Dagsboro citizens upset about potential water price hike

Dagsboro citizens are not excited about a possible increase in water rates. Town Council hosted a public hearing and workshop Nov. 1 to begin addressing the many issues, from budget deficit to a possible faulty water meter.

Jean Holloway...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:45am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Millsboro study to look at origins of cancer cluster near plant

In a chemical-laden world – from the cosmetics women wear and the chemicals in dry cleaning to the more obvious pollutants, such as smoke stacks and cigarettes – it is easy to get exposed to something dangerous. What’s not as easy is knowing if...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:48am

DEA, local agencies collecting and disposing of drugs

In an effort to slow down the rampant prescription drug abuse plaguing both this community and the nation as a whole, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding another national drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 29,...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:47am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

Local volunteer chosen to help stitch national 9/11 flag

Delaware Hospice volunteer and Dagsboro resident Nancy Palmer was recently able to join a select few Americans chosen to stitch the New York Says Thank You Foundation’s National 9/11 Flag.

“The National 9/11 Flag is one of the largest...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 4:06am

State’s first-ever hurricane leaves damage, flooding in its wake

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:35am

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Area begins recovery from Hurricane Irene, with mostly minor damage reported

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene on Sunday, dealing with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs. Gov. Jack Markell lifted a travel ban and evacuation orders for at-risk areas as of...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:50pm

BREAKING NEWS: Power remains out in Bethany, parts of Ocean View; no damage to boardwalk, OV homes

From Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin (7 a.m. Sunday):

At this time, no damage to property has been reported in Ocean View.  Power outage remains east of West Avenue in Ocean View and throughout Bethany Beach.

Reports from the...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages, flooding continue; police enforcing travel restrictions

From Ocean View Police Department (11:45 p.m.):

Over the past hour, winds and rain subsided.  Police patrols were initiated and all roadways in town are reported to be open.  Power is still out on the east side of West Avenue and in...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:35pm

BREAKING NEWS: Non-emergency travel prohibited after 6 p.m., Level 2 restrictions go into effect

Level 2 driving restrictions will be in place in Sussex County starting at 6 p.m.; then in Kent County starting from 8 p.m.; and in New Castle County starting from 10 p.m. This means that non-emergency travel will be prohibited.   Those who are...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, tornado warning briefly issued, more safety information released

Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, conditions deteriorating as Irene approaches

As conditions across Delmarva have started to deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Irene, the Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation-zone residents should be out now; conditions worsening ahead of Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene begins making its way into Sussex County
Those evacuating at-risk areas should be out; conditions will worsen quickly as day progresses

The first effects of Hurricane Irene are beginning to spiral into Sussex County...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane warning, flood watch in place as Irene looms

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Flood Watch for the area, as Hurricane Irene comes ashore and heads toward Delmarva. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it remains near Category 2 strength,...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation of Sussex County continues, those within .75 miles of water must leave now

The evacuation of Sussex County’s most vulnerable areas continued Friday evening as Hurricane Irene, now slightly weaker but still a very dangerous storm, remained on a collision course with the eastern United States, including Sussex County and...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation for communities within 3/4-mile of water

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has declared a mandatory evacuation for much of the Coastal Point readership area. Everyone in towns including Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Oak Orchard,...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:59am

WEATHER ALERT: DEMA -- Review emergency plans, supplies, monitor weather, surf conditions

As of a final update from state emergency officials for Thursday night, the projected path of Hurricane Irene continued to place the powerful storm slightly to the east of Delaware’s Atlantic Coast, however, emergency management officials and...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:28pm

EMERGENCY ALERT: Delaware orders coastal evacuation, declares state of emergency

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued an evacuation order for visitors in Sussex County on Thursday evening as the most significant tropical threat to the region in years continued its march toward the East Coast, expected to bring with it hurricane-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: Visitors urged to postpone plans, leave area now

Due to the impending and potentially very dangerous Hurricane Irene, all those who planned to visit Delaware the weekend of Aug. 26-28 are being urged to postpone plans immediately. Gov. Jack Markell and emergency management officials stated mid-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:23am

Route 113 project to move forward in the north

Route 113 will get some improvements after all, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. That announcement came this week, after Sussex County legislators and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt met recently to discuss future...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 7:00am

Bennett's peaches tip the scales

In 1961, Roald Dahl toyed with our imaginations as he took young readers on a journey alongside James Henry Trotter, a young English boy who goes on an adventure within the confines of an overgrown peach, accompanied by a cast of equally larger-...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:10am

Cripple Creek ready to Rally for a Cure

On Aug. 17, Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club will be holding the 15th annual “Rally at the Creek” Rally for a Cure golf outing. The two-day event includes an 18-hole scramble, as well as a “ladies only” Pink on the Patio party.

