Every veteran at Millsboro cemetery honored with a wreath

MILLSBORO — Beneath a low, gray cloud ceiling, the field at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in a matter of minutes became a sea of green and red Saturday morning. Hundreds of volunteers teamed with family and friends of veterans in a huge turnout to place wreaths at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on National Wreaths […]

Veterans remembered at Harrington cemetery

HARRINGTON — Three generations of the Spence family were among a crowd of at least 100 community members who gathered Saturday morning at Hollywood Cemetery in Harrington to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans from around the area. Their journey to the cemetery became a family reunion of sorts as they stepped up to […]

DNREC extends survey deadline on state park improvements

FENWICK ISLAND — DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has extended the Fenwick Island State Park Proposed Improvements Survey deadline to Jan. 15, 2020, upgrades linked to a Danish company’s offshore wind farm proposal. DNREC’s extension from the original Dec. 2 deadline is to allow further input regarding proposed improvements to the park that are […]

Grassroots support gives life to Nativity

GEORGETOWN — During the holiday season, there are The Twelve Days of Christmas. This year, the heart of Sussex County has 14 nights of Christmas. Thursday marked the second evening of the live nativity on The Circle, an event born from community response to an idea pitched by the Good Ole Boy Foundation that in […]

First State Satanists get permit for vigil in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — The First State Satanists group has received permission from the town of Georgetown to hold a vigil on The Circle Dec. 21, the same date and time as a live nativity spurred by the Good Ole Boy Foundation. Georgetown Town Manager Gene Dvornick said he received a “Circle Use Permit” request from the […]

4-H members to be trained in emergency preparedness

HARRINGTON — Teens today, Doug Crouse notes, want to help make a difference. “They are very civic minded, great volunteers in their community,” he said, seated in the exhibit hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Tuesday. “This knowledge will just cause them to have another element that they can help and assist.” Along with […]

Safe Family Holiday DUI checkpoints set for Delaware

DOVER – Those hitting the roads in Delaware this weekend might want to keep their merriment to a minimum as far as alcohol is concerned, as the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is coordinating Operation Checkpoint Strikeforce in each county statewide as part of the Safe Family Holiday DUI enforcement campaign. On Saturday, Delaware State […]

Charges against Salters dropped

DOVER — Prosecutors recently dropped charges against former Dover City Councilman Reuben Salters that stemmed from a June incident when he hit a man with his car. Mr. Salters, who was charged with third-degree vehicular assault and failure to obey a traffic control device, reached an agreement with the victim to pay his medical bills […]

Sussex County names employee of the year

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has named Teresa Ciekot of Ocean View the 2019 employee of the year for county government. This year’s winner was announced Dec. 6 during the annual Mildred King Luncheon for the county’s500 employees. Ms. Ciekot was selected from a field of four employees, all quarterly winners this past year f or […]

Harrington man shot and killed in ambush outside of his home

HARRINGTON — A 37-year-old man was shot to death outside his home Wednesday night, Delaware State Police said. The man had just left his residence in the unit block of Diamond Court on foot when he was shot by a person within close proximity to his residence, according to authorities. Troopers were dispatched to the […]