Stars & Stripes kicks off area fireworks celebrations

MILLSBORO — Joyce Snead loves fireworks shows. So do family members. “Every time I hear about fireworks, I’m gone,” the Harbeson resident said. “I tell them, ‘If you’re going you better catch the bus!’ If you don’t, I am not waiting!” Ms. Snead was among the several thousand patrons who gathered Saturday at Millsboro’s Cupola […]

Have a blast on Fourth of July

As the nation celebrates another birthday next week, Delawareans are always up for a party and the state’s towns and cities are ready to oblige. As has been a tradition for many years, the capital city of Dover will put on perhaps the biggest party around. The evening’s festivities start at 5 p.m. with free […]

Millsboro sponsoring five free concerts at Cupola Park

MILLSBORO – Three has now become five as the town of Millsboro will sponsor a series of free Tuesday evening concerts this summer at Cupola Park. The series will begin Tuesday, June 18 with the Reunion Band from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cupola Park. Next up is the Indian River Band, Tuesday, June […]

Milford-based book reveals love in unlikely places

MILFORD — Wharton and Murph, as they were known by many in Milford, raised their families nearly side-by-side. But one of them had a mystery that would last a lifetime. “The people who know her know her as Eilleen Wharton Spence. She was living in New York, one of three little children. Her parents were […]

Town source future option in Artesian’s Dagsboro well plans

DAGSBORO — All is well thus far for Artesian Water Company’s plans for a new well system in the immediate Dagsboro area. Several years down the road, this could be a water-source option for the town of Dagsboro, which currently purchases its water from the town of Millsboro in a 20-year agreement that expires in […]

Matching fundraiser offered for wreaths at veterans cemetery in Millsboro

MILLSBORO — Last December, a small army of volunteers placed 1,359 wreaths on graves of military veterans buried in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Several days later, another 766 were placed. Sadly, not every grave at the cemetery just north of Millsboro received a wreath. A promotion coinciding with National Military Appreciation Month in May […]

Millsboro gives go-ahead for victim services specialist position

MILLSBORO — A federally funded/local match civilian position that provides services for victims of crimes could augment the forces of the Millsboro Police Department as early as July. With town council’s approval May 6, posting for the $40,000 victim services specialist position began May 7. “The applications are streaming in,” said Millsboro Police Chief Brian […]

Update: Victim in fatal crash identified

MILLSBORO — Delaware State Police Friday released the name of the 24-year-old Millsboro who was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning. Anthony M. Wilkinson died in the crash that occurred shortly after 1 a.m., May 9, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Investigation revealed a 2004 Jeep Cherokee was northbound […]

Millsboro: Vehicle pursuit ends in arrest of Felton man

MILLSBORO – Excessive speed led to a vehicle pursuit and the subsequent arrest early Monday morning of a Felton man on drug, DUI and other charges, Delaware State Police report. Michael Dennis, 38, was charged with: Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance; Disregarding a Police Officer Signal; Tampering With Physical Evidence; Possession of […]

Signal work at US 113/SR 20 to begin April 25

MILLSBORO – Motorists can expect daytime lane and shoulder closures beginning later this month as Delaware’s Department of Transportation changes signal phasing at the US 113/SR 20 intersection. The side street approaches (Hardscrabble Road and Betts Pond Road) currently operate using “concurrent” signal phasing, where both eastbound and westbound traffic proceed at the same time […]