Sussex County names Kristin Cooper 2020 Employee of the Year

GEORGETOWN — A county library employee who went above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic has landed a prestigious honor from Sussex County government. Kristin Cooper, assistant director at South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, is the county’s 2020 Employee of the Year, as selected by the Shining Star Employee Recognition […]

Two confirmed dead in Bethany Beach industrial accident

BETHANY BEACH — Two men died Monday morning when a lift in which they were working was blown into electrical wires by a strong wind and then fell to the ground, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. The 22- and 23-year-old men, both from Puerto Rico, were installing new antennas for the […]

Annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral cancelled due to COVID-19

BETHANY BEACH – The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed this year’s Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, the first cancellation in the event’s 35-year history. The event was to be held on Labor Day. “It is in the best interest of those who visit Bethany Beach and those who live in the greater Quiet Resorts area, that this […]

Missing Bethany Beach woman sought in homicide probe

BETHANY BEACH — The search for a missing 66-year-old Virginia woman who is presumed dead continued Monday, Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Sheila Doyle was last seen at approximately 1 p.m. June 15 in her second residence in the Salt Pond neighborhood of Bethany Beach, authorities said. She was with her son, […]

Ocean City reopening puts pressure on Delaware beach towns

Ocean City, Maryland plans to reopen its beach and boardwalk Saturday with some COVID-19 social distancing limitations still in place. Late May appears to be Delaware Gov. John Carney’s target for broader reopening of Delaware’s beaches during the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Carney addressed Delaware’s beach issue Tuesday during a press conference, noting a letter he […]

Wet pond, pedestrian work slated in Bethany Beach

BETHANY BEACH — The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that their contractor A-Del Construction Company Inc. will begin a Transportation Alternative Program for water quality improvements to the Anchorage Canal drainage area, including intersection improvements to the Del. 1/Coastal Highway, Pennsylvania Avenue and Westway Drive Intersection. The work includes construction of a wet pond, construction […]

‘Eskimos’ ring in 2020 with chilly challenge

BETHANY BEACH — About two minutes before high-noon plunge time, Bob Rush Jr. tippy-toed ankle-deep into the Atlantic Ocean off the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. “It’s cold …,” he kiddingly said with a smile. Chilly perhaps, but not cold enough to deter the 80-year-old Bethany Beach resident from joining a handful of family members and several […]

Federal protection sought for Delaware-based firefly

BETHANY BEACH – There’s ample reasons to stave off firefly extinction. “From an environmental perspective, firefly larvae are carnivores that live in soil or leaf litter and eat soft-bodied arthropods like snails, slugs, and worms,” said Endangered Species Program Senior Scientist Dr. Tara Cornelisse, who’s based in Portland, Oregon. “They are also important because they […]

Bicyclist dies in Bethany Beach crash

BETHANY BEACH — An 85-year-old Bethany Beach man died when his bicycle was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Pennsylvania Avenue, authorities said. Ronald W. Smith was initially transported to Beebe Medical Center and then transferred to Christiana Hospital where he died from injuries, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. […]

Jazz Funeral to send out summer Monday in Bethany Beach

BETHANY BEACH — On Labor Day weekend, the town of Bethany Beach is unlike any other Atlantic coast beach town. The Bethany Beach Boardwalk is the setting for the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, one of the county’s most unusual end of summer celebrations. The 2019 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be celebrated on Monday with […]