Food giveaway event set for Tuesday at CHEER Center

GEORGETOWN — Just before Thanksgiving, free food will be offered to the public Tuesday, Nov. 24, at an event co-hosted by Church Without Walls Outreach Ministries and another nonprofit, Unlimited Expectations Express. The drive-thru food event will be staged in the CHEER Community Center parking lot starting at 1 p.m. The tractor-trailer will have 1,152 […]

Vincent wins Sussex council District 1; District 3 still undecided

One contested Sussex County Council race was determined late Tuesday night, as Republican incumbent Michael Vincent secured a fourth term. Another was in unofficial limbo, pending the write-in tally process. Councilman Vincent, elected to his first council term in 2008, rode a huge in-person voting advantage to top Democrat Hunter Hastings in the District 1 […]

Sussex County results

Final unofficial results: County Council District 1Hunter Hastings (Democrat) 5,908 37%Michael H. Vincent (Republican) 10,198 63% County Council District 2Cynthia C. Green (Republican) 12,360 100% County Council District 3Mark G. Schaeffer (Republican) 16,263 100%Patti Drago (write-in) Not reported County Clerk of the PeaceNorman “Jay” Jones Jr. (Republican) 83,123 100%

Dagsboro liquor store gets preliminary OK from council

DAGSBORO — Plans for an upscale liquor store along busy Vines Creek Road received Dagsboro town council’s non-unanimous stamp of approval on Sept. 21, but not before brewing concerns about traffic, public safety and building placement. Council, during its virtual meeting, voted 3-1 in approving preliminary plans presented by Clay Snead/Snead’s Property and Carlton Savage […]

Mid South Audio sets grand opening in Milton

MILTON — Mid South Audio, a go-to audiovisual company serving Delmarva for more than three decades, has a new home base. In celebration of its expansion, Mid South Audio will hold a grand opening Sept. 28 at its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Milton, which includes a state-of-the-art showroom, new office space, a warehouse and a […]

Schaeffer won’t face rematch as Burton declines write-in

LEWES — It appears there won’t be a write-in effort so Republican primary winner Mark Schaeffer will not face a rematch with Irwin “I.G.” Burton III in November’s General Election for the District 3 Sussex County Council seat. Mr. Burton, who fell 44 votes short in the Sept. 15 Republican primary, informed supporters he will […]

Cape Community Coalition helps Sussex deal with pandemic

LEWES — With COVID-19’s arrival, it began as a grassroots coalition rooted in community unity with a mission to connect organizations with the under-served in southern Delaware’s Cape region. Comprised of city officials, chambers of commerce, faith communities, educators, healthcare providers, public libraries and nonprofit organizations, Cape Community Coordination for COVID-19 Coalition’s primary aim is […]

New Sussex airport manager introduced

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has landed its next manager of the Delaware Coastal Airport. Robert L. Bryant, whose three decades of airport/aviation experience includes 23 years as manager of the Salisbury Regional Airport in Maryland, was introduced as the new manager of the Georgetown-based airport during Tuesday’s Sussex County Council meeting. “I’m thrilled, and I […]

Son of departing Sussex County Councilman Wilson seeking father’s seat

GEORGETOWN – After 12 years as Sussex County Council’s District 2 representative, Samuel Wilson Jr., at 82, has decided to call it quits. But he hopes to pass the baton through family ties. His son, Robert Wilson, is one of three Republican candidates for District 2, which covers all or portions or all of Georgetown, […]

Sussex libraries, county form grant agreement

GEORGETOWN — Public libraries in Sussex County are a multimillion-dollar endeavor, and now, an agreement is in place to foster stewardship and accountability in the independent libraries. For the first time, Sussex County Council on Tuesday approved a grant agreement for the 11 independent libraries. The agreement capped a yearlong collaboration between the Sussex County […]

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