Lopez living his Hollywood dream

He’s spent years as a paramedic, prison guard, police officer and even a minister — and he’s had no training for any of those jobs. Wayne Lopez, a 1980 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, has spent the last 19 years in Hollywood acting in scores of TV shows and motion pictures. “Give me a […]

‘Restaurant Impossible’ coming to Southern Grill

ELLENDALE — The Southern Grill in Ellendale is getting the “Restaurant: Impossible” treatment. The longtime Food Network show, in which chef Robert Irvine helps out eateries in just two days with only $10,000, will be in town Aug. 28 and 29. The show’s production company is seeking volunteers to help in the renovation and they […]

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 […]

Comedian Tim Conway dies at 85

NEW YORK — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for “Spongebob Squarepants,” has died. He was 85. NEW YORK — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who […]

Sussex chef cooks up competition with Bobby Flay

GEORGETOWN — About a year in the making, Thursday, May 2 is the day Food Network fans find out if the chef at a Sussex County restaurant gets a shot at beating celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay. Greenwood resident Bill Clifton, the 38-year-old chef and co-owner of The Counting House Restaurant & Pub in Georgetown, must […]

Dover-born Lucas competes with brother on Thursday’s ‘Titan Games’

DOVER — Two men with Dover ties will appear on Thursday night’s episode of NBC’s “The Titan Games” physical challenge show with host Dwayne Johnson. Brothers Kyle and Tyler Lucas will test their strength and agility through the show’s series of oversized obstacle course-type events. The 27-year-old Kyle was born in Dover while his father […]

Georgetown man finds extra work as extra

GEORGETOWN — Allen Cramer is no longer camera shy. Nor is he starstruck. Those who know Mr. Cramer and are fans of Netflix or the Investigation Discovery TV network might have spotted the 40-year-old Georgetown resident on the tube — or even the silver screen. A work-study paralegal student at Delaware Technical Community College, Mr. […]

BEST BETS: Caesar Rodney High grad Bubniak featured on new HBO comedy ‘Barry’

John Bubniak remembers getting a school assignment to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He picked an actor. “The teacher came back and said ‘You can’t write about that. It’s not reliable enough,’” remembered the Caesar Rodney High grad this week. “Now I have my teachers writing me on Facebook, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to resolve dispute between WBOC, Verizon

Many of us living in the Millsboro area have tried to call Verizon FIOS after WBOC updated on Oct. 9. Few of us actually talked to anyone after 100 minutes plus is holding to speak to customer service at Verizon. Personally I was using three different phones and finally got through after 133 minutes. I […]

Thousands of Delaware residents lose access to WBOC-TV

DOVER — Verizon dropped WBOC-TV Sunday in the midst of contract negotiations, leaving about 18,500 subscribers in Kent and Sussex counties without access to WBOC, FOX21 and WBOC Classics. “It came as a complete and utter shock,” said Craig Jahelka, president of Draper Media. Mr. Jahelka said the two companies had been negotiating since March […]