Frankford


Ocean Farms road improvement vote raises questions

At least one homeowner in the Ocean Farms development near Bethany Beach is opposing a scheduled Feb. 17 vote on proposed road improvements in that community – and not just the project but the vote itself.

Homeowner Lou Scrivani maintains...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 4:43am

Church celebrating with annual Men’s Day

The Antioch AME Church in Frankford will feature music and fellowship on Feb. 13, at its Men’s Day celebration, “highlighting the men of the church [and] community and encouraging them in their role as leaders” in their families, community and...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:39am

State awards contract for bridge approaches, demolition--online edition only

The same week state officials filed a $19 million lawsuit against a consultant on the Indian River Inlet Bridge replacement project over the prior design’s roadway approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:08am

Bailey's offers up some muskrat love

From December through March, the sign outside Bailey’s Seafood proclaims, “Muskrat Sold Here.”

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver
Orville Bailey and daughter, Cheryl Workman, at Bailey’s Seafood on Route 113 in...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:46am

Frankford Feb. 7 council meeting cancelled

The Frankford Town Council meeting that was to be held on Monday, Feb. 7 has been canceled. The agenda included an update on the water plant project and the McNeal Drive paving project; updates to the town voting rolls; review of a proposal from...

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:34am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday morning, rain/sleet/snow predicted

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE THE MIXED PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING:...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:39pm

WEATHER ALERT CANCELED: Winter weather advisory, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. -- snow and slippery conditions predicted

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS CANCELED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO THREE INCHES. HIGHEST...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 12:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials warn of local ponding on roadways

National Weather Service officials warned residents of the area that the melting of any remaining snow, sleet and ice, in combination with any rainfall that is occurring or will occur through the rest of the day, will lead to standing water in...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:23am

GOLD ALERT CANCELED: Police have located missing Frankford-area woman

Delaware State Police have canceled a Gold Alert for a missing person, Corrina Williams, 23, who lives on Wilson Lane near Frankford. Williams was located in Maryland by Maryland State Police, according to the DSP.
 
Police said...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:28am

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning reduced for Sussex, driving precautions still urged

New Castle and Kent counties on Tuesday afternoon remained under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 a.m., Wednesday morning. Lower predicted snow totals, however, dropped the designation to a Winter Storm Advisory in Sussex County; also in effect...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 8:41am

BREAKING NEWS: Report finds DelDOT lacking on U.S. 113 North-South agreements

Chief of Staff Thomas P. McGonigle's report to Gov. Jack Markell regarding the U.S. 113 North-South Project and related property reservation agreements entered into by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was released on Tuesday....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 8:26am

WEATHER ALERT: Area preparing for potentially hazardous winter storm

As the forecast becomes more focused, crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) were standing ready for the snowstorm predicted to begin Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Officials said DelDOT maintenance forces...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:42am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 5-8 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...  A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES. 

SNOW...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:55pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning upgraded; 2-6 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions expected

A Winter Storm Warning in now effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain, with accumulations of 2 to 6 inches possible. Precipitation is expected to start...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:14am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 4-6 inches of snow, dangerous driving conditions

A Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, about 1 p.m., through Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, about 7 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow, with low visibility of possibly less than a half-mile...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:23am

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning canceled, possible snow event Tuesday/Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for the area. The snow has stopped and roadway conditions have improved. Due to winter weather, the Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal libraries are closed on Saturday, Jan. 8....

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Weather warning upgraded, road conditions dangerous, libraries closed

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Storm Warning for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Up to 4 inches of snow is now forecast, with visibility potentially under a mile, and numerous accidents...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 3:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for area, with snow, bitter temperatures predicted

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Weather Advisory for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Although this snow event is not expected to cause great disruption to the state, state officials are...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:15am

New yard waste facility offers options

With all of the talk about universal recycling and the “bottle bill,” the state’s new yard-waste ban seems to have gone under the radar, but there are changes in that area for 2011, as well.

Coastal Point • Submitted
The windrow...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 6:37am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions still treacherous; State offices, employees in Sussex on delayed start

While the limited state of emergency and driving warning was lifted Monday night in all parts of the state, some roads in rural areas remained unplowed or have been covered again by snow, so state officials said that motorists should drive only...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 11:38pm

WEATHER ALERT: State battles wind, drifting snow in recovery efforts; wind advisory in effect

High winds and continued blowing snow were keeping much of the state in a catch-up mode mid-day on Monday, Dec. 27, as crews tried to clear roads following a day and night of snow. Central and southern Delaware – particularly Sussex County – were...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Blowing snow keeps road conditions difficult; Level 1 driving warning remains in effect

With overnight blizzard conditions lifting, most Delaware roads remained difficult in the southern and central portions of the state Monday morning as crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continued to battle blowing and...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:47am

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: December 26, 2010 Governor issues limited State of Emergency for Delaware drivers

December 26, 2010

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency with a “Level 1 Driving Warning” to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kent and Sussex counties for a storm that is now predicted to dump up to 18 inches of snow on the...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 12:58pm

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard Warning until Monday morning -- 12-18 inches of snow now predicted

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:25am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow storm rapidly covering state; driving could be treacherous in all areas

The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 P.M., Monday, Dec. 27. Snow has been falling throughout the state and will become steadily heavier in the afternoon and evening. Accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:00am

WEATHER ALERT: Beebe Medical Center announces closings due to snowstorm

Beebe Medical Center has canceled all elective surgeries for Monday, Dec. 27, due to the winter storm. All satellite facilities also will be closed, including Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24.
 
