Millsboro

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Investigators looking for wanted sex offender

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and registration Unit (SOAR) this week was looking for a Millsboro sex offender after he failed to re-register his current address.

Investigators said they obtained warrants for Jackie E...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:39am

MAPP project might be canceled, according to officials

The Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project could be a no-go, according to electric company officials. Pepco Holdings, the parent company of Delmarva Power, Pepco and Atlantic City Electric, is reviewing a recommendation from the Transmission...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:30am

Festival Hispano to celebrate Guatemala

For the past 18 years, El Centro Cultural, a nonprofit arts organization, has been hosting Festival Hispano — a festival dedicated to celebrating Hispanic culture, music, art, food and traditions.

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A crowd...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:21am

Burton extradition halted by Delaware Supreme Court

Matthew Burton, the 28-year-old Dagsboro man who has been charged with the murder of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett of Millsboro, will not be extradited to Maryland just yet.

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Mathew Burton is escorted from his...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:54am

Millsboro Town Council discusses shopping center, playground

Preston Dyer of Peninsula Crossing addressed the Millsboro Town Council this week, requesting to amend the Route 113 shopping center’s developer agreement.

“What we are requesting is consistent with the development agreement,” explained...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:29am

Atkins files for re-election to 41st District representative seat

State Rep. John Atkins (D-Millsboro) recently filed for re-election to his seat as a representative for the 41st District, in this November’s elections. Atkins said his campaign platform is and always will be “constituent services.”

“I...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:07am

Millsboro library to hold annual book sale

Those looking for a good summer read, or to expand their home library, may want to consider checking out Millsboro Public Library’s annual book sale.

“They used to have it outside in the driveway of the library, and now we have it next...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:45am

Dagsboro man arrested in Millsboro woman's murder

Less than a month after the body of 35-year old Millsboro resident Nicole Bennett was found along a dirt road in Maryland, police this week arrested 28-year-old Dagsboro resident Matthew Burton in connection with the crime.

Burton

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:24am

Pin Hunting: Baywood Greens

One look at Baywood Greens in Long Neck, and it’s easy to notice the time and commitment that go into the course’s upkeep. Raved about as one of the most well-kept and aesthetically pleasing courses in the area, the course has landscaping that...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:19am

BREAKING NEWS: Dagsboro man arrested in Bennett murder case

Maryland State Police homicide investigators reported on July 6 that they had charged a Dagsboro-area man in connection with the murder of Nicole Bennett of Millsboro, who was found dead in the Whaleyville, Md., area on June 15.

Matthew...

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 4:25pm

Millsboro approves budget, new sewer rate increase

The Millsboro Town Council met earlier this week to discuss and approve the Town’s budget for the 2013 fiscal year.

Finance Director William Sauer said that the Town was in good fiscal shape, as general funds increased $104,000 over the...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:50am

PGA's Collins to challenge Atkins for 41st District seat

Rich Collins, executive director of the Positive Growth Alliance and owner of Access Insurance and Financial Services located on Route 113 between Dagsboro and Millsboro, has announced his candidacy for the 41st District state representative seat...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Electric vehicle charging station opens up in Millsboro

Chimes, a provider of day, vocational and residential services for people with cognitive disabilities including mental retardation, mental illness, behavior disorders and autism, has now opened an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at its...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:28am

Elementary students rally for classmates after fire

When the Cooper family lost everything in a May 20 house fire, they had to start over from scratch. Fortunately for them, their son Cortland Cooper was attending fifth grade at East Millsboro Elementary School, where his classmates stepped up to...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 6:07am

Millsboro to hold kids' Fourth of July parade

This Wednesday, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, along with Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, will hold its fifth annual Youth Fourth of July Parade.

“It’s a celebration of the labyrinth and the Fourth of July,” said Amy Simmons,...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:59am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Murder of Millsboro woman still under investigation

The body of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett of Millsboro was recovered from an embankment off of a dirt road in Worcester County, Md., at 9 a.m. on June 15.

“It has officially been ruled a homicide,” said Maryland State Police spokesperson...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:41pm

Concerts to be held in Millsboro, Ocean View parks

With the summer season fully underway, many towns are offering residents and visitors the chance to enjoy some free family-friendly entertainment.

“In July we have three; two in August and one September,” said Millsboro Chamber of Commerce...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:07pm

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

Millsboro Farmers Market moves to Thursdays, gets new sponsor

Just like the produce they offer, farmers’ markets are sprouting up like crazy in the area. Millsboro’s actually started up last year, but this year offers a Millsboro market with lots of changes.

This year, the farmers’ market is being...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:14am

Closure of Millsboro pickle plant to cost area more than 200 jobs

As the Memorial Day weekend and the summer season approached this past week, Pinnacle Foods Group LLC announced plans to close its Vlasic pickle production plant in Millsboro by year-end, affecting nearly 200 full-time year-round employees, along...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:42pm