The Coastal Point covers news and events in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Selbyville and Dagsboro, Del., as well as the larger area of southeastern Sussex County, from the Delaware state line north to the Indian River Inlet and from the coast inland to Millsboro.
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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.