Millsboro


Millsboro moving forward on downtown upgrades

Millsboro’s downtown district is about to get a makeover, thanks to a plan approved by town council members earlier this month.

The council authorized Town Manager Sheldon P. Hudson to begin the process of collecting bids to work on three...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:59pm

Mountaire directed to clean up after wastewater accident at Millsboro facility

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) announced on Wednesday, Feb. 13, that it had been notified that day about an accidental release of partially treated wastewater at Mountaire Farms of Delaware’s poultry...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:53pm

Possible Millsboro switch is an idea to consider

Millsboro officials are discussing an idea that would result in moving the Town’s administrative offices into the location where the current police department sits, while moving the Millsboro Police Department to the site of the current Millsboro...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:37pm

George Downing, manager of the new Tractor Supply Co. store in Millsboro, has been working in the store since December, getting ready for the Feb. 9 grand opening.

Tractor Supply Co. opens Millsboro store

Chicks coming soon!

Tractor Supply Co., a nationwide retail chain that offers everything from chicks to tractor tires, has opened a location in Millsboro.

The Millsboro store, located at 28668 Dupont Highway (Route 113), held its grand opening on Saturday,...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:21pm

Hoke to study in New Zealand this spring

Shelby Hoke of Millsboro is one of 29 Lebanon Valley College students who will participate in an immersive experience by studying away during the Spring 2019 semester. Hoke will be studying in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The program is located...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:22am

Riddle named to fall 2018 Honor Roll

Nathanael Riddle of Millsboro was one of more than 300 University of Dallas undergraduate students named to the fall 2018 Honor Roll for earning a semester GPA of 3.0-3.49. Riddle’s major is undeclared.

The University of Dallas, located in...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:20am

Mountaire directed to clean up after wastewater accident at Millsboro facility

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) announced on Wednesday, Feb. 13, that it had been notified that day about an...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 5:05pm

Lions District Governor John Burris, left, and Millsboro Lions Club member and co-sponsor Dr. Laurie Conti, center-left, welcome new Millsboro Lions Club members Catrina Arbeen, center-right, and Leigh Ann Smith, right.

Millsboro Lions induct new members, honor group’s president

At the annual visit of the district cabinet to the Millsboro Lions Club, Lions District Governor John Burris award King Lion David Mitchell his 35-year Chevron. Mitchell has been president of the club five times and is a Progressive Melvin Jones...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:02am

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Officer Hill, K-9 Officer Tofu reporting for duty

Seventh-grader Aria Hill was an officer for a day at the Millsboro Police Department. Joined by her puppy, Tofu, Hill got a firsthand look at local policing on Friday, Dec. 28.

Cpl. Matthew Dufour planned to do some basic training and let...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 11:25am

Student Emily Elvira-Rodriquez gets her vision checked by Lions Buck Godwin, Vince Sanzone and Pat Sanzone.

Millsboro Lions test students’ vision

“It’s a butterfly!”

That’s what most children say when shown the stereopsis test — checking for depth perception — according to Millsboro Lions Club.

Each year, the Millsboro Lions test all kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 1:05pm

Atlantic Physical Therapy celebrates grand re-opening in Millsboro

Atlantic Physical Therapy staff take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for the grand re-opening of their Millsboro location, organized by the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce. Also in attendance were Chamber directors and other...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:12pm

Delaware State Parks brings people to nature but, here, the people behind the parks celebrate being named the 2018 Southern Delaware Tourism Partner of the Year.

State Parks prove their economic power with tourism award

Although the Southern Delaware Tourism Awards honor the people who enrich the Sussex County life and economy, it’s also a great cheat-sheet for planning a night, or day, on the town.

At the Dec. 6 luncheon in Millsboro, Southern Delaware...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:59pm

Guns, bows, knives and ammunition are among the evidence seized in the Dec. 11 arrests of two Millsboro men on charges related to alleged weapons and poaching violations.

Millsboro men arrested on weapons and poaching violations

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on Dec. 11 arrested two Sussex County men for multiple alleged weapons and poaching violations while officers investigated a report of individuals trespassing to hunt near Millsboro....

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:59am

Millsboro woman wins lottery games twice in one week

Millsboro resident Stephanie Robinson said she enjoys playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Games every week at the Weis Market in Millville. She said she normally purchases two $5 tickets every week, but recently, when one of those ended up...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:24pm

Guardian Investments open in Millsboro

Guardian Investments was welcomed to the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the community by the Chamber Board of Directors, Millsboro Mayor John Thoroughgood, Town Manager Sheldon Hudson, state Rep. Rich Collins and other Chamber members, with a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:19pm

Millsboro Christmas Parade

Millsboro jumped in to the Christmas spirit with a parade and tree-lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:21pm

Alice & Laila

Holiday Gift Guide

Windsor Teak

Situated right along the highway in Fenwick Island, Windsor Teak Furniture offers an escape into places far and exotic with their distinct array of furniture.

