Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.
The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a shots-fired complaint that occurred on Friday, April 26, in the parking lot of the VFW just south of Millsboro.
Spring is in full swing, and it’s time to get out in the garden and enjoy the beauty of nature and its floral display. Combining both aspects of the season, on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Coast Garden Center will hold its annual Flower & Arts Festival.
How much is that vase on the mantle is worth? What about grandpa’s old pocket watch? On Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., locals with unique and potential valuable items will find out just how much they might be worth, as the Friends of the Millsboro Public Library hosts an antiques appraisal event at the library.
The Delaware State Police this week were continuing their investigation into a crash that killed a Millsboro man on Saturday night.
Millsboro officials this week said they expect to post an election notice on April 24, advertising for candidates for two council seats in an election set for this coming June. District 1 and District 2 council seats — currently held by Tim Hodges and John Thoroghgood, respectively — will be up for grabs.
Attorney General Beau Biden on Tuesday marked the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is recognized nationally each April, by announcing the recent indictments of two Millsboro men on child pornography charges following an investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force.
Last week, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold the first annual Millbilly Festival & Redneck Games on Sept. 21.
On Saturday, March 23, 32-year-old Millsboro resident Hakim Drake allegedly entered the Long Neck Road M&T Bank, wearing sunglasses and a cloth over the lower half of his face and brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. He then allegedly vaulted the counter and, according to police, demanded money from three tellers, who complied by turning over cash.
Families looking for some Easter fun can head over to Millsboro’s Cupola Park on Saturday, March 30, for the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover
The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year.
The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library Inc. will be hosting an antiques appraisal on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library on State Street in Millsboro. Any antiques may be evaluated, except for weaponry items (knives, guns or swords). The cost for each appraisal is $5 per item, or $10 for three items, cash only.
Lou Ann Rieley is a businesswoman, a farmer, a teacher, a wife, a woman of faith and, perhaps most importantly, a mother. And, recently, Rieley was named Delaware Mother of the Year by the Delaware Association of American Mothers.
Andrew Evan, an eighth-grade student at Millsboro Middle School, has been selected as a Delaware Carson Scholar for 2013.
The Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its 2nd Annual Quarter Auction on Friday, March 15, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization.
Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:
Those who have recently gotten engaged or who are in the process of planning their big day could find that a visit to the 18th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show is a great way to spend their Sunday.
They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.
Over the past year, Millsboro Town Hall has been receiving a facelift, with an asbestos abatement that included the replacement of the tile flooring in the main hall, lobby, bathroom, small meeting rooms and carpeted areas.
A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.
The strongest winds are expected between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, just ahead of a cold front crossing Delaware and southern New Jersey.
The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.
District officials will give a presentation outlining the various referendum initiatives and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.
For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.
Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.
Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.
Earlier this week, state Rep. John Atkins (D-41st) informed the Millsboro Town Council that an unnamed company was interested in purchasing the former Vlasic plant located in Millsboro.
Last week the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member Dinner & Celebration, and during the event, the Chamber honored two members for their outstanding work.
Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police
A 27-year-old Millsboro man was arrested recently after allegedly fleeing from Ocean View police on Nov. 5.
There’s a new option for those seeking oil changes in the Millsboro area, with the opening four months ago of Castrol Premium Lube Express on Route 113. While the business opened in July, they held their grand opening in September, explained owner Jean Marsiglia, and tied it in to benefit the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company.
From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their masterpieces. This weekend, as they have for the past 18 years, artists will welcome guests to start the holiday season right after Thanksgiving.