Fenwick Lions' pride stretches to Selbyville

The Selbyville Town Council was met by a full house Monday night at their monthly council meeting, but Bruce Schoonover, president of the Fenwick Island Lions Club quickly assured the council that the bevy of attendants were not there as...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:13am

Selbyville ready to turn back the clock

Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day is quickly approaching and, according to Town Administrator and festival co-coordinator Robert Dickerson, it’s shaping up to be another success. For the 53rd year, vendors and entertainers are pulling together to...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 5:59am

Memorial Day Carnival to kick off Freeman Stage season

The 2009 Freeman Stage at Bayside will kick off this Saturday, May 23, with the “St*ARTS and Stripes” Memorial Day Carnival at 2 p.m. At the event, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts will be performing one of their plays, “Twice Upon a Time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:13pm

SDSA paints grounds with native plants

Students at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts saw their schoolyard habitat start to take shape on Friday, May 15.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
With guidance from Dennis Bartow of the Center for Inland Bays and Sarah Toman...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:08pm

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

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

Bush a special teacher at Showell

Krystal Bush, special-education teacher at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, was recently named the school’s Teacher of the Year.

Coastal Point Monica Fleming
Krystal Bush was recently recognized as Teacher of the Year at Phillip...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 7:33am

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

Crandell follows in parent's footsteps at SMS

Eighth-grade earth science teacher Colin Crandell was recently named Teacher of the Year at Selbyville Middle School.
Crandell, in his sixth year of teaching, is modest in his acceptance of the honor.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Spring storm impacts SMS, school resumes Wednesday

Selbyville Middle School were impacted on Monday, April 6, after lightning struck a transformer near the school in a severe thunderstorm felt across the area and knocked out power to the building.

The school was kept closed on Tuesday due...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 8:34am

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

Church to hold annual women's conference

Many times, when things need to be organized or cared for, or people need to be helped or fed, women are behind the scenes making things happen, and the Women of Faith at Salem United Methodist Church are no different. For eight years now, they...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 3:23am

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

Longtime librarian takes the reins in Selbyville

Selbyville Public Library has welcomed a new director in Pam Munro. Munro started a few weeks ago and has hit the ground running. She brings to the table years of experience and just recently retired from employment with the State of Delaware as...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:24pm

No elections in Selbyville this year

As election season in many local towns just gets under way, the Town of Selbyville has finished with theirs. Selbyville had three seats up for vote, each with two-year terms, but incumbent Councilmen Clifton Murray, G. Frank Smith III and...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:51am

Local heroes honored for their valor

In an attempt to convey the importance of the day to those not in the room, Michelle DiFebo Freeman, widow of Josh Freeman – for whom the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards have been renamed – offered a...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:19pm

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

Selbyville rental ordinance gets attention

The Selbyville Town Council held a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 2, to discuss the issue of short-term rentals within town limits. The hearing attracted a small crowd, drawing witnesses from the town itself and from surrounding areas. While the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:40pm

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

Local beaches much changed in five years--5 year anniversary section

There is no question that one of the biggest changes to the Delaware shore in the last five years is the completion of major reconstruction projects for area beaches. After years of suffering from beach erosion and risk to homes near the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:26pm

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

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

Compromise found on Selbyville bells

Although religion is a topic best left at the door when it comes to political discussion; for a second month in a row, the Salem United Methodist church’s chimes were once again the hot topic at Selbyville’s monthly town council meeting, held on...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:49am

Selbyville couple uses the sun to go green

Like two excited kids with a science experiment, Carole and Ron Patten of Selbyville proudly check their electric meter every day to see how much it has electricity it has generated. After installing a 24-panel solar system last fall, they have...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:43am

Selbyville waiting for county on wastewater upgrade

Selbyville officials first came to the Sussex County Council with a request for upgraded wastewater outfall access nearly five years ago. At the time, the town – which owns and operates its own wastewater treatment plant – had already been...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 4:03am

Business is sweet for Strawberry Liquors

It may not have even been half a year since Strawberry Liquors opened up in Selbyville, but the discount spirit store is already pulling in impressive business, and with the holiday season in full swing, they can plan on plenty more.


Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:51am

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

From the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City to stringing decorations on ones sitting in our homes, there’s little that resonates the spirit of the holiday quite like a sparkling spruce. But in the hustle and...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:39am

Santa Claus is coming to town

As far back as anyone can remember, Christmas has been a time of community. Whether fighting over the last Wii Fit or sharing hot chocolate, it is a season that is best celebrated in numbers. That is why this Friday, Dec. 5, the town of...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:52pm

Selbyville gives church bell a reprieve

At the corner of Church Street and Church Avenue in Selbyville, there is a… well, a church. And in that church – Salem United Methodist Church – there is a bell. Well, these days it’s actually an electronic chime that makes the bell-like music...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:48pm

Selbyville rezones 35 parcels to new R-4

Members of the Selbyville Town Council gathered for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, and quickly adopted an amendment to their 1996 zoning ordinance and map, changing the zoning designation of 35 parcels in the town’s R-3 zoning...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:58pm

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

Selbyville to host annual Spooktacular Parade

For more than 60 years, the town of Selbyville has celebrated Halloween with a parade, and this year is no exception. It’s time for the annual Spooktacular Parade.

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, there will be food, fun and, of course, the timeless...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:13am

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

Selbyville-area bridges to get repaired

State transportation officials and engineers are gearing up for a series of bridge repairs in the Selbyville area, slated to start in the fall of 2009. The three planned projects involve the replacement of corrugated metal pipes that have...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 9:54am

Selbyville approves limited well ordinance

Selbyville Town Council members voted on Monday, Oct. 6, to add a new subsection D — Wells — to Chapter 195 of the town code, regarding water. The new code adds the ability for property owners to add or use private wells on their property for...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 8:22am

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

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

Parents find an educational blessing at Most Blessed Sacrament

Denise Curtis and her husband wanted to try something different when they moved to Delaware. Their children had attended public school in Montgomery County, Md., and although that public school system is noted as one of the best in the country...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:09am

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

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Special to the Coastal Point • John Dux
Candidates for state office, Bryon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:26am

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:57am

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:24am

Shh...a specialty shop right in Selbyville

“This Laundry Room is Self-Cleaning — Do It Yourself.”

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Wysper is a specialty shop in Selbyville that might save you the time and gas of driving to Salisbury or Ocean City to find that special gift...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:39am

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