Peace Week 2020 to include new peace pole in Seaford

GEORGETOWN — Generally speaking, poles stand as markers for distinct geographical points. A pole close to the heart of Sussex County isn’t geographical but serves as a reminder of humankind’s long-held hope for a peaceful world. The Georgetown Peace Pole stands outside Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street, the spot where marchers assembled last […]

Sussex County primary vote results officially certified

GEORGETOWN — Polls across Delaware in the 2020 primary elections Tuesday, Sept. 15 night closed on or a little past 8 p.m., if voters were already waiting in line. Statewide, final “unofficial” results from the 436 precincts were posted on the state Department of Elections website about 3 1/2 hours later. For candidates in close […]

Man sought on first-degree assault charge

GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assisting in locating a 29-year-old man sought in a Sept. 1 assault case, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Authorities alleged that Quajer Washington pointed a gun at a 19-year-old acquaintance while traveling in a vehicle on Johnson Road in Lincoln. A physical assault followed, police […]

Millsboro American Legion auxiliary remembers Sept. 11

MILLSBORO — The COVID-19 crisis could not stop a public remembrance of an event 19 years ago that changed America and the world. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28’s annual 9/11 candlelight ceremony Friday remembered America’s resilient response to airline hijackings and terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and punctured the […]

Fundraiser helps boost work of Sussex County’s Pathways to Success

GEORGETOWN — It was a bustling lunch crowd earlier this month at The Counting House. And since the day had extra special significance, numerous dinner reservations were booked for later that night at the restaurant and pub on The Circle in Georgetown. Pathways to Success, a nonprofit that supports and guides underserved Sussex County high […]

DPS arrests man on felony assault charge from February

GEORGETOWN — The Delaware State Police have arrested a man on first degree assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony charges. An issue for Alvaro E. Marroquin’s arrest was issued on February 4, 2020, the day the assault took place. Mr. Marroquin is alleged to have shot an acquantance in […]

Traffic stop brings drug arrest in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A 19-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on drug charges following an initial traffic stop Thursday, Delaware State Police said. Guy J. Burton was seen without a seat belt and failing to stop at a red light at approximately 3:25 p.m., police said, and marijuana was located in plain view on the floorboard. He […]

Sandhill Fields opens Wednesday in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Through the forest, the natural beauty extends beyond the eight athletic fields, six pickleball courts, picnic pavilions, walking trail, tot lot playground and other amenities. Sandhill Fields, a $6.5 million private/public project that will officially open to the public Wednesday, features a tale of the trail. “That is my pride and joy,” said […]

Georgetown restaurant supports Pathways to Success

GEORGETOWN — In observance of International Day of Charity on Saturday, The Counting House Restaurant and Pub will support Pathways to Success as the nonprofit beneficiary in a daylong fundraiser. The Counting House, on The Circle in Georgetown, will donate 10% of its sales to Pathways to Success, a Delaware group that assists students in […]

11th annual salute to Chad Spicer: Fallen Georgetown patrolman honored at ceremony

GEORGETOWN — Eleven years have passed since that tragic night that marked Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer’s end of watch. On Sept. 1, 2009, Patrolman Spicer was shot and killed as he and his patrol partner attempted to stop a vehicle that had been involved in a shooting a short time earlier. He was 29. […]