Poultry plant employee sues union over fees

SELBYVILLE — A Mountaire Farms employee has filed federal charges against the local union at his plant, claiming the illegal seizure of fees, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Oscar Cruz Sosa also alleged that he was threatened at his home after submitting a petition signed by co-workers to remove the United Food and Commercial […]

Freeman Stage delaying start of season until late June

SELBYVILLE — The “Stay at Home” mandates from the government have impacted a wide range of businesses throughout the nation. Those that are seasonal — like many of the small businesses in the Maryland and Delaware beach resort areas — have been particularly hard hit. Instead of opening their doors this shoulder season, they have […]

Mountaire takes precautions after worker tests positive for COVID-19

SELBYVILLE — Stepped-up sanitation is in place and a special sick leave program is in the offing at Mountaire Farms following confirmation earlier this week that one of its Selbyville processing plant employees tested positive for COVID-19. The poultry company, in a March 31 release, announced that the individual has not been at work at […]

Police ID victim in death investigation

SELBYVILLE — On Monday, Delaware State Police released the name of the of the victim who was located in a wooded area off of Polybranch Road on March 2. David T. Hickey, 36, of Laurel, was identified by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, according to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe. The cause and manner […]

SDSA PTO’s ‘Green Tie Gala’ offers fun and fundraising

SELBYVILLE – Irish eyes will be upon attendees and Southern Delaware School of the Arts’ Parent/Teacher Organization at the PTO’s fundraiser Saturday, March 21. The Green Tie Gala will be held at Smokey Hollow Event Venue on Lakeridge Drive near Selbyville. It is PTO’s main annual fundraising event. The evening of food, music, auction action […]

Three-month Sussex drug investigation yields multiple arrests

SELBYVILLE — Multiple arrests resulted from a three-month drug investigation that concluded Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Janie C. Handy, 30, of Dagsboro, and Herbert Handy, 56, of Selbyville, were allegedly involved in the sale of illegal drugs at a home on Polly Branch Road, according to authorities. They were […]

Selbyville town hall, police move into former PNC Bank branch

SELBYVILLE — The town of Selbyville is banking on a new, centralized town hall location in efforts to better serve the growing community. Effective mid-September, Selbyville Town Hall and the town police department are operating from a new base: 1 W. Church St., in a building that previously was a branch location for PNC Bank. […]

Georgia House eateries in Milford, Selbyville close doors

DOWNSTATE — A sign attached to the door at the Georgia House Restaurant in Milford read, “Thank you for 20 years, we are now closed — MGMT.” With that, the longtime restaurant chain in Sussex County was quietly gone after it closed its locations in Milford and Selbyville on Wednesday, joining Georgia House’s Millsboro location, […]

Selbyville Middle School seventh-grader selected for National Geography Bee

SELBYVILLE – Ian Lewis of Selbyville Middle School has been selected to attend the National Geographic Geography Bee in Washington D.C. on May 20-23. Ian, a seventh-grader, won the Selbyville Middle School Geography Bee in February. Winning his school competition enabled Ian to compete with 87 other school winners throughout Delaware. The Delaware State National […]

Selbyville man charged with DUI, resisting arrest

SELBYVILLE – A 47-year-old Selbyville man with charged with DUI, resisting arrest and multiple other traffic-related offenses after he led troopers on a pursuit early Sunday. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the incident began at approximately 2:15 a.m., when a trooper observed a white Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling at a high rate […]