County working on dog control ordinance

\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:42am

Roast of the coast

Situated right along the Route 113 corridor, just north of Millsboro, the Indian River Espresso and Coffee Company has been one of lower Delaware’s best-kept secrets for five years. Owner and “roastmaster” Dennis Lasher has been singlehandedly...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:51am

Flu shots offered to IRSD students

During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12. Vaccination consent forms must be signed and returned by Friday, October 23. Parents are asked to...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 8:55am

Indian River Inlet Bridge open house/tour postponed due to weather

Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:33am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex

A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:

Coastal Flood Advisory

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:31am

Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Gym raising money for breast cancer research

People interested in starting their New Year’s resolutions early, or those interested in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month while getting fit for month, can join World Gym in Millsboro for $30 for the month of October. Owner Pam Trader said...

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 5:01am

BREAKING NEWS/TRAFFIC ALERT: Georgetown announces Tuesday’s funeral procession route for slain officer

The Town of Georgetown is inviting the community to pay its final respects to fallen Georgetown Police Officer Chad E. Spicer during a public procession through town on Tuesday, Sept. 8. As many as 100 police agencies from across the United...

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 2:41am

Annual powwow celebrating 32nd year

The Nanticoke Indian Association’s 32nd annual powwow will be held Sept. 12-13 near Millsboro. The 2009 powwow marks the 32nd year of the event.

Coastal Point • File photo
The Nanticoke Indian Association’s 32nd annual powwow will be...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 8:17am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closure Aug. 26-27 in Millsboro area for oversized load

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that temporary road closures and delays for a short period of time beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and ending at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, will be in effect to...

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 4:05am

Festival to celebrate culture

On Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon to 6 p.m., Festival Hispano will be held at the Millsboro Little League Complex. Organized by El Centro Cultural, a nonprofit organization funded by the Delaware Division of Arts, the festival will highlight the...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:18am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

NRG shareholders nix acquisition by Exelon

Although an acquisition of NRG Energy Inc., owner of the Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro, has been reported in recent months as a possibility, Exelon Corporation will not be acquiring the company after all.

On July 21, NRG...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:33pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

Local sewer projects get big funding boost

With the Rehoboth Bay as the backdrop, state and local officials accepted a check from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $19.2 million on Thursday, July 2. The money, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:20am

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal crash claims life of Dagsboro teen

The Delaware State Police are investigating a traffic crash that killed a 17-year-old girl from Dagsboro on Thursday, June 18. Police said the crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when Shauna R. Kaufman was driving a 1998 Volvo S70 south on...

Friday, June 19, 2009 - 6:35am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

Coastal Point • Submitted
ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

County approves Mountaire rendering plant

Despite out-of-order opposition, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment approved an application by Mountaire for a ‘resource recovery’ or rendering plant near Millsboro on Monday, May 4.

Millsboro resident Dottie LeCates asked if she could...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:46am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Senior center gets new digs, expanded programs

Over the past 40 years, the Indian River Senior Center has given an outlet to elder members of the community, providing clubs and activities, as well as a social bond. The interest in such programs has always been there, ever since the center’s...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:00am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Yard waste facility gets county approval

The recent approval by Sussex County Council of a yard-waste compost facility means the new Sussex facility could be up and running by summer.

Blue Hen Organics would be only the second such facility in the state, said owner Robert Tunnell...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:31pm

Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Perhaps just as popular a topic a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:41pm

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:28pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.


According to the DSP, on Jan. 28,...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

Meeting set on MAPP project

Delmarva Power is set to host an informational community meeting on their proposed Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Millsboro Civic Center in Millsboro, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The project consists of a 230-...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:31am

New Millsboro shopping center already set to expand

The Town of Millsboro at the town council’s Jan. 5 meeting approved the annexation of 10 acres of land around the new Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center – home to the new Lowe’s and BJ’s. The acreage, which is highway-fronting and commercially...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:20am

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

Warmer air over the cold ground covered with snow and sleet,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:18am

Blue Hen proposes Sussex yard waste facility

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission heard from representatives of Blue Hen Organics LLC last Thursday, Dec. 11, in a public hearing on the company’s application for a conditional use permit for a compost facility for yard waste....

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:18am

BJ's offering warehouse prices in Millsboro

For those who might have missed it, the new B.J.’s wholesale club in Millsboro quietly opened this past Saturday and has welcomed a packed parking lot full of people in the peak shopping days since. While the official grand-opening festivities...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:50am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro convenience store robbed two nights in a row

The Delaware State Police are probing two separate robberies that occurred at the Dash In located at 24851 John J. Williams Highway near Millsboro early this week. The robberies occurred on subsequent nights, early on Monday, Dec. 1, and Tuesday...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 9:32am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro girl charged with attempted murder

Delaware State Police detectives on Tuesday, Nov. 4, arrested a 14-year-old Millsboro girl following their investigation of an alleged assault that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 1, about 1:10 p.m.

Police said the incident occurred on Layton...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 6:00am

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Giggle Medic 5k to honor Callaway

The first annual “Giggle Medic” 5K run and walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes to honor Stephanie Callaway, a Sussex County paramedic who died in the line of duty this summer. “Giggle Medic” was Callaway’s...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:06am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am

New wildlife preserve dedicated on Indian River Bay

On Sept. 19, DNREC Secretary John A. Hughes and Roger L. Jones Jr., Delaware Chapter state director of The Nature Conservancy, joined property donor Austin F. “Pete” Okie of Georgetown to dedicate a property of 118 acres, containing tidal salt...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:01am

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Sussex Tech and East Millsboro at the top of class in the state

Only the best of the best schools across the country are recognized each year by the United States Department of Education as No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools. This year, two schools in Delaware — East Millsboro Elementary and Sussex...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:37am

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm