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Spring into Health fair planned in Millville on Saturday, April 6

A group of local churches has put together a health fair so extensive that it will be spread over three buildings on Saturday, April 6.

The Southeast Sussex Ministerium’s first “Spring into Health” fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:22pm

Sussex County police chiefs discuss opioid problem with County Council

Members of the Sussex County Police Chiefs Association attended Sussex County’s April 2 county council meeting to discuss the growing opioid epidemic in the community, and ask the county for their financial support.

“Our motto is: ‘...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:21pm

Sharon Brienza joins Millville Town Council

Sharon Brienza had a five-year plan.

The new Millville resident and longtime township clerk in her home state of New Jersey figured she’d consider wading back into municipal government in some way once she’d lived in Millville for a few...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:12am

Candidates can enter South Bethany race

The South Bethany Town Council has four of seven seats up for re-election this year. Candidates can now toss their hats into the ring for the 2019 race.

The deadline to file paperwork at Town Hall is Wednesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. The...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:09am

Christy Taylor speaks to the Shore Dems at Cripple Creek Country club about a proposed charter school in the Georgetown area, and about her brother, Bryan Stevenson, author of the book ‘Just Mercy’ which is also the subject of an upcoming HBO film.

Proposed charter school would focus on area’s under-served youth

Although many in the area know Christy Taylor as a music instructor and musician, her speech to the Shore Democrats on Wednesday, March 20, centered on a different passion.

Taylor — who has taught music in the Indian River School District...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:08am

Jeremy Hager, ISA board-certified Master Arborist, and Randy Childress of Delta Nursery discuss holly tree placement at DBG.

Anderson Holly Collection arrives at DBG

On March 27, the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) received and planted 32 American holly trees that were donated from the Charles R. Anderson Holly Collection in Owings Mills, Md.

Raymond J. Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:48am

W. Scott Broadfoot’s ‘Crabs and Beer’ depicts a detailed display of one of our favorite treats, expertly expressed in his classical style. Anyone else ready for summer?

W. Scott Broadfoot joins Gallery One partners

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced that artist Scott Broadfoot has joined the gallery as a new partner.

“Scott brings to Gallery One a unique perspective born of a lifetime of devotion to art, art in the classical and realist...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:41am

Mountaire sponsoring Millsboro’s Stars & Stripes

Roger Marino of Mountaire Farms presented the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce a check for $5,000 as the first Firecracker Level sponsor for the Stars & Stripes event, set for June 29 at Cupola Park in downtown Millsboro. Pictured are:...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:28am

Chef Bill Clifton pauses (very briefly) from his duties as chef and co-owner at Georgetown’s The Counting House to discuss his Food Network experience.

Sussex native aims to ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ on cooking show

Bill Clifton has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, and he still calls himself a “hometown guy.” But does this Sussex County chef have what it takes to “Beat Bobby Flay?”

The world will find out when Clifton, chef and co-owner at The...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:18am

Delmarva Boil Company prepared shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and pulled pork for a Mardi Gras party at The Salt Pond back in March.

Delmarva Boil Company showcases low-country eats

Those looking to have a seafood dinner in the comfort of their own home need look no further, as the Delmarva Boil Company is ready to help.

“We’re trying to flip the restaurant experience on its head. It is catering, but we don’t like to...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:10am

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K run/walk set for April 20

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) recently announced that the sixth annual Bunny Palooza will take place on Saturday, April 20, the Saturday morning before Easter.

Bunny Palooza offers three options in which to participate: a...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:33am

Delmarva Birding Weekend set for April 25-28

The 2019 Delmarva Birding Weekend invites hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore April 25-28 to enjoy the full complement of Mid-Atlantic birds as the region welcomes warblers, tanagers and other spring migrants, and prepares to say goodbye...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:26am

DCHS students Alice Xu and Abby Agapito display the 120-numbered Anatomy & Physiology test that they completed with time to spare, and in which they placed 11th in the state and first in Sussex County in the 2019 Science Olympiad.

DCHS students score high in Science Olympiad

On Saturday, March 2, Delmarva Christian High School students Abby Agapito, Jessie Sun, Alice Xu and Jasmine Zhang participated in the 2019 Science Olympiad competition held at Delaware State College in Dover.

With 56 teams across Delaware...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:24am

South Bethany Police Chief Troy Crowson

BREAKING NEWS: Police chief departs South Bethany

Police Chief Troy Crowson has officially departed from his position at the South Bethany Police Department.

The announcement was posted midday on April 1 on the Town website:

“This morning, Chief Troy Crowson tendered his retirement...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 1:41pm

Freeman Stage adds another eight headliners for 2019

Ready to “celebrate good times”? The Freeman Stage at Bayside is bringing more big names in rock, country and R&B music to Sussex County.

