Tour of Prince George’s Chapel offered on Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., Sandie Gerken, an active “friend of Prince George’s Chapel” and local historian, will give a tour of the church and cemetery in Dagsboro. The cost will be $20 for members of the Ocean View Historical Society...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:35am

Dagsboro approves water rate hike to address increase

Increase to take effect with Nov. 1 billing cycle

The Dagsboro Town Council this week unanimously approved its second rate increase for its water customers in just the past year, seeking to address an unexpected sharp increase in costs from the Town’s own water supplier — the neighboring Town of...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:09pm

Selbyville VFC to hold golf tournament Oct. 11

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format, and the entry fee is $90...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:16am

Dagsboro council to discuss effects of water-rate hike

Following last month’s notice from the Town of Millsboro that it was significantly increasing their water rates, Dagsboro officials have been scrambling to figure out how exactly the Town would be able to make up the difference in cost when they’...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:24pm

Trader joins Delaware Botanic Gardens staff as grand opening approaches

On Aug. 1, Brian W. Trader, Ph.D. became the deputy executive director and director of horticulture at the Delaware Botanic Garden (DBG) in Dagsboro. He was greeted with cheers from the volunteers and the executive team who have been eagerly...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:34am

Veterans Conservation Corps recognized for parks maintenance

At a recent event at Holts Landing State Park near Dagsboro, the DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation recognized 13 members of the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) for their commitment to preserving Delaware’s natural resources over the past...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:23am

Flood begins transition as Dagsboro police chief

Former Seaford Police Department lieutenant Steven Flood began his work as Dagsboro police chief on Aug. 5. Flood will shadow outgoing Chief Floyd Toomey for two weeks, until Toomey leaves his position on Aug. 23. (Toomey won’t officially be...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:54am

Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper will return ‘ASAP’

Just days after a fire heavily damaged their store, Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper owners Dean and Teresa Disharoon were in the building trying to clean up, assess damage and figure out how to move forward.

Although the fire was contained...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:47pm

Dagsboro’s National Night Out event set for Tuesday

The Dagsboro Business Alliance this week was putting the final touches on the second annual Dagsboro National Night Out event, which is set to take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company....

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:38pm

Thank a Police Officer Day events planned this fall

Residents of Ocean View and Dagsboro are being encouraged to donate to, and attend, Thank a Police Officer Day at the Ocean View and Dagsboro police stations in September.

Organized by Andrea Baumann, who runs the Delmarva Supports Law...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:14am

Sussex Tech names final quarter of honor roll students

More than 460 students at Sussex Technical High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period for the 2018-2019 academic year. Local students named to the list included:

• Bethany Beach — sophomore Evan Davis.


Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Dagsboro to host Night Out on Aug. 6

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., Dagsboro will host its second annual Night Out event, designed to encourage positive relationships among the whole community, and specifically with local law-enforcement. Night Out is a national event...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:18am

Jonathan N.H. Street of Becker Morgan Group represented Royal Farms at their presentation in front of the Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, July 15.

Dagsboro council gives final approval to Royal Farms

After a presentation of nearly 20 minutes, with several questions from council members, the new Royal Farms project received a conditional green light to begin construction at the Route 113/Clayton Street site.

The conditional approval was...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:46am

From left, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey, Mayor Brian Baull and LCpl. Nicholas Disciullo, following the Town presenting a merit award to Disciullo at the July 15 council meeting.

Dagsboro honors officer, names new police chief

The Dagsboro Police Department’s LCpl. Nicholas Disciullo received a merit award, and the council decided on the Town’s next chief of police, at the Dagsboro Town Council meeting on July 15.

Disciullo was recognized after making an arrest...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:43am

Dagsboro Business Alliance hosting National Night Out

Organizers plan to build off last year’s success

With such a successful first year in the books, the Dagsboro Business Alliance Inc. (DBA) is hoping to build off their efforts as they get ready to host the 2nd Annual Dagsboro National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

In conjunction...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

Dagsboro council approves budget for 2020 fiscal year

Tax rate will remain the same

The Dagsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, June 17, made it official: property taxes will remain the same for the 2020 fiscal year. The council voted 4-0 to approve the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, with Councilman William...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:12am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Lord Baltimore Lions Club President Janet Bauer, left, presents the Club Lion of the Year Award to Lion Don Sherwood.

