The Coastal Point covers news and events in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Selbyville and Dagsboro, Del., as well as the larger area of southeastern Sussex County, from the Delaware state line north to the Indian River Inlet and from the coast inland to Millsboro.
Our focus is truly local, with local reporters attending nearly all official meetings in each of our towns, as well as following news and events in the area’s non-incorporated communities.
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This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food goods for the food bank.
Ocean View resident Walter Curran will take the seat as the town’s mayor in April.
“He will do a good job as mayor of Ocean View,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood of Curran.
The deadline to file to run for the soon-to-be-vacant mayoral seat was Feb. 25, and Curran was the only resident to file for the position.
On Saturday, March 22, the Fun Car Rallye II will be held to benefit Justin’s Beach House.
“We did this last year for them,” noted Bob Lueckel, who is organizing the event. “My wife and I, Nancy, we set up the rally and picked up the roads, drive the route and look for questions to ask people as they’re on the route.”
Last week, Dr. Lois James spoke with first-graders at Lord Baltimore Elementary School about the importance of dental health.
“February is Dental Health Month,” explained James. “I think just increasing their dental IQ at a young age really helps, and it’s just lots of fun.”
Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” which will be on displayed at Gallery One in Ocean View beginning on Feb. 26 and running through March 25.
In a few short years, the Ocean View Historical Society has been able to restore the Tunnel-West house on Central Avenue and the town’s old post office, build a replica of Cecil Steele chicken house and promote their mission throughout the community.
The Ocean View Town Council this week reviewed a draft of the Town’s 2015-fiscal-year budget.
Finance Director Lee Brubaker told the council that the Town should focus on reducing the transfer tax used for operations costs.
The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues in Clarksville.
On Monday, Feb. 10, to Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Irons Lane to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for clearing and grubbing (removing trees, shrubs, stumps, and rubbish).
Detours are not required. Traffic will alternate, as directed by flaggers.
A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.
The Indian River School Board has decided not to completely oust former Lord Baltimore Elementary School principal John Turssline and assistant principal Melissa Oates. Although the two were suddenly removed from their positions at the school on Jan. 15, both have been reassigned within the district.