Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Bayside Chapel and Samaritan Thrift Shop a reality

“This whole thing has been one miracle after another” said the Rev. Rich Evans of the new Bayside Chapel and the Samaritan Thrift Shop near Fenwick Island. “In the past two years, this church has gone from a dream to a reality by the power of God...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 9:23am

Freeman Foundation to wrap up Summer Series with musical finale

As summertime winds to a close, many visitors and residents in the beach communities are reflecting on the memories they made this season. Likewise, Patti Grimes, vice president of outreach and programming for the Carl M. Freeman and Joshua M....

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:11am

Brandywine Assisted Living moves into Fenwick

This week marks the grand opening of one of Sussex County’s newest assisted living programs. Brandywine Assisted Living, now operating in five states, was set to officially open its doors Thursday, Aug. 21, west of Fenwick Island. Located at the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:27am

New church dedicated on Route 17

The Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarelli, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, was downstate Aug. 14 for the dedication of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a mission church of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach.

During the two-...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:18am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Fenwick medical complex nears ground-breaking

The Fenwick Medical Complex plans to break ground in September, after not quite four years of planning, including re-zoning, water and sewer development and other preliminary measures.

Coastal Point:
The future site of the...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 5:06am

Selbyville council approves zoning change

The Selbyville Town Council met on Monday, July 7, for their regular monthly meeting, and during the meeting the council approved three requests for zoning change from the R3 residential zone to the new R4 zone.

“This just takes the...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:14am

New community healthy to wallet, planet

The national real estate market is in tough shape. The local market has been touched, too, though there are signs of improvement. And anyone who follows the news understands that the world in general is paying quite a bit more attention to the...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:34am

CurveSmart — A digital personal trainer at your fingertips

CurveSmart, the revolutionary technology five years in the making, is available at two local Curves studios, in Ocean View and on Route 54 in Williamsville Country Village.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
A group of ladies takes...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

Fish kill hits Dirickson Creek

Another local waterway saw a massive fish kill this week, as thousands of peanut bunker were killed in Dirickson Creek, off Old Mill Bridge Road, near Selbyville.

Rich Donofrio told the Coastal Point that he’d spotted the fish kill on...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:27am

Food is cheap--and grown with heart--at East View Farm

For less than what you would pay at the grocery store or a commercial produce stand, people can buy fresh vegetables at East View Farm on Bayard Road almost year-round.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Alyssa Ziff, above left, tends...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:52am

Old Timer's day hits the Big 52

Selbyville’s 52nd annual Old Timer’s Day this Saturday is sure to be a success. The event was started in 1956 by the town’s downtown merchants and originally ran as a three-day sale to bring people into town. The event was named Old Timer’s Day...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:37am

All aboard the Smile Train

Like many people armed with the right attitude and plenty of determination, Brandon and Kerry Case, owners of Antique Prints in Ocean View, turned something unexpected into an opportunity.

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Max Case sits...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:28am

Chamber and Carper welcome returning vet

Last week, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper welcomed back Lance Cpl. Jonathan Steele of Selbyville, a Marine deployed to Iraq last October. The Chamber, with support from Carper, sponsored Operation Thank You, a...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 10:37am

Mission almost accomplished at new church

Our Lady of Guadalupe, the mission church of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, located off of Route 17, is nearing the end of its seven-year gestation.

By Monica Fleming
Our Lady of Guadalupe will soon be open for...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:57am

Selbyville approves neighborhood business zone at Hudson Road

Selbyville Town Council members on Monday, May 5, approved a conditional use for a 30-acre neighborhood business commercial zone in the town’s R-4 residential district at Hudson Road and Route 54.

The commercial use for Selbyville Town...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 7:41am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am

Lord Baltimore Elementary students learn to 'Just Say No'

The fourth- and fifth-graders of Lord Baltimore were treated to a special presentation on April 17, of “Tar Wars” a nationwide program that started in Colorado, designed to educate America’s youth about the dangers of smoking.

Dr. Cedrick...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 5:04am

Collins named top teacher again at Showell

Jill Collins, first-grade teacher, was recently named Teacher of the Year at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville.

This is not the first nomination or win for Collins. She was named Teacher of the Year in...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 4:59am

Lingenfelter named top teacher at SMS

Mike Lingenfelter, sixth-grade math teacher at Selbyville Middle School, was recently named Teacher of the Year at SMS. In order to win, a teacher must be nominated by either students, parents or a fellow teacher. Through the nomination and...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 4:51am

Preliminary approval given to Selbyville Rite Aid

A new Rite Aid store in Selbyville is on track for a 2010 opening near the intersection of Route 113 and Cemetery Road, with the unanimous approval of a preliminary site plan by town council members at their April 7 meeting.