Taking a prominent position in the store is a Lutyens Bench...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:07pm

A Millsboro officer poses for a photo with graduates of their Business Academy on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Millsboro businesses participate in MPD Business Academy

The Millsboro Police Department recently announced the graduating class of the 2nd Business Academy. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, members of the graduating class received a certificate acknowledging their participation in the program.

Participants...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:04pm

Firefighters from five companies came together to contain a blaze in an unnocupied apartment building in Millsboro. More than $1.5 million in property damage was reported.

Fire damages apartment building under construction in Millsboro

Several fire companies battled a fire at an unoccupied apartment building in Millsboro on Thursday, Nov. 8. The cause of the fire was under investigation this week by Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The fire was reported at 9:23 p.m.,...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:28pm

Town of Millsboro readying for the holidays

The streets of Millsboro promise to be in full holiday cheer as the calendar flips to “December,” with the Town’s annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting celebration, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The parade will step off...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:05pm

Millsboro Lanes set to host Hawk Classic tourney

This weekend, some of the top college bowling teams in the country will descend upon Millsboro Lanes for the annual University of Maryland–Eastern Shore Hawk Classic tournament.

The 18-team field will feature local teams including UMES and...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:06am

Millsboro woman killed in single-vehicle crash

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit this week was investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that killed a Millsboro-area woman.

Police said the incident occurred around 6:35 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 3, as a...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:04pm

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Millsboro-area woman’s grandson arrested for her murder

The Delaware State Police have charged 30-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother in Millsboro, which authorities have ruled a homicide.

According to police, their investigation began on Saturday, Oct. 20, around 10:33...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:29pm

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Millsboro-area woman’s grandson arrested for her murder

The Delaware State Police have charged 30-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother in Millsboro, which authorities have ruled a homicide.

According to police, their investigation began on Saturday, Oct. 20, around 10:33...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:01pm

Godwin School recognized

A plaque dedication and open house were held Oct. 6 at the Godwin School on Route 20, which was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Originally known as School District #190, the Godwin School opened around 1987 for white children...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:32pm

Chamber holds ribbon-cutting at Juan Johnson State Farm office

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce welcomed Juan Johnson State Farm Insurance to their membership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11. Johnson’s office is located at 31038 Country Gardens, Suite D2, in Dagsboro. He is a...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:58am

Millsboro PD hot on the trail of monsters

It’s common knowledge that October attracts ghosts, goblins and a general array of things that go bump in the night. What you might not know is that the Millsboro Police Department is actively on the case.

For the month of October, the...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:56am

Godwin School’s national historic marker to be unveiled

One century ago, children walked several miles on dirt roads to the one-room schoolhouse in western Millsboro. Now, the students are long gone, but the picturesque Godwin School on Route 20 is joining the respected ranks of the National Register...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:03am

Spider-Man shows off his web shooters to his new buddies, Shane and Sean.

Radish Farms holds community block party

A community block party was held Sept. 29 on Tunbridge Court in the Commons of Radish Farms in Millsboro, complete with food, music, games and a surprise for the kids — Spider-Man jumping in the bounce house with them. Millsboro Police Department...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:39am

Greg Ostrander fires one down the lane at this year’s Millsboro Lanes tournament.

PBA event ‘a great success’ at Millsboro Lanes

It was a packed house, with bowlers and fans alike turning out for the Professional Bowlers Association Over-Under 50 tournament at Millsboro Lanes on Sept. 21-23.

Prize money and scholarship awards were up for grabs for bowlers young and...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:30pm

Oct. 14 festival to showcase Latino cuisine and culture

Sabor Latino 2018 — a new food-and-wine festival event that will celebrate Latino culture, with food, fun, music and dance — will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, 2-6 p.m., at The Clubhouse at Baywood in the Long Neck area.

Attendees can enjoy...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:02pm

Millsboro Friends ask community to support library at event

The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library are continuing their fundraising efforts with a dine-and-donate at Blue Water Grill in downtown Millsboro this week.

The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:49pm

Millsboro Lanes prepares to host regional PBA event

Nestled just off of Route 113 is one of the premier bowling centers in Sussex County — Millsboro Lanes — which will be hosting a regional Professional Bowling Association qualifying event this Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23.

It...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:53am

Lord Baltimore touched by tragedy

A 6-year-old Frankford girl was killed in a vehicle crash west of Millsboro on Sunday, Sept. 9. The girl, whose name had not yet been released as of Coastal Point press time, was a first-grader at Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

“We are...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:24pm

Resource officer hopes new signage will improve school safety

You could say that Jeff Hudson is invested in Millsboro.

