Virginia man faces multiple drug charges following traffic stop

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police on Sunday arrested a Virginia man for multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop on South Dupont Boulevard. A substantial amount of heroin was found in a police search of the vehicle, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said. Tyrice Thomas, 26, was arrested for possession with intent […]

After a big election for Democrats, what’s next for GOP?

GEORGETOWN — At Return Day 2014, two days after the most recent midterm election before this year, optimism was in the air among Republicans. The national party had just won back the Senate, while the Delaware GOP had gained a statewide seat and ended a Democratic supermajority in the state Senate. This time around, things […]

Unique Sussex tradition rekindled with successful Return Day

GEORGETOWN — City of Milford Mayor Archie Campbell credits his sharp aim to genetics. Milford’s newly elected mayor on his first of two attempts claimed top honors in the Mayor’s Hatchet Toss — an early-morning spectacle on Sussex County Return Day that preceded festivities and the festive parade that showcased tradition and several marquee attractions. […]

Sussex Tech students put on family-friendly comedy for fall theatre production

GEORGETOWN – The family-friendly ensemble comedy “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors” will be the featured fall performance from Sussex Technical High School’s acclaimed drama program November 8-10. Tickets are now on sale. The play, written by Ian McWethy, follows a first-time director working to cast the leads to “Romeo and Juliet” the day before rehearsals […]

Possum Players schedule auditions for ‘Sleuth’

GEORGETOWN – Possum Point Players will hold auditions for the stage thriller “Sleuth” in early November. Auditions at Possum Hall are scheduled Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Directed by Ed Guinan, “Sleuth” is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. […]

Special Education Week in IRSD an inclusive celebration

GEORGETOWN – Special Education Week was celebrated in the Indian River School District. Diversity, inclusion and respect are optimum words in programs, activities and projects at schools throughout the district. At the Oct. 22 IRSD board of education meeting, Gerry Hocker and Andy Timmons were recognized as special community ambassadors by the district’s Special Education […]

Nominations sought for 2018 Georgetown Volunteer of the Year

GEORGETOWN – The town of Georgetown mayor and council are currently accepting letters of recommendation for 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Nominees should be residents of the Georgetown community who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer commitment during the past year. Nomination letters must include a supporting explanation on how the nominee has displayed significant volunteer contributions. […]

IRSD: High school compromise in major cap request

GEORGETOWN — It’s not what was initially sought. However, Indian River School District officials believe they have elbow-room comfort in a large high school compromise that’s the key component in a major capital referendum targeting over-capacity spurred by enrollment growth. IRSD Superintendent Mark Steele updated the board of education at its Oct. 22 meeting on […]

Q& A: 37th Representative District hopeful takes on issues

Name: Ruth Briggs King Party: Republican Office seeking: 37th District, State Representative Age: 60 Occupation: Consultant Family: Husband, Stanley King, and two adult children, Jared and Justin, and their families, which include six grandchildren Elective experience: I have served in the Delaware Legislature since a 2009 special election. Why are you running for this office? […]

Burglary and unlawful imprisonment in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A 19-year-old female was unlawfully imprisoned early Saturday morning during a burglary on Albury Avenue, Georgetown Police said. According to authorities, officers were called to a residence and told that the female was asleep in her residence when an unknown male entered her bedroom. The male suspect then entered the victims bed and […]