Millsboro

Joseph Tyson Smith, 92

Joseph Tyson Smith, 92, of Roxana, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Green Valley Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. A World War II veteran, he served in Germany in the 88th Division “Blue Devils” Artillery.

Jesse Alan Gay, 20

Jesse Alan Gay, 20, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. He was a self-employed dog trainer and breeder of Staffordshire and bull terriers. He was a graduate of Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del., where he was voted Most Valuable basketball player and played lacrosse. He attended the Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, Del.

Paul E. Widenor Jr., 86

Paul E. Widenor Jr., 86, of Millsboro, formerly of Queenstown, Md., passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army and retired as an engineer for the Department of Defense. He was a member of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church in Millsboro and former member of the Kent Island United Methodist Church.

Doris Revel Slate, 58

Doris Revel Slate, 58, of Parsonsburg, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and wife; she also loved her animals. She was a member of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Salisbury, Md.

William Oliphant, 81

William Oliphant, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Melvin Joseph Construction in Georgetown for many years. A United States Army veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 7422 in Millsboro.

William J. Elder Jr., 85

William J. Elder Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Secane, Pa., passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at the Little Flower Manor Nursing Home in Darby, Pa. He was a Bell Telephone Installer, retiring in 1982 after 38 years of service. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

CoastalPoint.com 2.0 unveiled

New features, function and interactivity

Welcome to CoastalPoint.com 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.

County aims to meet state road standards

Existing standards for public roads in Sussex County are admittedly less stringent than those imposed by the State of Delaware, but that could cease to be the case under a directive passed by the Sussex County Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting.

Cancer cluster near power plant to be studied further

Delaware officials are expected to begin another study soon in an attempt to find out why cancer is more prevalent around the Indian River Power Plant than in other areas across the state and nation.

Report finds lung-cancer near IR power plant

A report released to state officials on July 17 suggests there may be at least some reason for concern among residents living near the coal-burning Indian River Power Plant.

Paul Robert Krauss Jr., 43

Paul Robert Krauss Jr., 43, of Georgetown, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007, at home. He was an avid pool player.

Ellen Marie ‘Doll’ Wright, 84

Ellen Marie “Doll” Wright, 84, of Millsboro, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at home. She retired from Townsends Inc. of Millsboro after many years of dedicated service. She continued to work for numerous families in the Lewes and Rehoboth area, where she made many lifetime friends.

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 some roadway projects that were left in jeopardy.

New commercial center planned for Frankford

Those who pass through Frankford along Route 113 may notice that the old Banks Company appliance store is currently under renovation.

Willie M. Taylor, 62

Willie M. Taylor, 62, of Millsboro, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a former owner of Tri-state Mobile Home Supply for 22 years. He was a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro.

Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

Consumer fireworks illegal in Delaware

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.

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.

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.

Bethany Travel heading to Millsboro

Travel service remains local despite new location

Same name, same service, even the same contact information. Cindy McCabe wants to let everyone know that the only thing that is changing about her business, Bethany Travel, is the location.

Kennel owner charged for not cremating horse

On Oct. 28, Jim and Peggy Parkinson of Millsboro were forced to make a difficult decision. Because of a case of melanoma that had sickened their 32-year-old Arabian mare D-Dyn for weeks, they had the champion horse put down to escape further pain.

As it turned out, though, the events that followed were possibly more painful for the Parkinsons than having to make that decision.

Bids for Millsboro school $2.4 million over budget

The Indian River School Board accepted the final two bids for the planned Millsboro Middle School renovation Tuesday, approving a project that exceeded most recent budget projections by $2.4 million.

Nanticoke ready for annual pow-wow in Millsboro, Sept. 10, 11

The Nanticoke Indian Association will welcome people to the Millsboro area from across the United States and Canada this weekend, Sept. 10-11, for the tribe’s 28th annual powwow.
The yearly celebration delivers two days of Amerindian dancing, food and family bonding.

Cultures celebrated in Millsboro festival

Under a desiccating August sun, El Centro Cultural served cultural refreshments to thousands of Hispanics from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, at Festival Hispano 2005 in Millsboro.

Millsboro agency merges with Bethany Travel

Cindy McCabe only just (in March) opened her Dream Vacations location in Millsboro — and she’s already expanding into the Bethany Beach-Ocean View-Millville area.

Murder in Long Neck

The Delaware State Police (DSP), Homicide Unit, charged Millsboro resident Aris G. Mouzakitis in connection with a double murder on March 28, according to a March 29 press release.

Mouzakitis, 53, allegedly assaulted his estranged wife, and her mother, with a hunting knife at his mother-in-law’s home in Pot Nets Bayside.

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