Sussex gets better broadband access

SEAFORD — Southern Delaware is well known for its pristine beaches. It also has unwanted deserts — black holes in the internet world. The state of Delaware is taking an oasis approach through public/private partnership in providing accessible, affordable high-speed internet to underserved rural areas. Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced $1.3 million appropriated by […]

Local roundup: Lower Sussex posts 2nd shutout in row, blanks N.Y. in Major League softball regional

Lower Sussex posted its second shutout in as many days as it blanked New York, 6-0, in the Major League softball Eastern Regional on Sunday afternoon. Camryn Ehlers pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts and only one walk for the Delaware state champions (2-0) in the Little League tournament being played in Bristol, Conn. Including […]

Sussex County receives warning following spike in heroin deaths

NEW CASTLE — With more than half of the deaths from suspected overdoses occurring in Sussex County so far this month, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is urging the community to be aware of the uptick and also is warning people in active substance use in Sussex County and […]

Sussex drug investigation results in multiple arrests

LEWES – Multiple arrests were made to conclude a monthlong drug investigation, Delaware State Police said Friday. During June, authorities said, Troop 7 patrol units and detectives from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department developed information regarding the sale of drugs occurring in the 17000 block of Callaway Drive, Fairway Village. Investigators determined that the residence […]

Shooting reported in Laurel apartment complex

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  LAUREL — Delaware State Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday at the Carvel Gardens Apartments. The incident occurred at approximately 11:44 p.m. when the Laurel Police Department with the assistance of Troop 5 patrol units responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting. Upon […]

Dump truck overturns in Seaford

SEAFORD — An early morning crash left a dump truck overturned on Concord Pond Road in Seaford on Tuesday, Delaware State Police said. The dump truck lost a load of sand all over the roadway, said police. Concord Pond Road in the area of Pepper road was closed for several hours during a cleanup.

Penaranda takes lead at Read Aloud DE in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN — Stacy Penaranda of Lewes has spent a career being devoted to children. In May, the Lancaster, Pa., native took the helm at nonprofit Read Aloud Delaware in Sussex County as the county coordinator. “Service and children,” explains Ms. Penaranda, “go hand-in-hand.” A Georgetown University graduate, Ms. Penaranda brings years of experience in education, […]

Mountaire faces another lawsuit

MILLSBORO — Mountaire has been hit with a second lawsuit this month, just 15 days apart. Filed June 28 in Delaware Superior Court by the Wilmington-based law firm of Jacobs & Crumplar P.A., and Nidel & Pace PLLC of Washington, D.C., the lawsuit alleges Mountaire’s wastewater and spray irrigation practices at its Millsboro facility have […]

Seaford offender fails to return to SCCC

GEORGETOWN — A 26-year-old Seaford man was sought after failing to return from an approved work pass from Sussex Community Corrections Center Tuesday, the Delaware Department of Correction said. The DOC said Rodney Leonard’s whereabouts were unknown and unauthorized. A warrant for escape after conviction was issued. Leonard was described as a 6-foot, 200-pound black […]

Parish seeking Sussex County Council’s 4th District seat

LONG NECK — Former Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish wants to return to elected office – as a member of Sussex County Council. Mr. Parish, 76, of Millsboro officially filed Friday, June 22 as a Republican candidate for the 4th District council seat currently held by fellow Republican George B. Cole – […]