Spirit of Christmas warms up chilly night at Dagsboro parade

DAGSBORO – The heart of Dagsboro was filled with holiday spirit Tuesday night. Marching bands from Sussex Central and Indian River high schools, floats from businesses, civic and church groups, reigning pageant winners and fire engines and apparatus from many companies in the area comprised the bulk of the 48 entries. This was Dagsboro’s fifth […]

Sussex County salutes outgoing councilmen

GEORGETOWN – With a mix of sincere sentiments and tempting teasers that serve as a prelude for a tribute/roast to come in late January, an historic era in Sussex County government ended Tuesday. Longtime Sussex County Councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View hammered the gavel, officially ending the Dec. 11 county council meeting, his […]

New Sussex County ordinance removes state wetlands from density equation

GEORGETOWN — With little fanfare and a minor language tweak, Sussex County Council unanimously approved an ordinance championed by councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton that removes designated state tidal wetlands from density development calculations. “I introduced this ordinance, and like most ordinances, they’re made up of change. Change is not always welcome, but sometimes change is […]

Sussex County plants seeds for Economic Gardening initiative

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government is planting seeds in an economic development initiative geared to help established businesses climb another rung on the ladder of success. By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council Dec. 4 agreed to move forward with Economic Gardening – an entrepreneurial approach which seeks to grow local economies from within. “It […]

Georgetown business is brewing: Revelation to purchase former 16 Mile brewery

GEORGETOWN — Change is brewing for business in Georgetown. Not quite 3 years old and already a successful hit along the coast, Rehoboth Beach-based Revelation Craft Brewing Company plans to move inland with the purchase of the former 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown. Revelation on Nov. 30 announced expansion plans with the purchase of […]

Sussex County’s Caroling on The Circle rings in food drive

GEORGETOWN — The holiday season took center-stage Monday night with Caroling on The Circle, a longstanding Sussex County tradition that is the signature event in county government’s seasonal food drive to help the needy. Hundreds of people gathered in The Circle in the heart of downtown Georgetown to sing carols in English and Spanish, share […]

Incumbents prevail in Dagsboro election

DAGSBORO — There will be no change for the next year in the makeup of Dagsboro’s town council. Incumbents Norwood Truitt and William Chandler III were winners Saturday in the town’s 2018 municipal election, outpolling challenger Jim Thompson in the race for two council seats. Mr. Truitt, who began serving on the town’s governing body […]

Sussex Central Hall of Fame welcomes inductees

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Central High School’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 16 welcomed its six newest inductees — the largest induction class since the hall was formed in 1990. Inducted at the ceremony held at SCHS were: Jullion Cooper, Dr. Bobby Gulab, John Marvel, Linda Mitchell, Tim Slade and Bill West. Inductees were selected […]

Millsboro celebrates holiday season with Christmas Parade

MILLSBORO — The holiday season was on parade Saturday in Millsboro — outdoors and indoors. Forecasted rain held off, the Millsboro Christmas Parade was a successful go, Santa Claus arrived and the towering evergreen outside the Millsboro Town Center was illuminated to unofficially usher in the holiday season. Sussex County newcomers Kendra and Bo Gainey […]

Statler hopes to retain Indian River school board seat

MILLSBORO – Current Indian River School District school board member Dr. Heather Statler of Millsboro wants to remain on board, as the governing body’s connection to special education. Dr. Statler filed with the Department of Elections Friday for the District 3 seat she has held since being appointed in August 2015, succeeding Nina Lou Bunting, […]