Troopers probe Millsboro home- invasion robbery

Delaware State Police detectives this week were investigating a home invasion-style robbery that occurred Oct. 20 near Millsboro.

Police said the incident happened about 10:45 p.m. last Thursday as two men forced their way into a home...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:51am

Millsboro to hold Family Night Out on Halloween

On Monday, Oct. 31, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Millsboro Police Department, will be holding Family Night Out.

“I think this will be either the fifth or fourth year,” said Chamber Coordinator Amy...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:43am

Little Miss Millsboro pageant to be held at town hall this Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will host the Little Miss Millsboro Pageant from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Hall. Chamber Coordinator Amy Simmons said that the town has been holding the pageant for more than...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:53am

Millsboro girl’s brush with death brings focus to CPR and AEDs

Tha-thump. Tha-Thump. Tha-Thump.

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Millsboro’s Sierra Hall is sparking interest and awareness in CPR and AEDs through her brave story.

The beating of a heart. It’s a familiar sound that silently and...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:43am

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

East Coast Garden Center brings fall fun with Harvest Festival

Fall is upon us, and East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro is ready to kick off the season in style. This Saturday, Oct. 1, the garden center will host their fifth annual Harvest Festival, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring a slew of activities...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:55am

Police Beat -- Millsboro

State Police this week were seeking suspects in a Sept. 13 Lewes-area burglary, including two Millsboro-area residents. Police were looking for 33-year-old Melissa Kabino and 27-year-old Byron Martin, who were among five suspects in the robbery...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:29am

Annual powwow to highlight Nanticoke culture, heritage

Sept. 10 and 11 will mark the 34th annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow, at which nearly 600 members of the Nanticoke Indian tribe and other Native American tribes will share their culture and heritage with each other and the public.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:02pm

Caroline's Cottage brings vintage feel to old-town Millsboro

Karen Apostolico has always had an appreciation for yesterday’s treasures. After retiring to Millsboro from Wilmington four years ago, she has finally brought her passion to fruition, having opened Caroline’s Cottage in early June. The old house-...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:04am

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

Event to commemorate 10th anniversary of September 11

The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a tribute to 9-11 on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held in the Independence development, in their clubhouse, located on George Washington Avenue...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:32am

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

Festival Hispano to celebrate Hispanic culture in Millsboro

This Sunday, Aug. 21, El Centro Cultural will host the 17 Annual Festival Hispano at the Millsboro Little League Complex from noon until 6 p.m., as a celebration of Hispanic culture and community.

“The event was actually created back in...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:29am

Local Jake’s set to hold qualifiers for regional burger-eating contest

Jake’s Wayback Burgers is gearing up for its 4th Annual Chowdown Showdown Burger Eatin’ Contest on Aug. 12 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del.

“It’s a tradition they’re trying to build through the franchise, but at the same time they’re...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:10am

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

M&T Bank expansion adding jos in Millsboro

Approximately 50 new local jobs will be created through an expansion of the call center and the building of a new data center at M&T Bank in Millsboro. Currently, more than 450 people work at the Millsboro location, and the new $20 million,...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:58am

Millsboro hosting Fresh Garden Market

On July 5, Millsboro held its first Fresh Garden Market, from 5 to 8 p.m., located next to the Millsboro Post Office, near the railroad track.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Fresh produce and more is available at Millsboro’s Fresh...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 3:23pm

M&T Bank sponsoring Bethany’s fireworks show

With the recent acquisition of Wilmington Trust by M&T Bank, the new guys in town are looking to get involved in their new community, using television ads to express interest in Delaware banking customers and even offering to sponsor this...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:50pm

Local man running the length of state for Crohn’s research

Justin Stoeckel is a local 31-year-old who teaches second grade at East Millsboro Elementary School. When he’s not teaching, Stoeckel is an avid runner who has decided to run the length of Delaware – 137 miles – to raise money for research into...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:44pm

*Millsboro Youth 4th of July Parade celebrates its fifth year*

This Monday, July 4, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will come together to host the 5th Annual Youth 4th of July Parade in Millsboro. The parade line-up will start at 9:45 a.m. and the parade will begin...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:05pm

Digital photographer and painter steps into local art scene

Local artist Jeffrey Todd Moore is no stranger to the Sussex County art scene, despite being one of the freshest faces in the mix. With strong roots in lower Delaware and a career that spans the country, Moore has stepped into the milieu with...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:02am

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

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

Police Beat--Millsboro

Alleged burglar found on victim’s couch

On Tuesday, May 24, a 63-year-old Long Neck woman woke up about 7 a.m., to find a stranger sleeping on her couch, Delaware State Police reported this week.

Police said the victim discovered...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:39pm

Troop 4 commander recognized for contributions

On April 9, Capt. Sean E. Moriarty of the Delaware State Police, Troop 4, was honored for his role in providing leadership, commitment and dedication for the safety of the community with a plaque presented to him by the Millsboro Seventh-Day...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:10am

Police Beat--Millsboro man in custody after assault on air marshal

Delaware State Police last week charged Joseph G. Tuono of Millsboro with one count of Assault Second Degree after taking him into custody on May 12. Tuono, 25, had been wanted in connection with the alleged assault on an off-duty air marshal...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:09am

Millsboro man sought in assault on off-duty air marshal

Delaware State Police this week were seeking Joseph G. Tuono, 25, of Millsboro following an alleged assault on an off-duty United States federal air marshal on May 10.

Police said the 23-year-old air marshal, a New Jersey resident, told...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:04am

Local scouts display dedication to reach Eagle status

Jacob Townsend may only be in eighth grade at Lighthouse Christian School but he’s already hard at work trying to receive his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

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Al, Jacob and...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:38am

Cordrey Center to hold beer, wine festival

On Sunday May 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Cordrey Center at East Coast Garden Center will host its first Beer, Wine and Garden Tour Festival.

“It is the first one we’ve ever done,” explained event coordinator Ruth Dingwall. “Basically I...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:15am

Missing Adult, Jesse Mitchell, 53, of Millsboro

The Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for a Missing Adult Jesse Mitchell-53 of Millsboro, Delaware. He is a white male, 6’01”, 220 lbs., with brown hair, brown eyes, and a brown beard. He was last seen wearing gray sweatshirt and...

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:10am

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



Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:43pm

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

La Tonalteca spices things up in Millsboro

Since the early 1990’s, La Tonalteca has ranked as one of the top authentic Mexican restaurants throughout the state and region. And already their newest location, in Millsboro, is seeing to it that more and more customers are getting a spicy...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:51pm

Millsboro girl stars in HBO series ‘Mildred Pierce’

Most people would be excited just to see actress Kate Winslet. But 9-year-old Quinn McColgan got to act with her.

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Quinn McColgan, a 9-year-old Millsboro resident, is starring alongside Kate Winslet in HBO’s...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:48pm