets in Sussex County, including one in Millville and one in Millsboro, have been purchased by Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets.
Whenever he was driving by the Millsboro Town Hall late at night and saw the light still on inside, Mayor John Thoroughgood always knew who it was.
It wasn’t the nighttime cleaning crew. It wasn’t a pair of not-so-savvy cat burglars. And it wasn’t left on by accident.
It was Town Manager Faye Lingo, still hard at work.
“So many times I drive by and the lights are still on. Nobody forgets to turn them off — it’s you,” Mayor John Thoroughgood said to Lingo in a speech after Tuesday’s council meeting.
“You’re still there — studying, or you’re preparing for DNREC or DelDOT the next day.”
As of July 29, if that light is on, it will no longer be Lingo, however, after she officially announced her retirement on Tuesday, July 5, in front of family, friends and the co-workers who she’s come to refer to as her “work family” for the better part of the last four decades.
The Millsboro Town Council had to make a quick decision at their July 5 town council meeting.
With DelDOT scheduling roadwork construction on West State Street between Washington Street and Ellis Street this coming week, the government-run transportation agency was seeking approval to work at night, which they estimated could cut down construction time on the project by as much as two months.
The Friends of the Millsboro Library are preparing for their annual book sale. This year’s sale will take place on two weekends, July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6. A preview night for members will take place on Thursday, July 28.
Organizers noted that, each year, the sale has been extremely successful because of the thousands of books the public has donated.
On June 14, the Millsboro Lions Club inducted new members, installed new officers and recognized several Lions for outstanding service. Joining the club were Anna Piccolo, Melissa Morales and Dr. Laurie Conti.
The Delaware State Police on Wednesday asked for the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a Millsboro man wanted for various felonious crimes that were committed in the Long Neck area.
The 10th Annual Children’s Parade and program will take place on July 4, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark’s Labyrinth at the corner of State and Ellis streets in Millsboro, hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Millsboro.
The theme for this year celebrates Yankee Doodle.
Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual SoDel Fest, which will include 18 local restaurants and more than 35 wines and spirits, music and more on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. in Millsboro. The event, organized by SoDelFest founder Stacy LaMotta of non-profit Creative Coastal Connections Corp, will again benefit local and international non-profits.
The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home invasion that occurred north of Millsboro early last Saturday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, on Mrs. Catherine Lane, as a 28-year-old woman was sleeping in the home’s living room with her three sons, ages 9, 8 and 5.
As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear.
It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that is the resort area’s high season.
To accommodate the holiday traffic, major road projects in the area have been put on hold from Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 30. After that, lane closures will be prohibited on Route 26 and Route 113 during peak daytime hours.
A community is rallying together after a 10-year-old was struck by a van south of Millsboro last weekend.
According to police, on Saturday, May 14, around 3:33 p.m. Garrett Rogers, 10, was attempting to retrieve two baseballs that apparently went over the fence and crossed over Iron Branch Road.
It might seem like a long way from pursuing a music career in Nashville, but Tyler Hundley hopes his Millsboro power-washing business will be music to his customers’ ears.
Hundley, 26, is the president of Looks New Powerwashing and the proud owner of a new rig for the business, which he says is state-of-the-art and “the Ferrari of power-washers.”
A 2008 graduate of Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Hundley headed to Nashville, a young man with a dream of making it in the music business. While that didn’t pan out the way he had planned, a friendship with a fellow musician led to a business relationship with that same friend, in power-washing. He spent about four years learning the trade alongside his friend, soaking up the tricks of the trade and realizing that it was something he enjoyed — and that he was good at it.
Charges have been dropped — for now — in the cases of five men previously accused of embezzling more than $600,000 from American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro.
Two weeks after Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) made the April 7 arrests and after further investigation, the Delaware Department of Justice decided to drop the charges.
Five leaders within American Legion Post 28 were arrested on Thursday, April 7, for allegedly stealing felonious amounts of money from the Millsboro veterans association.
An investigation by the Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), began this January, and concluded with the discovery that $641,100 had allegedly been stolen.
Earth Day is a 46-year tradition designed to show Mother Earth some love.
People can plan an eco-friendly project of their own (plant a tree and turn off a light bulb), but local towns and groups are also hosting Earth Day events all month, including the Bethany Beach Nature Center, in Fenwick Island, at the Indian River Life-Saving Station, in Millsboro and in South Bethany.
The Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reported Friday that four Millsboro men and a Georgetown man have been charged with the theft of $641,000 from Millsboro American Legion Post 28 between July of 2012 and January of 2015.
This weekend, the 21st Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show will give soon-to-be-wed couples the opportunity to meet with area vendors who hope to make their upcoming nuptials their best day ever.
“We have pretty much every aspect covered,” said Amy Simmons, executive director of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the bridal show. “We have a florist, cake bakers, party planners...”
The event, which is sponsored by Chardon Jewelers in Georgetown, will be held on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center. Admission costs $5 per person, with brides-to-be enjoying the event free of charge.
Simmons said door prizes will be given throughout the day by attending vendors. One door prize, courtesy of Hampton Inn of Rehoboth Beach is a ”Romance Package,” complete with champagne and $40 worth of dinner coupons for the Rehoboth Beach area. The grand prize will be provided by Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center and includes gift certificates to Oasis Spa, Di Febo’s, Confucius and Lula Brazil. Simmons said a bride-to-be does not need to be present to win.
Along with nearly 30 vendors, attendees may enjoy a bridal fashion show, beginning at 1:30 p.m., courtesy of Candlelight Bridal.
“Fortier Photography will be there with their photo booth. You’ll definitely want to stop by and have fun with the photo booth,” she added.
The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious motor vehicle crash last week that injured five people, including three Millsboro teens.
Millsboro Middle School student Will Kenney, 13, of Delmar and Micah Freer, 18, of Wilmington were recently named Delaware’s top two youth volunteers of 2016 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.