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. […]

Seaford principal, school earn Blue Ribbon awards

SEAFORD — When Carol Leveillee came to Frederick Douglass Elementary School, she wanted a challenge and something different. Six years later, she is one of 10 national recipients of the 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership and principal of a newly named National Blue Ribbon School. “I feel like I’m pretty lucky […]

Peace Pole dedication Oct. 25 at Concord church

CONCORD — The effort to promote peace throughout Sussex County continues to spread its wings. The latest of five Peace Poles will be dedicated at Mount Calvary AME Church in the Concord area of Seaford on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Idola Batson invites everyone to attend the event, to be held immediately […]

Arrest made in Seaford homicide case

SEAFORD – A 19-year-old Seaford man was arrested Monday in connection with an Aug. 8 homicide, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. According to authorities, Jeffrey L. Atkins Jr., 28, was found with a gunshot wound to the back at the Woodshed Bar and Package store at 22588 Bridgeville Highway at approximately […]

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 […]

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 […]

Six-month investigation brings drug, weapon charges

SEAFORD – A six-month investigation brought the arrest of a 37-year-old Seaford man on multiple drug and weapon charges, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Adan Montalvo-Cruz was allegedly using the mail to have cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to the Delaware area, police said. According to authorities, Mr. Montalvo-Cruz had a […]

Seaford man facing weapon charges

SEAFORD — A Seaford man was arrested and charged with several crimes, including two felonies, after he was found wandering along the roadside, authorities said. The Delaware State Police said a trooper on patrol spotted Dwight Berrian walking westbound on the eastbound lane of Dove Road near Middlecord Road Saturday at approximately 7:52 p.m. Mr. […]

Seaford man facing weapon, traffic charges

SEAFORD — A 32-year-old Seaford man was arrested Saturday on criminal and traffic charges, including multiple felonies. The Delaware State Police said a trooper patrolling in the area of Old Furnace Road and Middleford Road pulled over a dark-colored Honda car around 7:31 p.m. because it had fictitious license plates. After stopping the car, police […]

Two shot Friday night in Seaford

SEAFORD – Two persons suffered non-life threatening injuries when shot Friday night in the 700 block of Collins Avenue, Seaford police spokesman Master Cpl. Eric Chambers said. A large group of persons had gathered just before the shooting, and officers were called to the scene at approximately 8:02 p.m. Police ask anyone with video or […]