Selbyville


Selbyville council puts fire company agreement in writing

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company is aiming to add a new ladder truck to its fleet, and the Selbyville Town Council offered their full approval at their June 3 meeting.

To borrow up to $700,000 at a low-interest rate, the fire company...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:39pm

From bike racks to safety talks, young scout is on track

Tenth-grader Chris Smith is well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout out of Ocean View Boy Scout Troop 281. Having built and donated three bike racks, which now reside at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, the Southern Delaware School of the...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:11am

Old Timer’s Day registration under way, featuring new event

Old Timer’s Day is right around the corner in Selbyville, and planning is well under way. The annual town festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, with plenty of ways people can participate.

Classic cars and trucks are a staple of Old...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:04am

Selbyville gets bike racks courtesy of Eagle Scout

Selbyville officials reported at the May 6 town council meeting that new bike racks have been installed in the town.

In March, the council heard from Eagle Scout Chris Smith, a 10th-grader at Indian River High School. Smith had presented...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:51am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Selbyville approves firearms shop on Main Street

The Selbyville Town Council this week approved a new home-based business selling firearms. At the council’s regular meeting April 1, they unanimously voted to allow Douglas Helfer and Phil Oneschuk to open Main Street Trader LLC in a detached...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:36am

Roots Landscaping continues Easter egg hunt tradition

This weekend, Roots Landscaping will be holding its 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, in conjunction with the Redmen of Selbyville and the Salem United Methodist Church.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:09am

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:49am

Selbyville to retest new wells after contaminant found

Selbyville will test two newly drilled town wells again, after a test in one showed a spike in methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Erik Retzlaff, an associate with Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc., who works for the town, said the wells will be re...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Selbyville library becomes gallery for Kids Art Month

The Selbyville Public Library regularly displays local artwork, but Selbyville’s youth have the honor of displaying their work for the entire month of March. The town council recently once again proclaimed March to be Kids Art Month, and the...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:18am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Three SMS wrestlers win Henlopen Conference, go undefeated

Three local middle-schoolers might make wrestling look easy, but years of hard work led to the undefeated seasons for Brandon Bautista, Chris Esque and Zeke Marcozzi.

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SMS’s Brandon Bautista, Chris Esque...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:48pm

Selbyville OKs possible Mountaire operating agreement

More than a year of discussion has already gone into drafting an agreement between Mountaire and the Town of Selbyville regarding parking and cleanliness at the poultry processing plant, but it has now been approved, even though the agreement may...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:54am

Local author hopes to help those 'Suffering in Silence'

In a review of Carolyn Kuhn’s book “Suffering in Silence,” one reader, “CindyS,” wrote: “I picked this book up late one evening to ‘start’ and a couple hours later I had ‘finished’ it. I could not put it down. Every emotion that someone could...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 3:31am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Carper, Markell praise local hosting of dual World Series

Starting in August, Delaware will be home to not one, but two World Series. That’s a big deal for a little state, said Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) in a Jan. 7 press conference at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:48am

Selbyville resident heads for shot at Miss America title

There is a lot to do to prepare for being on live TV as a contestant in the Miss America Pageant. That’s something to which Selbyville native Alyssa Murray, the current Miss Delaware, can attest. In addition to her public appearances promoting...

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 3:28am

Big League Softball World Series coming to Roxana in 2013

As if hosting one World Series wasn’t enough, Sussex County will get a double dose of championship softball next year. Little League International will be relocating the annual Big League Softball World Series tournament to Lower Sussex Little...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 6:15am

Selbyville developers can get creative with new zoning option

Selbyville could become more attractive to developers after the town council this week unanimously approved a zoning amendment for residential planned communities (RPCs). The new RPC district is a new overlay option developers may use when...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:10pm

Pearl Harbor memories linger long after war

“Everything stopped when they said Pearl Harbor was bombed,” said Frank Singletary, former Navy sailor.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Frank Singletary proudly displays his Purple Heart medal.

The tale of Pearl Harbor is...

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:31am

Roxana growers offers chance to buy local and live Christmas trees this season

Those looking to find the perfect Christmas tree to string with lights and top with a star need look no farther — they can buy local.

B&B Evergreens is a family-run tree farm in Roxana that has been helping families find their perfect...

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:57am

Santa Claus is coming to town, for Selbyville Christmas parade

Bright lights and a cheerful chill in the air mean the holidays are just around the corner in Selbyville, leading up to the 52nd Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade.

Spectators will line the streets when the parade begins at 7 p.m. on...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:04am

Helping more than ever: Community Food Pantry turns 20

Food is something people can’t live without, so Selbyville’s Community Food Pantry is making sure they don’t have to. Each month for 20 years, Community Food Pantry volunteers have served an increasing number of families.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:24am

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads

Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012. Until further notice, no motor vehicles should be operated on any road in the State of Delaware unless operated by essential personnel: "...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:27pm

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware National Guard continues preparation

The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.

“Within the next 12-18 hours, we will have approximately 250 support personnel in place and ready to assist with the needs of the state and...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Electric utilities offer tips for storm preparation

The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:

If a severe...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:15am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey being closed now

High water across Route 1 north of Indian River Inlet Bridge has forced Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to begin the process of closing Route 1 between Dewey & Bethany Beach. Please share with others who may be affected.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:41am

BREAKING NEWS: County offers detailed evacuation zones map, shelter and evacuation plans

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations,...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:13pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:54pm

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:34pm

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday,...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:24pm

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:16pm

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:19pm

Campaign sign incident leads to elections complaint

Captain Mac’s Bait & Tackle shop contacted the Delaware Elections Commission early this week, reporting “belligerent, threatening” behavior from a political supporter last week, but others say the incident was blown out of proportion.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:19pm

Haunted Library makes Selbyville 'spooktacular'

On Halloween night, even the scariest books can’t compare to a scary library. And trick-or-treaters in Selbyville will get a thrill as the Selbyville Public Library presents their annual Haunted Library on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The library...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:53pm

Free pumpkin-carving event offered at Roots

Those who are looking for some good old-fashioned Halloween fun prior to Wednesday night may want to visit Roots Landscaping and Garden Center in Selbyville this Saturday to take part in a free pumpkin-carving event.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:53pm