Trading places: Millsboro mulls swapping town hall with PD station

MILLSBORO — Land acquisition and structure demolition are in the works as part of a plan that could result in a venue swap and new homes for Millsboro’s police department and town hall. A plan under consideration would have the police department move to the Millsboro Town Center, and the current police headquarters and other […]

Planning underway for Millsboro’s 3rd Stars & Stripes celebration

MILLSBORO — Single-digit temperatures and below-zero wind chill usually don’t conjure up warm thoughts of summer and Independence Day celebrations. Yet the fuse has been lit and planning launched for what looms this year as the initial public fireworks show in Sussex County. “We are the first!” says Kevin Turner, Chairman of the Board for […]

Honored Scout welcomes challenges as Order of Arrow national chief

MILLSBORO – Scouting has encompassed Matt Parsons’ life ever since he was a toddler. “I started way back in Cub Scouts, the very first level which was Tiger Scout — way back when,” said Mr. Parsons. “I’ve been in the program for 13 years now, most of my life.” His life in scouting took a […]

‘Helping others’ is theme for MLK Day of Service project

MILLSBORO — The spirit of giving back perpetuated by slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in full bloom Monday at American Legion Post 28. A small army of volunteers congregated for the 10th consecutive annual MLK Day of Service, facilitated by Unit 28 Auxiliary. “It’s a day on, not a day […]

Millsboro PD eyes grant to help hire victim services specialist

MILLSBORO — The town’s police department is pursuing possible matching grant funding that would support a position structured to provide advocacy services for victims of all crimes. Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway at the Jan. 7 council meeting presented the posting by the Crimi-nal Justice Council through the Victims of Crime Act Assistance Program. “This […]

Millsboro hopes to soon reap retail dividends in Buxton investment

MILLSBORO — Millsboro governmental leaders are hoping the town soon reaps dividends in its substantial investment with a retail matchmaker. Town council in its current fiscal year budget allocated $50,000 for a one-year contractual partnership with Buxton, a Texas-based analytics/retail match-making firm, to help guide long-term retail recruitment and retention strategies in Millsboro. The partnership […]

Millsboro celebrates holiday season with Christmas Parade

MILLSBORO — The holiday season was on parade Saturday in Millsboro — outdoors and indoors. Forecasted rain held off, the Millsboro Christmas Parade was a successful go, Santa Claus arrived and the towering evergreen outside the Millsboro Town Center was illuminated to unofficially usher in the holiday season. Sussex County newcomers Kendra and Bo Gainey […]

Letter to the Editor: Dining dilemma

Although its is a fast-growing town and we are frustrated by the lack of “fine dinning.,” larger chain restaurants have a population formula which determines where they locate and apparently Millsboro doesn’t have the numbers needed for the larger dining operations. (“Millsboro munchies,” Sound Off, Nov. 17) I inquired about a large restaurant franchise several […]

Wreaths Across America at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

MILLSBORO – The Wreaths Across America Remembrance Day at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15. “We set a goal of 2,800 wreaths this year,” said Teresa Townsend, the new location coordinator for National Wreaths Across America Day at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. “This would allow […]

IRSD parents invited to cyberbullying presentation

MILLSBORO — Parents of secondary school students in the Indian River School District are invited to a special Title I parent engagement event on internet safety Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Millsboro Middle School. Representatives from the Beau Biden Foundation will be presenting on internet safety and cyberbullying. The presentation is designed for parents and other […]