Millsboro

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic and see what, if any, damage had been left in the storm's wake. By and large, the answer to that question was none -- a puddle here, a pile of pinecones and twigs there, and mild to moderate erosion to the front sections of the area's reconstructed beaches.

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

Emergency officials tracking Tropical Storm Hanna, advise storm preparation be done now

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Hanna to pass just to the east of Delaware’s coast on Saturday. However, as the storm’s center moves northward, the system is expected to reach far enough inland to spread heavy rain and strong winds across Sussex County. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches, with winds up to 40 mph, are possible. Gusts could reach 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Millsboro man dies in fatal crash

An early-morning crash that claimed the life of a 44-year-old Millsboro man Friday, Sept. 5. Delaware state troopers and medical personnel responded to the single-car crash near Georgetown at 1:04 a.m. and discovered the driver, Premnauth Ramsingh, 44, of Millsboro, dead on the scene.

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest amount of electricity and, as a result, when the cooperative expects to be purchasing power from the market at extremely high prices.

Nanticoke's 31st annual powwow coming

Organizers of the Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual powwow said this week that one of the best things about the powwow is the air of happiness and joy in renewing old friendships and seeing relatives for the first time since last year.

BREAKING NEWS: Police search for injured crash victim

The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that injured a 15-year-old boy early Sunday morning and are now looking for another passenger who was apparently injured.

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor and oil painting, basketry, woodworking and much more. And the event is bigger and better than ever this year, according to the Chamber.

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p.m. You must be 21 or older to attend. Up to $80,00 in prize money paid out depending on player participation.

Shikan to perform at Festival Hispano

El Centro Cultural is inviting the public once again to attend Festival Hispano. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Millsboro. Festival Hispano will start at noon and last until 6 p.m. The event is free for the whole family and located at the Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro.

Sussex Central hires new principal

On July 22, the Indian River School District School Board voted to appoint David Doherty as the new principal of Sussex Central High School, effective immediately. Doherty brings 25 years of experience as an educator in Delaware to his new position in Sussex Central High School, where he will oversee a student body close to 1,300 and a staff of approximately 120.

Residents say no to NRG permit for landfill

Citizens attended a public hearing last week on an application by NRG Indian River Operations Inc. (NRG) for a permit to construct and operate a new phase of the industrial landfill located at 29416 Power Plant Road, in Millsboro. The hearing was held June 26 by DNREC’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch.

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their wallet.

Paramedic, patient dead after ambulance crash

An ambulance crash early Tuesday morning claimed two lives, including that of 31-year-old Sussex County paramedic Stephanie L. Callaway, the first line-of-duty death the Sussex County Medical Service has seen since the program’s start nearly two decades ago.

BREAKING NEWS: Ambulance crash kills patient, paramedic

UPDATED: A paramedic and her patient were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 24 near Rehoboth Beach in the early hours of Tuesday morning, June 17, after the ambulance swerved to avoid a deer.

BREAKING NEWS: Oak Orchard man killed in standoff with police

UPDATED: For the second time this week, Delaware State Police confronted an armed man at his home in a standoff that led to the man’s death.

Millsboro man wanted in connection to robbery

The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 25-year-old Millsboro man who is wanted on robbery and assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred Monday evening, June 9.

Citizens say Burton's Island clean-up plan inadequate

At a May 29 hearing, the public had a chance to hear about the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) proposed plan for remedial action for the Burton’s Island Ash Landfill in Millsboro, where ash from the Indian River Power Plant was disposed for many years.

Hearing set on IR power plant ash disposal site

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) Division of Air and Waste Management Site Investigation and Restoration Branch (SIRB) will hold a public hearing on its proposed plan of action regarding the Burton Island Old Ash Landfill Site on Thursday, May 29, at the Town of Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Highway in Millsboro.

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

Damage assessment begins as nor'easter dies down

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the inlet and surrounding roadways. Remaining closed Tuesday, due to high water, were: Fred Hudson Road in the area of Route 1 and Old Mill Road in Millville, as well as several other roads in the Lewes, Slaughter Beach and Oak Orchard areas.

Officials take on more extensive cancer survey

As a follow-up to last summer’s report of a cancer cluster investigation in the area of the Indian River Power Plant by Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health, a comprehensive survey is now being conducted across Sussex County.

Jean E. Selway, 81

Jean E. Selway, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of North Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at home. She and her husband owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City, Md., for 20 years.

Body recovered from Ingram Pond identified as Millsboro man

The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Enforcement Section on Monday, March 10, released the name of the man whose body was pulled from Ingram Pond near Millsboro on March 7. According to spokesman Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, the victim was identified as Dashawnta E. Tingle, 27, of Millsboro.

Divers search for possible drowning victim in Millsboro pond 

A canoe ride on a sunny spring-like afternoon ended in a possible drowning Wednesday, March 5, with divers continuing to search Ingrams Pond near Millsboro Thursday morning.

According to Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, two people paddled a canoe out on the state-owned pond. Witnesses saw the canoe capsize and both occupants were thrown into the 50-degree water. 

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.

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