Local couple celebrates a Marvel-ous 70 years together

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Irene and Charles Marvel in their kitchen in Dagsboro.Charles Marvel traveled the world in the 1940s as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. He says, however, that he had to come home to Sussex County to find his bride. Now...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:47am

Dagsboro appoints Baull as mayor

There’s a new mayor in Dagsboro, but one with a familiar face.

Brian Baull Sr. was appointed as mayor of the Town of Dagsboro at its December town council meeting, replacing Norwood Truitt, who remains on the council.

Baull said the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:49am

Dagsboro’s new administrator dives right into the job

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Cindi Brought is fully immersed in her new duties as administrator of the Town of Dagsboro.For two months, Dagsboro Town Hall was without day-to-day leadership. But Cynthia “Cindi” Brought has returned to the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:42am

Rehoboth man arrested after pursuit

Timothy J. DrabicA Rehoboth Beach man was arrested last week following a high-speed pursuit involving seven law-enforcement agencies.

According to police, around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, a black SUV was observed traveling northbound in the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:13am

Organizers break ground on groundbreaking garden

Coastal Point Photos • Laura Walter: It’s not really a ground-breaking event without dignitaries, officials and volunteers chipping in to get things started, and things got started in a major fashion at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:44am

Public welcome to rare look at botanic garden

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: From left, Peggie Ravida, Karen Dudley, Selma Tepper, Greg Tepper, Janet Point and Carol McCloud volunteered last week to get some work done at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek.Beside a quiet country road...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:35am

Local scouts take part in NYC Veterans Day Parade

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Members of Troops 382 and 105 marched in the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11.A group of 20 boys from Sussex County marched proudly in New York City’s Veterans Day parade on Friday,...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:33am

Cemetery’s youngest recognized with monument

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Bishop William Francis Malooly of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington uses holy oil to bless on Sunday, Sept. 11, the new memorial that will bear the names of babies buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery near...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:04am

Dagsboro removes Thompson from P&Z

The Dagsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to remove a member of its Planning & Zoning Commission

According to Chapter 34 § 34-4, “The Mayor, with the approval of the majority of the Town Council, may remove any member of...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:36am

IRHS BPA, FFA to host color-run fundraiser June 11

The students of the Indian River High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) will walk, jog and run to raise funds for the school, which is introducing a program called My School Color Run (MSCR).


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Ornish program helps Dagsboro woman undo her heart disease

“I have always been active and exercised regularly — that’s why it was such a surprise when I passed out for no apparent reason in 2014,” said Wilma Petenbrink, 68, of Dagsboro. “I fell and fractured my spine when I passed out, but throughout my...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:05am

Botanic Gardens adds two new board members

The Delaware Botanic Gardens board of directors has elected two new members, Ruth Rogers Clausen and Janet Meenehan Point. The additions bring to 10 the number of board members who are working to open the garden along Pepper Creek in Dagsboro....

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:47am

Community invited to join in National Day of Prayer

On May 5, Christians around that U.S. were set to come together for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, gathering on Thursday at noon at designated locations, to pray together.

According to the event’s website, “It is an unprecedented...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 1:50am

Fundraiser to benefit Botanic Gardens

Cocktails on the Ocean, a fundraiser for the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, will take place April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the oceanfront home of Chuck Coltman in North Bethany.

The event will offer the chance to talk with...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:07am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Police seek second suspect in Dagsboro home-invasion

State police detectives this week arrested a Georgetown man in connection with a home invasion-style robbery at a Dagsboro-area residence.

Police said the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, at a residence on Parsons...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:23am

Delaware Botanic Gardens awarded $750,000 grant from Longwood Foundation

The Longwood Foundation has approved a $750,000 grant to the Delaware Botanic Gardens to help it begin work on Phase One of the garden, located on Pepper Creek near Dagsboro.

The grant will be provided in two components: an immediate...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:45am

Dagsboro resident to compete for Miss Teen title

Kylie Ucman of Dagsboro was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place on Sunday, Dec. 20. Ucman learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:21am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Dagsboro Road to close at Route 113 for two weeks

This December, a two-week road closure will impact traffic south of Millsboro.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that Dagsboro Road (Route 20) will be closed between Cricket Street and U.S. Route 113,...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:13am

Dagsboro incumbents will keep their seats

Dagsboro won’t host a town council election in 2015, as the only three nominees were the incumbents filing for re-election.

There were no challengers for seats held by Brian Baull (vice mayor), Pat Miller or Theresa Ulrich (secretary/...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:03am

Dagsboro tree lighting set for this weekend

Dagsboro will light up on Saturday, Nov. 28, as the Christmas season kicks off at Katie Helm Town Park.

The Town of Dagsboro will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Residents and visitors can enjoy free cookies and hot...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00am

Be heard: Planning begins for Dagsboro Downtown district

What do people see in Dagsboro’s future?

Dagsboro could win grant money to create a truly thriving downtown. So now is the time to plan, with a new task force forming to write the Downtown Development District Plan.

On Nov. 12, the...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:19am

‘Rock star’ designer coming to local botanical garden

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Piet Oudolf is an international star where gardens are concerned. Here he is being interviewed at Delaware Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 18. Oudolf has agreed to transform approximately 1.5 acres into a flowing...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:25am

Dagsboro council stresses over massage spa ordinance

When it comes to the issue of allowing massage parlors in town, the Dagsboro Town Council is far from relaxed.

