Grace Virginia Jones, 80

Grace Virginia Jones, 80, of Selbyville, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She loved to read, do puzzle books, study her Bible and occasionally sing.

Jones was preceded in death by James Valentine and...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

County receives $1.056M in grants

Low-income homeowners outside Selbyville and in Ocean View will receive funding through the federal government’s community development block grant program this year to fix up their homes or connect to central water service, according to county...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislators approve 'sweeping' revenue package

State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all consumer...

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:10am

Bethany farmers' market to open Sunday

After weeks of anticipation and months of work, the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is set to open, from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 1, in the Mercantile Peninsula Bank parking lot in town. The market will run for eight consecutive...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Isabelle T. Campbell, 69

Isabelle T. Campbell, 69, of Selbyville, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, at home. She had been an executive assistant with Showell Farms for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City.

Campbell was...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislation pushes IR bridge ahead

State legislation up for approval this week would allow state transportation officials to begin work on the much-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project that was delayed again in late April.

A portion of the 2008-fiscal-year bond...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Timer's Day ready for 51st year

For years, Old Timer’s Day prospered as Selbyville’s signature event, attracting people from across the county and state to tour the small town. The event, while a potential fund-raising option, is not a fundraiser for the town and is instead...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Timer’s Day soon upon us yet again

Last year’s Old Timer’s Day will certainly be hard to top. Selbyville town officials estimated this week that roughly 2,000 attended the festivities, eating, playing games, walking the town and admiring the more than 180 entrants in the Classic...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Selbyville to DelDOT: Stay out

Selbyville town officials decided to make their opinion official in the process to select a proposed solution to cure future congestion problems on U.S. 113. The Delaware Department of Transportation and a 25-member working group comprising local...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Impersonation legislation is Selbyville-spurred

Clara Banks, a 91-year-old Selbyville resident, vividly remembers a frightening day earlier this year when, choking and fearing for her life, she called 911. A man, whose vehicle was affixed with sirens and a license plate normally associated...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Selbyville resident, sex offender wanted

Delaware State Police officials were searching mid-week for Jose L. Estrada, a 26-year-old Selbyville resident and sex offender who had failed to re-register his address. Estrada – who also goes by the names Anemida Dejesusvargas, Anrudi D....

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:56am

Conaway presents residential, commercial plans to Selbyville

Development plans presented to Selbyville Town Council on Monday sparked a discussion regarding the necessity of facilitating commercial growth. Don Conaway, a Realtor with Seashore Realty in Fenwick Island, presented conceptual plans Monday to...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Eight arrested on drug charges

Two problematic, trash-laden Selbyville-area streets served as the backdrop last week for the climactic conclusion of a three-month long Delaware State Police and Selbyville Police Department undercover investigation into open-air drug sales....

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

School of the Arts a choice 'draw'

Each weekday morning, Lewes resident Denise Kates drops her daughter Summer, 13, off at 7:30 a.m. at Long Neck Elementary School. From there, Summer boards a bus bound for the Indian River School District and Southern Delaware School of the Arts...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Selbyville student art show

It is time again for Selbyville students to begin work on another painting, sculpture or piece of ceramic artwork. The third annual Selbyville Community Club kid’s art show is fast approaching.
Any student with a home zip code of 19975 can...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Landmark clothing store leaves Selbyville

No other businesses in Selbyville can claim they’ve stood through what Scotty’s Menswear has seen. And, unfortunately, the four-generation family-owned clothing store that has tailored generations in the area will soon be a thing of the past....

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Valentine's Day rewarding for local businesses

This coming Wednesday, love will be in the air, and that spells particularly good news for some local businesses. Many restaurants will reap the benefits, with specialized servings for couples, and there are others who look forward to Valentine’s...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Selbyville revamps their town Web site look

The Town of Selbyville has a new look. At least as far as its Web site goes. Town officials launched a newly re-designed Web site this week, complete with links for town information, the fire department, local, state and federal points of...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Housing grants discussed in Selbyville

Al Phillips, a Sussex County project manager handling Community Development Block Grant applications, visited Selbyville on Monday night to introduce its residents to the program, which helps low- to moderate-income residents.

Most money...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Prime rib and coddle and seafood — oh, my!

Irish pubs may be difficult to come by in the area, and Irish dishes are even sparser. But thanks to Dublin Steakhouse and Erin’s Pub, local diners will find both — and a lot more — in an atmosphere that seems foreign, but, oh, so familiar.


Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sussex holding grant hearings

Selbyville officials recently sent a list of roughly 15 homes to the Delaware State Housing Authority. On the list are regular violators of town code who, according to Selbyville Town Manager Gary Taylor, have resisted requests from town...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Town tradition

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact — in one of likely many trips this holiday season — he is coming to Selbyville, along with marching bands, commercial floats, antique cars and fire trucks for the annual Selbyville Christmas Parade.


Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Smaller Wilgus store opens six months after fire

Almost exactly six months after a fire destroyed Wilgus Cleaners’ nearly 70-year-old Selbyville plant, Jeff Wilgus has opened a dry cleaning store in Selbyville. Sitting in the new store across from Arby’s on Route 113 Monday, Wilgus, a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville council awards project

Selbyville Town Council members have put the ball back in the court of Underground Utilities, the low bidder for the town’s Routes 17/54 water and sewer infrastructure project.

