Carney surveys oil spill’s impact at Slaugher Beach

SLAUGHTER BEACH — Gov. John Carney walked up and down Slaughter Beach Friday with a little container of oil collected from the Delaware Bay. “It’s a jar of these little tar balls that float up on the beach here from the spill,” he said. “You can see just how ugly and grimy and gritty it […]

COVID crisis takes bite out of business in Sussex

If 2020 were a movie, an appropriate title might be “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Since COVID-19’s arrival in mid-March, business in Delaware has ridden a roller-coaster of sorts, punctuated by ups and downs of virus transmission and unemployment, a weeks-long shutdown for some industries, phases of reopening and quarantine demands of neighboring […]

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle rescued at Cape Henlopen

LEWES – Responders from the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute (MERR) rescued an adult female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Wednesday morning. The sea turtle was one of many strandings on Wednesday due to the effects of the tropical storm. The turtle had been flailing in the rough surf near the Navy Jetty in Cape […]

Bar service to resume at Delaware beaches this weekend

WILMINGTON — Bars in Delaware’s beach communities can resume service this weekend with restrictions, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Tuesday. Patrons are now permitted to sit at bars in the beach communities but they must have a reservation and must order food. Seats must also be socially distanced between each household. “We’re […]

Take special precautions when tying own flies

The cooler nights are great. Combined with the hot days, that makes for an interesting combo at the beach. I have to keep more clothes in the truck this time of year. The evening cooldown combined with a full day of sun can really wear on you. Mostly I have been stuck at the shop […]

2020 Sea Witch Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

REHOBOTH BEACH – Sea Witch 2020 will not be held, another cancellation casualty of the coronavirus crisis. For the first time in 31 years, Rehoboth Beach’s fall spectacle has been postponed until Oct. 29-31 of 2021. It was to have been held this year Oct. 23-25. Given Delaware’s current COVID-19 virus regulations, and for the […]

Ocean City Air Show flies high this weekend

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The 13th annual Ocean City Air Show looked like it was going to be yet another casualty of the summer entertainment season as the COVID-19 pandemic grounded the high-flying aerial acrobatics back on June 13-14. However, the event was resurrected after many long discussions and it was rescheduled to take place […]

First female permanent captain of Cape May-Lewes Ferry sets course of history

LEWES — Sharon Urban first started working for the Cape-May Lewes Ferry in food service as a summer job in 1991. Almost two decades later, she was recently appointed the first permanent female captain in the ferry’s 56-year history. “I just went there for a summer job basically, and I never left,” Capt. Urban said. […]

DNREC lifts recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH – DNREC lifted the recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue late Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level.  The advisory had been issued Thursday based on results from Wednesday’s regularly scheduled sampling by DNREC’s Recreational Water Program. Ocean beach swimming advisories […]

DNREC issues recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH – DNREC has issued a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue based on elevated levels of bacteria found in a sample taken Wednesday by the Department’s environmental scientists.  The elevated levels of bacteria is most likely associated with rainfall that occurred on Tuesday night. These bacteria often originate from wildlife sources […]

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