South Bethany

Reopened Assawoman Canal provides newfound opportunities for boaters

“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.

South Bethany Historical Society piecing together town's past

The South Bethany Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help in its efforts to preserve and promote the history of South Bethany.

SPBOA drops newsletter mailing to one per year

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.

South Bethany beach replenishment pushed back to November

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.

Project underway near Sea Colony to clean up stormwater

A project to remove pollutants from storm water before it flows into Little Assawoman Bay is underway near Sea Colony.

BREAKING NEWS: County BoA denies approval for AT&T cell tower near Bethany

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Wind Advisory and Flood Warning in effect until midnight

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.

South Bethany adopts 2012 budget — tax rate stays flat

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon

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.

South Bethany council discusses next budget

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 council approves town survey

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Flood watch for beaches and inland Sussex, up to 2.5 inches of rain predicted

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.

5K run to promote Camp Barnes Summer Camp

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Assawoman Canal dock owners upset by demolition

DNREC halts project indefinitely

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Tuesday -- 2 to 4 inches of snow possible

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.

WEATHER ALERT: High wind and fire warnings Saturday

...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).

Elliott among first-responders recognized at 2011 Valor Awards

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.

State awards contract for bridge approaches, demolition--online edition only

Traffic impacts to be seen from March 2011 to June 2012

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday morning, rain/sleet/snow predicted

...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.

WEATHER ALERT: Officials warn of local ponding on roadways

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.

GOLD ALERT CANCELED: Police have located missing Frankford-area woman

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.
 

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning reduced for Sussex, driving precautions still urged

New Castle and Kent counties on Tuesday afternoon remained under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 a.m., Wednesday morning. Lower predicted snow totals, however, dropped the designation to a Winter Storm Advisory in Sussex County; also in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

WEATHER ALERT: Area preparing for potentially hazardous winter storm

As the forecast becomes more focused, crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) were standing ready for the snowstorm predicted to begin Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Officials said DelDOT maintenance forces are spending the pre-storm hours preparing the trucks and pre-treating additional roads.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 5-8 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...  A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES. 

WEATHER ALERT: Storm warning upgraded; 2-6 inches of snow, hazardous driving conditions expected

A Winter Storm Warning in now effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain, with accumulations of 2 to 6 inches possible. Precipitation is expected to start Tuesday afternoon and turn to all snow Tuesday evening, when it will become steadier and heavier.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm could bring 4-6 inches of snow, dangerous driving conditions

A Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, about 1 p.m., through Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, about 7 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow, with low visibility of possibly less than a half-mile and possible dangerous driving conditions on both primary and secondary roads.

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning canceled, possible snow event Tuesday/Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for the area. The snow has stopped and roadway conditions have improved. Due to winter weather, the Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal libraries are closed on Saturday, Jan. 8.

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