The 14,000-...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 9:13am

Book fair to benefit library, Delmarva authors

St. Martins in the Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville will hold its first annual Book Fair on Saturday, April 19, at the parish hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ron Shackle, chairman of the Evangelism Committee, said the book fair would...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 5:42am

Officials take on more extensive cancer survey

As a follow-up to last summer’s report of a cancer cluster investigation in the area of the Indian River Power Plant by Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health, a comprehensive survey is now being conducted across Sussex...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:13am

PCC looks to make Friday nights fun again

Friday nights are about to get a lot more exciting for all ages this month as Peninsula Community Church (PCC) initiates their Family Fun Nights, every Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the month of April, beginning tonight, April 4. PCC...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:42am

Church to hold book fair April 19

St. Martins in the Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville will be holding its first annual Book Fair on Saturday, April 19, at the parish hall from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ron Shackle, chairman of the Evangelism Committee, said the book fair would...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:39am

Taylor ready for 'real' retirement this time

It was an aspiration held by many men of his generation. Gary Taylor thought for sure he would play professional baseball as an adult. Baseball was the main thing on his mind as a boy. And he was actually scouted by the Cleveland Indians — but an...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:36am

Selbyville hires new town administrator

Selbyville will be losing one familiar face at town hall with the retirement of 10-year Town Administrator Gary Taylor, but they’ll be gaining a familiar face to fill the role: Robert Dickerson, a 35-year veteran of management at the town’s...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:07am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:02am

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, from complications of open heart surgery at PRMC in Salisbury, Md. He moved to Delaware in 1997, when he transferred to work with Verizon in Ocean View, Del. He...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00am

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94, of Selbyville, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md. She wrote for many years for the Delmarva News and Wave newspapers. She was a member of Salem United Methodist...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:58am

Carol D. Roberson, 66

Carol D. Roberson, 66, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her home. She owned and operated Video 1 in Ocean Pines and Ocean City for more than 10 years and had worked for Freestate Volkswagen in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:56am

Selbyville woman charged with the production of counterfeit money

The Delaware State Police recently charged a 31-year-old Selbyville woman with the production of counterfeit money.

Troop 4 detectives identified Jennifer Balascio as the suspect during their investigation. Investigators said they learned...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:00am

Selbyville dedicates month to kids' art

This past Saturday, as part of Kid’s Art Month in Selbyville, winners of the Kids’ Art Show could see their work proudly displayed at the Selbyville Public Library. And residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the pieces in storefronts...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:44am

Local students win honors in Selbyville Kids Art Month

The following local students, listed by school and in alphabetical order, won honors in this month’s Selbyville Kids Art Month show, organized by the Selbyville Community Club and hosted by the Selbyville Public Library. Judging was by grade and...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:15am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:24am

Route 17 reopens after weeks of detours

A segment of Roxana Road (Route 17) that had been closed for several weeks was re-opened Tuesday, March 4, around noon. The road had been closed for removal and replacement of failed crossroad pipes by Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 4:33am

Lois J. Tucker, 71

Lois J. Tucker, 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Columbia, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a high school physical education teacher and also a cheerleading coach at Bowie High...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:01am

Curtis William Mumford, 61

Curtis William Mumford, 61, of Bishopville, Md., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. After graduating from the University of Baltimore with a degree in accounting, he opened a CPA office in Selbyville,...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:58am

Edward J. Chiasson, 68

Edward J. Chiasson, 68, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He owned and was the operator of Sea-Lites in Selbyville since 1993.

Chiasson was preceded in death by his...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:54am

Selbyville library director brings host of skills to position

Tanya Shelton-Council has been the director of the Selbyville Public Library for just under a year, but she has big plans for the future — and, mainly, that consists of better serving her customers.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:38am 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.


Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Trikes, art in the Haus for couple’s Selbyville businesses

The next time local Harley enthusiasts are riding down Route 113, they might consider making a pit stop at the Haus of Trikes, formerly of Ocean City, Md., and convert their bikes to “trikes,” by adding a third wheel.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:20am

Route 17 closure continues

A segment of Roxana Road (Route 17) remained closed early this week for removal and replacement of failed crossroad pipes by Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews. DelDOT most recently alerted motorists that the road closure of the road...

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 10:35am