Roads to close in Georgetown and Ellendale for pipe work

Lord Road in Ellendale to close for crossroad pipe work ELLENDALE — Ellendale’s Lord Road, between North Union Church Road and Staytonville Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, pending weather, for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe, the Delaware Department of […]

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to hold childbirth class

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a one-day childbirth class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Ground Floor Conference Room. This maternity education class is designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. It will cover pregnancy in general, […]

Adoptable dogs evacuated from Puerto Rico land in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – Thirty adoptable dogs from shelters in earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico touched down in Georgetown Sunday morning, hoping to find forever homes here in America. The Brandywine Valley SPCA received the dogs on the emergency evacuation flight facilitated by Wings of Rescue, in partnership with and The Sato Project. “We sent the dogs to […]

MERR Institute reminds public about seals on beaches

LEWES — The MERR Institute reminds the public to watch for seals present along Delaware beaches and other waterways through April. It is common at this time of the year to see seals on area beaches, docks, and other locations where they can get out of the water to rest. Delaware sees four different species […]

Prosecutors secure convictions in Sussex County homicides

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WILMINGTON — A Sussex County Judge has found Millsboro’s A.J. McMullen guilty of murder, the Delaware Department of Justice announced. On Nov. 17, 2016, a passerby discovered Darrin Gibbs, also of Millsboro, lying face down on Monroe Street with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Witness testimony, ballistics evidence and video surveillance […]

Greater Millsboro Art League seeks to showcase artwork at town center

MILLSBORO — America’s constitutional First Amendment has been drawn into play with the Greater Millsboro Art League’s request to showcase artwork at the Millsboro Town Center. Last October, the town of Millsboro offered to cover electricity and propane costs for one year instead of reducing rent for the art league’s Main Street studio, property owned […]

BVSPCA to receive 30 dogs from earthquake-impacted Puerto Rico

GEORGETOWN – Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sunday morning is scheduled to receive several dozen dogs from earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico, part of an emergency evacuation of shelter pets. Wings of Rescue, in partnership with and The Sato Project, will fly an emergency evacuation flight from Puerto Rico with more […]

Georgetown: Pedestrian attempting to cross DuPont Boulevard struck by vehicle

GEORGETOWN – A pedestrian attempting to cross DuPont Boulevard Friday night sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle, town of Georgetown police report. The crash occurred at about 8:15 p.m. Jan. 17 on DuPont Boulevard near Bramall Street, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said. The pedestrian, a 58-year-old Georgetown man, […]

Letter to the Editor: Support Millsboro Public Library

2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library. We’d like to thank the community for supporting our antiques appraisal event, our annual Book Sale, and our Dine and Donate events at Wayback Burgers and Blue Water Grill. These fundraisers help subsidize the library’s Summer Reading Program for […]

SDSA student among semifinalists in Mars 2020 ‘Name the Rover’ contest

SELBYVILLE – A contest entry by a Southern Delaware School of the Arts student is out of this world. Hailey Mack, who attends Indian River School District’s SDSA in Selbyville, has been selected as a semifinalist for the Mars 2020 “Name the Rover” contest. She will enter the next round of consideration to become the […]