Life at Fort Miles during WWII comes to life at ‘Delaware Goes to War’

LEWES — In spring 1945, Hitler’s Third Reich was in collapse and island-hopping American forces were zeroing in on the Japanese mainland. The end of World War II was in sight. On Saturday, Germany’s surrender and Victory in Europe will receive another living history salute at Delaware Goes to War at Fort Miles in Cape […]

Indian River High School alumni association fundraiser tabbed a huge success

FRANKFORD – Additional scholarships, more alumni meet-up opportunities and continued support for Indian River High School and its teachers and students. That is the “what’s next” bucket list of the Indian River High School Alumni Association, which held its largest annual fundraiser Saturday night. Aside from a couple no-shows and empty seats, it was virtually […]

Hot air balloon festival coming to Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Hot air balloons will return to Sussex County Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 for the Balloons Over Sussex Festival – a fundraising event hosted by the Sussex Academy Foundation. It will be staged at the back portion of the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, with spectator parking at the Delaware Coastal Business Park. […]

Indoor Egg Scramble draws huge turnout in Frankford

FRANKFORD – Facing uncertain weather, organizers scrambled Saturday to stage the 2019 Egg Scramble. For the most part held indoors in Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 76, Envision Frankford’s Egg Scramble was an extravaganza that drew hundreds of children and accompanying adults from far beyond the tiny town of Frankford. “There are probably more people […]

Comeback kid: Garrett Rogers is back on the field three years after being hit by a drunken driver

MILLSBORO — In the wide world of sports, it was a home run. In the game of life, it was heart-warming if not miraculously monumental. Garrett Rogers’ comeback from a brush with death nearly three years ago and after several years of rehabilitation “went yard” earlier this month. An opposite-field home run in a travel […]

Sussex chef cooks up competition with Bobby Flay

GEORGETOWN — About a year in the making, Thursday, May 2 is the day Food Network fans find out if the chef at a Sussex County restaurant gets a shot at beating celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay. Greenwood resident Bill Clifton, the 38-year-old chef and co-owner of The Counting House Restaurant & Pub in Georgetown, must […]

Woodbridge sets second referendum on proposed tax hike

BRIDGEVILLE — For the second time this year, Woodbridge School District is seeking referendum support for a current expense tax hike that would take in nearly $1 million for additional operating costs for its four schools The follow-up referendum will be held Wednesday, May 29. Voters on March 12 — by a 754-641 margin — […]

Indian River district adds third public meeting to push major cap referendum

LONG NECK — In its second attempt to win voter approval the Indian River School District has added a third public meeting to push the major capital improvement referendum slated for Tuesday, May 7. That public informational meeting will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Long Neck Elementary School. District officials will […]

Indian River board opts for high school track resurfacings, with no expansion

GEORGETOWN — Resurfacing — but no expansion to eight lanes — is on the agenda this summer for all-weather tracks at Indian River School District’s two high schools. Following a presentation by IRSD Supervisor of Building and Grounds Joe Booth, Indian River’s board of education at its April 15 meeting chose the less expensive route […]

Tornado smashes homes in Sussex

LAUREL — It was a twister. As emergency personnel on Monday afternoon continued damage assessment and recovery operations, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado was part of the violent storm system that rumbled through Sussex County early Monday morning, causing extensive damage in the Laurel and Seaford area. Estimated maximum wind speeds […]