Millsboro

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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