Millsboro

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Evacuations must be completed by 8 p.m. Sunday

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex and Kent counties, as well as flood areas in western Sussex County, should evacuate their homes.

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted to cross the New Jersey coast Monday evening will mean at least two tide cycles of potentially moderate to major flooding.

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware coastline around Cape Henlopen, likely sometime early Tuesday morning.

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

Days of hurricane force winds, storm tides as high as 10 feet and up predicted

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined surge and tide, and torrential rains that could measure as much as a foot deep in some places.

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

State workers begin their own preparations

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday, noting that rain, wind and flooding likely. “The duration is what we are most concerned about.”

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

Local schools closed through Tuesday

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

All University of Delaware classes are suspended Monday, Oct. 29, and officials were strongly encouraging students to go home.

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making landfall in the immediate area.

Millsboro to hold Halloween Family Night Out

On Halloween night, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be offering a safe place for families to trick-or-treat in town.

Bodenweiser indicted on sex crimes charges

The Sussex County Grand Jury on Monday indicted Georgetown resident Eric Bodenweiser, 53, on multiple sex crimes charges following a criminal investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police. The Oct. 22 indictment consisted of 113 total counts, including 39 counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse First Degree and 74 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact Second Degree.

Millsboro to hold annual Little Miss pageant

The Little Miss Millsboro Pageant is currently seeking girls in the Dagsboro or Millsboro areas who have an extraordinary talent to participate in the competition in 2012. On Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 2 p.m., the Greater Millsboro of Commerce will be hosting its annual Little Miss Millsboro Pageant at Independence Community Hall.

Goodwill offers Halloween contest, and much more

Goodwill Delaware is getting ready for its third annual Creative Halloween Costume Contest.

McDonald's moves to new Millsboro location

The Big Mac and McFlurry will get closer to the action in Millsboro this week as McDonald’s relocates south.

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left sometime during the weekend and received on Monday morning.

Chimes opens new 8,000-square-foot facility in Millsboro

Earlier this month, Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — officially opened the doors to their new Irv & Phyllis Levin Center in Millsboro.

Millsboro Chamber to hold 14th annual golf classic on Sept. 25

Looking for an excuse to play golf during the week? Well, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has the perfect excuse to head to the greens!

Local fire companies donate trucks to peers struck by tragedy

Last month, the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company voted to donate their 1981 E-One Telesquirt fire truck to Bloxom Fire Company in Bloxom, Va.

Weekend shooting at VFW leaves Millsboro man in hospital

A 24-year-old Millsboro man was in serious condition this weekend, following an early morning shooting at a local event venue.

Burton indicted on murder charges by grand jury

Matthew Burton, 28, of Dagsboro was indicted last week by a Worcester County, Md., grand jury for the murder of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett of Millsboro in June.

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