Following a presentation that lasted about 10 minutes, the Dagsboro Town Council this week voted to approve the final site plan for the Artesian Water Company’s new facility on property off Route 20, along Armory Road, not far from the Vines Creek Road (Route 26) intersection in Dagsboro.

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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

Town of Fenwick Island buildings will be closed to the general public effective Monday, March 16. That includes Town Hall, the Public Works Building and the police station. According to the Town website, the town manager, in consultation with the mayor, will evaluate continued office closure…


Delmarva Power & Light has been given permission to run electric lines under Whites Creek in Ocean View. This additional line will create a looped circuit, which will help prevent power outages in the area.

On April 28, the Town of Ocean View will get a new mayor, when John Reddington is sworn in and current Mayor Walter Curran completes the end of his second term. Reddington was the only candidate to file to run for mayor in Ocean View this year, so he'll take office without the need for a may…

Officials at the Delaware Transit Corporation (DART) are studying the possibility of adding a bus line that serves Ocean View, looking at potential ridership, as well as areas in town where a bus could safely stop for passengers to board and disembark.

The Selbyville Town Council will keep its two incumbent candidates after the March 7 election. Jay Murray (85 votes) and Rick Duncan Sr. (75 votes) will keep their seats after a challenge from William “Bill” Thompson (22 votes).

The Delaware Transit Corporation will host a public hearing and workshop at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Georgetown Public Library, to present information and accept public comment on proposed changes to statewide bus service. The changes will be effective on Sunday, May 17.

The Millsboro Town Council, at their Monday, March 2, meeting, approved a request from Peninsula Regional Health System to annex into town limits about 40 acres of land north of Millsboro, for an ambulatory health complex.

Selbyville this spring once again has a contested election. Three candidates have registered to run for two seats: Richard “Rick” Duncan Sr., Jay Murray and William “Bill” Thompson.

Delaware State Police have opened a death investigation after human skeletal remains were discovered near Polly Branch Road, just outside of Selbyville town limits.

DelDOT announced this week that a portion of Indian Mission Road near Millsboro will be closed starting Monday, March 9, for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe. In addition, an additional pipe will be installed to accommodate future flooding in that area, officials said.

Lou Riley, 82, sits at his kitchen table and flips through a stapled document — a history of the Holland family of Lewes. Compiled by his cousin, Wendell Holland, it traces relatives back to the 18th century.

No one in the audience of about 20 people on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 25, commented on the Town of Ocean View’s $4.6 million proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year, even though Council Vice President Tom Maly, filling in for the vacationing Mayor Walt Curran, was required to leave the …


With the recent struggle to get funding to relieve overcrowding at several Sussex County schools, Gov. John Carney says he understands why people downstate might be frustrated at his multi-million-dollar proposal for Wilmington schools, but he argues that it’s a situation unlike any other.

In its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the town, Fenwick Island’s town council on Feb. 21 approved the installation of “rectangular rapid flashing beacon” (RRFB) systems at pedestrian crosswalks at two particularly dangerous intersections.

The Sussex County Council on Tuesday accepted the recommendation of the County’s Planning & Zoning Commission to approve a zoning change from AR-1, agricultural residential district, to C-2 medium commercial district, to develop a vacant lot on the southwest corner of Route 113 and Gover…

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials recently announced plans to close a portion of Route 30/Millsboro Highway near Dagsboro for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe for drainage improvements.

Positive change can start with a frank conversation. Delaware is one of the lowest-lying states in the U.S., which means people in Delaware are more likely to see the common flooding, the saltwater inundation and the seemingly worse storms.

Victims of domestic violence will be given handmade quilts to comfort them, courtesy of the new Arts Warming Hearts program, a collaboration of the Millsboro Art League, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and the Girl Scouts.

Selbyville will once again have a contested election. Three candidates have registered to run in the 2020 town council election, for two seats: incumbents Richard A. Duncan Sr. and Jay C. Murray, and challenger William A. Thompson.

The Millville Town Council at its Feb. 11 meeting voted to approve amendments to the town code regarding private walkways, enacting a lodging tax and updating its rental receipt tax regulations.

Nearly a month after hundreds of people filled the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md., to comment on changes in plans for two wind-farm projects off the Delmarva coast, Maryland’s Public Service Commission has agreed to hold new hearings on the projects.

Poets have a unique way of writing about the world, whether lovely, harsh, sad or humorous. And the Frankford Public Library is inviting the public to hear from three local poets at a “Night of Poetry” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m.

The Selbyville Town Council will remain the same for another two years. In the 2019 election, residents chose the two incumbent council members to continue their service to the town.

On Friday, March 1, Chick-fil-A in Millsboro awarded scholarships valued at $2,500 apiece to four employees. From left, franchise owner Tim Sweetman, Brandon Lewis, Katelyn Hitchens, Abigail Simpson and Gabrielle Guy pose for a photo in celebration.

The need for homeowners to clean up their properties prompted one Frankford Town Council member to remark at the Monday, March 4, council meeting that perhaps the Town needs an official to monitor the conditions of those properties.

Businesses and job-seekers can mark their calendars for a free job fair on Friday, March 22. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will help play matchmaker for people, whether they're seeking full-time, part-time or summer employment. Students can also find co-op or job-shadowing opp…

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. As a freshman in the fall, Morris studied early childhood pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia. Morris is a graduate of Sussex Technical High School.

The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest, which is in its seventh year, is now open for submissions. The contest, which is organized by Cat & Mouse Press and sponsored by Browseabout Books, invites writers to submit stories of 500 to 3,500 words that feature Rehoboth Beach and fi…