Lord Baltimore Lions Club announces new officers

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club celebrated their 73rd Charter Night & Installation Dinner on Wednesday, June 12, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club near Dagsboro. Lions gathered with family members and guests to commemorate completion of...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:16am

Jack Gates throws a football during the kids Punt, Pass & Kick tournament.

Successful first Game Day for Ball 4 All Foundation

It was game on for Game Day at the Ball 4 All Foundation’s first annual event, held at the Dagsboro fire hall last Saturday, June 1. A nice turnout on a beautiful day helped support the Russell White Scholarship and Lower Sussex Indians Pop...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:31am

Toomey leaving Dagsboro for school district

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey announced this week he is leaving the department to take a job with the Indian River School District.

Toomey made the announcement at the Monday, May 20 Town Council meeting, although Town Administrator...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:53pm


Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at town hall. Along with committee reports and other business, the council will consider approval of a possible supplement to the General Fund Capital...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Run JMC 5K Color Run & Kids Fun Run set for May 4

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host the 2019 RUN JMC Color Run 5K/2-Mile Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro, featuring a 5K and 2-mile...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:34am

Fundraiser scheduled for Dagsboro family

It’s been a roller-coaster week for a little girl from Dagsboro named Aurora.

 Easter break started well for the third-grader, who celebrated the holiday with not one but four Easter egg hunts — a welcome break from the months of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:02am

Run JMC 5K Color Run & Kids Fun Run set for May 4

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host the 2019 RUN JMC Color Run 5K/2-Mile Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro, featuring a 5K and 2-mile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:45am

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Easter sunrise service planned at historic church

For Vickie Veasey, the best thing about an Easter sunrise service is the symbolism of witnessing the beginning of the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel have for the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:40pm

DelDOT approves re-installation of Dagsboro’s ‘Welcome’ signs

“Welcome to Dagsboro” signs will be going back up to welcome those entering the town’s limits, following several months of questions as to whether the Delaware Department of Transportation would allow the re-installation of the signs.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:39pm


Dagsboro man arrested in Clarksville shooting

John Barnhard, 60, of Dagsboro was arrested last week in connection with a shooting that occurred on March 27 in unincorporated Clarksville.

Around 9:24 p.m., police said, Delaware State Police troopers were dispatched to Irons Lane and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:46pm

Dagsboro approves amendment to allow brew-pub

The Dagsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, March 18, was a brief, yet productive, gathering of the council members as they reviewed and unanimously approved the proposed ordinance amendment to allow for a brew-pub to be constructed in the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:01pm

A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, to benefit Michael, Adler and Johanna Calhoun.

Dagsboro man recovering from deer-stand fall

“I lost three weeks of my life.”

That’s how Dagsboro resident Michael Calhoun sums up what happened after he fell out of a deer stand in Federalsburg, Md., on Nov. 25, 2018.

At the time, Calhoun, 32, was in the stand with his 11-...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:54pm

Don’t look now, but Dagsboro is starting to boom

Dagsboro appears to be a town on an economic upswing.

Businesses including Porto, Dagsboro Days and Jayne’s Reliable have joined the Clayton Theatre as stalwarts of the downtown area, and other new small businesses appear to be making a...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:43pm

Two suspects arrested in alleged theft in Dagsboro

Two suspects have been arrested and face several charges stemming from a burglary that allegedly took place at a restaurant in the town on Saturday, March 2.

Dagsboro police went to Wang’s Kitchen, located at 32177 DuPont Blvd., within the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:16pm

Spring passport fairs planned in Dagsboro

Families with school-aged children can find it hard to leave work early and take their children out of school to process their passport applications. That’s where two upcoming “passport fairs” being hosted by the Dagsboro post office, can offer...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:39am

Job fair helping employers hire for summer or for life

Businesses and job-seekers can mark their calendars for a free job fair on Friday, March 22. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will help play matchmaker for people, whether they’re seeking full-time, part-time or summer employment....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:18am

Zach Brown discusses plans to put Brown Brothers Brewing in Dagsboro, pending approvals.

Brown Brothers Brewing eyes Dagsboro’s Savannah Square

Small craft-brew business gets preliminary approval from council

A different type of business is looking to provide Dagsboro residents with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for beer drinkers to enjoy the fine crafts of a microbrewery, and the Dagsboro Town Council this week unanimously gave their initial...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:24pm

Old-school cookin’

American Legion chicken-and-dumpling dinner keeps ‘slippery’ tradition alive

Years ago, chicken-and-dumpling dinners were extremely common in Southern Delaware — it seemed like every fire house and church had them several times a year.

