DNREC permits earmarked for pollution control improvements at Mountaire’s Millsboro plant

MILLSBORO – Two state permits issued last week to Mountaire Farms of Delaware encompass pollution control improvements at Mountaire’s Millsboro poultry processing plant, Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Jan. 15. Facility upgrades will allow Mountaire to address regulatory compliance issues and wastewater violations that led to the September 2017 wastewater treatment […]

Wi-Fi hot spots available for low-income IRSD families

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District has Wi-Fi hot spots available as part of the Connect Delaware program for low-income families who have experienced hardships receiving reliable internet access. Families can arrange for pickup of the devices by contacting their home schools. Eligible families must participate in a low-income program to qualify. Qualifying programs […]

Portion of Sand Hill Road closing for roundabout construction

GEORGETOWN — A portion of Sand Hill Road will be closed later this month through early spring for installation of a roundabout as part of the Georgetown East Gateway Improvements Project. The Delaware Department of Transportation announced the closure Tuesday. It is scheduled for 7 a.m. Jan. 25 to 7 p.m. April 16, weather permitting. […]

Sussex County names Kristin Cooper 2020 Employee of the Year

GEORGETOWN — A county library employee who went above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic has landed a prestigious honor from Sussex County government. Kristin Cooper, assistant director at South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, is the county’s 2020 Employee of the Year, as selected by the Shining Star Employee Recognition […]

Rehoboth City Hall closed after employees test positive for COVID-19

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rehoboth Beach City Hall will be closed through New Year’s weekend after two city employees tested positive this week for the coronavirus. The employees last worked at City Hall on Tuesday, said the city’s communications director, Krys Johnson. City Hall is currently closed as the staff undergoes self-quarantining and the office goes […]

Millsboro Middle School transitioning to total remote amid COVID quarantines

MILLSBORO – Effective Thursday, Dec. 10, Millsboro Middle School will temporarily transition to remote instruction for all students amid staff/student quarantine due to exposure to students and staff who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Indian River School District spokesman David Maull announced Wednesday the temporary shift to remote learning only from hybrid learning. Several students […]

Due to COVID, CHEER to temporarily suspend activities

GEORGETOWN — CHEER Inc. announced Friday that, effective Monday and until further notice, it will suspend congregate and transportation activities at all CHEER activity centers in Sussex County, due to rising cases in the COVID-19 pandemic. The adult day care center will suspend services at the end of the day Dec. 11, CHEER announced. However, […]

Apparent shooting spurs homicide investigation

GEORGETOWN – A 28-year-old Salisbury man is dead and a homicide investigation underway following an apparent shooting Friday on Old Furnace Road west of Georgetown. Responding to a reported shooting about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Delaware State Police found the deceased man lying in front of his vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound, state police […]

Early turnout spurs waiting game in Georgetown, Sussex

GEORGETOWN — Crisp autumn weather greeted the early voting wave in Sussex County on Tuesday morning. At Georgetown Elementary School and other polling sites, it was a waiting game. “It is worth the wait because exercising your right to vote is important, and especially in this election, well worth it,” said Georgetown resident Wendy Mears. […]

No-visitation policy back in effect at TidalHealth Nanticoke Saturday

SEAFORD — In response to a spike in new COVID-19 cases in Western Sussex County, TidalHealth Nanticoke will return to a no-visitation policy, beginning Saturday. Western Sussex County is home to a larger at-risk population, including a higher number of those age 65 and older, compared to other parts of the state. In addition to […]