Indian River board opts for high school track resurfacings, with no expansion

GEORGETOWN — Resurfacing — but no expansion to eight lanes — is on the agenda this summer for all-weather tracks at Indian River School District’s two high schools. Following a presentation by IRSD Supervisor of Building and Grounds Joe Booth, Indian River’s board of education at its April 15 meeting chose the less expensive route […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Littering in Sussex

Are you fed up with roadside trash in Sussex County? If you’d like to be part of the solution to this problem go to and see the link at the bottom of the homepage entitled, Request for Litter Clean Up. From there you can report roadsides that need cleaning. If you do not have […]

Sussex County paramedics medal at JEMS Games

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s award-winning paramedic competition team continued its international mining operation with a silver-medal showing in the 2019 Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Games. The paramedic squad of Jason Hansen, Chas Tennerman, Bonnie O’Bier ad Matt Troutman placed second overall in the competition that featured 24 other teams from three countries. The […]

Sussex County comprehensive plan lands certification

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s vision for the future is now a reality. Gov. John C. Carney has certified the Sussex County Comprehensive Plan, effective March 19, marking the official end to a more than two-year process to review and rewrite the county’s blueprint for the next generation. In his April 1 letter, Gov. Carney said […]

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 […]

Laurel man in custody in Virginia indicted in murder of Seaford woman

LAUREL – A 32-year-old Laurel man in custody in Virginia will face murder and other charges in Delaware in the murder of a Seaford woman who was found dead along a roadway near Laurel earlier this month. Delaware State Police in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Justice Monday indicted Joseph Beck in the death […]

Letter to the Editor: Solutions to Sussex traffic ills needed

Recently, I proposed that the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) investigate the possibility of constructing an additional bridge over the Indian River to provide traffic relief in and around Millsboro. Southeastern Sussex County is the most densely populated portion of the county. Much of the traffic flowing to this region moves over the Indian River […]

One student at a time: Lincoln teen says allergy awareness, new tools could save lives

Public school students coping from life-threatening allergies in Delaware could be in danger — and a high school student from Lincoln wants to make their time away from home safer. Lake Vasey, an 11th grader homeschooled at WaterGirl Farms in Lincoln, knows how scary an allergy can be for students and their families as she […]

Sussex County employees land recognition for customer service

  GEORGETOWN — Two Sussex County employees who were among several dozen nominated for exceptional customer service over the first quarter of 2019 recently earned special kudos. County Library Department employee Gerri Gorlich received honorable mention recognition, while Teresa Ciekot of the Recorder of Deeds Department was selected as the overall first-quarter honoree. Employees were […]