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.”


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.



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.


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

Bryan and Keenan to continue to serve Millsboro on council

The Town of Millsboro will not hold a town council election this year, as only two residents filed to fill the two council positions up for election this year: incumbents Robert Bryan and Irene Keenan.

“The incumbents were the only two...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:12pm

Millsboro Art League to hold first plein air event

This weekend, the Millsboro Art League hopes to draw some attention to its hometown and also create a little bit of art.

“We were discussing how we could get some involvement with the town of Millsboro,” explained Tom Keeley,...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:15pm

A bridge for this century: Charles W. Cullen Bridge opens at Indian River Inlet

After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy the trip over the new Charles W. Cullen...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:35am

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

Millsboro seeks council members

The Town of Millsboro will be holding its annual town council elections on June 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall.

Two seats on council are currently up for grabs: the seat representing District 1, currently held by Mayor Robert Bryan,...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:10am

Millsboro Chamber of Commerce makes temporary move

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will have a new, temporary home for the next nine to 12 months.

The Chamber offices moved out of Millsboro Town Hall last week, while the building is undergoing renovations.

“The Town did...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:18am

Millsboro to hold spring clean-up again

On Saturday, April 14, the Millsboro Downtown Partnership (MDP) will hold its second Downtown Millsboro Clean-Up.

MDP is a non-profit organization whose mission is supporting, creating and promoting the revitalization of downtown Millsboro...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:52am

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:19am

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Millsboro Chamber to host Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 7, beginning at 1 p.m., rain or shine, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cupola Park. Children between the ages of 3 and 10 will have the opportunity to scour for 6,000 eggs...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 4:27am

Millsboro accepts asbestos-abatement bid for town hall

This week, Millsboro Town Council voted 7-0 to accept a bid from Royal Plus to conduct the asbestos abatement process project for the town hall.

The Town received four bids for three different options: (1) remove all the asbestos found in...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:17am

DelDOT public meeting tests Route 113 intersection plans

Responding to years of traffic congestion and collisions, the Delaware Department of Transportation has developed a tentative plan to improve two Route 113 intersections in Georgetown.

The Delaware Hazard Elimination Program identified the...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:19am

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:11am

Millsboro town hall renovations discussion focuses on abestos

As preparation begins for town hall building improvements, Millsboro Assistant Town Manager Matt Schifano reported this week that the Town had not only received a $40,000 energy grant but had secured another $21,000 in reallocated funds.


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:56am

Discussion on Route 113 improvements begins

DelDOT will hold a public workshop on Monday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. so citizens can receive an update on the status of proposed improvements south of Georgetown.

The improvements are to address safety at two median crossovers along...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:54am

MDP holding quarter auction this Friday

On Friday, Feb. 10, beginning at 6 p.m., the Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its first ’Boro Quarter Auction.

“We were working with the Millsboro Downtown Partnership, trying to figure out some ways to raise some money so...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:28am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Millsboro Dairy Queen still going strong after 10-year milestone

There’s little doubt of the success of a chain like Dairy Queen near a seaside locale, but Bill Shook, owner of the franchise in downtown Millsboro, has been finding year-round prosperity with more than just the ice cream. After 10 years, thanks...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:21am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro residents killed in single-car crash near Lewes

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit on Friday, Dec. 23, was investigating a single-vehicle crash in which two Millsboro residents were killed early that morning.

Police said that, about 12:50 a.m., as Dakota R. Sabia, 20,...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:50am

Award-winning Millsboro water treatment plant to green the grass and the environment

One day in the very near future, Millsboro Public Works Director Kenny Niblett will attend a baseball game at the local Little League Park, possessing intimate details of how the grass is kept so green and so lush at his town’s very own “field of...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:42am

Conley's to hold 11th annual Living Nativity

Conley’s United Methodist Church will be celebrating it’s 11th year holding their Living Nativity on Dec. 16 and 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“It was just a way to celebrate the Christmas season and to celebrate Jesus,” explained coordinator...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:29am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Millsboro fire company to hold fundraiser

The Millsboro Fire Company will be hosting Shopping Spree Sunday on Dec. 20 to help raise money for supplies for the company.

“This is the first year we’ve actually done this event,” explained firefighter and organizer Jessica Rogers. “It’...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:20am

Millsboro Christmas parade continues annual holiday tradition

For more than 30 years, the Town of Millsboro has held its annual Christmas parade, and on Dec. 3, beginning at 10 a.m., that tradition will continue.

“We have local bands, local pageant winners, business and church groups,”...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:17am

Millsboro man charged by DSP in Nov. 2 rape, murder

Delaware State Police this week arrested a 43-year-old registered sex offender living near Millsboro in connection with the Nov. 2 rape and murder of a 70-year-old Millsboro-area woman.

Police said their investigation into the incident...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:44am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

Millsboro-Downtown group seeks new truck route

The Millsboro Downtown Partnership is trying to reach legislators in hopes of resolving traffic and safety issues within the town.

“We desperately need a truck route to just get the traffic off of route 24,” said Jessica Wiggins, the...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:37am

Detectives probe home invasion

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home-invasion-style robbery that occurred late Saturday night in Millsboro.

Police said the incident happened about 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 29, as a male suspect and a female suspect...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:40am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Millsboro study to look at origins of cancer cluster near plant

In a chemical-laden world – from the cosmetics women wear and the chemicals in dry cleaning to the more obvious pollutants, such as smoke stacks and cigarettes – it is easy to get exposed to something dangerous. What’s not as easy is knowing if...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:48am