Millsboro


Morris named Alvernia University student ambassador

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named a student ambassador at Alvernia University for the 2019-2020 academic year. Morris is majoring in early childhood education, pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia.

The Student Ambassadors...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:03am

Millsboro Lions Club members and officers gather with Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club, second from right. Pictured, from left, standing, are: Past President David Mitchell, Tail Twister Alberta, Ryan Director Ted Parker, Lion Tamer Greg Ryan, Treasurer Mary Lee Phillips, President Chris Cordrey, Mock and Secretary Pat Sanzone. Seated, in front, are, from left: Membership Vincent Sanzone and Director Sandra Jones.

Millsboro Lions Club installs new officers

At the Millsboro Lions Club’s regular meeting in June, held at the Georgetown Historical Society complex, Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club installed the officers for the coming year for the Millsboro club. Mock also shared with...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:25am

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

IRSD pauses EMES annexation talk to ask longer-term questions

After talk of annexing East Millsboro Elementary School into Millsboro town limits, the Indian River School District school board has decided to slow down their decision-making in favor of long-term planning.

After erroneously voting to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Police seek to thank Good Samaritans who aided officer

Millsboro police are asking the two members of the public who rushed to the aid of a police officer, then drove away without identifying themselves, to contact police so they can be properly thanked.

In the early morning of June 19, the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:49pm

Grace Kemp won the inaugural SDSA Distinguished Dragon award.

Kemp named SDSA’s first Distinguished Dragon

Sometimes, the best leaders aren’t center-stage. But they can deliver a great pep talk behind the scenes. Grace Kemp of Millsboro proved that in June while finishing eighth grade at Southern Delaware School of the Arts. She won the inaugural...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:50am

Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Little League postseason throws first pitch

Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.

In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:59am

Helping some cool cats

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Cats Around Town Society is a 501c charity organization that helps reduce the over-population of homeless cats. They loan traps and can help with trapping/transporting cats to the SPCA for rabies vaccinations and sterilization....

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:49am

Shockley recognized on dean’s list, as student-athlete

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring 2019 semester. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:56am

As top scorer in her event, Riley Murray earned the Gold Bell and a trip to the Educators Rising National Conference in Dallas.

Therapy horses inspire IR education student to gold

Horseback riding may conjure images of cowboy boots or sleek horse shows. But Riley Murray is also teaching people that horses make excellent therapeutic partners.

Having just completed her junior year at Indian River High School, Murray...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:44am

Shockley named to Honor Roll

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro was recently named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College softball team, and is...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:38pm

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup

People may be familiar with the annual beach cleanups every autumn, but now it’s time for the 14th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers and participants with boats to help out on...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:42am

Statler awarded Delaware Poultry Industry college scholarship

Nine students pursuing college and graduate studies connected to careers in Delmarva’s chicken industry will receive $2,000 scholarships through the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. (DPI) College Scholarship Program. Eight of the recipients will...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:28am

IRSD, Millsboro to discuss annexation of school

IR to re-do hasty vote

The Town of Millsboro is growing fast, encouraging both development and also annexation. Now, there is talk of bringing East Millsboro Elementary School officially into town limits.

Indian River School District’s top two officials had...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:21pm

Sweet times planned at Strawberry Festival

Delaware’s state fruit will take center stage at the annual Strawberry Festival & Craft Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro. Admission is free to the event, which features food,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:15pm

Preston CDJR presents sponsorship check

J.B. Burnett of Preston CDJR Millsboro recently presented the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce a sponsorship check to support the Stars & Stripes community event coming June 29 at Cupola Park.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:35am

Native American dancers dance in the circle at the Nanticoke Indian Powwow.

Nanticoke Heritage Day event offers lecture, dance, food and more

Although the Nanticoke Indian Powwow held each September is a larger celebration of Native American culture, the Nanticoke Indian Center near Millsboro also holds two Heritage Days each year that are open to the public.

The next Heritage...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

Pictured, from left, are: Recording Secretary Linda Kutay, Vice President Muriel Pfeiffer, Treasurer Shelby Weillop, Home Life Chair Cheryl Broadway and President Henrietta Belcher-Stack pose infront of the Indian River Yacht Club.

Women’s Club of Indian River celebrates Arbor Day

The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC), Delaware State Federation of Women’s Club (DSFWC) Women’s Club of Indian River celebrated Arbor Day with a tree-planting at the Indian River Yacht Club, where they hold their meetings. The tree was...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:06am

Friends of The Millsboro Library want your books

Yes, it’s that time of the year.  The Friends of The Millsboro Library are starting to organize their July book sale — the best book sale of the summer, according to organizers.

The Friends spend months sorting donations so that during the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:50am

Bullis accepted to Delaware Valley University

Zachary Bullis of Millsboro has been accepted for admission at Delaware Valley University, the university announced this week.

Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:29am

Hoke recognized as LVC student-athlete

Shelby Hoke of Millsboro is one of nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the winter 2018-2019 sports season. Hoke, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:57am

Millsboro woman dies in single-vehicle crash on Lowes Crossing Road

An 80-year-old Millsboro woman was killed in single-vehicle crash in Millsboro this week.

Delaware State Police said Joann E. Smith had been driving eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road (CR 61), just east of Pear Tree Road (CR 424), around 3:...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:32am

Millsboro considers micro-housing as draw for Boomers, Millennials

Can everyone really afford to live in Millsboro? As the municipality brainstorms about its future in the 10-year Comprehensive Plan update, they recently discussed possibly allowing smaller or more creative kinds of housing.

The big...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:02pm

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club officers present their $1,000 donation to Operation Second Chance Chairperson Walt Ellenberger. Standing, from left, are: Val Ellenberger, Paulette Rappa, John Berner, Cathy Cardaneo, Howard Farrer, Lucille Cavan, Mike Hall, Mark Moscowitz, Kathy Williams, Connie Little, Judy Hall and Walt Ellenberger.

Rotary donation to help fund Operation Second Chance

On Jan. 15, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club donated $1,000 to Operation Second Chance, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving wounded veterans and their families as they recover and transition back to civilian life, including more than...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:41am

Chick-fil-A awards scholarships

On Friday, March 1, Chick-fil-A in Millsboro awarded scholarships valued at $2,500 apiece to four employees. From left, franchise owner Tim Sweetman, Brandon Lewis, Katelyn Hitchens, Abigail Simpson and Gabrielle Guy pose for a photo in...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:42pm

Morris named to Dean’s List at Alvernia University

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. As a freshman in the fall, Morris studied early childhood pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia. Morris is a graduate of Sussex...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:20am

Bayshore Community Church’s rEcess program offers parents of children with disabilities a night out once a month, and a fun evening for the children.

Bayshore offers rEcess to families with special needs

Bayshore Community Church is looking to support families with special needs by providing a once-a-month respite.

Program Director Birgitta Canfield said she and her husband had attended a fundraiser for rEcess and fell in love with the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:25pm

Revel named to Muhlenberg College’s Fall 2018 Dean’s List

Justin Revel of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Fall 2018 semester. To earn that academic achievement, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the term.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a private,...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:25am

For the sixth annual Girl Scout Cookie promotion in SoDel Concepts restaurants, Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria has whipped up fried ice cream made with Samoas. All 10 restaurants will bring their desserts to the Girl Scout Cookie Throw Down on March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro.

SoDel Concepts’ Girl Scout Cookie promotion returns

For the sixth year, SoDel Concepts is featuring its Girl Scout Cookie dessert promotion. On Feb. 13 to March 14, each of the company’s 10 restaurants featured a dessert made with a flavor of the cookies.

The friendly contest between the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:46am

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