Selbyville man charged for heroin and illegal firearm

SELBYVILLE — A 19-year-old Selbyville man is facing felony drugs and weapon charges after stealing from an elderly housemate, authorities said. The Delaware State Police said troopers were called to a home on Beachview Court Saturday around 9:15 a.m. There, the 73-year-old resident said Darren Leager, who was living with him, had stolen money from […]

Freeman Stage’s ‘Special Season’ comes to an end

SELBYVILLE – When Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Tusk, ended its performance earlier this month — the final show of the 2020 Freeman Stage season — with “Go Your Own Way,” it was a poignant moment for the staff and volunteers of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. With the pandemic ravishing the performing arts industry around […]

Union issues continue at Mountaire

WASHINGTON — Staff attorneys at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation last week filed a brief urging the National Labor Relations Board in Washington to overturn its nonstatutory “contract bar” policy. The brief, filed Aug. 21, is the latest development in a case filed in February by Oscar Cruz Sosa, a poultry worker […]

Firearm, drug arrest made after Selbyville traffic stop

SELBYVILLE – A 23-year-old Millsboro man was charged with weapon and drug offenses following a Sunday night traffic stop, police said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, the sequence began at approximately 6:55 p.m. when a vehicle on Patriots Way was seen with an illegal window tint. Upon contacting driver Jamell J. Taylor, police […]

Indian River School District board delays first student day to Sept. 17

SELBYVILLE — Students in the Indian River School District will begin the 2020-21 year a bit later than originally scheduled. The IRSD board of education at its reorganizational meeting Monday, Aug. 3 voted to push the first day of school for 2020-21 back to Thursday, Sept. 17. The first student day originally was scheduled for […]

Union rallies to gain support from Mountaire poultry workers

SELBYVILLE — Mickey Smith, representing the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 27, was banging her drum with purpose on a hot and steamy Monday morning, imploring others to chant “Fired up! Can’t take it no more!” With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ popular anthem, “I Won’t Back Down,” also playing in the background, UFCW […]

IR to hold virtual board of ed meeting

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting and policy committee meeting on Monday will be conducted online using the Zoom video conferencing platform. The policy committee meeting will begin at 4 p.m., with the full board meeting at 7 p.m..Disregard any previous notice of these June 22 meetings being held at […]

Freeman Stage to present local artists starting in July

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage announced Thursday it is moving forward with a special season of the arts — one which will have reduced capacity to comply with physical distancing guidelines and will primarily showcase local and regional talent. “We’ve decided as an organization the arts need to be present during this time of reopening,” […]

Two arrests made in April Selbyville robbery

SELBYVILLE — Two arrests have been made in an April 22 robbery that left a 25-year-old man hospitalized, Delaware State Police said. Ryan T. Crowson and Tanner C. McElwee, both 22-year-old Millville residents, were charged in connection with an incident in a parking lot of the Hickory Tree Apartments, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. […]

Roadwork in Sussex

Railroad work to close portion of Lazy Lagoon Road FRANKFORD — Lazy Lagoon Road in Frankford, between U.S. 113 and Pepper Road, will be closed starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, and lasting until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, pending weather, while the Maryland and Delaware Railroad replaces, resurfaces and performs general […]