Relay for Life kickoff readies Sussex to battle cancer

GEORGETOWN — The local, voluntary battle in the war on cancer is picking up steam in Sussex County. Teams have been formed, others are forming, and fundraising is ongoing as a prelude to the 2019 Relay for Life of Sussex County, set for Saturday, June 1 at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown. A Relay […]

Possums staging ‘A Night Before the Oscars’ fundraiser

GEORGETOWN — The Possum Point Players community theater group is staging a festive fundraiser that coincides in part with the 2019 Academy Awards. Coined “A Night Before the Oscars,” the red-carpet affair on Saturday, Feb. 23 will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, several high-dollar auction items and the show. Tickets are $150 per couple, and $80 […]

Suitable site search underway in Punkin Chunkin’s hope to return

SUSSEX COUNTY – Punkin Chunkin, the world-famous gourd-hurling tradition born in Sussex County more than 30 years ago, is aiming to return in 2019 – if not in Delaware or on Delmarva then somewhere in America. The sanctioning World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association announced via social media Friday, “We are back!” and the search is […]

Lewes resident among honorees of Boy Scouts award

LEWES — Lewes resident John Brady has landed a prestigious scout’s honor saluting his longtime service to scouting and the community. One of six 2019 recipients of Silver Beaver Awards from the Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council, Mr. Brady and the other honorees will be recognized Wednesday, March 20 at an awards night event […]

Trading places: Millsboro mulls swapping town hall with PD station

MILLSBORO — Land acquisition and structure demolition are in the works as part of a plan that could result in a venue swap and new homes for Millsboro’s police department and town hall. A plan under consideration would have the police department move to the Millsboro Town Center, and the current police headquarters and other […]

Voters strike down Indian River School District’s $158M expansion proposal

SELBYVILLE — It’s back to the drawing board for the Indian River School District and board of education after voters on Tuesday rejected the district’s call for $158.1 million for new construction to accommodate enrollment growth. By a 3,866 to 3,202 margin, voters said “no” to the district’s major capital improvement request to fund a […]

Festive Polar Bear Plunge spawns record fundraising wave

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Ginsburg Girls from Lewes were hoping the 2019 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge would reign supreme for Special Olympics Delaware and court a cool million. “Guilty … for a million bucks!” ruled Joanne Kempton, captain of the six-member Ginsburg Girls, prior to Sunday’s 28th Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Delaware. […]

Sussex: Partnership turning trash talk into roadside clean-up

SUSSEX COUNTY — Trash talk in Sussex County has hit the roads and is producing documented results in a partnership between Sussex County government and two state entities – the Department of Correction and Department of Transportation. In a Jan. 29 update to county council, Michael Costello, Governmental Affairs Manager for Sussex County, reported that […]

Planning underway for Millsboro’s 3rd Stars & Stripes celebration

MILLSBORO — Single-digit temperatures and below-zero wind chill usually don’t conjure up warm thoughts of summer and Independence Day celebrations. Yet the fuse has been lit and planning launched for what looms this year as the initial public fireworks show in Sussex County. “We are the first!” says Kevin Turner, Chairman of the Board for […]

Sign company, legislative funding teaming in Dagsboro gateway replacements

DAGSBORO — Business and legislative support have given new life to Dagsboro’s friendly welcome to travelers along DuPont Boulevard. Milton-based Rogers Sign Company is taking the lead reins and State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, is providing the funding for two new gateway signs that will replace those in the highway median just north and south […]