Ocean View

Mitchell questions legality of executive session

Ocean View Town Councilman Perry Mitchell is again questioning procedures in Ocean View politics. Mitchell recently sent a letter via e-mail to Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, which was copied to the Coastal Point, asking...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:58am

OVPD arrests man on sixth-offense DUI

The Ocean View Police Department stopped a car Monday evening for displaying a fictitious tag and ending up arresting the driver on his sixth DUI offense.


After the officer detected and odor of alcohol and a subsequent...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:12am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View police issue warnings after weekend car burglaries

Ocean View police on Monday, Jan. 18, reported that, over the weekend, the surrounding area had at least eight car burglaries that police knew about. They occurred in Savannah's Landing, Ocean Way Estates and Summerfield, police said, noting that...

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 3:33am

Ocean View approves re-zone for one parcel

After months of controversy over the proposed commercial rezoning of three parcels near Route 26 in Ocean View and weeks of consideration by the Ocean View Town Council, the council on Tuesday voted to rezone just one of the three parcels,...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:18am

OVPD's Norman promoted to corporal

PFC Justin Norman of the Ocean View Police Department was promoted to corporal this week by Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, at the Ocean View town council meeting on Jan. 12.

“Thank you all for coming,” said the chief to laughter,...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:12am

Delmarva Power asks for support on MAPP

The Ocean View Town Council heard this week from John Allen, vice president of Delmarva Power, who asked Tuesday for their support for the proposed Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project. The project is a 150-mile long 500,000-volt...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 5:57am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Schools closed and caution advised, with winter weather advisory in effect until noon

Due to snow, all Indian River School District schools are now closed on Friday, Jan. 8. Officials had previously announced a two-hour delay. All 12-month employees should report at their regular time. The Cape Henlopen School District is also...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:31pm

Town split over possible CVS

Although still in the public-hearing stages for a possible change of zone, three lots in Ocean View that have the potential to become the home to a commercial establishment such as a CVS have lots of people talking. More than three times the...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 4:49am

OVPD makes do with one fewer officer with budget cuts

Like many department heads and managers across the country, Chief Ken McLaughlin of the Ocean View Police Department these days is trying to do more with less. As the town scrambles to find ways to cut even more costs this year to offset reduced...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 4:04am

Fun and fellowship offered for Christian singles

Christina DelViscio was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, a far cry from the “Quiet Resorts” of coastal Delaware. Having lived in the area for the past five years now, DelViscio noticed that something was missing: activities for...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:50am

Abuse victims, parents urged to contact state hotlines immediately

On Dec. 23, Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III held a press conference to update the public on the investigation of Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley. In addition, Biden provided information about victim services that are available...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:28pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Strong gusty winds will accompany an Arctic cold front that will move through the region late Monday night. The strong...

Monday, December 28, 2009 - 8:52am

Powell and Phillips donate toward museum

The Ocean View Historical Society accepted two checks last week to go toward their Coastal Towns Museum. The museum will encompass history from local coastal towns, such as Millville, Bethany Beach and Ocean View. “There’s no museum yet, so we...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:39am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow/rain mix across eastern Sussex, State of Emergency in Kent, New Castle counties

As heavy snow continued to blanket the entire state on Dec. 19, state officials said agencies were working hard to keep the primary roads passable and tending to stranded motorists. Additionally, Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency...

Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 8:48am

BREAKING NEWS: Additional 24 charges filed against Lewes pediatrician in rape, exploitation cases

Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley was charged with an additional 24 charges on Friday, Dec. 18, after turning himself in to Delaware State Police Troop 4 detectives on Friday morning. Police said more alleged victims have been identified in...

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:36am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow/rain mix across eastern Sussex, State of Emergency in Kent, New Castle counties [UPDATED, 3:45 p.m.]

WEATHER ALERT: Snow/rain mix across eastern Sussex, State of Emergency in Kent, New Castle counties [UPDATED, 3:45 p.m.]

As heavy snow continued to blanket the entire state on Dec. 19, state officials said agencies were working hard to...

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:15am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm watch issued

National Weather Service, Mount Holly, N.J., 3:30 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

A winter storm watch will be in effect from late Friday night through late Saturday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch....

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 9:24am

Ocean View police help push car-seat safety

Last week, the Ocean View Police Department held its first child safety-seat and child passenger program. Despite a smaller-than-expected turnout, Ocean View police chief Ken McLaughlin said the department was glad to be of assistance and to help...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 5:15am

Ocean View votes on various fees

After a lengthy public hearing in which the Ocean View Town Council deferred a vote on the requested rezoning of three parcels from residential to general business, the council breezed through the rest of their agenda on Dec. 8, voting...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 5:00am

Local company offering service on an international scale

An international company with roots in Sussex County is making leaps and bounds in customer care and work-from-home opportunities. All-American (AA) Teleservices LLC is a national provider of enhanced telephone support services, geared toward...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:46am

OV council extends consideration of rezoning for CVS

The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday, Dec. 8, held a public hearing on the requested rezoning of three parcels at West and Atlantic avenues from residential to commercial use. But in considering one of the more controversial rezoning decisions...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:24pm

OV council gets working on budget

“I’m crushed,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood, after a less than stellar turn out at the Ocean View council’s first meeting about the draft for next year’s budget. “I did everything I knew to get public awareness.”

Regardless of the...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:19pm

WEATHER ALERT: Caution advised as flash-flood, wind advisories continue [UPDATED, 5 p.m.]

A wind advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to 6 p.m. Thursday. A deep low pressure system to the north will cause a cold front to cross the area early Wednesday evening. Strong and gusty winds from the west or southwest will...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 3:22am

OV mayor invites public to help with budget

Smaller Christmas this year? Put off college? Sell the car? Get a second job?

Just like many families across the nation, municipalities are being faced with questions of how to once again make their financial picture a comfortable one....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:50pm

HOA fighting Delmarva Power on interconnect and payment

For anyone driving near the intersection of Parker House and Beaver Dam roads near Ocean View, the two solar arrays with 12 panels each in the common area of the Forest Reach community, near the pool, may look pretty impressive, but they are only...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:03pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind, surf and flood advisories issued for Delaware coast

A stormy 12- to 18-hour period is being forecast at the Delaware shore, with the National Weather Service having issued wind, high-surf and coastal flood advisories for the area through Thursday morning, Dec. 3.

NWS forecasters predicted...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 7:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Tidal flooding anticipated ahead of Dec. 2-3 storm

Sussex County emergency officials are urging coastal residents and property owners to be alert to weather conditions for the next several days.

Joseph L. Thomas, director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, warned Sussex...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 8:52am

Gallery One offers artistic holiday cards

For the first time, Gallery One has publish a set of holiday cards.

Each box has 16 different images – one from each of the gallery’s artists. This premier set of cards is available at Gallery One, located at 32 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 7:21am

MSO to perform’Holiday Joy’

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Julien Benichou, will celebrate the season with classical favorites at the Mid-Atlantic Symphony’s “Holiday Joy” concert on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Mariner’s Bethel Church,...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 7:16am

Gallery One to host open house this weekend

The artists of Gallery One will hold their annual holiday open house on Nov. 27, 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, the gallery is offering each visitor a chance to watch some of the artists at work while enjoying light...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 7:15am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood advisory through 3 p.m. Tuesday



Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 3:05am

Grand Jury returns indictments for murder of Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer

“Today, the Sussex County Grand Jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Derrick Powell with 1st Degree Murder, among other charges, for the Sept. 1 shooting that killed Georgetown police officer Ptl. Chad Spicer and injured Georgetown police...

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 9:56am

Ida leaves mark along Delaware’s coast [PHOTO SLIDESHOW]

Last weekend’s storm may not have impacted the Delaware shore the way the Storm of 1962 rolled up the coast, but restoration and recovery are definitely an eminent part of the weather’s aftermath.

Coastal Point • J. Pryor, S. Lyons, M.P....

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:15am

County seeking damage reports

Sussex County emergency managers are asking property owners and residents affected by last week’s coastal storm to report any damage to homes, businesses, cars or other property so officials can gain a clear picture of the extent of destruction...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:13am

Ocean View Family Medicine recognized for being most recommended practice

The Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury, Md., recently recognized Dr. Danielle Giddins and the Ocean View Family Medicine staff for making significant improvements in the services they provide to the community.

Ocean View Family...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:26am

Route 1 reopens, most other area roads deemed passable

The Delaware Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed due to this week's storm, announcing that, about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, all lanes of Route 1 in the area of the Indian River Bridge had been reopened.


Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 6:05am

Inland flooding and beach erosion remain after storm [PHOTOS]

Property owners and residents in low-lying areas of coastal Delaware continued this weekend to feel the impact of what many are calling Nor’Ida – former Hurricane Ida, turned nor’easter – despite the scaling back of the storm to a stiff breeze...

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 4:08am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Bevy of Sussex roads closed due to high water, storm damage

The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued an extensive list of road closures in Sussex County due to this week's storm. The list was updated on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The closed roadways include: Old Mill Road in Millville, Holts...

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 1:35am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Storm breaches dunes at Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick and Inlet Bridge [PHOTOS]

The remnants of Hurricane Ida continued to wallop the Delaware coastal area on Friday, Nov. 13, with winds expected to continue to average around 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. While that is a reduction from Thursday’s 45 mph peak sustained...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:44am

WEATHER ALERT: Delawareans urged to take care of pets, livestock, poultry in tropical storm

Friday’s state of emergency is not a hurricane, but the weather is severe, and Elainea Goldthwaite, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Delaware Animal Response coordinator, is urging Delawareans to be mindful of their pets and livestock as...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 2:50am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County continues to see storm effects, more flooding expected

Sussex County emergency officials on Friday morning, Nov. 13, were continuing to monitor the major coastal storm affecting the region, but said they were optimistic that once the early morning high-tide cycle was complete, conditions might...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 12:59am

WEATHER ALERT: State of emergency declared for Sussex, Kent counties

Gov. Jack Markell has declared a state of emergency for Kent County and Sussex County to better enable response to the current storm, effective at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Earlier on Thursday, Markell authorized the Delaware National...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 2:06pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal storm battering Sussex County (photos) -- IRSD schools closed Friday

Route 1 closed in both directions at IRIB

Delaware Department of Transportation officials have completely closed Route 1 at the Indian River Inlet Bridge as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. The road is closed both northbound and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:16am

Band-Jam Trivia offers entertaining alternative for restaurant patrons

As cooler weather rolls in and the heavy traffic of summer dwindles, local restaurants are looking for alternative ways to cater to their customers, especially in the current economy. For one musical duo, the answer is simple: Friends and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:57am

Family, local vet pull together for Myriah

Long gone are the days when a pet was sick, there was little else to do but put them “down” or put them “to sleep.” Now, with the technological advances similar to that of human medicine, dogs and other companion animals can have a shot at longer...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:38am

Smoking ban proposal gets breath of fresh air

After deciding not to pursue the idea of a smoking ban further at a workshop a few months back, the Ocean View town council will again put it on the agenda after hearing from Sussex Tech freshman, and Ocean View resident, Kelsey Magill, at their...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:36am

Hocker’s offers savings of food and gas

Starting Nov. 13, Hocker’s and G&E will be offering customers a gas rewards program. For every $100 spent, customers will receive 10 cents per gallon off of gas purchased at Hocker’s or G&E. Through the Hocker’s G&E Gold Card...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:26am

Service group looks for members

Those looking to get involved in their community may want to give the Southern Sussex Rotary at try. The world’s first service organization is looking for members in the area.

“It’s a community thing,” explained Southern Sussex member...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:24am

County BoA confirms use for equipment storage

In a case that details the kinds of conflict that can happen as an area is developed, a 1-acre property near Millville has been the source of discord between the property owner and neighbors in recent years, as they battle over an ongoing use...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:14am

Town to move department to Melson building

Ocean View council voted on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to move the Permitting, Land Use and Public Works department to the Wallace A. Melson Administration and Public Safety Building. Town manager Conway Gregory had asked for up to $20,000 to make the...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:13am