Commentary: Remember the unsheltered during Holy Week

As many of us walk with Jesus through Holy Week this week, please remember the unsheltered in our county who carry heavy crosses of exhaustion, of stress, of rejection, of hunger, of homelessness, of the lack of resources and the lack of a place to belong. I believe that in the eyes of our unsheltered […]

Milton woman arrested for leaving infant unattended in Walmart parking Lot

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police Tuesday arrested a Milton woman who authorities say left an infant she was baby-sitting unattended in the Walmart parking lot. Ofelia Velasquez Berduo was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Velasquez Berduo was arraigned and released on her own recognizance, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin […]

Lots to do at Georgetown Chamber’s Easter Egg Hunt at Mulligan’s Pointe

GEORGETOWN – The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is again partnering with Mulligan’s Pointe for the return of the popular Easter Egg Hunt for its 19th year. Scheduled for Saturday, April 20, the family-friendly event will be held at Mulligan’s Pointe, located at 22426 Sussex Pines Road in Georgetown. The extravaganza will feature games, face […]

Massachusetts man faces numerous charges following crash

GEORGETOWN – A Massachusetts man is free on bond, facing DUI, vehicular assault and other charges following Delaware State Police investigation of a motor vehicle crash Saturday evening in Georgetown. A child was seriously injured in the crash. Troopers charged 29-year-old Ryan Loughman of Springfield, Mass., with multiple counts of vehicular assault, DUI (drugs), Endangering […]

Georgetown man faces assault, other charges

LEWES – Delaware State Police report the arrest of a 20-year-old Georgetown man who they say physically assaulted his sister’s boyfriend with a rock. Kevin Shorter faces charges of Assault First Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Terroristic Threatening, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. State […]

Students get civics lesson at County Government Day

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County Emergency Operations Director Joe Thomas kind of felt like a ham and cheese sandwich bound for the frying pan. He was grilled. “You guys are wearing me out!” Mr. Thomas said with a chuckle after he was bombarded with question after question during his presentation on Sussex County’s 2019 County Government […]

Sussex Academy to perform ‘Grease’ April 4-6

GEORGETOWN — A new kind of excitement is circulating around Sussex Academy this spring. The school’s theatre program will perform the well-loved, iconic musical “Grease” Thursday through Saturday April 4-6 at its campus on Airport Road in Georgetown. This rollicking musical features Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their […]

Domestic incident leads to felony arrests in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police on Monday arrested a Georgetown man and woman after a domestic incident led to an assault and a firearm being discharged. According to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin, Sheena E. Hopkins, 31, and Tramar D. Hopkins, 30, were arrested stemming from the incident that occurred April 1 […]

Ennis School’s Thrify Eagle story instills life skills

FRANKFORD — Young adults who are students at Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown are taking an important “STEP” toward independent living that encompasses the real world and retail. Earlier this year, Ennis School celebrated the grand opening of its retail store base — Thrifty Eagle thrift store — at Indian River School District’s G.W. […]

IRSD making plans for modular classrooms at three schools

DAGSBORO — With fingers crossed for referendum success May 7, Indian River School District officials are eyeing modular classroom units at three school sites as temporary relief for major overcrowding. IRSD’s board of education March 25 voted 9-0 to pursue six portable units equating to a dozen classrooms — eight at Sussex Central High School, […]