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Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 7:52am

BREAKING NEWS: State braces for major snow storm; driving precautions urged statewide

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 7 A.M. Sunday, Dec. 26, until 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 27. There will be heavy, blowing snow throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, and there is the potential for...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:06am

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday; hazardous road conditions reported

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY. THE...

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Watch in effect -- 6+ inches expected through Monday

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...  A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.  * PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW  * ACCUMULATIONS: POSSIBILITY OF SIX INCHES...

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 8:07am

Frankford to hire second full-time police officer

The Frankford Town Council voted on Monday to accept a $188,153 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) hiring grant that would allow the town to hire one additional full-time officer for a period of three years. That would take the...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 5:36am

'Study' could impact hundreds of properties, owners

While Millsboro is the only town that has, to date, held a formal vote on a resolution to support the Route 113 Blue Alternative as-is – the vote passed with only one dissenter, Councilman Greg Hastings – there is plenty of opposition to the plan...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:35am

Local students take home free turkeys for Thanksgiving

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, each student at the George Washington Carver Academy in Frankford climbed aboard his or her afternoon bus with something a little unusual: a frozen turkey. In the school’s ninth annual Turkey Drive, students of the former...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 2:45am

DelDOT: Route 113 bypass project will impact most of our area

Looking for part one of the series?

A PDF version is available here for your viewing pleasure.

The U.S. Route 113 North/South Study (according to DelDOT Project Manager Monroe Hite, III, the terms “project” and “study” can be used...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:38pm

Grant getting Bennett peachy keen on blueberries

Perhaps best known for his family’s peach business – Bennett Orchards, near Frankford – Hail Bennett, a recent graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina, will be stepping out with a new kind of fruit project in the coming months:...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:06am

Fundraiser brings in $1,600 for cancer charity

During the Frankford Fall Festival this past weekend, the Frankford Postmaster Lyndon Haynes and his eight employees culminated their month-long “Stand Up to Breast Cancer” fundraiser, raising $1,604 for the Wellness Community-Delaware.

“...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:16pm

Atkins and Hastings vie for District 41 representative seat

Voter information

To be eligible to vote in the state of Delaware, voters must be United States citizens, residents of Delaware (proof required), 18 or older and mentally competent. The general election is set for Nov. 2. Polls will be...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:19am

Frankford postal workers raising funds to fight cancer

When Frankford Postmaster Lindon Haynes heard how his colleague Bonita Oyler had survived breast cancer, he decided to raise money for the cause.

“After listening to her story… It affects so many people – you wouldn’t believe,” said Haynes...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 3:38am

Frankford Fall Festival offers small town family fun

Frankford will hold its fifth Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, starting with a parade at noon.

Depending upon the number of participants, the parade will start at either the town hall or the Presbyterian Church. Children in costume are...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:45am

Four-month investigation nets 18 drug arrests

Local and state police forces this week concluded a four-month investigation into drug sales in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Ocean View areas with the arrest of 18 alleged drug distributors. Police said the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:10am

Nov. 2 election means déjà vu in 41st

On Nov. 2, residents of Delaware’s 41st Representative District will vote to elect the person who will represent them in Legislative Hall for the next two years. Republican-turned-Democrat and incumbent Rep. John Atkins is again being challenged...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:57am

Frankford to venture onto world wide web

Frankford residents will soon have a new way to find out information and interact with the town, with the Frankford Town Council’s approval this week of a contract with a Web site developer who will create an official town Web site.

“It’s...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 3:02pm

County approves helicopter landing site near Frankford

Sussex County Council this week approved a conditional use for a private helicopter landing site near Frankford, for use of the property’s owner, who said he would use the helicopter to visit local sites.

The conditional use permits the...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:49am

BREAKING NEWS: PNC Bank in Millville Giant robbed -- suspect sought by police

Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.

Police said the suspect – described as a white man, about 5 feet...

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

DoJ permanently closes two Frankford drug houses

In a move that has left neighbors relieved, Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III on Tuesday announced the permanent closure of two Frankford-area properties that he said have been the site of constant drug crime and violence over...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 6:10am

Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

Carper meets with local business owners to talk shop

Some area businesspeople got to sit down and pick the brain of U.S. Sen. Tom Carper on Friday, Aug. 21. Mike Nally of Miken Builders, along with some of his staff, and Mike Jahnigan of the Sun Group of Businesses, with some of his staff, each met...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:46am

Three arrested in Sussex scrap-metal thefts

Delaware State Police last week arrested three Bridgeville residents in connection with a series of thefts and attempted thefts of scrap metal from locations in Frankford, Millsboro and Delmar in late June.

Police said the thefts and...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:57am

Bennett Orchards offers perfect peach

Hail Bennett is the sixth generation to farm his family’s land, which has been under the family’s ownership since 1867. Bennett’s father, Jim, planted the first peach trees on 25 acres of the family farm in 1982.

“Before that, it was all...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:43am

Biden teaching kids to be safe online

The Internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives. It’s changed the way we learn, communicate and spend our time, especially for today’s youth. But there are risks out there, hiding behind the anonymity and ambiguity of the Internet...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:47am