Freeman Stage representatives announced eight more concert acts for their 2019 season, plus the...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:56pm

Dozens of fraud complaints filed in Coastal Maytag closure

New company taking over storefront, but nothing else

The Delaware State Police as of mid-week had received more than 30 fraud complaints about Coastal Maytag since the Ocean View appliance store closed suddenly in early February.

That’s a large influx since the Coastal Point reported on Feb...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:55pm

Homeless advocates urge County to consider tiny-home solution

For the last five weeks, affordable housing has been a topic of conversation at Sussex County Council meetings, but not for the council itself.

A parade of citizens have stood before the council during its Citizens’ Privilege portion of...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:53pm

Packed hallways at Selbyville Middle School are the norm, according to school district officials.

Voters will decide how long IRSD students are in portable classrooms

Selbyville Middle School and two other schools will begin using modular classrooms this autumn. If voters pass the May 7 referendum for new construction, then students should only be using outdoor classrooms for about five years. If not, that...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:49am

Bethany venue hosting ‘jazz lounge experience’

For jazz enthusiasts, this weekend offers a rare chance to sway to the cool sounds of live jazz just steps away from the shoreline in Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will host what is being described as a true “jazz lounge...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:46am

Volunteers sought to plant 3,500 trees Friday and Saturday

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers to help plant 3,500 seedlings this weekend at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Bethany Beach.

The planting sessions will be held at the Muddy Neck Tract off Double Bridges Road...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:43am

Ocean View Town Council set to approve 2020 budget

The Ocean View Town Council will likely vote on its 2020-fiscal-year budget at its April 9 meeting. The council held a budget workshop on March 26 to review the third draft of the budget.

Finance Director Dawn Parks noted that the draft...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:37am

Millville draft budget hits $1M milestone

Millville Town Manager Deborah Botchie announced at the Tuesday, March 26, town council workshop meeting that the Town has reached something of a milestone: Its proposed budget for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year tops $1 million — the first time in...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:33am

Millsboro woman dies in single-vehicle crash on Lowes Crossing Road

An 80-year-old Millsboro woman was killed in single-vehicle crash in Millsboro this week.

Delaware State Police said Joann E. Smith had been driving eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road (CR 61), just east of Pear Tree Road (CR 424), around 3:...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:32am

A fundraiser is scheduled for April 26 in Ocean City, Md. to help Aurora and her mother, Lauren Limmer.

Local girl and her mother dealing with serious challenges

To say it has been a challenging year for Lauren Limmer and her daughter Aurora is an understatement.

Last May, after several episodes of blurry vision and other issues, Limmer went to her eye doctor, who told her, “It’s not your eyes,”...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:28am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour gears up for April 26-27

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, presented by NVHomes/Ryan Homes and hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, is slated for April 26-27.

The show-and-go tour brings more than 2,500 cyclists to...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:32am

Bethany library group looking for new board members

The Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) are looking for applicants for its Board of Directors. The group is inviting applicants and nominations for a three-year term of service in support of the community library.

FOSCL is a non-...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:08am

FORGE launches new programs

FORGE Youth & Family Academy, now located in Pittsville, Md., is launching new programming for local youth. The organization’s mission is “to break the cycle of bad choices,” and the organization has implemented new programs to help...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:08am

Southern Sussex Rotary donates to Eagle Scout project

Southern Sussex Rotary Club member and Eagle Scout Brendan Crotty, left, presents a check from the club to Carter McCabe, a member of Boy Scout Troop 281, Life Scout and candidate for Eagle Scout, second from left. Also pictured are, from left,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:06am

Terrence Riddle and Jay Wimbrow gather in the new Wireless Zone store in the new shopping center in Ocean View.

Wireless Zone brings Verizon retailer to Ocean View

The area’s newest authorized Verizon retailer opened quietly last week, but it has been in the planning stages for well over a year.

The Wireless Zone store at 83 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View (the new shopping center on the former Archut...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:12am

Delawareans warned about rental scams

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice this week warned Delawareans to be wary of scams when looking for a vacation rental this summer. The scammers, they said, are operating rental schemes in which they find...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:10am

Victims’ advocate to discuss human trafficking in Delaware

What exactly is human trafficking, and what does it look like in Delaware?

St. Matthew’s By-the-Sea will present “Web of Evil,” a discussion on human trafficking on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:17am

Natelli Communities wins national award for Bay Forest

On Feb. 20, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that Natelli Communities had won the NAHB “...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 9:12am

Millville swears in new council members

Two current Millville Town Council members were sworn in for new terms on Tuesday, March 12, and a third was welcomed onto the council after being appointed to fill a vacancy.

