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Police responded to a fight at Pomeroy’s Tavern in Selbyville that injured one security staff member early Saturday, Dec. 24, around 1:30 a.m.
The Selbyville Town Council won’t order new restrictions on restaurants yet, having tabled a proposed law that would regulate some alcohol sales and consumption.
Southern Delaware Choral Society returns to its roots with the classic Christmas show, Handel’s “Messiah.”
The Town of Selbyville is hoping to reduce crime and improve safety through some new regulations on restaurants and the sale of alcohol. Residents are being invited to a public hearing at town hall on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposed amendment to the Selbyville Zoning Code.
Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.
For Tim Munro Sr. of Fenwick Trustworthy Hardware, and his family, the Selbyville Christmas Parade has become a 15-year tradition. Each year, they decorate his 1940 Ford — and for the past five years, they have even won first place in the parade’s antique car division.
After nearly 50 years on the business stage in Selbyville, C&E Furniture will bow out by the end of this year.
The Delaware State Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for two suspicious male subjects who have reportedly followed several female juveniles in the Keenwick by the Bay development near Fenwick Island.
Home-invasion. Burglary. Robbery. Just read the police beat in any newspaper to see that what used to be once-in-a-while crimes have seemingly become all-too-frequent as the area grows and the population grows with it. Julie Dugan and her family know that all too well. She said coming to the family’s vacation home outside Selbyville has been far from relaxing these past few months, since the house been burglarized four times in the past two years and three times in the past two months alone.
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.
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.
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).
For Keenwik Sound resident Robert Lowe, the retention pond northeast of the Harris Teeter on Route 54 is cause for concern. As a volunteer working on pond maintenance for his own development, he said, he knows it takes time and money to maintain them, but he says it is worth the effort.
In an effort to slow down the rampant prescription drug abuse plaguing both this community and the nation as a whole, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding another national drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Oct. 18, the Selbyville Water Department released a public notice informing residents that the town’s drinking water recently violated a drinking-water standard, by having a maximum contaminant level (MCL) violation of trihalomethanes (TTHM) 7.3 parts per billion (ppb) over the permitted maximum, at 87.3 ppb.
Quick action by police and citizens saved a drowning victim in Ocean City, Md., on Sept. 30.
Selbyville is one of the few local towns with an annual Halloween parade, a tradition begun during World War II. Yet the Selbyville celebration is as popular as ever today, according to co-sponsors at the Fenwick Island Lions Club.
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.
Growing up in the area together, Lloyd Bare and Mark Baull have become close friends, and for more than a decade, they have been coworkers, as well. But working in the automotive industry as long as these two have, it was just a matter of time until they took things into their own hands. Late last month, the two started up Crossroads Auto Repair in Selbyville, with an aim of offering fair prices and quality work.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Johnson’s Country Market will hold its annual Family Fun Day.
With a family-friendly dining room and well-equipped bar, Murphy’s Bar and Grill is aiming to bring an Irish kick to Selbyville.
Calling all toy and train lovers — All aboard! On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Indian Summer Toy and Train Show will be held at the Roxanna fire hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
An elite team of school-age dancers will represent the area in London, England, next summer at London’s Cultural Olympics in 2012. The X Squad dancers are one of only eight U.S. teams performing at Big Dance 2012, which is being held in coordination with the Olympics in London in July and August.
Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably lesser impact than had been feared from the first hurricane to hit the state in recorded history.