Dagsboro

Spring Gala's theme take proverbial cake

This Friday, June 17, Contractors for a Cause will host their Annual Spring Gala, an event aimed at benefitting a number of organizations, with emphasis this year on one local, struggling family. From 6 until 11 p.m. on Friday night at the Cripple Creek Country Club, the Spring Gala, which has a casino theme this year, will provide table games with professional dealers from Atlantic City, live entertainment and all-you-can-eat-and-drink fare, with an auction, raffles and giveaways.

Bradley awaits judge's verdict in child sex-abuse case

Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients.

Unite Sussex plans summer camp in Frankford

The Frankford Town Council on June 6 approved the use of its park for a summer-long camp sponsored by Unite Sussex, an organization that seeks to “foster a collaboration between all groups, churches and organizations that serve those in need in our communities.”

Group works to preserve history of local church

There are those who spend their days in Sussex County enjoying its beaches, its shopping, its small-town feel. And then there are those who spend their days working to preserve landmarks in the county, such as the members of the Friends of Prince George’s Chapel in Dagsboro.

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County designates ‘cooling stations’ as extreme heat scorches region

Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors in search of relief.

New bridge on track to open in December

The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.

Learning Points-Lighthouse Christian chess teams put on strong performance at tournament

Strategy, logic and skill. All are a necessity when tackling the game of chess, and the young minds of Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro can vouch for that. Last month, for the second year in a row, the school sent two teams – a middle school team and an elementary school team – comprising four players each, to the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Chess Tournament, held in Owings Mills, Md.

Dagsboro to dedicate new park with event on May 14

The Town of Dagsboro will formally dedicate its new park on Saturday, May 14, on-site at Katie Helm Park on Main Street in Dagsboro, from noon to 3 p.m.

Delmarva Power holding public meetings on transmission-line project

About 20 people attended a meeting held by Delmarva Power representatives at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company this week regarding Delmarva Power’s transmission-line project that will run from the Indian River in Millsboro to Bishopville, Md. They will host a similar meeting next week at the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Company.

Local farmer wins $2500 for Dagsboro fire company

Eric Albright of C.P. Townsend Farms in Dagsboro recently donated $2,500 to the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company. The money was provided through the Monsanto Fund. In more than 1,200 counties nationwide, farmers can win $2,500 from Monsanto for their favorite community non-profit. Albright picked the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company because his wife is a member and because of his many friends in the department.

WEATHER ALERT: Wind Advisory and Flood Warning in effect until midnight

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY FOE THE AREA UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST DUE TO THE SAME STORM SYSTEM.

Cripple Creek to hold open house Friday for solar project

The public is being invited to attend Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club’s open house and ribbon-cutting for their four-part solar project on Friday, April 15.

Springtime Jamboree bringing tunes and fun to IRHS

As warmer weather slowly approaches, it signals the first sign of spring. And with each and every season – at least for the past 29 years – so returns the Springtime Jamboree. For nearly three decades, local businessman and current state Rep.

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of southeast New Jersey.

‘Bee’ to challenge adults in spelling

On Friday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m. the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual Adult Spelling Bee at the Millsboro Civic Center.

Mitch Rogers, who is heading the event, said that the format is less stressful and more fun for those who choose to participate.

WEATHER ALERT: Flood watch for beaches and inland Sussex, up to 2.5 inches of rain predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning.

Police discover robbery in progress in Dagsboro

Dagsboro police last week arrested a Frankford-area man after catching him having allegedly broken in to Heathman’s jewelry store on Main Street in Dagsboro.
Police said that, about 12:41 a.m. on Feb. 6, while on routine patrol, Officer David Ober observed movement within the Heathman’s. Ober said he then encountered Barry D. Matthews of Frankford within the store.

Dagsboro-area man charged in sexual assault

Delaware State Police detectives this week charged a 53-year-old Dagsboro man who is a registered sex offender in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl at the residence of mutual friends.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Tuesday -- 2 to 4 inches of snow possible

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW THAT IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF DELAWARE.

* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW. A LITTLE SLEET IS POSSIBLE IN THE TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW.

WEATHER ALERT: High wind and fire warnings Saturday

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND, DELAWARE, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MUCH OF NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARDS...LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST SUSTAINED AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

Prescription Addiction: Part three in a three part series examining the rise of prescription drug abuse in our community

As of 2006, opioid painkillers were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Elliott among first-responders recognized at 2011 Valor Awards

Eight local fire and police departments recognized the dedication and courage that their members possess and execute each and every day when the 2011 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards were presented to police officers and firefighters this past Friday, Feb. 11, at DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green at Bear Trap Dunes.

BREAKING NEWS: Police searching for missing Dagsboro man

The Delaware State Police are asking the public’s help in locating a missing Dagsboro man. Detectives said on Friday, Feb. 11, that they were looking for John D. Wisniewski Sr., 45, of R Farm Lane in Dagsboro.

State awards contract for bridge approaches, demolition--online edition only

Traffic impacts to be seen from March 2011 to June 2012

The same week state officials filed a $19 million lawsuit against a consultant on the Indian River Inlet Bridge replacement project over the prior design’s roadway approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that Dover-based contractor George & Lynch Inc. had been awarded contract to construct re-engineered roadway approaches and to demolish the existing bridge.

Checkmate! Chess alive and well in Sussex County

The greatest players in the game have described chess in a variety of ways. Wilhelm Steinitz, the first undisputed world chess champion, from 1886 through 1894, identified the board game as “intellectual gymnastics.” Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has claimed it to be “mental torture.” Bobby Fisher, who was widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time, said, “Chess is life.” However you look at it, there’s no denying that chess is a perplexing and intriguing pastime, shared by millions.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday morning, rain/sleet/snow predicted

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE THE MIXED PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING: RAIN AND SLEET WILL FALL DURING THE DAY...BEFORE CHANGING TO SNOW THIS EVENING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END BEFORE DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

WEATHER ALERT CANCELED: Winter weather advisory, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. -- snow and slippery conditions predicted

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS CANCELED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO THREE INCHES. HIGHEST NEAR METROPOLITAN PHILADELPHIA AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.

* TIMING: BEGINNING AFTER 7 PM AND LASTING FOR ABOUT 12 HOURS.

WEATHER ALERT: Officials warn of local ponding on roadways

National Weather Service officials warned residents of the area that the melting of any remaining snow, sleet and ice, in combination with any rainfall that is occurring or will occur through the rest of the day, will lead to standing water in low-lying areas, as well as ponding on roadways. Be alert for areas of high water, especially while driving, they advised.

GOLD ALERT CANCELED: Police have located missing Frankford-area woman

Delaware State Police have canceled a Gold Alert for a missing person, Corrina Williams, 23, who lives on Wilson Lane near Frankford. Williams was located in Maryland by Maryland State Police, according to the DSP.
 

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