Millsboro


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

Grass Roots Rescue to hold fundraiser for veterans

In an effort to support Delaware military veterans, local animal rescue group Grass Roots Rescue this weekend is hosting 4 Paws Got Your 6, in the hopes of raising money to train a service dog.

“We’ve always had...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Girl Scout troops honoring first-responders this Saturday

Local Girl Scout troops are hosting “Small Town, Big Heroes” on Saturday, Sept. 23 as a unique way to offer safety information for families and to pay tribute to the “everyday heroes” – police officers, firefighters and other public safety...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:25am

Millsboro book sale extends to a second weekend

The Millsboro Public Library’s used book sale will continue for its second weekend on Friday, July 28, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Friday, books will be sold individually; paperback books sell for $1...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:03pm

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

FOMPL to host their largest book sale ever

The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library are presenting their largest book sale ever on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22; and again on Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, from noon to 7 p.m. on the two Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:44am

German grocer ‘Lidl’ could make big impact in Millsboro

They may have recently wrapped up their most successful Fourth of July celebration at Cupola Park in years, but for the town of Millsboro, the fireworks are just getting started.

At the regularly scheduled town council meeting on Monday,...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:32pm

Garrett Rogers takes to the field at Camden Yards

Photo courtesy of Orioles Baseball : Garrett Rogers throws out the first pitch at Camden Yards on July 1.

For Wendy Rogers, the simple joys of summertime seem sweeter this year.

That’s because last year at this time, her son Garrett...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:37am

Millsboro Kid’s Parade focusing on the fun

The competitive component is off for this year’s Millsboro Kid’s Parade, after the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce created its own event, leaving Kid’s Parade organizers to focus on the fun.

For the past 11 years, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:31am

Homemade ice cream and more on offer this Saturday

The annual Zoar United Methodist Church Ice Cream Festival will be held on Saturday, July 1, at 4 p.m., featuring homemade ice cream, as well as other desserts, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken-salad sandwiches and more.

The ice cream is...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:15am

SoDel Fest focused on more than wine, food and fun

Organizers behind the Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival (SoDel Fest, for short) this week kicked off their preparations for the Oct. 7 festival set near Millsboro with an event aimed at offering just a taste of what this year’s...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:57am

Lewes Dairy leading the herd of Millsboro’s new businesses

The Millsboro Town Council opened the doors for new businesses, new developers and new potential with a unanimous vote in February to cut the building fund portion of the Town’s building permit rate by more than 80 percent.

Less than four...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:33am

Millsboro man, Niblett, wins $10,000 in Delaware lottery

Millsboro native George Niblett, 61, got a lesson in reinvestment this week when he went to Bodie’s Market in Millsboro on Saturday, May 6, to purchase a $10 Instant Game and his usual Play 3 and Play 4 day tickets from the Delaware Lottery....

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:47am

Millsboro Chamber preparing to light up the sky in July

No, those won’t be the Northern Lights people will see in the heavens above Millsboro on Saturday, July 1. They will be fireworks.

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Millsboro Stars & Stripes, a patriotic...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:13am

Millsboro student saves sister's life with school training

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Lindsey Espinoza, center, was recently honored by local and state fire associations for using first-aid skills to save her little sister’s life during a choking incident.When 14-year-old Lindsey Espinoza signed up...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:11am

What is... Delaware?

“You think you know, but you have no idea.”

While local history-hounds won’t have to phrase any answers in the form of a question, there’ll be plenty of them asked when Elkton, Md.-based storyteller Ed Okonowicz appears at the Millsboro...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:30am

Millsboro Chamber hosting annual bridal show this Sunday

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has couples-to-be covered this weekend, as the Chamber will host the 22nd Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show this Sunday, March 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club.

“...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:38am

Millsboro council cuts impact fees more than 80 percent

While the town of Millsboro may be getting older, its residents keep getting younger.

That’s the kind of growth that the Millsboro Town Council would like to see continue, as made evident by the council’s unanimous decision to cut the...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:32am

American Legion’s missing money found in ATM accounts

Once thought to have been stolen, more than $600,000 has been found at American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. It was in the ATM the whole time.

The related investigation has now ended, and the Delaware State Police detectives assigned to...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:24am

Animal welfare officials seize 14 dogs

State authorities rescued 14 “severely emaciated and neglected dogs” from a Millsboro property on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) reportedly received a tip concerning several neglected dogs in the area, as well as...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:41am

Millsboro to hold holiday event

After a successful turnout in the first year of its new holiday tradition, the Town of Millsboro is bringing back their free holiday event and tree-lighting ceremony this Saturday, Nov. 26.

“I think it’s a nice community event — very...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:05am

Police continue to investigate Millsboro homicide

The Delaware State Police this week were in the midst of investigating a homicide that occurred last week.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, around 11:50 p.m., the Millsboro Police Department responded to a call about an unconscious man lying...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:42am

Wreaths Across America a green honor at veteran graves

Coastal Point • File Photo: Volunteers leave wreaths at a previous Wreaths Across America effort.Every winter, Wreaths Across America brings color and beauty to veterans’ gravesites. But the goal isn’t holiday décor — it’s remembrance.

In...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:04am

Allen Harim to build 70,000-square-foot hatchery near Dagsboro

Chicken producer and processor Allen Harim on Tuesday announced plans to invest $22 million to build a state-of-the art hatchery in Dagsboro. The new facility will have an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week.

“Our ‘No Antibiotic...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:37am

While touring the Merck Animal Health facilities in Millsboro, Millsboro Middle School students met several officials with an interest in agriculture, including U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, far left, and USDA Under-Secretary Michael Scuse, far right.

Students see first-hand that agriculture is more than seeds and soil

Millsboro Middle School is only a half-mile away from a major laboratory and vaccine manufacturer. But a small group of students experienced their very first trip inside the gates of Merck Animal Health facility for Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:18am