Indian River district investigating all possibilities for school opening

SELBYVILLE – Somewhat divided, Indian River School District officials are hoping that the entire school community ultimately stands united with the path the district takes to launch the 2020-21 school year. Difficult decisions loom as one of the largest school districts in Delaware prepares for the new school year under uncertainty with lingering clouds of […]

Bridgeville woman alarmed after receiving incorrect COVID results for husband, daughter

BRIDGEVILLE — Katey Evans is speaking out about COVID-19 testing after her husband and daughter were mistakenly labeled negative by Delaware’s Division of Public Health when their results were positive. On Thursday, the day after Ms. Evans’ husband, Kevin, was admitted to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, the Division of Public Health acknowledged that 12 people […]

Atlantic Social restaurant opens in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — A newly opened restaurant and bar off Del. 1 won’t let a global pandemic cramp their style. Atlantic Social is now open to those looking for a seafood eatery with fruity frozen drinks and an Instagram-friendly interior. Co-owner Zach Diogo boasts of the Rehoboth Beach restaurant’s unique menu, with East Coast-inspired entrées […]

Sussex Correctional announces first virus-related inmate death

SMYRNA — After a review of death certificate records, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced 49 additional COVID-19-related deaths on Friday. Also on Friday, the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced John W. Rosciolo, a 78 year-old inmate with underlying health conditions from Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) died on Friday Bayhealth Hospital, Kent […]

Clear Space goes from stage to screen at Lefty’s

LEWES — In the midst of a global pandemic, local theater performances can be hard to come by in a safe and healthy environment. To solve this problem, Lefty’s Alley and Eats in Lewes has partnered with Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth Beach to bring prerecorded musical performances to the restaurants new drive-in movie […]

Ocean View officer injured in crash with suspect

OCEAN VIEW — An Ocean View Police Department sergeant suffered minor injuries when his patrol car collided head-on with a suspect’s vehicle early Wednesday, authorities said. The sergeant was responding to a call for assistance when the crash occurred on eastbound Atlantic Avenue. The suspect’s vehicle came to a stop after hitting a utility pole […]

Mispillion River pairs with JD Shuckers on fruity IPA

MILFORD — Mispillion River Brewing has teamed up with JD Shuckers, a Sussex-based seafood restaurant, on a fruity new house IPA called the Shuck N’ Relax. This unique new beer was developed via close collaboration between the staffs of the brewery and the restaurant and will be available exclusively at JD Shuckers. “It’s a good, […]

Lewes man charged with attempted murder

MILFORD — A 28-year-old Lewes man was charged with first-degree attempted murder connected to a shooting incident July 15, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. James A. Satcher was taken into custody without incident Monday following investigation into the shooting, authorities said. At approximately 5:37 p.m. July 15 on Betsy Ross Circle, […]

Bridgeville man charged in shooting case

BRIDGEVILLE — An 18-year-old Bridgeville man turned himself in to Delaware State Police on Monday regarding a shooting incident involving his father July 9, authorities said. Damaj T. Showell was charged with first-degree reckless endangering and other offenses after his father was shot at while walking on Mill Park Drive at approximately 10 p.m., Delaware […]

Georgetown voters cast overwhelming support for water system upgrade

GEORGETOWN – Near unanimous voter support has paved the way for water line replacement and system upgrade in the heart of Georgetown – a project that will precede resurfacing of several state-maintained streets coming into town. Residents by an 82 to 2 margin Monday authorized mayor and council of Georgetown to borrow up to $1,255,000 […]