Food giveaway event set for Tuesday at CHEER Center

GEORGETOWN — Just before Thanksgiving, free food will be offered to the public Tuesday, Nov. 24, at an event co-hosted by Church Without Walls Outreach Ministries and another nonprofit, Unlimited Expectations Express. The drive-thru food event will be staged in the CHEER Community Center parking lot starting at 1 p.m. The tractor-trailer will have 1,152 […]

Ground broken on new Howard T. Ennis School

GEORGETOWN — If all goes according to plan, students in the Indian River School District and others with specialized needs will have a new learning hub for the start of the 2022-23 school year. Ground was broken Friday afternoon at the site of the new Howard T. Ennis School – a $44.8 million project covered […]

New Georgetown eatery Sol Azteca offers Mexican favorites

GEORGETOWN — A homegrown taste of Mexico goes beyond the culinary offerings at Sol Azteca, a new Mexican restaurant/bar and grill in the Georgetown Plaza. A complete floor-to-ceiling interior makeover includes decor that hails from the Guadalajara metropolitan area of Mexico. Booths, tables, lights, frames and other decorations feature artwork and woodworking prominent in Tonala, […]

Georgetown American Legion post salutes veterans, serves community

GEORGETOWN — One of the missions of American Legion Post 8 and Legion Riders Chapter 8 is to serve the Georgetown community through its Station 93 ambulance service. Another is to serve, support and salute veterans. “This is what we are raising money for — the veterans,” said Peggy Parkinson, wife of Legion Riders Chapter […]

Georgetown fundraiser earns $20,000 for breast cancer charity

GEORGETOWN — October 2020 has come and gone. But support for individuals facing breast cancer with financial roadblocks is ongoing. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Stockley Tavern on U.S. 113 south of Georgetown hosted a mega-fundraiser Oct. 24 that proved to be far more than grand. Through a cornhole tournament hosted by […]

Georgetown plans ‘reverse’ Christmas parade Dec. 15

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown has reversed its previous Christmas parade cancellation, with plans through community unity to stage a “reverse” parade in mid-December. The Tuesday, Dec. 15 parade — themed Topsy Turvy COVID Christmas — will encompass The Circle, with stationary floats, displays and other entries on display for viewing by spectators from their vehicles from […]

Georgetown man sentenced in ‘swatting’ incidents

WILMINGTON — A 30-year-old Georgetown man was sentenced to 37 months in prison Wednesday for making hoax emergency calls to police departments and emergency dispatch centers across the country, authorities said. Rodney Phipps had pleaded guilty in January to five counts of making interstate threats and one count of making a false threat involving explosives […]

Georgetown event Thursday marks end of election season

GEORGETOWN — Two traditions symbolic of Delaware’s historic post-election celebration will be staged Thursday on The Circle in the heart of Georgetown. Although Sussex County Return Day was canceled due to COVID-19, the reading of the election returns and the burying of the hatchet still will be held in a brief ceremony, starting at noon. […]

Henlopen reshuffles this weekend’s football schedule

Friday’s Dover-Sussex Tech High football has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns while Woodbridge is now expected to return a little ahead of schedule. Sussex Tech had previously canceled last week’s game with Polytech after announcing there were three positive virus test results at the school. Friday’s contest between the Senators and the Ravens was […]

Small post-election event set for Thursday in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — The Circle in the heart of Georgetown will be closed to traffic for several hours Thursday for events symbolic of Sussex County’s post-election tradition. Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced last week that The Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday for the reading of returns and burying the hatchet. […]