Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm caused the fire company to shut their engine bays for a time to keep everyone safe.
Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging residents and visitors alike to monitor the weather and take precautions for their health and safety.
For 20 years, the South Bethany Seafood Market has been outfitting dinner tables throughout the community with some of the freshest seafood available, and, somehow, people are still just finding out about them. Since acquiring the carry-out hotspot in the South Bethany Seaside Village Shopping Center six years ago, owners Andrew and Zea Keiper have been turning customers onto one of the area’s best-kept secrets.
Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients.
Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors in search of relief.
The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.
“Lifetimes have passed” and “not in my lifetime” have been familiar thoughts for many in the area when it comes to the dredging of one local waterway, but for a local business owner, the timing is just right.
The South Bethany Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help in its efforts to preserve and promote the history of South Bethany.
Members of the South Bethany Property Owner’s Association (SBPOA) this week agreed that, effectively immediately, the group’s newsletter will only be mailed once per year, with its membership drive. It will be distributed by email three additional times each year.
Beach replenishment work in South Bethany that was originally scheduled to take place this spring has now been pushed back a second time, from June to November of 2011, in the wake of concerns about the impact of the project on the town’s summer season.
A project to remove pollutants from storm water before it flows into Little Assawoman Bay is underway near Sea Colony.
The Sussex County Board of Adjustments on Monday, April 18, voted unanimously to deny approval of a special-use exception requested by AT&T for a telecommunications tower just south of Bethany Beach town limits, adjacent to Route 1, ending a nearly two-year saga involving the application.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY FOE THE AREA UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST DUE TO THE SAME STORM SYSTEM.
The South Bethany Town Council approved the 2012-fiscal-year budget at their council meeting on April 8. They also approved a resolution to set the 2012 property tax and rental tax rates, which will stay the same rates of $1.30 per $100 of assessed valuation for the property tax rate and 8 percent of total gross receipts for rental of residential and commercial property for the rental tax rate.
UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of southeast New Jersey.
The town of South Bethany held a special budget workshop Sat. March 19. Councilman and Budget and Finance Committee Chair Tim Saxton gave a brief overview of the current draft for the FY-12 budget.
South Bethany Town Council members on March 11 approved a town survey that will be mailed out to citizens in the coming weeks, in an effort to learn what the townsfolk desire for the future of their town.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning.
A 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids’ fun run are scheduled for Sunday, April 17, in the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge and Camp Barnes to promote the summer camp offered at Camp Barnes.
For the last few weeks, residents living along the Assawoman Canal have watched as their decades-old docks were removed piece by piece and the debris loaded onto a barge for disposal. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has removed approximately 10 docks located south of the Central Avenue canal crossing in Ocean View.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW THAT IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY.
* LOCATIONS...THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF DELAWARE.
* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW. A LITTLE SLEET IS POSSIBLE IN THE TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.
* ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW.
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND, DELAWARE, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MUCH OF NEW JERSEY.
* HAZARDS...LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO THIS EVENING.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST SUSTAINED AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.
Prescription Addiction: Part three in a three part series examining the rise of prescription drug abuse in our community
As of 2006, opioid painkillers were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Eight local fire and police departments recognized the dedication and courage that their members possess and execute each and every day when the 2011 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards were presented to police officers and firefighters this past Friday, Feb. 11, at DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green at Bear Trap Dunes.
The same week state officials filed a $19 million lawsuit against a consultant on the Indian River Inlet Bridge replacement project over the prior design’s roadway approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that Dover-based contractor George & Lynch Inc. had been awarded contract to construct re-engineered roadway approaches and to demolish the existing bridge.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY...
* PRECIPITATION TYPE: RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE THE MIXED PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW THIS EVENING.
* ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.
* TIMING: RAIN AND SLEET WILL FALL DURING THE DAY...BEFORE CHANGING TO SNOW THIS EVENING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END BEFORE DAYBREAK THURSDAY.
WEATHER ALERT CANCELED: Winter weather advisory, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. -- snow and slippery conditions predicted
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS CANCELED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO THREE INCHES. HIGHEST NEAR METROPOLITAN PHILADELPHIA AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.
* TIMING: BEGINNING AFTER 7 PM AND LASTING FOR ABOUT 12 HOURS.
National Weather Service officials warned residents of the area that the melting of any remaining snow, sleet and ice, in combination with any rainfall that is occurring or will occur through the rest of the day, will lead to standing water in low-lying areas, as well as ponding on roadways. Be alert for areas of high water, especially while driving, they advised.
Delaware State Police have canceled a Gold Alert for a missing person, Corrina Williams, 23, who lives on Wilson Lane near Frankford. Williams was located in Maryland by Maryland State Police, according to the DSP.