The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued an extensive list of road closures in Sussex County due to this week's storm. The list was updated on Sunday, Nov. 15.
WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Storm breaches dunes at Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick and Inlet Bridge [PHOTOS]
The remnants of Hurricane Ida continued to wallop the Delaware coastal area on Friday, Nov. 13, with winds expected to continue to average around 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
Friday’s state of emergency is not a hurricane, but the weather is severe, and Elainea Goldthwaite, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Delaware Animal Response coordinator, is urging Delawareans to be mindful of their pets and livestock as the tropical storm runs its course.
Sussex County emergency officials on Friday morning, Nov. 13, were continuing to monitor the major coastal storm affecting the region, but said they were optimistic that once the early morning high-tide cycle was complete, conditions might gradually improve over the next 24 hours.
Gov. Jack Markell has declared a state of emergency for Kent County and Sussex County to better enable response to the current storm, effective at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Route 1 closed in both directions at IRIB
Delaware Department of Transportation officials have completely closed Route 1 at the Indian River Inlet Bridge as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. The road is closed both northbound and southbound and in all lanes. No estimated time for reopening of the road has been announced.
As cooler weather rolls in and the heavy traffic of summer dwindles, local restaurants are looking for alternative ways to cater to their customers, especially in the current economy.
Long gone are the days when a pet was sick, there was little else to do but put them “down” or put them “to sleep.” Now, with the technological advances similar to that of human medicine, dogs and other companion animals can have a shot at longer, more fullfilling lives.
Starting Nov. 13, Hocker’s and G&E will be offering customers a gas rewards program. For every $100 spent, customers will receive 10 cents per gallon off of gas purchased at Hocker’s or G&E. Through the Hocker’s G&E Gold Card customers will be able to save on various items throughout both stores and pay a discounted price on gas.
Those looking to get involved in their community may want to give the Southern Sussex Rotary at try. The world’s first service organization is looking for members in the area.
“It’s a community thing,” explained Southern Sussex member Dominique Kimball. “But it is also national and international.”
In a case that details the kinds of conflict that can happen as an area is developed, a 1-acre property near Millville has been the source of discord between the property owner and neighbors in recent years, as they battle over an ongoing use that the property’s owner says has existed there for nearly a half-century.
In a move that garnered praise from Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Congressional delegation, NRG Energy Inc. this week announced that it had acquired Bluewater Wind, one of the nation’s leading offshore wind development businesses, from Babcock & Brown and Arcadia Windpower.
IRSD schools closing an hour early
WEATHER ALERT: Ida remnants bring high wind warning, high surf advisory, coastal flood watch for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
9:43 a.m. EST, Wed., Nov. 11, 2009
... High wind warning in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a high wind warning... Which is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday.
The Selbyville Library will host author Nancy Lynch on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lynch will present the audience with a DVD slideshow presentation and talk about her book “Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War, 1968-1972.” She will also be signing and selling books.
\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the county’s new dog-control operations.
Unite Sussex will hold its second “town hall”-type meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the Rev. Kim Tephabock of Dagsboro Church of God spoke about the group at this week’s Frankford town council meeting, inviting the town to send a representative to the forum.
During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12.
Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that would be announced.
WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex
A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:
What exactly does a Punkin’ Chunkin’ contraption look like?
State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a hoax.
Businesses owners can rest easier now, knowing that the couple that police believe were responsible for several distraction-type thefts in the area this summer are no longer in Delaware.
Ever wanted to sit on that back porch but then remembered that it was only 40 degrees outside? Or thought twice about sitting on the deck in the middle of summer because the mosquitoes were out?
The colorful world around him has served as an inspirational backdrop for local artist Christopher Vasil. Oil paintings and acrylics decorate his easels, demonstrating what might appear to be a lifelong dedication to the visual fine arts. Perhaps surprisingly, though, Vasil has only pursued painting as a passion for the past four years. His skill and eye for detail, however, have him ready to display his work alongside that of the area’s best.
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church on Vines Creek near Dagsboro will welcome His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada – the Orthodox Church in America’s top administrative and spiritual leader – on the weekend of Aug. 29-30.
Bethel Tabernacle in Clarksville is planning an expansion and, with a little help from the community, that expansion could be imminent. The design of a new worship center, planned to be added onto the back of the existing building, located on Omar Road, has been in the works for approximately a year, explained the Rev. Dennis Millner.
On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while it was being loaded onto a truck for disposal.
Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the concrete floor, NRG officials said Tuesday. Some ash, which they said is a nonhazardous byproduct of coal-powered generation, created a cloud for a time.
For generations, local farm families have been staples throughout the area’s agricultural community, providing residents and visitors alike with some of the freshest products and produce in the region. While names such as Johnson, Parsons, Bennett, Megee and Hudson have served as mainstays of Sussex County’s farming scene for centuries, it’s the younger generations who will be carrying on the tradition for years to come.