Library to offer Black History Month program

In honor of February’s designation as Black History Month, the Selbyville Public Library, located on the corner of Main and McCabe streets in downtown Selbyville, will be hosting “George Washington Carver: An Interpretative, Interactive Telling...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:09am

Officers and firefighters honored at 2008 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards

Men and women of law enforcement and fire departments undoubtedly dedicated their time and experience, risking their own lives for those of the public and for the betterment of their communities.

Coastal Point • SUSAN LYONS


Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:38am

Selbyville Middle captures undefeated football and basketball records

Sub-.500 seasons were likely the last things that Selbyville Middle School athletes were expecting when their football team went 3-3-1 and their boys’ basketball team fell 3-9 on the season during the 2006-2007 school year. But, this year, they...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:29am

Selbyville leaves tax rate unchanged

Selbyville Town Council members voted on Monday to keep the town’s property tax rate unchanged again in the 2009 fiscal year, at $1.85 per $100 of assessed value. The rate has remained at that level for more than 15 years.

Mayor Clifton...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:23am

County aims to meet state road standards

Existing standards for public roads in Sussex County are admittedly less stringent than those imposed by the State of Delaware, but that could cease to be the case under a directive passed by the Sussex County Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 8,...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:04am

County approves medical facility near Bayside

The Sussex County Council on Jan. 8 granted unanimous approval of a conditional use for PMP Associates, which plans to bring a facility for healthcare and medical offices to a location near the intersection of Routes 54 and 20.

The 33.04-...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:03am

Selbyville sets public hearings on ordinances

Selbyville officials have set public hearings on several ordinance changes for the start of their Feb. 4 meeting, lining up changes for neighborhood business uses and in setbacks in the town’s residential districts.
Town Administrator Gary...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 7:13am

Selbyville loses 60 jobs in business closure

Selbyville’s industrial park has a vacancy for a new tenant, after the closing of local operations by Valmont Structures, one of the two largest facilities operating at the industrial park to date.

The Nebraska-based manufacturer of...

Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 2:06am

Selbyville loses 60 jobs in business closure

Selbyville’s industrial park has a vacancy for a new tenant, after the closing of local operations by Valmont Structures, one of the two largest facilities operating at the industrial park to date.

The Nebraska-based manufacturer of...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:26pm

Halloween to make Selbyville spooktacular

Selbyville is once again preparing for the town’s Halloween extravaganza, set for Wednesday, Oct. 24, right at the center of town. The event, nearly half a century in the making, runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and draws an extensive crowd each...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:39am

Delmarva Pools and Spas makes a splash in Selbville

Ray and Cheryl Stancill have successfully expanded a loving marriage into a well-developed business partnership. The two spent more than 20 years in western Maryland in the pool industry — a career that came seemingly naturally with Ray Stancill’...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:54am

Selbyville's working on election reforms

With major changes for municipal elections around the state, thanks to legislative reforms on the state level, Selbyville is not alone in having to change how it conducts is annual town council elections. Council members mulled some of their...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:50am

Selbyville doubles water impact fee

Selbyville is one of the focuses of recent growth in Sussex County, and town officials moved Monday night to ensure that their infrastructure can keep up with that growth by more than doubling the town’s water service impact fee.

In a...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:54am

Polly Branch drug culture endures

Under a red-and-white striped tent in a troubled Selbyville-area community, Donald Johnson bangs on the keyboard and Daren Purnell holds a beat on the drums. More than a dozen people have visited the tent on this Tuesday to hear Johnson preach...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:34am

'Delmarva idol' heating up at Dubin Steakhouse

Karaoke nights on Tuesdays had been good to Sean Oates’ Dublin Steakhouse. Locals had shown up in droves to the Selbyville spot in the Mason Dixon Shopping Center to belt out throaty versions of 80’s hair-band songs and soulful country-western...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:30pm

Residents to vote over Johnson's Corner sewer

Salvatore and Carmelita Liberto moved from a troubled Baltimore neighborhood on May 15, 2002, into a home in Fenwick West, off of Route 20. Retired, the two do not work and live on a fixed income. But on Saturday, they will be two of hundreds of...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:22pm

Grace Virginia Jones, 80

Grace Virginia Jones, 80, of Selbyville, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She loved to read, do puzzle books, study her Bible and occasionally sing.

Jones was preceded in death by James Valentine and...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

County receives $1.056M in grants

Low-income homeowners outside Selbyville and in Ocean View will receive funding through the federal government’s community development block grant program this year to fix up their homes or connect to central water service, according to county...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislators approve 'sweeping' revenue package

State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all consumer...

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:10am

Isabelle T. Campbell, 69

Isabelle T. Campbell, 69, of Selbyville, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, at home. She had been an executive assistant with Showell Farms for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City.

Campbell was...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany farmers' market to open Sunday

After weeks of anticipation and months of work, the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is set to open, from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 1, in the Mercantile Peninsula Bank parking lot in town. The market will run for eight consecutive...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislation pushes IR bridge ahead

State legislation up for approval this week would allow state transportation officials to begin work on the much-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project that was delayed again in late April.

