Clarksville

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

ACTS offers first scholarship to high school students

Atlantic Community Thrift Shop (ACTS) is making volunteerism the gift the keeps giving. For the first time, ACTS will offer two $2,000 college scholarships to student volunteers.

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm weather will allow a portion of the project to be paved now instead of in the spring, officials said. 
 

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Armed robberies continue at local businesses

An isolated robbery at Fox’s Pizza Den in Millville has snowballed into a string of robberies as Holt’s Liquors and Pomeroy’s, Inc., were hit within the last week.

Hocker addresses jobs, absentee ballots

State Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th) hosted about 40 people at his December Coffee’s on Me, an event at which he informally talks to constituents and answers questions they have about local issues.

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
 

Local trees for a good cause

Those looking for the convenience of a Christmas tree from a roadside stand may want to stop by the Contractors for a Cause stand on Route 26, across from Hocker’s Super Center, where families can pick out a Delaware-grown Christmas tree for a $40 donation, benefitting Willy Cannon.

Local trees for a good cause

Those looking for the convenience of a Christmas tree from a roadside stand may want to stop by the Contractors for a Cause stand on Route 26, across from Hocker’s Super Center, where families can pick out a Delaware-grown Christmas tree for a $40 donation, benefitting Willy Cannon.

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Historic theater and local church partner for ‘Wonderful Life’

If the mayhem of Christmas shopping, planning and baking is just a little too much this season, there is another way to get into the holiday spirit, without lifting a finger. In fact, people can just sit back and relax with a good old-fashioned movie at a good old-fashioned movie theater.

Thanksgiving for Thousands still a local holiday tradition

More than 17 years ago, Roger Marino had a vision of helping the less fortunate around the holiday season. Today, his food drive initiative, Thanksgiving for Thousands, has helped countless families throughout the Delmarva peninsula enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday, as well as bringing together hundreds of volunteers to help their neighbors – a particular priority now, as families continue to suffer in a difficult job market and slow housing market.

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour, which connected the two halves of the new bridge. Motorists had become accustomed to seeing the incomplete north and south sections move closer together until Oct. 18, when the closure pour was completed.

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert sound, the recorded message on broadcast media will state, “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for both radio and television.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure continued road safety due to dune erosion adjacent to the northbound lanes, they said.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

DNREC cleaning up former gas station site west of Millville

Activity on a parcel of land just east of the intersection of Routes 17 and 26, across from Hocker’s SuperCenter, has been drawing curious glances and questions from passersby in recent weeks.

Changing Names and Changing Fates

Horse Play Way. The sign says it all.

Anyone driving on Route 17 may have noticed one of the white county driveway signs: Horse Play Way. The sign says it all.

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just 10 feet of space remaining between the two cantilevered portions of the bridge deck.

Citizens consider Assawoman Canal Trail at meeting

There is still much planning before the Assawoman Canal Trail can be built – and many concerns to overcome. More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Sept. 30 to review the Assawoman Canal Trail concept plan, which has been in development since 2009.

Hudson’s General Store to host folk artists on their porch

Do you ever wonder how long it took to carve the decoy on your mantle? Or how long it took the quilter to hand-stitch the quilt covering your bed? On Saturday, Oct. 8, wonder no more. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hudson’s General Store will be hosting folk artists on their porch, allowing customers the opportunity to chat them up and even see them at work.

Mariner’s Bethel offering free lunches at new soup kitchen

Anyone having some trouble making ends meet can find some relief every Thursday at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, thanks to the new Feed My Sheep soup ministry. The weekly soup kitchen will serve a free lunch to anyone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays at the church in Ocean View.

Good Earth to hold craft and arts show on Saturday, Sept. 17

On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Good Earth Market in Clarksville will hold its Semi-Annual Art & Craft Show. Market owner Susan Ryan said this was the sixth year she’s held the event, after first creating it for some of the artists who work in her store.

'It's like furniture for your windows'

Just in time for fall and the second half of hurricane season, there is a new shutter and blind business in the area — Delaware Shutter Inc. The shop is run by Garret Layton, son of Mary Ann of Mary Ann’s Interiors in Ocean View, and his partner, Debbie Fuchs.

Farm to Table event set for Tuesday

Those looking for a unique, far from run-of-the-mill dining experience can find that in a third Farm to Table event that will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Clarksville. And tickets were still available early this week.