The company had requested its bid be withdrawn after the...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Family friend arrested for embezzlement

A woman charged with embezzling more than $27,000 from a Selbyville real estate business was a family friend of the business’ owners, police and business officials said this week.

Selbyville resident Susan Burkholder, 37, allegedly cashed...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville Halloween parade set for action

Since before World War II, local kids have gathered on one night of the last week of October, donning witch, soldier and ghoul costumes to march through the streets of Selbyville.
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Local Halloween parades and...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyvile pair win childcare awards

A kindergarten teacher and a childcare professional in Selbyville were among the 11 winners of this year’s Governor’s Award for excellence in early-childhood care and education. The awards were announced at a banquet last Thursday, Sept. 28....

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville man dies from burns

A Selbyville man who suffered first- and second- degree burns on 90 percent of his body after trying to reignite a backyard bonfire with an unidentified liquid died Sunday in Crozer Burn Center in Upland, Pa., according to State Fire Marshal...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville VFC jumps on Web wagon

In what has become a growing trend for towns, fire departments and other organizations locally and nationally, the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company recently launched a seemingly all-inclusive Web site.

Although the company has maintained...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Towns use internet to reach their citizens

It’s become a tool of convenience. People use the Internet to buy shoes, check the scores of sports games, book plane flights and even compare hotels without leaving their homes.

And sometimes, people even check agendas of upcoming town...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick candidates introduce themselves

The five candidates vying for three Fenwick Island council seats in the upcoming Aug. 5 election paraded in front of a full meeting room at town hall on Saturday, introducing themselves to their potential constituents at the annual meet-the-...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

50 years

Since late 2004, Selbyville Police Chief Scott Collins has been sifting through minutes of old town meetings and copies of local newspapers archived in Dover and Selbyville or at various news organizations’ headquarters, searching for information...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Town, Mountaire clash on waste

Tensions between Selbyville officials and Mountaire Inc. have ebbed and flowed over the years.

The poultry processing plant in Selbyville is the sole industrial user of the town’s sewer system, and problems with levels of nutrients in the...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville talks guns, cars, water, power

The Selbyville Town Council on June 6 passed two ordinances, each unanimously, but tabled a third proposed ordinance until the council members could consider some deeper implications.

First, they agreed to retroactively adopt the town’s...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Celebrating America

On May 17 every year, Emanuel and Franca Ortiz have a party. Complete with a cake and decorative icing, the celebration looks more like a birthday party than an anniversary. But May 17 is an anniversary for Franca Ortiz, formerly Franca Ferraro....

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Wilgus cleaners loses 67-year old location to fire

A business that has been in Selbyville for nearly 70 years was completely destroyed along with its contents in an early-morning fire on Saturday. According to a release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, an employee from a nearby business...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Cactus Cafe celebrates 15 years of service

To celebrate its 15-year anniversary in business, the Cactus Cafe is giving back to its customers by offering menu items at the price they were originally sold when the restaurant first opened its doors.

Owner Manuel Pavon said that, from...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

DNREC offers land protection suggestions

“Open Spaces & Natural Places” — Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) staffers held a public workshop on the topic in Georgetown on April 26, sharing recommendations on how much to protect, and where.


Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville restaurant regular stop for fundraisers

It seems like someone’s holding a fundraiser every month, at the Georgia House restaurant in Selbyville — and that’s because they are.

The Georgia House (located at Main and Church streets) hosts one fundraiser a month, including, in...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville officials award wasewater contract

At a Monday town council meeting, Selbyville councilmen awarded the contract to upgrade the town’s wastewater facility to Greensburg Environmental Contracting Services Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company licensed in five states.

Through a...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Finally, he's the bride

Selbyville Wastewater Treatment Facility Manager Jim Burk is familiar with an old cliché. “I’m always the bridesmaid and never the bride,” he said.
Jim Burk is to be recognized for his efforts as...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville drafts new parking regulations

Selbyville town officials read a draft of a changed ordinance at Monday’s council meeting. If adopted, the ordinance would prohibit people from parking on both sides of four streets in the town for safety reasons.

“There’s just not a lot...

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville to hold student art show in town

Last year, for the first annual Selbyville Community Club Art Show, more than 300 students turned in pieces to be judged by the club’s members. According to Lucille Creel, the art chairwoman for the club that founded the show, that participation...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville police arrest two in theft

Selbyville police officers recently arrested two local women for allegedly using a credit card to steal about $37,000 from Fireplace Specialties, a Selbyville business.
After they turned themselves in, Selbyville’s officers charged Fern “...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville library bridges language gap

About two weeks ago, a Spanish-speaking Selbyville Public Library patron stood near the front door, dangling a set of keys in front of Jill DiPaolo, the director of the library.
The middle-aged man was trying to ask DiPaolo a question,...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville opens up process for wasterwater bids

After more than three years of planning and designing its new wastewater plant, Selbyville opened the bids on Thursday in preparation to construct the state-funded project. All four bids received came in above the estimated construction cost of $...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville keeps the lights on in community

Residents of the Buntings Mill community in Selbyville avoided having their neighborhood’s lights turned off this holiday, thanks to the quick thinking and generosity of the town’s mayor.
Clifton Murray took it upon himself to authorize the...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville applies for housing grants

Selbyville Town Council members unanimously agreed Monday to apply for community development block grants (CDBG) for the town again this year. The grants help low-income property owners and landlords with low-income tenants make needed...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm