Sussex athlete using bikes to ‘bridge the gap’ with special needs kids

BRIDGEVILLE — He was hooked almost immediately. Before he even got on a bike, Harrison Barnes knew BMX racing was something he wanted to be doing. “The first time I ever went to a BMX track I was 12,” he said. “I just watched the first night and then I went back home, and I […]

Drug dealing arrest in Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE — A 28-year-old Bridgeville man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly seen conducting drug transactions in the area, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. A two-month investigation led to charges against Jevontae L. Dale, authorities said. Police determined that Mr. Dale was allegedly selling narcotics from his vehicle, a black 2010 Nissan […]

Nanticoke’s dinner auction movin’ and groovin’ to the 70s

BRIDGEVILLE – Attendees at Nanticoke Health Foundation’s 33rd Dinner Auction will be boogieing to the 70s while supporting a worthy cause. Boogie Night Movin’ and Groovin’ 70s Style is set for Saturday, April 13 at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., features silent and live auctions […]

Dozens arrested in Coverdale Crossroads

BRIDGEVILLE — Dozens of arrests on hundreds of charges followed investigation into criminal activity in the Coverdale Crossroads community, Delaware State Police announced Tuesday night. Additionally, 44 court capiases for wanted persons were cleared during the operation that began Jan. 28, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Police described the neighborhood as “a well-known open-air […]

Collaborative agreement puts community focus on development

BRIDGEVILLE – Strength in numbers is the collaborative approach in a partnership supporters hope will bring a positive facelift to the Coverdale area. Through a competitive process Messick Development has been chosen as the next focus community where the Sussex Housing Group will pool its collective resources to address community challenges and opportunities. A memorandum […]

Bridgeville shootings could be connected

BRIDGEVILLE — Two separate shooting incidents — one with injuries — in close proximity last weekend left investigators considering all possibilities, including that they may be connected. Shots fired south of Bridgeville were reported within about 21 hours of each other and roughly a mile apart, one on Coverdale Road and the other in the […]

Relief effort underway after fatal fire

BRIDGEVILLE – A compassionate, community-wide relief effort is underway following a tragic house fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old Bridgeville woman six days before Christmas. Four other family members escaped the Dec. 18 fire that destroyed the home in the 14000 block of Sussex Highway. The family lost not only a family member, […]