WEB EXCLUSIVE: 'Vietnam Mailbag' book event set for Nov. 12 in Selbyville

The Selbyville Library will host author Nancy Lynch on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lynch will present the audience with a DVD slideshow presentation and talk about her book “Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War, 1968-1972.” She will also be...

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 6:01am

County working on dog control ordinance

\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:42am

Town makes some room for the MillVols

The lack of a police department within Millville may have discouraged some residents in the past, but thanks to a small group of volunteers, the community can rest a little easier. A number of Millville and other area residents – as well as...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:26am

Millville converting to five-digits addresses

Where do I live again?

Rd 2, Box 123? Or 123 Anywhere Drive? Or better yet, 12345 Anywhere Drive? Whatever the street is called, however many digits are in the address, Sussex County just isn’t the same as it used to be and people can no...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 7:22am

New recycling drop-off center at Fresh Pond

While many municipalities in recent months have restructured their recycling service or changed their curbside recycling provider, or are considering doing so, people outside of town limits who are not curbside recycling customers now have a new...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:24am

Flu shots offered to IRSD students

During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12. Vaccination consent forms must be signed and returned by Friday, October 23. Parents are asked to...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 8:55am

Indian River Inlet Bridge open house/tour postponed due to weather

Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:33am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex

A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:

Coastal Flood Advisory

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:31am

Great Pumpkin Festival ready for its debut

The Town of Millville will fall into the season with the inaugural Great Pumpkin Festival at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Millville Councilman Jon Subity, along with a committee of...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:52pm

Hudson's to host Folk Artists on the Porch on Saturday

Hudson’s General Store on Irons Lane in Clarksville will host its annual Folk Artists on the Porch event on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 10 a.m. The artists are coming from all over and will be showing off the handiwork that brings their...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:22pm

Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Millville looks at continuing curbside recycling

At the Sept. 22 Millville Town Council workshop, the council continued to discuss the possible acquisition of property adjacent to Town Hall owned by Councilman Richard Thomas. At a half-acre in size, the property currently holds a house with a...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:40am

Safety inspectors on deck at Reliable Home Maintenance

“It’s only a deck.”

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Ed Dee checks out a house with three stories of decks. Dee recently joined the ranks at Reliable Home Maintenance to inspect and fix decks where safety may be compromised.


Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:28am

First-ever pumpkin festival planned in Millville

In less than a month, the town of Millville will host an event that would make Charlie Brown proud. Town officials have been hard at work planning the inaugural Great Pumpkin Festival, bringing together a celebration for the family and a welcome...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:31am

Millville continues work on commercial design standards

On Sept. 14, engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS presented his draft of Millville’s new Design Standards, which are geared toward commercial businesses and properties on Routes 26 and 17, to members of the Millville Planning & Zoning Commission....

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:13am

Millville officials discuss design costs, Beebe

The Millville Town Council discussed spending $5,000 to draft Design Standards for Millville as specified in the newly instated Comprehensive Plan during their July 28 regular council meeting.

Councilman Michael Jeffers believed the...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:02am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

This week's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:35am

Ocean View conducts bicycle safety checkpoint

In an ongoing effort to educate cyclists about safety and the rules of the road, the Ocean View Police Department held a bicycle safety checkpoint Thursday, July 9, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 26 in Ocean View.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:25am

McLaughlin: OVPD not getting ‘short end of the stick’

At the Tuesday, June 30, town council workshop in Ocean View, Councilman Richard Nippes said that he understood the reciprocal relationship between the Bethany Beach Police Department and Ocean View police but asked OVPD Chief Ken McLaughlin what...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:29am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

Coastal Point • Submitted
ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

Justice recalls life in Cedar Neck

The Ocean View Historical Society hosted its second “Trip Down Memory Lane,” with Norm Justice of Cedar Neck on Wednesday, June 3, at Millville Town Hall. Justice, who at 87, has seen a lot of changes since he was born in 1922, is quick of mind...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:57am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

Joint policing talks falter amid controversy

Talks between Millville and Ocean View regarding a joint police force seem to have run their course.

