Area prepares for extended heat wave

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.

Court accepts Sierra Club brief in PCS authority appeal

The Delaware Supreme Court has accepted an amicus brief filed recently by the Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club in support of a recent appeal by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), over the agency’s authority to impose its Pollution Control Strategy.

Frankford woman dies in three-vehicle crash on Route 17

A 79-year-old Frankford woman was killed and a 78-year-old Frankford man seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on June 18, on Route 17 (Roxana Road), north of Burbage Road.

Progress for Prostate tourney returning to Cripple Creek

This July, the Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament will return to Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro, for what is likely to be yet another successful, sold-out event. On Thursday, July 21, the tournament, started by local award-winning playwright Bob Davis eight years ago, will offer a round of golf, with an eventful evening the night before.

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal accident closes Routes 26 and 17, Burbage Road in Ocean View area

UPDATE: Police are now reporting that a Frankford woman was killed in the three-vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Roxana Road.

Spring Gala's theme take proverbial cake

This Friday, June 17, Contractors for a Cause will host their Annual Spring Gala, an event aimed at benefitting a number of organizations, with emphasis this year on one local, struggling family. From 6 until 11 p.m. on Friday night at the Cripple Creek Country Club, the Spring Gala, which has a casino theme this year, will provide table games with professional dealers from Atlantic City, live entertainment and all-you-can-eat-and-drink fare, with an auction, raffles and giveaways.

Bradley awaits judge's verdict in child sex-abuse case

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.

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County designates ‘cooling stations’ as extreme heat scorches region

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.

New bridge on track to open in December

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.

Nage chef to talk ‘slow food’ on June 4

What better way to celebrate the mantra of “slower lower” Delaware than with a slow-food movement? Or, to simplify it by quoting a plaque in a local food establishment — “good food isn’t fast, and fast food isn’t good.”