A day after the Sussex County Council, by a 3-2 vote, approved construction of 200 apartments at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill roads near Millville and Ocean View, an opponent of the project said he and other adversaries will consider suing the council “for not following its own rules.”

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Causing too much traffic — and a comparison to clogging roadways the way cholesterol clogs a heart patients’ arteries — were among concerns expressed by opponents of a proposed 70-room hotel with restaurant during a Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing this week.

Branching out into Sussex County, the Blood Bank of Delmarva opened its newest location on Tuesday, June 15, at the Clayton Crossing Shopping Center, which is the fifth donor center for the organization.

The fifth-grade class at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View graduated on an overcast afternoon last week, though it was brightened not only by colorful balloons, but also by uplifting congratulatory messages and the excitement of heading to middle school.

The Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) has renewed the contract with the Division of Public Health (DPH) to continue the Voluntary Initiative Program (VIP) into the 2022 fiscal year. June 11 marked the 20th consecutive year that MSD has served the community in that capacity.

The Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation recently announced the nonprofit recipients for its 2021 grant cycle. Since 1994, the FFW has awarded 376 grants totaling more than $3.2 million to nonprofits serving women and girls in Delaware. The FFW’s one-year grant offers or…

Tickled Pink … Shopping with a Purpose presented a donation in the amount of $500 to Justin Norman, president of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company (BBVFC), on Tuesday, June 8. The donation represents a portion of profits from the shop from April and May per owners Elise Lindsey and Mi…

Every spring, the Regal Awards are presented by the Builders & Remodelers Association of Delaware to highlight excellence in the Delaware home building industry. And even though the COVID-19 pandemic caused the event to be held virtually last year, this year the 29th annual Regal Awards …

Worcester Preparatory School’s graduating Class of 2021 has made their college decisions. A full 100 percent class is attending a four-year college in the fall. Half of them have attended WPS since pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Worcester Preparatory School is an independent, college prep…

Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the Board of Directors, recently announced that Melissa von Bank has graduated from Commercial Lending School—Foundational from the American Bankers Association.

On Thursday, June 10, McKee Builders celebrated the groundbreaking for construction on their newest Sussex County development: Friendship Creek. Located at 35053 Dundee Street, Frankford, Friendship Creek is a 133-home development that will offer amenities to residents while also being just …

Sussex Technical High School landscaping and environmental senior students recently earned national certification to help them in their future careers or continuing education — the third year for a 100 percent pass rate for the program. Completing their national pesticide applicator certific…

Sussex Technical High School dental services seniors recently earned national certification to help them in their future careers or continuing education. Completing their Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health & Safety exam, allowing them to take dental radiographs in Delaware, were:

The Sussex Technical High School campus will undergo the first set of many improvements this summer, including replacing a leaking roof, fixing a parking lot drainage system and resurfacing the high school’s currently-unusable track.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday announced additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative — including chicken growers who have yet to receive financial assistance during the pandemic.

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will hold a virtual public hearing workshop via Zoom to provide input and comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Bus Services to become effective Sept. 12. The virtual hearing is set for Tuesday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m

Madison Nickel was named to the University of Alabama Presidents List for Spring Semester 2021, the university announced this week.

County Bank has announced a new logo, refreshing the bank’s brand after 30 years in business. The new ad campaign, “Same Bank, New Look,” launches this month. The bank, which was founded and is headquartered in Rehoboth Beach, updated their traditional logo, which will be displayed at all se…

Sussex Technical High School automotive technologies students recently earned professional certifications to assist in their future careers or continuing education. Seniors passing their Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests in at least one subject were:

For four years, Bayhealth has partnered with local high schools to screen student-athletes for sudden cardiac arrest — a rare but potentially tragic outcome that can occur in young people with undiagnosed heart problems engaging in high-intensity exercise. When studies emerged indicating hea…

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) have announced the list of community vaccination sites and pop-up testing sites throughout Delaware this week.

Teachers and staff at Sussex Technical High School wave goodbye to students on the final day of class on Thursday, June 10. Sussex Tech teachers have a ‘farewell at the flagpole’ tradition of saluting students with a wave on their last day of the school year.

To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, Sonic Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national education nonprofit site DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4. As pa…

With COVID restrictions in place earlier this year, the annual presentation of the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service to Delaware Agriculture looked a lot different than a ballroom full of agriculture supporters. Recently, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse took a ro…

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday, June 10, announced three new prizes for the DE Wins! raffle, including two scholarships from Wilmington University and tickets to every show at The Grand during the 2021-2022 season.

You have completed your public-school career during one of the most extraordinary times in modern history. But you graduates of Indian River High School are a most extraordinary class. We don’t deny the challenge of spending most of your upperclassmen years in virtual learning. You gave up …

Normal never felt so good. With everything in flux in this pandemic year — from school schedules to graduation ceremonies — it was with great relief that Indian River High School hosted a fairly normal and joyous graduation on June 2.

Nearly seven months after a seven-hour public hearing, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has ruled against a Fenwick Island hotel’s request for a variance for an outdoor bar.

Citing an increase in traffic, and environmental and related concerns, Fenwick Island residents have formed the Fenwick Protection Project, in hopes of blocking construction of a new 70-room hotel with restaurant, proposed for construction near wetlands on Route 54.

About 20,000 more Delaware residents will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the coming weeks to reach President Biden’s goal of having 70 percent of Americans inoculated by July 4, Gov. John Carney said as he began his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, June 8.