During the regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, members of the council listened to the proposal from a...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:08am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

County approves commercial zoning for Route 20 property

Sussex County Council this week approved a change-of-zone application filed by Riverview Associates III LLC, for property located on the southwest side of Dagsboro Road, approximately halfway between Dagsboro and Millsboro. The property was zoned...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:39am

Delaware Seaside Railroad Club to hold grand opening in new home

After years of searching, the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club has finally found a place to call home.

“It’s wonderful because it’s ours,” said club member Bill Ziegler of the club’s new home. “We can do what we want to enhance the club and...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:45am

BREAKING NEWS: Four-car crash in Millsboro injures 15 people

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a four-vehicle crash in which 15 people were injured that occurred late this morning in Millsboro.

Police said the crash occurred Sunday, July 5, about 11:54 a.m., at the intersection of...

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 8:12am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Dagsboro posts 2015-2016 tax assessments

The Dagsboro Town Council this week announced that the 2015-2016 annual assessment list had been posted at Dagsboro Town Hall and throughout town, giving residents the opportunity to appeal their tax assessments.

“Now’s the time that...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:09pm

Dagsboro council puts emphasis on precendent, denies development extension

Dagsboro Town Councilman Bill Chandler spoke about the importance of precedent before the council at Monday’s council meeting before they voted on a motion to extend a five-year sunsetting provision on site plan approval for Vines Creek Village...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:51am

Customers are lovin’ Lovetti’s, the new pizza shop in Dagsboro

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Lovetti’s owner Brian Lovett shows off his Meat Lover’s Stuffed Pizza at his restaurant in Dagsboro.After taking over the Dagsboro-area business formerly known as Goodfella’s, Lovetti’s Pizza owner Brian Lovett...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:18am

Public asked to help identify suspects in January home invasion

Coastal Point • Submitted by Delaware State Police : Delaware State Police are looking for help in identifying three suspects from a Dagsboro home invasion this winter.

Delaware State Police continue to investigate a Dagsboro home-...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:24am

Woodlawn Trail residents get sidewalk approval from Town

The original plans for the Woodlawn Trail housing development in Dagsboro included a walking trail leading to the park and designed for community use. However, the plans would have left some residents, including Dina Mock, without much of a back...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:55pm

You imagine it, they create it

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Imagination Furniture founder George Meringolo, above, paints pieces of office cabinets in the shop in Dagsboro.

Imagination Furniture building upon customer creativity

She had been to all of the high-end...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:43am

Local brides to get help with weddings

Planning your dream beach wedding? We're here to help.The love of your life has just kneeled on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage… But now what?
Many dream of having a beach wedding, where the vastness of the sea mirrors their...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Bridge club donates gifts to local children

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Cripple Creek Bridge Club member Judie Davis wraps one of the many presents purchased for the children the club has adopted for the holiday season.For more than eight years, members of the Cripple Creek Bridge Club...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:54am

Dagsboro candidates state their cases before election

The Town of Dagsboro will hold an election on Saturday, Dec. 6, for two seats on the Dagsboro Town Council. Each of the two positions is for a two-year term, and four candidates have thrown their hats into the ring. Voting will take place from 1...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:29am

Holiday parades old and new are on the march

Grab those scarves and practice diving for candy canes. Local Christmas parades are back in business in Georgetown (Dec. 4), Selbyville (Dec. 5), Millsboro (Dec. 10) and Dagsboro (Dec. 11).


To accommodate the...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 5:23am

Dagsboro men arrested after string of burglaries

Two Dagsboro-area men were arrested last week in connection with multiple burglaries committed in the last month.

Jacob G. Svenson, 33, and Edward J. Nearey Jr., 37, were each charged with five counts of Burglary 3rd, two counts of...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:43am

Dagsboro prepares for return of Christmas parade

As the holidays approach, the Town of Dagsboro is having a new discussion: planning the return of a Christmas parade.

Brian Baull said he has looked forward to adding the parade back since he joined the town council.

“The town lacks...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:39am

Dagsboro officials considering new building for town hall

The Town of Dagsboro is considering their options for a new town hall building — a move that, according to Town Administrator Stacey Long, would not increase property taxes for residents.

“This would be solely on what we have now and grant...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:22am

Auburn student from Dagsboro recognized for leadership

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) recently presented a Congressional Record detailing the leadership skills and accomplishments of Auburn University student Carol Linde on Oct. 7 at the Auburn Student Center.

Linde, a Dagsboro native who is...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:56am

Railroad repair to close Fire Tower Road in Dagsboro on Monday

Railway construction at Fire Tower Road will divert Dagsboro traffic this week.

Norfolk Southern railroad will be replacing crossings on Fire Tower Road between Route 20 (Dagsboro Road) and Iron Branch Road, just north of Dagsboro.


Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:29am

Parsons Farms giving fall a last hurrah at Oct. 11 festival

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The fall scene at Parsons Farm Produce. The farm will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will feature a petting zoo, straw maze, toddler maze, Punkin Chunkin machines and more....

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:53pm

A doctor to the core: Millville’s Dunn passes away

Coastal Point • Submitted : A fond memory of Dr. T. Jeffrey Dunn fishing with his son Reagan.A familiar face has faded into memory after Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Dunn, 51, of Dagsboro passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16. Frequently found in Little League...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:09pm

Dagsboro discusses water quality, parking lot

The Dagsboro Town Council met last Monday, to listen to a presentation from the Artesian Water Company about a potential purchase to improve the quality of the town’s water.

“We’re getting more frequent water-quality complaints — more so...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:36pm

Community ready to warmly welcome Wounded Warrior families

If ever I am lost and find myself in Heaven,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever I am shallow and in need of warm greeting,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever an Angel graces me with a helping hand,

Let it spell Bethany...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm