Sussex native advances in Food Network cake competition

GREENWOOD — Two down, two to go. Baking skills inherited while working in her mom’s Greenwood bakery and a passion for small business have put 2002 Woodbridge High School graduate Ebonie Carzo in the Food Network spotlight. Ms. Carzo, owner of Scrumptious Cakery in Decatur, Georgia, and baking partner Courtney Olivari, owner of CEO Custom […]

Commentary: Homelessness in Sussex becoming chronic problem

How do I explain to Sussex County Council something that they have never experienced? How do I explain experiences of the working homeless to people who have never experienced homelessness for themselves? Here is my attempt at explaining something that council members have never experienced. Here goes … Sussex County has seen a boom in […]

Ordinance opposition puts Sussex County C-4 zoning issue back to square one

GEORGETOWN — It’s back to square one for Sussex County Council in tweaking attempts to resolve and clarify issues which surfaced following adoption of a new C-4 commercial zoning district in 2018. Acting on an ordinance proposal brought before the council in December 2018, councilmen Samuel Wilson Jr., Irwin “I.G.” Burton III and Michael Vincent […]

Georgetown Chamber’s Battle of the Bartenders returns to Mulligan’s Pointe

GEORGETOWN — It’s back! The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s Battle of the Bartenders returns to Mulligan’s Pointe Thursday, June 13. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrity bartenders — Georgetown Chamber president Anthony DelFranco (Tony D The Boss with the Hot Sauce), Georgetown Mayor Bill “Saucy” West, Jorden MacWha (the Shot […]

16 charged in Sussex drug bust

SUSSEX COUNTY — Sixteen persons arrested or indicted on 71 charges concluded Operation Royal Flush, a multi-jurisdictional investigation into an illegal heroin trafficking organization, police said Friday. The operation was conducted by 11 agencies in Delaware and Maryland. Multiple search warrants were executed and over 800 grams of raw heroin along with two firearms were […]

Sussex eyes law enforcement, library funding in $186 million budget

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County said it will provide more financial backup for law enforcement, lend added support to local libraries, and continue planning for expanded and improved wastewater service, among other initiatives, as the 2020 budget year comes into focus. County officials Tuesday unveiled the proposed $185.8 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020 to fund […]

Recruiting, retaining landlords housing locator’s mission

GEORGETOWN — Several months ago, Ryan Leonardo of the Sussex Community Crisis Housing Service assumed his new role as housing locator. The mission: address homelessness by matching willing landlords with those seeking a roof over their heads. “What I am tasked is to do recruit and retain landlords throughout the county that are willing to […]

Sussex County Memorial Day celebration May 26 on Georgetown Circle

GEORGETOWN — The Circle in the heart of Georgetown once again is the venue for the annual Sussex County Memorial Day Service, set for Sunday, May 26. The event, which will begin at 1:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, Korean War Veterans Association and the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club. The keynote speech “Faithful […]

Pathways to Success prepares at-risk students for life

SUSSEX COUNTY — In the coming weeks, approximately 100 graduating high school seniors will have an extra special place in the hearts of Faye Blake, Sarah Gilmour and a handful of others. The students, most of them at-risk from impoverished or challenging home settings, are the products of the public education system and Pathways to […]

Safe parking proposal pitched for homeless workers living in vehicles

GEORGETOWN – The advocacy drive for the homeless in Sussex County hit “park” last week with a request to utilize a portion of county-owned property along U.S. 113 in Georgetown as a temporary, monitored parking/sleeping area for the workforce homeless living in their vehicles. Jim Martin and Dr. Michele Williams on April 30 submitted a […]