Ag Preservation program reaches grand milestone

BRIDGEVILLE — Round 23 of Delaware’s Agricultural Lands Preservation Program brings with it some milestones, and one that is grand. “Once Round 23 is completed, the Ag Lands Preservation Program will have over 1,000 permanently preserved farms totaling more than 134,000 acres,” Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse said Monday. Gov. John Carey joined […]

New Business: New and improved Seaford McDonald’s now open

SEAFORD — Egg McMuffins and Big Macs are now being served at Seaford’s longtime Golden Arches landmark. The brand new Seaford McDonald’s restaurant recently opened, following four-plus months of construction from the ground up. The old McDonald’s closed and was demolished in early February. The new restaurant, which is nestled at the familiar corner-spot at […]

Greenwood woman crochets for cancer patients

GREENWOOD — June 14, 2019 was Flag Day. It’s also the date Greenwood resident Martha Kramer hit a knitting milestone in support of people who experience hair loss while undergoing medical treatment, most notably cancer. That afternoon, seated in the living room of the home where she and husband Daniel Kramer reside on Scott Store […]

Sussex County Council OKs appointments, reappointments

GEORGETOWN — Unanimous Sussex County Council approval on Tuesday filled two seats through appointment to the county’s board of adjustment. And another 5-0 vote by council affirmed the reappointment of board of adjustment member Ellen Magee of Selbyville to another term, effective immediately through June of 2022. Newcomers joining the five-member board of adjustment that […]

Dagsboro council OKs interconnect agreement with Artesian

DAGSBORO — Town of Dagsboro officials have taken a formal step that in the not-too-distant future could result in tapping a new water supply source for the town and its water customers. By 4-0 vote, town council this week approved an interconnect agreement with Artesian Water Company, which is undertaking a new well system in […]

Sussex adopts $185.8 million budget for the new fiscal year

GEORGETOWN — It’s official: Sussex County has a spending plan in place for Fiscal Year 2020. And according to Sussex County officials, taxpayers can expect another year of quality, local government services at a price that’s easy on the eyes and on their wallets. Following a public hearing Tuesday morning, Sussex County Council cast a […]

Beebe’s South Coastal Health Campus construction well under way

MILLVILLE — Beebe Healthcare officials and a community in general were beaming with excitement Thursday. Literally. Construction of the South Coastal Health Campus — a year-round freestanding 24/7 emergency department and a second site for Beebe’s award-winning cancer center — is well under way and progress was marked with a beam and wall signing ceremony […]

Junteenth unites Georgetown in celebration of freedom

GEORGETOWN – A Texas-sized celebration in the heart of Sussex County marking the proclamation to end of slavery in America took centerstage in Georgetown Saturday. The annual Junteenth Celebration at the historic Richard Allen School grounds united community members, elected officials, fire and police personnel and sponsors for a day of entertainment, dance, food, vendors, […]

Sussex native advances in Food Network cake competition

GREENWOOD — Two down, two to go. Baking skills inherited while working in her mom’s Greenwood bakery and a passion for small business have put 2002 Woodbridge High School graduate Ebonie Carzo in the Food Network spotlight. Ms. Carzo, owner of Scrumptious Cakery in Decatur, Georgia, and baking partner Courtney Olivari, owner of CEO Custom […]

IR school board eyes options following 2 failed referendums

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GEORGETOWN — In the wake of failed referendum attempts in February and May, Indian River School District school board members are leaning heavily toward a third major capital improvement pitch as the preferred option to address increasing enrollment and overcrowding. “I’m convinced 100 percent we have to try again,” said board member Dr. Donald Hattier. […]