The Coastal Point family was rocked this week with the news that we had lost one of ours. Jerry Sellman, seen under our masthead as “Advertising Assistant,” was much more to us than that job title would indicate.

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A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

We Delawareans, as a united community, need to condemn anyone who contemplates committing violence or voter intimidation. The arrest of 13 men in a plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan, including one man from Delaware, Barry Croft from Bear, brings home the notion that the possibility of …

If you take a walk near the beach now, you’ll see one of the fall glories of life at the beach — the seaside goldenrod, solidago sempervirens. I’m sitting here watching some late season monarch butterflies gliding between the flower clusters, fueling up for the journey south — be safe, littl…

Eight months of COVID-19 — constant reminders to wash your hands, wear a mask, physically distance, avoid gatherings and loved ones — it is only natural to feel drained by this unprecedented time in our lives.

The American public will learn in less than three weeks who they have democratically elected to fill the highest position in all the land. Well, in less than three weeks the American public will start to put itself through an excruciating, bile-filled, partisan, whiney, tone-deaf exercise in…

As with everything else in 2020, Halloween may look a little different this year due to COVID-19. Even if you skip trick-or-treating this year, you can still enjoy some fun at home with your family.

William “Bill” Dailey has always had a place at the beach. In 2005, Bill retired from a successful career with the U.S. Postal Service. In 2013, he purchased a new home and moved to Dagsboro full-time. A regular weightlifter at the gym and an active volunteer in his community, Bill was “fit …

The whole viburnum family are great shrubs, but today we’ll be talking about one that is looking more and more beautiful every day — viburnum nudum Brandywine. Because the berries are desirable to birds and the flowers to pollinators, this is the ideal shrub for your garden to become a certi…

Most local schools have been back in session for nearly two weeks (and some for longer), and it’s certainly been a time requiring patience, adaptation and taking extra steps to do things many of us took for granted.

Magawa, a hero around Cambodia, has found 39 land mines and 28 separate pieces of unexploded ordnance over the course of the past five years. This courage and competency earned him an award the equivalent of the “George Cross, an award given to British civilians or soldiers who perform ‘acts…

Most often when we think of our local beach lifeguards, we think of them on watch from their stands, keeping us safe in the ocean or rushing to the rescue when a swimmer gets in over their head, or even excelling as athletes in lifeguard competitions.

One of my favorite pieces of nostalgia from my time in the service was the random conversations I would have with different people. Why did you join? Do you have a girl back home? How did you manage to get your credit score over 65?

Something like COVID can really change your perspective on what really is important in your life — like family, friends and health. As a result of the pandemic crisis, many of us had to look at how we take care of ourselves and ensure we are doing the things necessary to stay healthy — for o…

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic shifted much of our lives online — from education and work to healthcare and retail shopping. And, remarkably, our broadband infrastructure performed superbly, helping families across Delaware adapt to these seismic changes.

SEDAC met by Zoom on July 24 and heard from Joe Schell concerning the soon-to-be-opened Sandhill Fields Sports Complex. He also provided some pertinent comments on education in Sussex County.

Artist George Zaiser works on a sand sculpture at The Millville Boardwalk earlier this week.

You might have noticed those blinking lights signaling you to slow down as you drove past Lord Baltimore Elementary School this week. Or Showell. Or, well, pick your school.

When I was in elementary school, there was a pencil sharpener attached to the wall in our basement. Why my father screwed the silver, metal, hand-cranked sharpener there I don’t recall, except that I played school in one room of our big cellar and maybe he thought I’d need it.