Building homes, life foundations: AmeriCorps volunteers gain lessons for future

SEAFORD — Coastal Delaware’s beaches offer the bait to lure people from many parts of America to Sussex County. Commitment to help others is what brought young adults Jared Foster, Ariel Bohls, Adaline Morgan, Ash Egyud and Sam Stewart to Sussex. They are part of Team Delta 2 with AmeriCorps that is currently in the […]

Former Troop 7 barracks eyed as Code Purple homeless shelter

LEWES — The former barracks home of Delaware State Police Troop 7 near Lewes will likely have a new use soon: a temporary shelter for the homeless during sub-freezing weather. With final state blessing anticipated this week, the barracks structure at 18006 Coastal Highway will be utilized as a homeless shelter through Love INC of […]

Police investigating three Sussex church burglaries

SUSSEX COUNTY — Two churches were burglarized in Millsboro and another one broken into in Laurel over the past several days, said Sgt. Richard D. Bratz, Delaware State Police spokesman. Sgt. Bratz said the investigations are ongoing. The three churches that were broken into are: • Carey’s United Methodist Church at 22053 Careys Camp Road […]

Drugs found during Harbeson search warrant

HARBESON — Two arrests followed a search warrant and the discovery of drugs Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. A six-month investigation concluded at a residence in the 28000 block of Woodcrest Drive, authorities said. With the assistance of the Special Operations Response Team troopers executed a search and seizure warrant […]

Sussex council denies conditional use for proposed 7-Eleven

GEORGETOWN — It’s one battle won, but there will be others. That’s the consensus of Judy Kane, Eul Lee and other Angola-area residents following Tuesday’s decision by Sussex County Council, which by a 4-1 vote went against planning and zoning commission’s recommendation for approval and in turn denied a conditional use application for a 7-Eleven […]

Stolen motor vehicle pursuit brings arrest

HARBESON — A 30-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a pursuit while driving a stolen vehicle early Saturday morning, authorities said. Andree C. Mansfield was initially seen driving a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix with a headlight out at approximately 1:20 a.m., according to Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. A […]

Letter to the Editor: No place for intolerance in Republican party

This past week, two incidents have come to light where Republican Party members in Delaware used words that were construed as offensive and hurtful. Because one of those was Mrs. Nelly Jordan, the vice chair of the Sussex County Republican Party, I find it necessary to comment. First and foremost, the Sussex County Republican Party […]

Healthcare programs in Sussex continue to expand

It’s out with the old and in with a modern sense of continuity of care in Milford as a new decade offers fresh healthcare options for residents. Bayhealth jumpstarted a chain of events last year as the healthcare organization closed its former Milford Memorial Hospital after years of planning and opened its brand new Bayhealth […]

Food for thought: Florence’s CHEER legacy worthy of cheers

GEORGETOWN — Christmas Day 2019 marks the end of a notable era for CHEER Inc. – an agency that serves senior citizens of Sussex County. Florence Mason’s retirement plans have been simmering for some time and the time she says has come to make it official and permanent. CHEER’s Operation Christmas will conclude her 27-year […]

Letter to the Editor: Traffic woes in Sussex County

It gets so bad in Sussex County that the people that live here don’t go to Rehoboth Beach during the spring and summer months because it may take 45 minutes to an hour just to get out of Millsboro. DNREC hasn’t called a bypass meeting in years so nobody knows whats being done if anything. […]