Not so much anymore.

So when they do come around, it’s a chance to...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:19am

Clayton to celebrate 70 years of movie magic

In 1949, Harry S. Truman was president, Joe DiMaggio was playing for the New York Yankees and Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre opened its doors for the first time.

The single-screen theater was built by Dagsboro natives and brothers-in-law Pete...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:44am

Officer Nicholas Discuillo, right, was promoted to lance corporal by Dagsboro Police Chief William Toomey on Monday, Jan. 28.

Dagsboro Police Department promotes Discuillo

At the Monday, Jan. 28, Dagsboro Town Council meeting, Police Chief William J. Toomey made a special presentation and promotion for officer Nicholas Discuillo.

Discuillo was awarded with the Expert Officer Cord from Toomey, which Toomey...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:32am

Dagsboro P&Z reorganizes, approves comp-plan survey

The Dagsboro Planning & Zoning Commission held its most recent monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, with only a few developments coming out of the proceedings.

First, the commission reorganized, with Brad Connor remaining as the...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:55pm

Camp Barnes wrestling tournament held in Dagsboro

The 7th Annual Camp Barnes Wrestling Classic was held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Indian River High School in Dagsboro. Families from Delaware and several surrounding states came for the opportunity to compete.

The Delaware State Police...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:18am

Historic chapel to host ‘Olde Christmas Musical Celebration’

Although it is traditionally held on the first Sunday in January, “the Olde Christmas Musical Celebration: An Afternoon of Seasonal Music” at Prince George’s Chapel in Dagsboro happens to fall this year on Jan. 6, which is also known as the Feast...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:59pm

Baull remains mayor as Dagsboro council re-organizes

Following the re-election of Councilmen Norwood Truitt and William Chandler, each to new two-year terms, the Dagsboro Town Council has now shuffled the deck, so to speak, with some of the same faces now getting to sit in new spaces.


Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:32pm

Belle DeMarie, 3, of Ocean View places her letter in the special mailbox at the Santa's Letters Neighborhood Holiday Gathering in Dagsboro on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Santa’s mailbox (and Nice List) fills up, thanks to local couple

Just a few weeks ago, “Santa’s Letters” was only an idea — just a desire to make children happy at Christmastime.

Inspired by a shiny red mailbox, a Dagsboro couple who were feeling a bit down at the approach of the holidays shook off...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:16pm

Incumbents Chandler, Truitt re-elected to seats in Dagsboro

With three candidates vying for two seats on the Dagsboro Town Council, incumbents William Chandler and Norwood Truitt were re-elected to their seats during the town’s election held on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The polls saw just 81 voters turnout...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:15pm

Dagsboro man arrested, charged with threft, trespass

A Dagsboro man went to court last week to answer charges related to an alleged month-long crime spree starting in late October. In a joint effort by four police departments, Sherman A. Mitchell was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with several...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:50pm

The Plant, Flower & Garden Shop held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Dagsboro.

Plant, Flower & Garden Shop opens in Dagsboro

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Plant, Flower & Garden Shop hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its expansion into Dagsboro.

The Plant, Flower & Garden Shop in Dagsboro is a full-service...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:02am

Dagsboro to discontinue ‘Welcome’ signs

The Dagsboro Town Council’s November meeting was both quick and productive, with a number of minor issues getting resolved with unanimous votes from the council members present on Nov. 19.

Among the issues resolved was the decision to end...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:47pm

Sean and Kristina Malone have set up a mailbox for Santa and responds to every letter. The mailbox is located at 2 Windward Way in the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro.

Santa gets help from Dagsboro family

Former postal worker inspired to set up Santa mailbox

By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter


When Sean Malone of Dagsboro worked for the U.S. Postal Service, he took on a side gig as Santa’s helper.

“I just happened to come in one day and we were starting to collect Santa...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:04pm

The Town of Dagsboro lights up its Christmas tree back in 2015. Dagsboro recently announced its full holiday schedule for 2018.

Dagsboro announces dates, times for holiday events

It’s going to start to look a lot like Christmas around the town of Dagsboro over the next couple weeks.

The 2018 Dagsboro Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Katie Helm Park. The celebration will...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:57pm