Over the...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 4:32am

Storm brings 'atypical' afternoon for MVFC

Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:44am

Area prepares for extended heat wave

Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:29am

Parsons Farm tells customers to get lost -- in new nighttime maze

Parsons Farms Produce is now offering a fun summertime activity on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. This will be the first year they have had a corn maze and hayride.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Parsons Farms Produce stand...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek suspect in Royal Farms robbery in Dagsboro

Delaware State Police on Tuesday were seeking a suspect in the overnight robbery of the Royal Farms store in Dagsboro.

Police said the man entered the store, located at the intersection of Routes 113 and 26, about 2:48 a.m. on July 19, and...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:57am

Unite Sussex offers free camp and food to area kids

Unite Sussex, a non-profit organization formed to help bring aid to the community through volunteerism and collaboration, and headed by the Rev. Kim Tephabock of Dagsboro Church of God, recently created a free youth camp for children in Frankford...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:46pm

Yard sale to benefit 2-year-old local girl

On Nov. 16, 2010, the parents of 2-year-old Saylor Hayes of Georgetown received some of the worst news a parent can hear. Their daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.

Pam Townsend, Saylor’s cousin once removed, is the owner of After School...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:50am

Progress for Prostate tourney returning to Cripple Creek

This July, the Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament will return to Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro, for what is likely to be yet another successful, sold-out event. On Thursday, July 21, the tournament, started by local award-...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:33am

Spring Gala's theme take proverbial cake

This Friday, June 17, Contractors for a Cause will host their Annual Spring Gala, an event aimed at benefitting a number of organizations, with emphasis this year on one local, struggling family. From 6 until 11 p.m. on Friday night at the...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:02am

Bradley awaits judge's verdict in child sex-abuse case

Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients....

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:32am

Unite Sussex plans summer camp in Frankford

The Frankford Town Council on June 6 approved the use of its park for a summer-long camp sponsored by Unite Sussex, an organization that seeks to “foster a collaboration between all groups, churches and organizations that serve those in need in...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:44am

Group works to preserve history of local church

There are those who spend their days in Sussex County enjoying its beaches, its shopping, its small-town feel. And then there are those who spend their days working to preserve landmarks in the county, such as the members of the Friends of Prince...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 4:57am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County designates ‘cooling stations’ as extreme heat scorches region

Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:37am

New bridge on track to open in December

The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.

According to the Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:07pm

Learning Points-Lighthouse Christian chess teams put on strong performance at tournament

Strategy, logic and skill. All are a necessity when tackling the game of chess, and the young minds of Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro can vouch for that. Last month, for the second year in a row, the school sent two teams – a middle...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:35am

Dagsboro to dedicate new park with event on May 14

The Town of Dagsboro will formally dedicate its new park on Saturday, May 14, on-site at Katie Helm Park on Main Street in Dagsboro, from noon to 3 p.m.

The dedication will feature a welcome by Mayor Patti Adams from noon to 12:30 p.m., as...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:29am

Delmarva Power holding public meetings on transmission-line project

About 20 people attended a meeting held by Delmarva Power representatives at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company this week regarding Delmarva Power’s transmission-line project that will run from the Indian River in Millsboro to Bishopville, Md....

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 5:19am

Local farmer wins $2500 for Dagsboro fire company

Eric Albright of C.P. Townsend Farms in Dagsboro recently donated $2,500 to the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company. The money was provided through the Monsanto Fund. In more than 1,200 counties nationwide, farmers can win $2,500 from Monsanto for...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:05am

WEATHER ALERT: Wind Advisory and Flood Warning in effect until midnight



Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:43pm

Cripple Creek to hold open house Friday for solar project

The public is being invited to attend Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club’s open house and ribbon-cutting for their four-part solar project on Friday, April 15.

Light refreshments will be served, and local officials and Flexera...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:46am

Springtime Jamboree bringing tunes and fun to IRHS

As warmer weather slowly approaches, it signals the first sign of spring. And with each and every season – at least for the past 29 years – so returns the Springtime Jamboree. For nearly three decades, local businessman and current state Rep....

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:41am

WEATHER ALERT: Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning and wind advisory in effect

UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a tornado watch that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for all of Delaware and...

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:59pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of...

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 9:15pm

‘Bee’ to challenge adults in spelling

On Friday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m. the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual Adult Spelling Bee at the Millsboro Civic Center.

Mitch Rogers, who is heading the event, said that the format is less stressful and more fun...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:40pm

WEATHER ALERT: Flood watch for beaches and inland Sussex, up to 2.5 inches of rain predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:44am

Police discover robbery in progress in Dagsboro

Dagsboro police last week arrested a Frankford-area man after catching him having allegedly broken in to Heathman’s jewelry store on Main Street in Dagsboro.
Police said that, about 12:41 a.m. on Feb. 6, while on routine patrol, Officer...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:51am

Dagsboro-area man charged in sexual assault

Delaware State Police detectives this week charged a 53-year-old Dagsboro man who is a registered sex offender in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl at the residence of mutual friends.

Police said the teenage...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:50am