We enjoy a robust construction industry in our neck of the woods. Just look around you at any given time, and you can see new homes getting built, developments in different stages of their growth, and older homes being remodeled or put on the market. That keeps people working, and — if we ke…
Much of Delmarva was sent into a spiral of shock and anger on Sunday, April 25, when word came out that a Delmar police officer, Cpl. Keith Heacock, was gravely injured in an assault that reportedly took place as the officer responded to an early-morning domestic situation.
For many, the pandemic, quarantine, and general change in the way we collectively and individually live our respective lives over the past year-plus, will have lasting effects.
A proposal to build 200 apartments at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill Roads is eliciting a ton of pushback, as all new proposed housing projects in the area have done over the past few decades.
As we welcome another Easter and Passover into our lives, we are reminded that this is the second straight year the religious holidays will be celebrated under the heavy cover of a global pandemic.
Perhaps there is no more glorious endeavor in this land of the free than a good old-fashioned election. For Selbyville, they will be celebrating this process on Saturday, March 6, as four candidates vie for two seats on the Selbyville Town Council.
While the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has generated excitement, skepticism, optimism, frustration and, quite often, mass levels of confusion, let us state our pledge to you, our readers, for the record:
In light of severe winter weather hitting much of the nation, and the accompanying power outages that have imperiled the lives of tens of thousands of people, some news that came out this week on a local level should not be glossed over.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission (DOFRC) released its second annual report to Gov. John Carney and the Delaware General Assembly. The report is based on a review of a sample of 130 overdose fatalities that happened in 2019, and it included some intere…
In a year of uncertainty, there needs to be a certain amount of flexibility. And the Indian River School District is having to deal with that as much as anybody.
For all the talk about a deadly pandemic, political strife and opioid addiction — and all of those topics certainly merit a ton of discussion — there is one subject that probably doesn’t get talked about nearly enough these days: smoking.
If it seems that officials in Millsboro have long been discussing the location and/or construction of a new police department, well, you’re not far off. It has been a topic of conversation for some time now.
One of the most cherished and impactful events of this community over the years has been the Thanksgiving for Thousands campaign by Mountaire Farms.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice between the Allied powers and Germany went into effect, thus putting an unofficial end to “the war to end all wars.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pandemic, and its subsequent restrictions and reactions, did no favors for many local businesses — particularly restaurants and retail shops. That’s not exactly “breaking news” for anybody who has gone out to eat or shop this summer, particularly in the beach towns.
Since 1954, the first Monday in September has been celebrated as a federal holiday to recognize and appreciate the accomplishments and contributions of the American worker. In our little slice of Americana by the shore, we celebrate Labor Day as the unofficial end of the summer season, and s…
On Sept. 12, the people of Bethany Beach will once again be asked to decide who will lead them going forward, as voters will decide between five candidates for four seats on the Bethany Beach Town Council.
Say what you want about having to go to the Division of Motor Vehicles, but people here have it pretty darn easy. You drive to Georgetown, pick a number, do what you have to do and go home. Compared to just about any other system in the nation, Delaware’s is pretty darn efficient.
There is no shortage of people, businesses, activities and organizations that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and globally.
So, as it stands today, schools in the Indian River School District will be opening their doors to students on Sept. 17, and it will be under a hybrid model that features students splitting their time between the brick-and-mortar buildings they physically attend and their computer screens at home.
There are certain words in this community that, regardless the season or year, create emotions — both good and bad. “Referendum” is one of those words. As is “flooding.” Another one we tend to see raise emotions when it is included in one of our stories is “moratorium.”
If a tree falls for a new development, does it make a sound? Well, if it’s up to Sussex County Councilman Doug Hudson, many of those trees won’t be knocked down at all.
Schools closing in the spring and the cancelations of nearly every organized activity since, from sea to shining sea, have thrown a figurative monkey wrench into nearly everybody’s plans — be they personal or professional.
Our world hasn’t exactly been known as a hotspot for calm, relaxation and beauty these past few months, but those three welcome traits will soon be on display again at the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) at Pepper Creek, starting with a members- and Incentive volunteers-only sneak peek at the…
Inside this week’s Coastal Point you will find a special publication we put together to honor the Indian River High School Class of 2020, and to congratulate them on their recent graduation.
Lost in the re-openings of local restaurants and shops is another remarkable part of our community that is back in the game now and serving our residents and visitors, alike — our public libraries.
We admit it. There have been times over the past several months when we allowed ourselves to get a little concerned that 2020 would be a summer season without the Freeman Stage.
As businesses are crawling back out of their forced hibernation and visitors are happily descending back on our lovely oasis by the sea, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer some very simple words of advice: