Selbyville


Mountaire discusses odors with Selbyville officials

In an effort to show their dedication to being good neighbors, Mountaire Farms sent a contingent of staff, from administration to on-site plant managers, to the Selbyville Town Council meeting on Dec. 3.

“The company is interested in...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:02pm

Selbyville Christmas Parade bringing even more food and fun

Santa’s House open early, at 4 p.m.

The holidays will jingle into town at the 58th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.

More than 100 marching units have signed up, so “It should be a really great parade for spectators this year,” said parade...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:42pm

This is an example of the 9th Moving Pastel Project at Selbyville Middle School.

SDSA invites community to draw with John Donato

The public is being invited to make art with local artist John Donato on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The “Moving Pastels” Community Night will be hosted at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville.

“Anyone who wants to...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Mural safe as repairs continue at Selbyville Post Office

Water damage is would clearly be a threat to a 76-year-old mural. But it appears that in the midst of repairs to Selbyville Post Office, the 1942 mural there should be safe.

“It does not appear that the mural will be impacted,” said Ray...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:58pm

Alice & Laila

Holiday Gift Guide

Windsor Teak

Situated right along the highway in Fenwick Island, Windsor Teak Furniture offers an escape into places far and exotic with their distinct array of furniture.

Taking a prominent position in the store is a Lutyens Bench...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:07pm

Selbyville library celebrating the season

The Selbyville Public Library is hosting two holiday events to put people in the Christmas spirit: the Capital Ringers on Dec. 8, and an Open House with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 15.

Library Director Kelly Kline said she is proud to...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:59am

Hundreds of people gathered at Mountaire’s Selbyville warehouse on Monday, Nov. 19, to pack 8,500 boxes of Thanksgiving meals for people in the community.

Feeding thousands

While temperatures may have been low on Monday morning, hearts were warm as hundreds of community members gathered in tight-knit quarters with a collective goal — to give those in need a true Thanksgiving meal.

“It’s absolutely...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:55pm

Selbyville group collecting coats for veterans

This winter, the Selbyville Community Club is once again collecting coats, sweatpants and sweatshirts for homeless military veterans in Delaware.

The sixth annual “Coats and Sweats for Vets” returns for the entire month of December 2018....

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

Community invited to pack Thanksgiving meals

Mountaire Farms will host the 24th Annual Thanksgiving for Thousands packing event on Monday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their Selbyville warehouse — and, with the help of volunteers, will pack 8,500 food boxes that will be distributed...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:34pm

Barefoot Gardeners visit Brandywine

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Barefoot Gardeners make their fifth annual visit to the Brandywine Living Senior Center near Selbyville. The Barefoot Gardeners supply the flowers and supplies to create centerpieces for the residents. ‘Thank you to...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:07am

A Selbyville Middle School player fights a tackle during a game earlier this season.

SMS football, field hockey finish with winning records

With a chance to finish their 2018 campaign with an undefeated record, the Selbyville Middle School football squad came up just short, with a 6-0 loss to Millsboro in the final game of the season, on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The team battled for...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:41am

New homes could help clean up drug trade on Polly Branch Road

On the surface, Schooner Landing could be just another housing development coming to Sussex County. There will be 132 residential lots, a clubhouse, pool and park, all at the northwest corner of Route 54 and Polly Branch Road.

But, more...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:31pm

Selbyville’s Maxwell Curcio tries to avoid defenders.

SMS Sports Report

Indians win middle school state tournament

The wins just keep piling on for the Selbyville Middle School girls’ volleyball team, but none of those wins are as impressive as the three the group put together last Friday, Oct. 26.

You see,...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:18am

Freaks and ghouls, killers and crazies fill the Selbyville Library during last years’ Selbyville Haunted Library.

‘For one night only, the spirits take over’

Selbyville Haunted Library returns on Oct. 31

When the Selbyville Public Library opens for two hours on Halloween night, it will be completely transformed inside.

The Selbyville Haunted library will return on Wednesday, Oct. 31, during trick-or-treating hours of 6 to 8 p.m.

“It...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:22pm

Selbyville Halloween Parade-goers think outside the box

Creativity is the name of the game at Selbyville Halloween Parade. People can have a frightfully good time showing off their costumes, cars and floats on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

The parade is co-sponsored by the Fenwick Island Lions...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:07am

From left, owners Brad Sonczewski and Ashley Abell, Abell’s son, Gage Abell and her sister, Bethany Drew, pause during the grand opening at Attics of My Life in Selbyville on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Attics of My Life finds new life in Selbyville

Six months ago, Ashley Abell and Brad Sonczewski had been settled into their new Berlin, Md., store for about a month. The store had been well received and was bigger than their former Selbyville store.

Life was good.

Then, on April...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:03am

Girls’ volleyball continues early-season hot streak

The Selbyville Middle School girls’ volleyball team has been on fire at the start of the season, maintaining their unblemished record with two more wins last week.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Indians swept Sussex Academy, 2-0, with game...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:22am

Selbyville Middle School earns Blue Ribbon School honors

Selbyville Middle School was recognized nationally for academic excellence this week. SMS was one of three Delaware schools to earn the National Blue Ribbon School honor for 2018. It was named an “Exemplary High Performing School.”

“This...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:37am

Selbyville annexes 10 acres on way to 695-home development

Plans are slowly rolling forward for a new housing development in Selbyville — one of many currently proposed in Sussex County. On Oct. 1, the Selbyville Town Council approved annexation of 10.16 acres into town, which developers hope will be...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:35am

Amanda Irwin presents the Selbyville Town Council with a $210,000 check from Mountaire Farms, covering about half of the anticipated cost of Railroad Avenue culvert repairs.

‘Sounds like we’re going to get a culvert replacement’

DNREC, Mountaire share cost of Selbyville’s $395,000 road repair

As a road slowly collapses, the Town of Selbyville finally has a plan and money for repairs.

On Sept. 10, the Selbyville Town Council approved a $395,250 project by Hopkins Construction of Bridgeville. Town staff had made some phone calls...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:11pm

SVFC to host annual golf tourney

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 12 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format and costs $90 per player...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:06am

Selbyville officials are accepting bids for construction of a new culvert.

Selbyville culvert bids come in at $395K and $670K

When it comes to repairing a collapsing roadway, the Selbyville Town Hall now has a number to aim for… sort of.

In 2015, Town officials discovered that a galvanized metal culvert where the Sandy Branch tax ditch flows under Railroad Avenue...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:42pm

Selbyville plans to lower speed limits on two roads

Selbyville drivers will have to slow their roll — Selbyville plans to reduce speed limits on two roads within town limits.

In the shopping district of Route 113 (Dupont Boulevard), the speed limit is 50 mph. Soon, that will extend farther...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:19pm

This Washington Avenue house was boarded up after being officially declared a criminal nuisance property in Selbyville, near Polly Branch Road.

BREAKING: Drug-related 'criminal nuisance' property in Selbyville closed by court order

A house near Selbyville that had been the site of multiple drug crimes and police calls since 2014 was boarded up as a result of work by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Delaware State Police (DSP) to deem it a...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett speaks with veterans and other audience members at Selbyville Town Hall on Tuesday, July 10.

Arlett invites veterans to discuss mentoring, medical marijuana and more

Veterans discussed the issues and learned more about their benefits at Selbyville Town Hall on July 10.

The free veterans town hall-style meeting was hosted and moderated by outgoing Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett, who is running for...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:38pm

Freeman Stage to host ‘Jedi Academy’ variety show

Recent years have demonstrated that today’s generations have at least one love in common: “Star Wars.”

And now, for the first time ever, the Freeman Stage in West Fenwick will be hosting “Jedi Academy,” a solo comedy variety show designed...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:41pm

Selbyville Towne Village gets first approvals to dig (ditches)

Selbyville Towne Village is the next major housing development revving up along Route 54. The project has changed several times since first proposed over a decade ago, before the “Great Recession.” Now, developers are taking baby steps to at last...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:34pm

Author sets spy novel in Ocean View during World War II

On a drive along Coastal Highway, concrete towers can be seen lining the Delaware beaches. The towers were built to protect the Atlantic Coast from German invasion during World War II.

Inspired by the history of the area, Baltimore-native...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:53pm

Arlett to host veterans’ town hall forum in Selbyville

All are welcome to attend a free veterans’ town hall-style meeting to discuss current issues, including healthcare and other vet topics. The forum will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Selbyville fire...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:01pm

The Selbyville Post Office mural was installed in 1942, showing a slice of Delmarva life.

Looking up: Mural at Selbyville post office gets new attention

Some people never look up when they enter Selbyville Post Office. But look up, and you’ll see an idyllic mural depicting Delmarva farm life in the 1940s.

The mural shows a girl surrounded by chickens, a man nearby and farmhouse with horses...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:53pm

Classic cars line Main Street in Selbyville during a past Old Timer’s Day event.

Classic cars, family activities on tap for Old Timer’s Day

It’s that time of year again, when local classic enthusiasts gather to commemorate their prized vintage vehicles. The Town of Selbyville and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 61st annual Old Timer’s Day Classic Car &...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

Selbyville discusses local health, police and road repair

Just 10 miles south of Selbyville, inside the Maryland border, Atlantic General Hospital is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

At the Selbyville Town Council’s May 7 meeting, Mayor Clifton Murray called the hospital an asset. He said he...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:01pm

No injuries reported in Mountaire roof fire

By Laura Walter

Staff Reporter

 

Although a structure fire is never good for the environment, Selbyville dodged a bullet when the Mountaire poultry processing plant there caught fire on Monday, April 23.

There were no...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:52pm

Selbyville tattoo/barber shop gets green light to reopen

A Selbyville barber and tattoo shop is getting back on track, collecting required permits after being shut down in November.

The Division of Public Health has completed inspections and issued a permit on Jan. 24 for Miguelangel Tattoo Art...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:31am

Selbyville looks for new Royal Farms, new town hall

In one of Selbyville’s shortest town council meetings in years, residents still learned about two major potential building projects on April 2.

First of all, Royal Farms was granted unanimous approval on preliminary site plans for a gas...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:22am

Forge academy denied Selbyville location

The Forge Youth Academy is looking for a new home, having been denied a conditional-use request as the organization sought to move into the former Food Rite property on Main Street in Selbyville.

The Selbyville Planning & Zoning...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:12am

Selbyville fire department volunteer, pastor recognized

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company’s Bob Odom has earned the respect of his department and chief for his efforts, garnering him a nomination for the Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award.Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company’s...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:38am

Selbyville officials: Mountaire wouldn’t dig test well

Selbyville residents recently asked if water is a concern around the town’s Mountaire poultry processing plant. After all, the company’s Millsboro plant’s wastewater treatment irrigation system malfunctioned, spraying untreated nitrates, fecal...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:07am

Students share PCS history mural with their town

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant : School benefactor Phillip C. Showell was remembered kindly by his descendants, from left, Peggy Showell Johnson, Stephanie Showell Haygood and Barbara Marshall.In the closing chapter of the Phillip C. Showell...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:48am

‘It takes community uproar ... to get things done’

Police talk crime and drug prevention

As people nationwide worry more about the impact of heroin on their families and communities, local police held two public meetings to discuss the problem and actions that residents can take.

On Sept. 28, Salem U....

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:09am

Muscle cars will be on display at Selbyville luau

A luau in October? Why not?

To celebrate the grand opening of their muscle-car showroom, the Speed Shop in Selbyville will host a luau-themed ribbon-cutting party on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“If you are into classic...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:54am

Selbyville discusses sewage success, County upgrades

Selbyville is a small town with a healthy utilities business. In fact, money from the municipality’s sewer and water customers often pays for other Town operating expenses.

During a positive financial audit report, auditor Leslie Michalik...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:53am

Salem United, Selbyville police team up for crime forum

This year, more than 150 Delaware deaths were suspected overdoses. And 2017 isn’t done.

So, Salem United Methodist Church and Selbyville Police Department partnered to host a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at Salem...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:57am

IRHS student crowned Miss Hispanic Delaware

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Ana Calles’ crown holds dozens of glittering rhinestones that represent the beauty, poise, intelligence and quick thinking she displayed at the 2017 Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant.Selbyville is home to a new pageant...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:03pm

Humility and a vodka martini: Local centenarian has the answers

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Reine Jesel recently celebrated his 100th birthday, surrounded by friends and family at this favorite morning coffee joint, the Selbyville McDonald’s.On almost any morning in the Selbyville McDonald’s, a group of...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:58am

Rotary club offers to lead Selbyville Christmas Parade

Those Christmas bells won’t go silent this December. The Southern Sussex Rotary Club has offered to take over organizing the Selbyville Christmas Parade.

“We’re requesting to do that for you guys,” Scott Smith, Rotary vice president, told...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:31am

Magee Farms to host first Watermelon Festival this Saturday

UPDATE: The festival has been canceled due to weather.

Watermelon — that sweet, juicy, slice of summer goodness — will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Magee Farms in Selbyville, at the farm’s first-ever Watermelon Festival.

...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:35am

Selbyville water report shows no violations, but high numbers

All central water systems are required to produce an annual report under the Safe Drinking Water Act. It’s meant to tell people where water comes from, what it contains and how it stacks up against regulatory standards. The Town of Selbyville’s...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:07am

Local musicians get their time under the lights

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Mama’s Black Sheep jams out on stage during the first Locals event at the Freeman Stage at Bayside.For the fifth season, the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville is hosting its Locals under the Lights...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:52am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am