Selbyville


Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Selbyville Middle’s Lily Hoban prepares for her at bat on Monday, April 8.

SMS Sports Report: Selbyville girls’ soccer continues their winning ways

It has been more than three years since the Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team has tasted defeat, and during that time they’ve collected an overall record of 37-0-1, including a 4-0 mark so far in 2019. The wins this year have come...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:21pm

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: discussion, consideration and possible votes on contracts submitted by...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:02am

Selbyville adds beer sales to Old Timers Day

The Selbyville Town Council has allowed the addition of beer sales at the 62nd annual Old Timers Day festival on June 15.

When two big-name vendors requested to sell beer at the outdoor street fair, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:40pm

From left, Mayor Clifton Murray, G. Frank Smith III and Clarence ‘Bud’ Tingle Jr. all retained their seats on the Selbyville Town Council.

Selbyville Town Council swears in incumbents, gets to work

The Selbyville Town Council has had the same lineup for years. This month, after the incumbents won new terms in a contested election, they once again took their oaths of office and continued their usual work.

Resident Bill Thompson had...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:58pm

Parker named to Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List

Widener University Commonwealth Law School Dean Christian Johnson this week announced Dean’s List students for the Fall 2018 semester. Students named to the list earned a grade point average in the top 20 percent of their class and division for...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:14am

Devyn Dowling

Youth Art Month marks 15 years in Selbyville

Selbyville students have brought color and creativity to the 2019 Youth Art Month exhibition, hosted by Selbyville Community Club. More than 60 prizes were awarded at the March 9 reception, to artists ranging from kindergarteners to high-school...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:10am

Selbyville again chooses incumbents in rare election

The Selbyville Town Council will remain the same for another two years. In the 2019 election, residents chose the two incumbent council members to continue their service to the town.

To keep their town council seats, G. Frank Smith III and...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:46pm

Local Lego club putting the pieces together at library

Stop in at the South Coastal Library on a Saturday, and some of the coolest kids around might be building some super-awesome things.

Started last summer, the library’s Lego Club has continued through the winter, with a solid group of...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:27pm

Candidates have the final say before rare Selbyville election

The Selbyville Town Council hasn’t had a contested election since 2011, according to Town Hall. That makes the 2019 council election a relatively rare occurrence. Voting is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Selbyville...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:17pm

March is Youth Art Month at Selbyville library

For the staff of the Selbyville Public Library, March is always an exciting month because it ushers in local artwork produced by students in celebration of National Youth Art Month. The display brings with it an increase in patronage and pride,...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:18am

Lapenna named to Clemson University Dean’s List

Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester, the university announced this week. Lapenna is majoring in psychology.

To be named to the Dean’s List at Clemson, a student...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:38am

Selbyville increases water fees, keeps taxes at same rate

While approving their $5 million municipal budget for 2019-2020, the Selbyville Town Council this week OK’d a rate increase for water utilities, due to rising costs.

The 2.5 percent rate increase for water and sewer utilities works out to...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:32pm

Caroline Gale waits to greet new and returning customers at the front of her store in Selbyville.

Caroline's brings Sparkle to Selbyville

 Want to relax? Want a fresh new look or outlook? Caroline’s Spa & Salon now does hair, nails, makeup and massage in downtown Selbyville.

The makeovers began with major renovations to the small Main Street building, one block north of...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:47pm

Mountaire responded to a wastewater spill at their Millsboro facility on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Mountaire cleans up another wastewater release

Wastewater once again escaped Mountaire Farms’ poultry processing facility in Millsboro on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The accidental release of up to 1 million gallons of partially treated wastewater was discovered around 5 a.m. that morning. It...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am

Selbyville will have a contested election

For the first time in years, Selbyville residents will have an opportunity to vote in a town council election.

Elections are usually canceled in the ever-expanding town, simply because the incumbents are the only people who file to run...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:59am

Mardi Gras

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Friends of the Selbyville Public Library held their annual Mardi Gras fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 16. Proceeds benefit the public library. Notes on the Beach provided entertainment while event-...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:39am

The Selbyville Middle School girls’ basketball team took home first-place trophies in the H&R Block bracket at the Capital Classic.

SMS, Scurci show ‘No Mercy’ to win bracket at Capital Classic

The Selbyville Middle School girls’ basketball team finished off its 2018-2019 campaign showing “No Mercy” to their opponents.

Behind a game-high 11 points from sixth-grader Sophie Scurci, the Indians rolled to a 21-10 win over Mariner in...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am

The Selbyville Public Library will be the place to be on Saturday, Feb. 16, for the Mardi Gras benefit.

Party like it’s Mardi Gras at Selbyville library fundraiser

Live music and fine food will carry guests to the Big Easy at this weekend’s Mardi Gras benefit for the Selbyville Public Library.

New Orleans provides the lively theme for the event on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted at the...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:43pm

Selbyville council approves more construction details

Development continues as the Selbyville Town Council gave its OK for several projects to move forward. They discussed housing, gasoline and a new town hall at their Jan. 7 meeting:

• On Route 54, the preliminary site plan was approved for...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:05pm

Selbyville BOA approves Mountaire canopy

Mountaire Farms was granted permission last week to build slightly beyond their property line into a neighboring property.

The poultry plant at 55 Hosier Street in Selbyville is already built up to their western property line, beside the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:03pm

‘No possibility of closing Hosier Street’

With Mountaire Farms having recently proposed rerouting part of Hosier Street next to its poultry processing plant, the Selbyville Town Council wants to clarify that it’s not interested in closing the road.

As property owners, the company...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:02pm

Brannon named to Dean’s List at Penn State

Delaney Brannon of Selbyville was named to the Dean’s List at the Pennsylvania State University for the fall 2018 semester. Full-time undergraduate students at Penn State must achieve a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA to be eligible for Dean’s List...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:11am

Mountaire offers Selbyville $1M to close part of Hosier Street

Traffic regularly comes to a full stop on Hosier Street in Selbyville when Mountaire trucks are on the move. Poultry plant employees direct traffic to pause many times a day as tractor-trailers back out of a holding area across the street...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:05am

Selbyville seeking candidates for election

Democracy is on display again in the coming months, as candidates are being invited to register for the 2019 Selbyville Town Council election. 

The annual election is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, although it has been canceled for years...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:12pm

Faith runs strong with new Salem UMC pastor

As a young woman, Michelle Rekitzke hated public speaking, and she didn’t enjoy going to church.

That makes “Pastor Missy’s” calling all the more special, and she finds joy at her new appointment, Salem United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:56pm

Dozens of volunteers showed up at Mountaire’s Selbyville warehouse to pack a full Christmas meal for 2,500 families in need.

Mountaire brings ‘Thanksgiving’ to those in need at Christmas

Three times each year, Mountaire Farms holds packing events to help feed those in the community who otherwise would not have a holiday meal.

“It’s a trilogy. Three times a year, at the most important holidays to give back,” said Roger...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:20pm

December’s volunteers stand tall with Dottie Campbell and two of the three new directors of the Community Food Pantry, Joyce Dennis and Rev. Mark Phillips.

‘It’s going to take three people to replace her’

Campbell retires from food pantry

For more than 20 years, Dottie Campbell’s smiling face has welcomed families to the Community Food Pantry in Selbyville. The pantry is still going strong, but on Dec. 15, Campbell finally retired as coordinator.

Volunteers praised Campbell...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:01pm

Selbyville Indians fight hard in pair of losses

The Selbyville Middle School girls’ basketball team suffered setbacks in their two games this past week, but it certainly was not from a lack of effort or fight.

The Indians squared off with a very talents Woodbridge team last Wednesday,...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:13pm

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