Citing a strong lack of interest among many of his constituents and their apprehension to combine forces with Ocean View, Millville Mayor...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:12am

Joint policing issue could be voted on at May 26 workshop

The Ocean View Town Council has a full plate for their May 26 workshop, including discussion of Councilman Perry Mitchell’s FOIA complaint and a resolution concerning providing police services to Millville.

Mitchell has sent e-mails to...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:23pm

Iconic new mill mirrors Millville’s namesake

Fenwick Island has its lighthouse. Bethany Beach has its totem pole. And now Millville has its own distinguished icon that residents and visitors can associate with the town. Last week, representatives from the town of Millville and the Millville...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:06pm

Seashell flowers bring seaside flair to Artisans Fair

From a quick glance, it’s easy to mistake crafter Isabella Makowski’s passion for a fondness for things botanical. But a close look reveals the truth: Her floral arrangements are not collections of plants at all, but intricate and detailed...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:05pm

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Ocean View favors combining police force with Millville

Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood at a May 12 town council meeting reported that he had recently met with Millville officials, along with Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin and Town Manager Conway Gregory about the possibility of a combined police...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:52pm

Isom offers a facial that's All About U

As the summer months approach and people begin to spend more time outdoors, it’s important they remember to take care of their skin. A number of qualities of coastal living can have an effect on the skin, such as sunlight, salt in the air and the...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:32pm

For mother-daughter crafters, it's in the bag

This past Sunday was a special one for mothers everywhere, but when you have the connection that Flossie Vogel shares with her daughter, Joy Cadden, every day feels like Mother’s Day. The two have become synonymous throughout the area with dance...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:28pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

Historical society eyes major changes

riginally thought to be an ideal place for the Coastal Towns Museum, in the newly defined historical district in Ocean View, the Shores House at 39 Central Avenue, built roughly in 1860, turned out to be a little more than the historical society...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Special events, worship highlight holy week

An Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. at the bandstand in Bethany Beach on Sunday, April 12, organized by member churches of the Southeast Sussex Ministerium. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Ann...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:42am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

Carper talks stimulus

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) was in Sussex County on Monday, March 30, and took some time to visit with Millville officials. While he was in Millville, Mayor Don Minyon asked Carper if he could briefly explain the federal stimulus package and...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 8:44am

Church to focus on notable women

For those interested in hearing the story of the women who surrounded Jesus and helped him in his ministry, this Easter season, the Millville United Methodist Church is presenting “The Other Twelve Disciples” on Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 8:40am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Millville man sought in connection with firearm theft and burglary

Delaware State Police troopers assigned to Troop 5, Bridgeville, are actively looking for 34-year-old William E. Lindemon IV, whose last known address was in Millville. Police described Lindemon as a white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 230 pounds,...

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:36am

Minyon, Thomas, Jeffers win in Millville

Millville held its annual town council elections last weekend to fill three seats on town council. Incumbents Donald Minyon and Richard Thomas ran alongside challengers Michael Jeffers and Joseph Calvarese.

A record 78 voters turned out...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:38pm

Pumpkin Festival planning begins in Millville

Although the event itself is not scheduled until October, planning has already begun for the first-ever Millville Great Pumpkin Festival, which was announced at February’s town council meeting. The festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 10, will...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:03pm

Millville voters head to polls on Saturday

Millville will hold its annual municipal elections this Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Voting will be conducted in the Town Hall Meeting Room at 11 Club House Road. All residents of Millville age 18 and older are eligible to cast a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:46pm

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Koval brings medical expertise to Millville practice

Like many people who move to Coastal Delaware full-time, Dr. Norman Koval is semi-retired. After coming to the beach since the ’70s, he and his wife decided to build a home in the area to enjoy their golden years. In February of 2008, shortly...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:11pm

World Day of Prayer to be held at Mariner's Bethel, March 6

For those feeling the squeeze of an ever-changing economic forecast and a world full of uncertainty, the World Day of Prayer – an ecumenical prayer service held at Mariner’s Bethel – could be just what they need for a fresh perspective. The...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:36pm

Millville elections set for March 7

With the appointment of a Board of Elections taken care of, the Town of Millville is set to move toward a March 7 election, which will determine who will fill the three open seats on the town council. Elections will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 3:12am