Mayor Robert Gordon and Council Treasurer Peter Michel retained...

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:53am

Candidates can enter South Bethany race

The South Bethany Town Council has four of seven seats up for re-election this year. Candidates can now toss their hats into the ring for the 2019 race.

The deadline to file paperwork at Town Hall is Wednesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. The...

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:49am

Ocean View to host Candidates’ Night on March 27

The Town of Ocean View will be hosting Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m.

The Town’s annual municipal election is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents will vote to elect a representative for...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:03pm

Millsboro considers micro-housing as draw for Boomers, Millennials

Can everyone really afford to live in Millsboro? As the municipality brainstorms about its future in the 10-year Comprehensive Plan update, they recently discussed possibly allowing smaller or more creative kinds of housing.

The big...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:02pm

Dagsboro approves amendment to allow brew-pub

The Dagsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, March 18, was a brief, yet productive, gathering of the council members as they reviewed and unanimously approved the proposed ordinance amendment to allow for a brew-pub to be constructed in the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:01pm

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

A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, to benefit Michael, Adler and Johanna Calhoun.

Dagsboro man recovering from deer-stand fall

“I lost three weeks of my life.”

That’s how Dagsboro resident Michael Calhoun sums up what happened after he fell out of a deer stand in Federalsburg, Md., on Nov. 25, 2018.

At the time, Calhoun, 32, was in the stand with his 11-...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:54pm


Sarate seeks to win District 1 council seat in Ocean View

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual town council election on Saturday, April 13. Resident Gabriel Sarate is one of two candidates seeking the District 1 council seat currently held by Bill Olsen, who is not running for re-election...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:52pm


White throws hat into the ring for District 1 council seat

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual council election on Saturday, April 13. Resident Bruce White is one of two candidates seeking the District 1 council seat currently held by Bill Olsen, who did not run for re-relection.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:50pm


DUI stop in Ocean View leads to arrest of suspected felon

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter


“Traffic stops are the most dangerous thing we do. We don’t know who we’re walking up to, who’s in the vehicle…” said Ocean View Police Sgt. Rhys Bradshaw. “Just because the vehicle is...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:47pm

FirstService to host seminar for community association board members

Property management company FirstService Residential will host an educational seminar for community association board members on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harpoon Hanna’s near Fenwick Island.

Legal experts Chad Toms and...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:27pm

Manaen S. ‘Robbie’ Robinson IV has been named a partner of Parsons & Robinson P.A.

Robinson named partner at local firm

After working for years as an attorney with D. Stephen Parsons P.A., Manaen S. “Robbie” Robinson IV was recently made partner of the newly minted Parsons & Robinson P.A.

“Robbie has been an important part of the office for many years....

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:24pm

Two suspects arrested in alleged theft in Dagsboro

Two suspects have been arrested and face several charges stemming from a burglary that allegedly took place at a restaurant in the town on Saturday, March 2.

Dagsboro police went to Wang’s Kitchen, located at 32177 DuPont Blvd., within the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:16pm

Selbyville man claims $1M lottery prize

A 79-year-old Selbyville man matched five white balls for the March 2 Powerball lottery drawing, winning $1 million before taxes. The man, who lottery officials said wished to remain anonymous, purchased two Quick Pick Powerball tickets for the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:08pm

A crowd of people enjoys a show at the Bethany Beach bandstand in 2018. The bandstand released its 2019 summer lineup, promising another season of entertainment.

Bethany Beach reveals 2019 concert lineup

Bethany Beach’s annual Summer Concert Series on the bandstand will officially launch on Friday, June 7, and continue through Labor Day weekend, town officials announced this week.

The 2019 lineup will introduce 15 acts completely new to...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:50am

A little Squirrel-y

From woodwork to photography to roasting coffee, one never expects to find Point photographer Tyler Valliant focusing for too long on one task. Still, as far as a wandering attention span goes, even we thought chasing squirrels would’ve been out...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:47am

One of the osprey prepares the nest last spring atop Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View.

Osprey to be diverted from LB rooftop back to original home

Lord Baltimore Elementary School students and staff loved watching a pair of osprey raise their family atop the old building last year. But it’s time to say goodbye, and it’s for the birds’ own good.

Last spring, two ospreys built a nest...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:24am

Patron’s enjoy last year’s Indian River Life-Saving Station’s surfman’s dinner.

Museum to host a historical feast by lantern light

It was a dark and stormy night … but inside, the food and fellowship were cozy.

The staff of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station are inviting people to experience the 1800s, with lantern-lit museum tours and a locally-sourced...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:20am