Live nativity production shines on The Circle in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – In what is being hailed a spectacular production, the birth of Baby Jesus was brought to life Wednesday evening on The Circle in Georgetown with the first of 14 planned live nativity events. The live nativity became a reality in less than a week through a massive community effort spurred initially by the […]

Sussex carolers, groups collect 26,000 food items for community

GEORGETOWN — Only in Georgetown, Delaware at Caroling on The Circle does it “snow” indoors. Chased inside due to light rain, Georgetown Fire Hall was packed Monday evening with carolers who rang and sang in the holiday season during a long-standing Sussex County holiday tradition that helps stock local food pantries. An estimated 300 carolers […]

Live nativity a ‘go’ for The Circle in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Thanks to an avalanche of response and support spurred initially by the Good Ole Boy Foundation, The Circle in the heart of Georgetown will host nativity scene after all. It will be a live nativity, as unattended displays of any kind on The Circle are now prohibited under a town of Georgetown policy […]

Seaford Middle School threat deemed ‘not to be credible’

SEAFORD – City of Seaford police and the Seaford School District say students and staff at Seaford Middle School were not in any danger in the investigation of a reported threat made on social media last Friday. According to Seaford Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Eric Chambers, “the threat was deemed to not be credible, […]

Charter change sought to OK golf carts on Millsboro community’s streets

MILLSBORO — Requested street dedication and golf cart traffic at Plantation Lakes have created an authoritative sand trap for the town of Millsboro and its police department. The proposed solution: town charter revision under which golf carts would be permitted on public roadways within the Plantation Lakes golfing community — with requirements. Current Delaware law […]

Three incumbents hold serve in Dagsboro election

DAGSBORO – Dagsboro’s 2019 municipal election Saturday brought no changing of the guard. Multi-term incumbents held serve by sizeable margins as Theresa Ulrich, Patrick Miller and Brian Baull turned back challenger James Thompson in retaining their seats on the town’s five-member governing body. Ms. Ulrich led the way with 42 votes, followed by Mr. Miller […]

Public input urged for proposed Blades Superfund NPL listing

BLADES — In hopes of landing long-term federal assistance in remediation, community input and engagement is sought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from a Blades community whose groundwater is contaminated with chemicals and metals linked to commercial electroplating. Several hundred people filled the Blades Fire Hall Thursday night for a public meeting held by […]

‘Bigger’ large/small dog park lands Millsboro council’s blessing

MILLSBORO — The town of Millsboro’s dog park will accommodate canines of all breeds, shapes and sizes. Town council Monday night approved an updated proposal that includes separate fenced-in areas for both large and small dogs at the public park on town-owned property off Wilson Highway near Brandywine Village Apartments — within walking distance of […]

Operation Christmas CHEER sleighs in place for needy homebound seniors

GEORGETOWN — Sleighs are out in hopes of providing holiday cheer to homebound seniors in Sussex County. Small gifts for senior-age Sussex Countians are being accepted as part of Operation Christmas CHEER, a Christmas Day tradition celebrating its 27th year. Operation Christmas CHEER sleighs are located at three County Bank branches (Long Neck, Milton and […]

Millsboro report supports proposed East Millsboro Elementary annexation

MILLSBORO — East Millsboro Elementary School is one step closer to officially becoming part of the town of Millsboro. Town council’s annexation committee at the Monday meeting reported it found only positives in assessing Indian River School District’s request for annexation, which would bring the 12.87-acre, K-5 school property on Iron Branch Road into town […]