Business expansion all in the family for McCarthys

For close to a decade, McCarthy Stones has been one of the area’s leaders in exterior home improvements and landscaping, but recently they’ve expanded their services to cater to even more clients. Customers can now turn to the McCarthys for...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:41am

Suspects sought in local thefts

The Delaware State Police are asking for the assistance of the public in identifying suspects in a series of thefts from vehicles in the Millville and Selbyville areas this week. Police said the thefts occurred overnight from Saturday, July 31,...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:37am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

County could expand MIllville sewer district

Several communities along White’s Neck Road not included in the original Millville Sanitary Sewer District, including West Ocean Farms, White’s Neck Village and Bowerset could soon see county sewer. Sussex County Engineer Mike Izzo presented to...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:17am

Vacation Bible School a tradition

It was that time again this week: time for Ecumenical Vacation Bible School. In the Bethany Beach area, ecumenical means several churches working together for this annual vacation tradition, and the time in the middle of summer that some kids...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:42am

Locals find a new favorite spot at Perucci’s

At the old Millville post office, a new Italian restaurant has caused a flurry of attention from locals and visitors alike. Perucci’s is a little bistro owned by Lynn and Jim Rickards, the former owners of Bethany Beach Diner.


Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:36am

Millville by the Sea breaks ground with new developer

It was a “happy occasion” on Thursday, July 1, as Millville Mayor Don Minyon and Deputy Mayor Gerry Hocker broke ground on the latest phase of Millville By the Sea, along with officials from the large scale development’s new builder, Virginia-...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:39pm

OV, Millville take step toward shared policing

The towns of Ocean View and Millville joined forces this week in a workshop to discuss public safety. Ocean View Town Councilman Bob Lawless opened up the discussion by saying that there is a “natural relationship there,” between the two towns....

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:41am

Ocean View, Millville to discuss public safety

Those interested in listening in on public safety discussions between the towns of Ocean View and Millville will get their chance on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 p.m., when representatives from the Millville and Ocean View town councils will meet in a...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:05pm

Route 26 detour construction project to begin next week

On Monday, June 28, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) held an informational public workshop on the Route 26 Detour Routes Project. DelDOT officials were on hand to answer questions and to explain the process of both the detour...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:01pm

Millville to hold town-wide yard sale Saturday

On Saturday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, the Town of Millville will hold its first community-wide yard sale and merchant sidewalk sale.

Mayor Don Minyon has been planning the event for a few months and said this week that he hopes that...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:34pm

Millville votes against C-2 rezoning

The Millville Town Council met on Wednesday, June 16, and held a public hearing and vote on the possible rezoning of four applicants’ properties from C-1, commercial, to C-2, large-scale commercial, zoning.

Attorney Vincent Robertson of...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:57am

Workshop set on Route 26 detour project

The long-awaited Route 26 Mainline improvements project can’t happen without some preliminary work first being done on the back roads that will be the detour routes while the larger project is under way. And while right-of-way acquisition for the...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:52am

From the Farm dinner to benefit Milton Theatre

“Farm-to-table.” The popular term in the culinary world refers to dishes that include local, seasonal and fresh ingredients – preferably from area farms. Chefs build entire menus around the philosophy, and farm-to-table dinners in restaurants are...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:54am

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