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Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.
Sussex County Council members voted this week to give two companies an economic development grant in an effort to grow jobs in the county.
Sussex County Council will be keeping an eye on House Bill 74, which relates to health insurance, and how it might affect their employee coverage and their bottom line. Deputy County Administrator Hal Godwin reported on that bill and other legislation in which the County might have an interest during his presentation to the council on Tuesday.
Attorney General Beau Biden on Tuesday marked the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is recognized nationally each April, by announcing the recent indictments of two Millsboro men on child pornography charges following an investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force.
Realizing that the Route 24 area needed a local pet shop, Joan Hall and Ginny Harding last month opened Crazy Grannies’ Pet Supplies.
Whether they’re a job seeker looking for work after a tough economic period or a business leader hoping to hire fresh faces, Delaware’s U.S. Congressional delegation is aiming to connect people at a job fair on Tuesday, April 30.
Republican voters in the 38th District will have a chance to talk with Delaware State Republican Party candidates at their 2nd Annual Covered Dish Supper and Straw Poll on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m.at the Roxana Fire Hall.
The Sussex County Council this week approved going ahead with the Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, including several additional properties in the Wingate Court subdivision.
Homelessness may not be an obvious problem in Sussex County, but it is a real one.
New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover
The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year.
Delaware Superior Court Judge T. Henley Graves on Monday ruled that Delaware sheriffs do not have full constitutional authority to exercise all powers necessary to conserve the peace, such as the power of arrest and the power to enforce motor vehicle laws.
Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:
The Sussex County Council this week voted to approve a new lease with Deli Days LLC to lease the restaurant at the Sussex County Airpark. The owners of Deli Days LLC bought Arena’s in 2005 and grew the business to four locations, explained Hal Godwin, deputy county administrator.
Once again, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and the Freeman Stage at Bayside are bringing international-caliber dancers to Sussex County, presenting a free live performance of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
Sussex County Council voted this week to distribute part of the County’s $854,000 budget surplus for the 2013 fiscal year year among 11 independent libraries and to help low-income county residents with funding for home repairs through the County’s Community Development Block Grant program.
Sussex Academy of the Arts and Sciences (SAAS) is inviting eighth-grade students, their parents and guardians to an open house for next year’s potential ninth-graders.
A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.
The strongest winds are expected between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, just ahead of a cold front crossing Delaware and southern New Jersey.
The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.
District officials will give a presentation outlining the various referendum initiatives and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.
For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.
Sussex County officials reported this week that the County had “netted a modest $854,000 surplus for County taxpayers,” according to the audit report for the 2012 fiscal year.
Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.
In need of a 1974 dump truck with only 19,000 miles? How about a 2003 Chevy Suburban?
The Sussex County Council this week approved a blanket three-year extension, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013, for subdivision, conditional-use and residential planned community approvals, on the recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.
Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.