Millsboro


BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

State officials: Millsboro’s former Vlasic plant may have buyer

Earlier this week, state Rep. John Atkins (D-41st) informed the Millsboro Town Council that an unnamed company was interested in purchasing the former Vlasic plant located in Millsboro.

“I can’t give any specifics, but I spoke to the...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:53am

Millsboro Chamber holds annual member celebration

Last week the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member Dinner & Celebration, and during the event, the Chamber honored two members for their outstanding work.

Jennifer Antonelli of Mediacom received the Volunteer of the...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:08pm

Police Briefs-- Ocean View/Millsboro

Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police

A 27-year-old Millsboro man was arrested recently after allegedly fleeing from Ocean View police on Nov. 5.

The OVPD reported that about 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 5, officers had attempted to stop...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:26pm

New business offers car maintenance services in Millsboro

There’s a new option for those seeking oil changes in the Millsboro area, with the opening four months ago of Castrol Premium Lube Express on Route 113. While the business opened in July, they held their grand opening in September, explained...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:31am

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Millsboro man wanted in connection with murder

The Delaware State Police this week were still searching for 24-year-old Cullen B. Phillips of Millsboro in connection with the murder of his stepfather, 46-year-old Clifford Paynter Jr., last week.

Coastal Point : Cullen B. Phillips...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:42am

Millsboro Town Hall renovations on schedule

Renovations to Millsboro Town Hall began last April, and according to Assistant Town Manager Matt Schifano, things are right on schedule.

Some areas of the town hall are under renovation now, including the entranceway, bathrooms, staff...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:55am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads

Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012. Until further notice, no motor vehicles should be operated on any road in the State of Delaware unless operated by essential personnel: "...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:27pm

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware National Guard continues preparation

The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.

“Within the next 12-18 hours, we will have approximately 250 support personnel in place and ready to assist with the needs of the state and...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Electric utilities offer tips for storm preparation

The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:

If a severe...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:15am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey being closed now

High water across Route 1 north of Indian River Inlet Bridge has forced Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to begin the process of closing Route 1 between Dewey & Bethany Beach. Please share with others who may be affected.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:41am

BREAKING NEWS: County offers detailed evacuation zones map, shelter and evacuation plans

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations,...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:13pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:54pm

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:34pm

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday,...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:24pm

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:16pm

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:19pm

Millsboro to hold Halloween Family Night Out

On Halloween night, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be offering a safe place for families to trick-or-treat in town.

In the field next to Dairy Queen, Chamber members will be handing out free candy and juice boxes to trick-...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:44pm

Bodenweiser indicted on sex crimes charges

The Sussex County Grand Jury on Monday indicted Georgetown resident Eric Bodenweiser, 53, on multiple sex crimes charges following a criminal investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police. The Oct. 22 indictment consisted of 113 total...

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:21am

Millsboro to hold annual Little Miss pageant

The Little Miss Millsboro Pageant is currently seeking girls in the Dagsboro or Millsboro areas who have an extraordinary talent to participate in the competition in 2012. On Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 2 p.m., the Greater Millsboro of Commerce...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:17pm

Goodwill offers Halloween contest, and much more

Goodwill Delaware is getting ready for its third annual Creative Halloween Costume Contest.

“Halloween is Goodwill’s biggest time of the year, because people tend go there to find unique or inexpensive costumes,” explained Julie Burns,...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:49pm

McDonald's moves to new Millsboro location

The Big Mac and McFlurry will get closer to the action in Millsboro this week as McDonald’s relocates south.

A rendering depicts the new McDonald’s in the Peninsula Shopping Center, in front of Lowe’s and BJ’s Wholesale Club in Millsboro...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:33pm

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left...

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:03am

Chimes opens new 8,000-square-foot facility in Millsboro

Earlier this month, Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — officially opened the doors to their new Irv & Phyllis Levin Center in Millsboro.

“This was started 65 years ago by five parents who thought...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:41am

Millsboro Chamber to hold 14th annual golf classic on Sept. 25

Looking for an excuse to play golf during the week? Well, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has the perfect excuse to head to the greens!

The Chamber will be hosting its 14th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Baywood...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:11pm

Millsboro Chamber to hold 14th annual golf classic on Sept. 25

Looking for an excuse to play golf during the week? Well, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has the perfect excuse to head to the greens!

The Chamber will be hosting its 14th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Baywood...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:11pm

Local fire companies donate trucks to peers struck by tragedy

Last month, the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company voted to donate their 1981 E-One Telesquirt fire truck to Bloxom Fire Company in Bloxom, Va.

Coastal Point • Submitted
The Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company donated their 1981 E-One...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:05pm

Local fire companies donate trucks to peers struck by tragedy

Last month, the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company voted to donate their 1981 E-One Telesquirt fire truck to Bloxom Fire Company in Bloxom, Va.

Coastal Point • Submitted
The Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company donated their 1981 E-One...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:05pm

Weekend shooting at VFW leaves Millsboro man in hospital

A 24-year-old Millsboro man was in serious condition this weekend, following an early morning shooting at a local event venue.

According to the Delaware State Police, on Sept. 8, about 2:30 a.m. a physical altercation inside the Millsboro...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:41pm

Weekend shooting at VFW leaves Millsboro man in hospital

A 24-year-old Millsboro man was in serious condition this weekend, following an early morning shooting at a local event venue.

According to the Delaware State Police, on Sept. 8, about 2:30 a.m. a physical altercation inside the Millsboro...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:41pm

Burton indicted on murder charges by grand jury

Matthew Burton, 28, of Dagsboro was indicted last week by a Worcester County, Md., grand jury for the murder of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett of Millsboro in June.

In the indictment, Burton is charged with first- and second-degree murder, as...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:15pm

Celina’s Butterfly Swings headed to Cupola Park

In July, the Millsboro Town Council received a letter from the Whale family, requesting to put a special-needs swing in Cupola Park.

“On July 26, 2011, our daughter Celina Danielle Whale, age 11, passed away. She was a special-needs child...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:46pm

Celina’s Butterfly Swings headed to Cupola Park

In July, the Millsboro Town Council received a letter from the Whale family, requesting to put a special-needs swing in Cupola Park.

“On July 26, 2011, our daughter Celina Danielle Whale, age 11, passed away. She was a special-needs child...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:46pm

Native plant sale at East Coast Garden Center coincides with powwow

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, East Coast Garden Center will hold its third annual Native Plant Sale, in honor of the Nanticoke Indian Powwow, which will be held the same days.

“We decided to do it in support of the powwow and just...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:17pm

Native plant sale at East Coast Garden Center coincides with powwow

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, East Coast Garden Center will hold its third annual Native Plant Sale, in honor of the Nanticoke Indian Powwow, which will be held the same days.

“We decided to do it in support of the powwow and just...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:17pm

Nanticoke past and present on display at 35th annual powwow

Four hundred years of history will dance through Delmarva as the Nanticoke Indian Association celebrates its 35th Annual Powwow on Sept. 8 and 9.

Coastal Point • File photo
Charles Eagletail dances during last year’s Nanticoke...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:12pm

Millsboro mother and son arrested on drug charges by DSP

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested a Millsboro mother and son this week after the culmination of a several-month-long investigation into the alleged dealing of illegal drugs.

On Monday, Aug. 27, about 6:04 a.m., the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:18pm

Millsboro man killed in crash near Ellendale

A Millsboro man was killed on Sunday in a single-vehicle crash west of Ellendale, after allegedly attempting to elude police.

Delaware State Police reported that Javar M. James, 31, was driving at a high rate of speed, eastbound on Route...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:16pm