Millsboro

Mother of the Year: Millsboro woman recognized as Delaware Mother of the Year

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.

MMS student Evans selected as state’s Carson Scholar

Andrew Evan, an eighth-grade student at Millsboro Middle School, has been selected as a Delaware Carson Scholar for 2013.

Millsboro Downtown Partnership to hold quarter auction

The Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its 2nd Annual Quarter Auction on Friday, March 15, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

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:

Millsboro Chamber to host 18th annual bridal show Sunday

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.

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

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.

Millsboro Civic Center reopens after renovations

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.

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

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.

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

State officials: Millsboro’s former Vlasic plant may have buyer

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.

Millsboro Chamber holds annual member celebration

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.

Police Briefs-- Ocean View/Millsboro

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.

New business offers car maintenance services in Millsboro

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.

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

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.

Millsboro man wanted in connection with murder

Police believe man shot stepfather, fled

The Delaware State Police this week were still searching for 24-year-old Cullen B. Phillips of Millsboro in connection with the murder of his stepfather, 46-year-old Clifford Paynter Jr., last week.

Millsboro Town Hall renovations on schedule

Renovations to Millsboro Town Hall began last April, and according to Assistant Town Manager Matt Schifano, things are right on schedule.

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. In our area, there was widespread coastal and inland flooding, downed limbs and trees, but for the most part, the state faired well as a whole.

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday afternoon. A high wind warning is in effect from 8 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday.

WEATHER ALERT: Electric utilities offer tips for storm preparation

The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:

If a severe storm is approaching:
Visit your local electric company’s Web site for the latest updates and guidance on how to prepare for storms.

BREAKING NEWS: Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey being closed now

High water across Route 1 north of Indian River Inlet Bridge has forced Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to begin the process of closing Route 1 between Dewey & Bethany Beach. Please share with others who may be affected.

BREAKING NEWS: County offers detailed evacuation zones map, shelter and evacuation plans

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues to threaten the Mid-Atlantic region with strong winds, severe tidal flooding and torrential rains that could span Sunday to Tuesday.

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations, including the Beebe Health Campus and departments that operate Monday-through-Friday schedules, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, as well.

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