Western Sussex eyes development: Several communities have major plans in store for 2021

WESTERN SUSSEX — Coastal and Central Sussex County do not have a monopoly on progress and growth in Southern Delaware. Things are already happening on the western side of the county with more plans in store for 2021. In Greenwood, two separate subdivisions that would bring 55 new dwellings accommodating home-owning senior citizens as well […]

Fall colors at Trap Pond

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming took this photo of fall colors of bald cypress trees at Trap Pond in Laurel on Oct. 28.

Lewes lawn vandalism under investigation

LEWES – An investigation into an act of vandalism involving the word “Trump” written into a victim’s lawn with a chemical is ongoing, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said Monday. Police said a weed killer was used on the grass by a suspect or suspects. The incident was reported at approximately 12:39 […]

Laurel’s Ramble project seeks to develop Broad Creek area

LAUREL — Mayor John Shwed of Laurel could ramble on and on about The Ramble — a project that intertwines revitalization, development, recreation and nature with the town’s historic heritage. Hatched by the town and the Laurel Redevelopment Corp. in 2014, The Ramble aims to develop property along Broad Creek and in the historic downtown […]

Lincoln man charged with attempted murder in Laurel shooting

REHOBOTH BEACH — A 34-year-old Lincoln man was charged Monday in connection with an October shooting in Laurel that injured a woman, police said. Otis E. Williams was found by Delaware State Police during an investigation into an unrelated case, DSP spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Troopers arriving at a residence on B Street […]

Delaware officials concerned about virus spread in Western Sussex

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Division of Public Health is continuing to monitor higher levels of community spread in Western Sussex County. DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said at the state’s weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Tuesday Bridgeville, Seaford and Laurel are at the top of the list in terms of percent-positive rates of the virus. […]

Laurel woman charged with 77 counts of animal cruelty

LAUREL — A 75-year-old Laurel woman was arrested Wednesday on animal cruelty charges, after officers discovered 35 dogs living in inhumane conditions on her property. Last week, the Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Services enforcement unit responded to a complaint concerning the welfare of animals on a Laurel property. DAS executed a search warrant […]

Woodland Ferry to close next week for annual inspection

WOODLAND — The Woodland Ferry that links Seaford and Laurel will be closed next week for annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection, Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced. The ferry, named the Tina Fallon in tribute to the long-serving Seaford-area 39th District representative who died in 2011, provides vehicle and pedestrian service across the Nanticoke River. It […]

Laurel man charged in road rage incident

LAUREL — Delaware State Police have charged a 45-year-old Laurel man with two felonies after a road rage incident. Authorities said troopers reported to Tracy Circle and Hastings Drive in Laurel for reports of a suspicious vehicle in the roadway with subjects fighting around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police said Eric Bailey and a 31-year-old man […]

Postal driver seriously injured in Laurel crash

LAUREL – A U.S. Postal Service delivery truck driver suffered serious injuries during a nearly head-on collision Monday night, and was pulled from the truck before it became fully engulfed in flames, authorities said. The driver was rescued from the truck by bystanders in the area of Del. 24 (Laurel Road) just east of Prettyman […]