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The Ocean View Town Council met earlier this week to discuss possibly extending the use date for excess accumulated employee vacation days.
Sussex County’s senior population got a boost recently when the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) presented its largest donation ever to help fight hunger through Cheer’s Meals on Wheels.
For the past five years, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View has been offering a different kind of service during the holiday season — because, while the Christmas season is one of joy and hope for many, for some it may be a sad time of year.
The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission this week recommended denial of the three applications by Castways LLC that would pave the way for Castaways Bethany, a proposed development consisting of a campground, multi-family duplex residential units and a water park, located off of Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View.
The Ocean View Town Council has begun to work on the town’s budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
For more than a decade, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church has been offering the community a chance to share in the Christmas story, through their Live Nativity.
“As you look upon your Nativity set, may you remember and celebrate God’s love for His creation. To show His abundant love, mercy and forgiveness, He became a person like us. This is what the creche symbolizes.”
The Ocean View Board of Adjustment met last week and unanimously approved variance requests from the land use and development code.
Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police
A 27-year-old Millsboro man was arrested recently after allegedly fleeing from Ocean View police on Nov. 5.
Suspects sought in park vandalism
Police are seeking help identifying the individuals responsible for damaging property at John West Park in Ocean View. According to police, unknown people have damaged and vandalized park property on multiple occasions over the past two months. Picnic tables and electrical outlets have been broken and the park bathrooms have been vandalized.
From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their masterpieces. This weekend, as they have for the past 18 years, artists will welcome guests to start the holiday season right after Thanksgiving.
Earlier this week, the Town of Ocean View approved increasing its number of authorized police officers from 7.5 officers to 8.5 officers.
Police this week were seeking a suspect in the theft of numerous guns from G & E Hardware on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The white male subject was captured on surveillance cameras as he stole the guns.
For two weeks, a large traffic sign has warned Millville-area motorists that Windmill Road is next in the Route 26 Detour Routes project. The Delaware Department of Transportation will close the road near Millville Town Hall at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, and is scheduled to reopen it Jan. 7, 2013.
Two local residents were arrested this week in connection with a string of burglaries plaguing the area for the last year. Jake Fox, 22, of Dagsboro and Heidi Hitchens, 24, of Frankford were recently arrested and charged with burglaries and thefts reported in the Ocean View area over the last several weeks and this week were charged with additional crimes in the Frankford, Millville, Ocean View and Bethany Beach areas dating back to November 2011.
To the dismay of many of those following the Castaways applications for the change of zones and a conditional use through Sussex County Planning & Zoning, P&Z has again decided to postpone a decision.
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.
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.
AfterGlo Spa & Wellness Center in Ocean View will be hosting Dr. Tom Baldwin in the coming weeks for seminars on everything from the secret to weight loss to myths of modern medicine.
Ocean View police are reporting this morning that the Ocean View area suffered very little damage from Hurricane Sandy.
According to Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, several homes in the Cottages and along the White’s Creek did experience flooding. However, no structural damage was reported. Power remained on throughout the event, he said.
Ocean View police offered a situation report Monday morning, as the area awaited the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Police reminded motorists that Gov. Jack Markell instituted a Level 2 Driving Restriction beginning 5 a.m. Monday morning, prohibiting on the streets any vehicles except those operated by essential personnel, members of the media and those with a waiver from DEMA.
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.
BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012.
The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.