The now-detective for the Delaware State Police grew up in Millsboro, and he currently serves as the resource officer for Millsboro Middle School. So when he approached the Millsboro...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:09pm

Downtown Millsboro to have more eyes on Main Street

Thanks in part to a $35,000 Fund to Combat Violent Crimes grant, the Millsboro Police Department will soon be able to increase their surveillance capabilities in downtown Millsboro. Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway told council members at...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:44pm

Millsboro welcomes future hotel, restaurant into town limits

The Town of Millsboro just grew a little larger — somewhere between 80 and 100 hotel rooms, and one restaurant, larger.

The Millsboro Town Council voted unanimously on Monday, Aug. 6, to incorporate a 3-plus-acre parcel on Route 113 — the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:13pm

Allen Harim recently opened a headquarters in Millsboro on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Allen Harim opens new corporate headdquarters in Millsboro

Allen Harim, a producer and processor of no-antibiotic chicken on Delmarva, has moved into a new corporate headquarters building near Millsboro, and Delaware Gov. John Carney was on hand Aug. 2 to help cut a ribbon at the new facility.

The...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:28pm

Millsboro officials believe the site of a new building for the police department could be this blue building next door to the current facility, if soil tests and other conditions are suitable.

Millsboro aims funds at downtown, eyes new police building

Downtown Millsboro might be on the upswing, and town officials are trying to help them get there.

Included in the $8.5 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, according to Matt Hall, Millsboro’s finance officer, is $275,000 for Main...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:58am

Millsboro Verizon store to give away school supplies

Sixth annual effort takes place Sunday

TCC, the largest authorized Verizon retailer in the U.S., is hosting its sixth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Local families are being encouraged to visit the Millsboro store, located at 28665 DuPont...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:26pm

A proposed detour to circumvent a bridge project in Millsboro next spring will alter traffic patterns for an estimated two weeks.

Bridge project to dramatically shift traffic in Millsboro next spring

Motorists traveling south on Route 113 next spring may get the, let’s say,  opportunity to take a scenic tour of parts of Millsboro.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) sent representatives to the July 2 regular meeting of...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:50pm

Millsboro approves new budget, confirms same leadership

Millsboro Town Council members unanimously approved an $8.5 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year at their July 2 regular council meeting, and the Town appears to be fully intent on continuing their push for growth and quality-of-life...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:17pm

Coin collectors set to des‘cent’ on Millsboro this Saturday

Time travel may be impossible, but there are other methods to visit the past. One way is through artifacts, such as coins.

Coins from various countries and eras, circa 500 B.C.to 2015, will be exhibited during the annual South Delaware...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:13pm

Millsboro police attack domestic situations with new program

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million people per year in this country are abused by a domestic partner; 20,000 calls are made each day to domestic violence hotlines; and 276 people have died from gun-...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:23pm

Don Dempsey, Meghan Dempsey and Roger Perry pose for a photo at Gunshooters in Millsboro.

Millsboro shop is a family affair

For Roger Perry, work is just something he does.

The Riverdale/Oak Orchard native joined the United States Army a few days after graduating from Millsboro High School. He thought he was ready to try something else after returning stateside...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:31pm

Millsboro starts approval process to add Taco Bell to the menu

Add another option for the fast-food connoisseur dining in Millsboro.

Millsboro Town Council members voted unanimously on Monday, June 4, to approve preliminary site plans for a new Taco Bell restaurant in the Peninsula Crossing Shopping...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:28pm

Strawberry Festival returning to Indian River Senior Center

Strawberries have always been a big crop in the area, and tipping their hats to that agricultural history, the Indian River Senior Center will be hosting its annual Strawberry Festival next weekend.

The festival on Saturday, June 2, from 8...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:04pm

Theft arrests net suspects in theft from Millsboro senior

The Delaware State Police this week arrested four suspects in connection with multiple crimes, including thefts from vehicles.

Police said the suspects — identified as Brian H. Davis, 28, of Rehoboth Beach, Brittani N. Pate, 24, of Dover,...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:13pm

Michele Wright and Joe Harmon look over a guest book from the Rosedale Beach Hotel & Resort from the late 1960s during a Nanticoke Elders Gathering on April 28 at the Nanticoke Indian Center in Millsboro.

Nanticoke elders tell stories of Rosedale Beach

For much of the 20th century, the Rosedale Beach Hotel was a popular resort and gathering place on the banks of the Indian River Bay near Millsboro.

Nothing remains of the hotel now, although a state historical site marker tells a bit of...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:53pm

Two Millsboro women compete for school board seat

With Indian River School District School Board elections around the corner, two Millsboro women have thrown their hats into the ring to represent IRSD’s District 3.

Dana Probert and Leolga T. Wright are competing to serve the voting...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:22pm