Error in public notice pushes back hearing on Sussex development amendment

GEORGETOWN — A public notice snafu has altered Sussex County’s hearing process on a proposed cluster ordinance amendment that has stirred debate and would impact development in the county’s coastal areas. County Council’s public hearing on the proposed amendment, scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled due to an issue with the state-mandated public notice for a […]

Apparent shooting spurs homicide investigation

GEORGETOWN – A 28-year-old Salisbury man is dead and a homicide investigation underway following an apparent shooting Friday on Old Furnace Road west of Georgetown. Responding to a reported shooting about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Delaware State Police found the deceased man lying in front of his vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound, state police […]

Blessings for Badges feeds Thanksgiving dinner to first responders

MILLSBORO – Not everyone has the luxury of being home with loved ones for those special holidays. For those in public safety and related fields, duty often means missing out on family gatherings. First responders working Thanksgiving Day Downstate were not forgotten this year, thanks to Blessings for Badge, a volunteer initiative launched in Sussex […]

Police pursuit ends with crash, burglary arrest

GREENWOOD – A 37-year-old Seaford man was arrested on Wednesday after leading Delaware State Police troopers on a pursuit in a vehicle that was allegedly stolen, spokesman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Police said a 59-year-old man initially found that a relatives’ vehicle was missing a residence on Nine Foot Road at approximately 3:33 p.m. […]

Bridgeville, Laurel highlight COVID hot spots

WILMINGTON — Bridgeville and Laurel posted the highest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests last week and highlight the Delaware Division of Public Health’s list of areas with elevated rates. Both western Sussex had 11.7% of COVID-19 tests be positive for the week of Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, according to numbers provided by the state’s […]

Drive-through food event feeds hungry in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN — The line of vehicles was long and winding, at times wrapping around the CHEER Community Center down Sand Hill Road to the Lewes/Georgetown Highway. Tuesday was family food box distribution day, and Johnny Jones of Bridgeville and Ed Scarborough of Rehoboth Beach were there to pick up boxes of meat, produce and dairy […]

Dagsboro pleased with company’s donation of Town Hall roof

DAGSBORO — Trick or treat! The town of Dagsboro recently received a generous Halloween surprise — a much-needed new roof for the Town Hall building on Main Street, courtesy of Morse Home Improvement Roofing & Siding LLC. Dagsboro Town Administrator Cindi Brought said the town recently put the project out for bid. Then came an […]

Longtime IRSD board members honored

DAGSBORO — In attendance at Monday’s Indian River School District board of education meeting were Charles Bireley, Jim Fritz, James Hudson and Mark Steele. On this special occasion, they were seated in the Indian River High School auditorium, a stone’s throw from the stage where, several months ago, they sat as board of education members […]

Seaford Christmas parade called off

SEAFORD — There has been an abrupt reversal in Downtown Seaford Association’s plans for a “reverse” Christmas parade, as the event slated for Dec. 5 has been canceled. Earlier this fall, the DSA announced plans to hold a reverse parade in the downtown High Street district, where parade entries would be stationery and spectators would […]

Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

SEAFORD — Since the late 1800s, there have been plenty of stories, newsmakers and journalists in the Seaford area. Now, there’s something new for the old news: Scores of archived newspaper editions from various publications are at your fingertips through technology and the click of a mouse. The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening […]