Millville, Ocean View attempt to resolve ‘no-man’s land’

Officials from Ocean View and Millville this week discussed the fate of a group of lots located in a “no-man’s land” between the towns, in which some of the lots – all located within the Country Estates community – are only partially in Ocean...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:03am

Millville, Ocean View talking police

Extending some public safety services to Millville is once again a topic of conversation in Ocean View, as the town prepares a response to a request from Millville Mayor Don Minyon to “discuss the details of Ocean View’s possibly providing public...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:32am

Abracadabra! Magic show comes to Millville

Richard Bloch is more than just a stage magician. Presto, chango! He has transformed a garage and workshop on Atlantic Avenue in Millville into a charming 50-seat theater where magic, music and more will be featured nightly beginning June 17....

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 5:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

Third annual Artisans Fair returns to Millville

This Saturday, May 29, the South Coastal Delaware AARP chapter will sponsor the Third Annual Artisans Fair at the Millville Fire Hall, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dozens of craftspersons from the area will be featured in the event, which aims to...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:59am

First Lady Carla Markell visits area volunteers

On Wednesday, May 19, the town of Millville hosted Delaware’s First Lady, Carla Markell. Mayor Don Minyon extended an invitation to Markell during the Sussex County Volunteer Day on April 24, to come back, spend more time with volunteer groups in...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:14am

Local emergency center prepares for 24/7 summer operation

Beebe Medical Center’s Millville Emergency Center will officially reopen Memorial Day weekend, starting its 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week summer schedule. The center will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, and will remain open until the...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:15pm

Millville council continues to discuss rezoning

Four property owners have put in applications to the town of Millville to be rezoned from C-1 to C-2 commercial zoning designations. The properties, which are along the Route 26 corridor, are all currently zoned C-1 – for mixed residential and...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:51am

Reborn restaurant rates a 26 in coastal cuisine

In 2006 – when Jerry Richard first opened Steakhouse 26 in the Millville Town Center – the establishment quickly became a favorite for beachgoers and locals alike. The dimly lit restaurant reflected the look of an urban, fine-dining steakhouse....

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:51am

Millville property owners try to rezone

The Millville Planning and Zoning Commission met Monday, April 12, to review four commercial rezoning applications.

Gerald Hocker Jr., also a member of the town council, requested that his property retain the C-2 large-scale commercial...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:45am

Millville’s Verizon Wireless focuses on helping customers

Advertisements on television, radio and in magazines recognize Verizon Wireless as one of the largest and most rapidly growing telecommunications providers, and with a new store location popping up in Millville recently, many of their local...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 2:19am

Millville discusses town hall expansion

At the March 23 Millville Town Council workshop Greg Hastings, of G. A. Hastings & Associates presented to council, for their review, a 3-D rendering and quarter inch preliminaries of the proposed addition to town hall.

The addition...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:50am

IRHS Music Dept. looks for Bingo boost

The 2nd Annual Bingo Fundraiser for the Indian River High School (IRHS) Music Department will be held on Friday, March 26, at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m.

There will be 20...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:49pm

Local attorney works to protect retirees

The “graying” of Sussex County is not news. The fastest growing county with its (mostly) mild climate, favorable tax base and close proximity to the beach and many major cities, is a popular destination for many recent retirees looking to enjoy...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:41pm

Quick thinking turns teacher into lifesaver

A mere second can sometimes be the difference between life and death, and Michael West can attest to that. Early Saturday morning, an unfamiliarity with the area paired with heavy rains and a rising tide almost spelled disaster for West, when his...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:34pm

Ladies Auxiliary holding Easter candy sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a homemade Easter candy sale at the fire hall Saturday, March 27, starting at noon.

The ladies do a wide variety of fundraisers to ultimately give back to the...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

MVFC to get grant from Ocean View

The Ocean View Town Council this week voted to grant the Millville Volunteer Fire Company monies from the town’s Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.

Since the town had about $64,000 in the fund as of March 9 but still has two months left...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 5:12am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

Rain and melting snow make life dreary

Rainfall earlier this week may have received a warm welcome from many area residents who had been fed up with the recent snow, but for some individuals, it made matters escalate from bad to worse. For Millville resident Thomas Burns and his...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:31pm

Millville council to discuss town hall expansion

The Millville Town Council’s monthly workshop was held Tuesday, Feb. 23, after the council canceled its monthly council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings due to this month’s blizzards.

Mayor Don Minyon started the meeting by...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:10pm

Coastal Town Museum could get boost from students

The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday heard from Christine Thomas of Preservation Delaware and the National Trust, regarding the former Shores House. Thomas has been working with the Ocean View Historical Society and was following up with the...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:51am

Local dog has his day, thanks to holistic vet

Integrative health care is not only for humans, it’s for the dogs, as well.

Coastal Point
Lance Fargo with his Weimaraner, Blitz. Blitz has been through alot following a 12-foot fall onto concrete when he was nine months old.


Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 5:54am

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

Bunting to join Hocker at next 'Coffee' event

Next Thursday, Feb. 18, state Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th) will welcome state Sen. George Howard Bunting (D-20th) to his monthly “Coffee’s on Me,” scheduled for Thursday evening, Feb. 18, at the Bethany Beach Fire Hall, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 8:20am

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Offices, schools closed, events canceled

[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.

Winds continued to remain gusty early...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:32pm

WEATHER ALERT: Farmers asked to assist emergency responders with tractors

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center late Wednesday night put out the call for additional farmers throughout the county to lend equipment and aid so fire and ambulance crews can reach residents in an emergency.

EOC Director Joseph...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:30pm

WEATHER ALERT: Help wild songbirds survive winter

Delaware’s frigid temperatures, high winds and recent snowfalls can be difficult for the more than 40 species of wintering songbirds that share the state’s nature resources, state officials reminded the public mid-week. Their food sources – nuts...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22pm

URGENT WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles blocking roads will be moved, those stranded in cars must clear exhaust to avoid death or injury

State officials sent out an urgent message about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, noting that presently there are stranded and abandoned vehicles that are blocking some roads in Sussex County to the point that ambulances cannot proceed to make emergency...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:49pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm updates as of 2:35 p.m. -- Power, road crews temporarily suspend operations

A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:

• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.

• Delaware Electric Cooperative crews in Kent...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles ordered off roads as area again under blizzard warning

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all non-emergency vehicles ordered off the roads.

With the second winter storm in five days setting in, snowfall...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 11:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Power outages persist as area prepares for more snow and wind

State officials were reporting nearly 14,000 electric customers still without power – mostly in Sussex County – on Monday morning, as crews from Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative struggled to reach and repair outages from last...

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 3:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Road clearing and power restoration under way, up to 2 feet of snow in Sussex

With the National Weather Service reporting snow totals of 20 to 25 inches with drifts in Sussex County, 25 inches in New Castle County and 22 inches in Kent County from this weekend’s blizzard, a State of Emergency remained in effect at 9 a.m....

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 2:34am

WEATHER ALERT: Travel ban lifted as blizzard conditions end with more than 15 inches of snowfall

Snow from this weekend’s blizzard had begun to taper off around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, leaving much of the state paralyzed and snowbound, and tens of thousands without power, with as many as 39,000 homes and businesses left in the dark at peak...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 14 inches in Selbyville; whiteout conditions, power outages, travel prohibitions continue

A winter storm warning is in effect in the area until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. Light to moderate snow with embedded areas of heavy snow near the Atlantic coast was occurring across the area late this afternoon, adding about 6 inches of snow in...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 10:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 8 inches in coastal Sussex; non-emegency vehicles still prohibited from travel

With snow totals statewide topping 15 inches in some locations and more than 8 inches of snow in the local area, Delaware emergency officials on Saturday morning were reminding the public of the State of Emergency currently in force and the...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 2:45am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow accumulating and winds beginning to build

Snow is beginning to accumulate, the plows are out, and residents everywhere are settling in for a long weekend, state officials reported Friday evening as blizzard conditions hit Delaware. As of 9:30 p.m. on Friday Delaware State Police reported...

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:08pm

WEATHER ALERT: Governor declares state of emergency as area braces for 1 to 2 feet of snow, strong winds

State of Emergency declared for state as of 8 p.m., vehicles ordered off roads as of 10 p.m.

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 8 p.m. Friday, with vehicles ordered off the...

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 12:21pm

WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard warning in effect Friday and Saturday, up to 18 inches of snow, strong winds forecast

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a blizzard warning, which is in effect from 4 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday. The previous winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 1:43pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm watch in effect from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm watch that is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday will pass off the Carolina...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:29pm

WEATHER ALERT: IRSD schools closed on Wednesday

Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3. All 12-month employees should report two hours late.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:17pm

WEATHER ALERT: Delaware readies for more snowfall with 1 to 3 inches forecast and possible weekend storm

With a weather advisory from the National Weather Service in effect, state agencies on Tuesday were preparing to meet the challenge of yet more snow.

The National Weather Service Mt. Holly office issued a winter weather advisory for...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 8:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Schools closed Monday, additional closures expected

Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 1. All 12-month employees are not required to report.

Other Monday closures, as they are reported to Coastal Point:
Cape Henlopen...

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 8:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions remain dangerous; 8-13 inches of snow on the ground, below-freezing temps continue

National Weather Service officials are warning of icy roads on Sunday morning. With very cold temperatures in place, any snow from the storm Saturday night that melts on Sunday will freeze on roadways and other untreated surfaces. Caution was...

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:56pm

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Winter storm warning in effect through Sunday morning, 5-8 inches of snow predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm warning for snow, which is in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday morning to 4 a.m. Sunday. The previous winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.

An area of low...

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:35am