A portion of the 2008-fiscal-year bond...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Timer's Day ready for 51st year

For years, Old Timer’s Day prospered as Selbyville’s signature event, attracting people from across the county and state to tour the small town. The event, while a potential fund-raising option, is not a fundraiser for the town and is instead...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Selbyville to DelDOT: Stay out

Selbyville town officials decided to make their opinion official in the process to select a proposed solution to cure future congestion problems on U.S. 113. The Delaware Department of Transportation and a 25-member working group comprising local...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Timer’s Day soon upon us yet again

Last year’s Old Timer’s Day will certainly be hard to top. Selbyville town officials estimated this week that roughly 2,000 attended the festivities, eating, playing games, walking the town and admiring the more than 180 entrants in the Classic...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Impersonation legislation is Selbyville-spurred

Clara Banks, a 91-year-old Selbyville resident, vividly remembers a frightening day earlier this year when, choking and fearing for her life, she called 911. A man, whose vehicle was affixed with sirens and a license plate normally associated...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Selbyville resident, sex offender wanted

Delaware State Police officials were searching mid-week for Jose L. Estrada, a 26-year-old Selbyville resident and sex offender who had failed to re-register his address. Estrada – who also goes by the names Anemida Dejesusvargas, Anrudi D....

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:56am

Conaway presents residential, commercial plans to Selbyville

Development plans presented to Selbyville Town Council on Monday sparked a discussion regarding the necessity of facilitating commercial growth. Don Conaway, a Realtor with Seashore Realty in Fenwick Island, presented conceptual plans Monday to...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Eight arrested on drug charges

Two problematic, trash-laden Selbyville-area streets served as the backdrop last week for the climactic conclusion of a three-month long Delaware State Police and Selbyville Police Department undercover investigation into open-air drug sales....

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

School of the Arts a choice 'draw'

Each weekday morning, Lewes resident Denise Kates drops her daughter Summer, 13, off at 7:30 a.m. at Long Neck Elementary School. From there, Summer boards a bus bound for the Indian River School District and Southern Delaware School of the Arts...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Selbyville student art show

It is time again for Selbyville students to begin work on another painting, sculpture or piece of ceramic artwork. The third annual Selbyville Community Club kid’s art show is fast approaching.
Any student with a home zip code of 19975 can...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Landmark clothing store leaves Selbyville

No other businesses in Selbyville can claim they’ve stood through what Scotty’s Menswear has seen. And, unfortunately, the four-generation family-owned clothing store that has tailored generations in the area will soon be a thing of the past....

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Valentine's Day rewarding for local businesses

This coming Wednesday, love will be in the air, and that spells particularly good news for some local businesses. Many restaurants will reap the benefits, with specialized servings for couples, and there are others who look forward to Valentine’s...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Selbyville revamps their town Web site look

The Town of Selbyville has a new look. At least as far as its Web site goes. Town officials launched a newly re-designed Web site this week, complete with links for town information, the fire department, local, state and federal points of...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Housing grants discussed in Selbyville

Al Phillips, a Sussex County project manager handling Community Development Block Grant applications, visited Selbyville on Monday night to introduce its residents to the program, which helps low- to moderate-income residents.

Most money...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Prime rib and coddle and seafood — oh, my!

Irish pubs may be difficult to come by in the area, and Irish dishes are even sparser. But thanks to Dublin Steakhouse and Erin’s Pub, local diners will find both — and a lot more — in an atmosphere that seems foreign, but, oh, so familiar.


Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sussex holding grant hearings

Selbyville officials recently sent a list of roughly 15 homes to the Delaware State Housing Authority. On the list are regular violators of town code who, according to Selbyville Town Manager Gary Taylor, have resisted requests from town...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Town tradition

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact — in one of likely many trips this holiday season — he is coming to Selbyville, along with marching bands, commercial floats, antique cars and fire trucks for the annual Selbyville Christmas Parade.


Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Smaller Wilgus store opens six months after fire

Almost exactly six months after a fire destroyed Wilgus Cleaners’ nearly 70-year-old Selbyville plant, Jeff Wilgus has opened a dry cleaning store in Selbyville. Sitting in the new store across from Arby’s on Route 113 Monday, Wilgus, a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville council awards project

Selbyville Town Council members have put the ball back in the court of Underground Utilities, the low bidder for the town’s Routes 17/54 water and sewer infrastructure project.

The company had requested its bid be withdrawn after the...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Family friend arrested for embezzlement

A woman charged with embezzling more than $27,000 from a Selbyville real estate business was a family friend of the business’ owners, police and business officials said this week.

Selbyville resident Susan Burkholder, 37, allegedly cashed...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville Halloween parade set for action

Since before World War II, local kids have gathered on one night of the last week of October, donning witch, soldier and ghoul costumes to march through the streets of Selbyville.
Coastal Point • File Photo:
Local Halloween parades and...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyvile pair win childcare awards

A kindergarten teacher and a childcare professional in Selbyville were among the 11 winners of this year’s Governor’s Award for excellence in early-childhood care and education. The awards were announced at a banquet last Thursday, Sept. 28....

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville man dies from burns

A Selbyville man who suffered first- and second- degree burns on 90 percent of his body after trying to reignite a backyard bonfire with an unidentified liquid died Sunday in Crozer Burn Center in Upland, Pa., according to State Fire Marshal...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville VFC jumps on Web wagon

In what has become a growing trend for towns, fire departments and other organizations locally and nationally, the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company recently launched a seemingly all-inclusive Web site.

Although the company has maintained...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Towns use internet to reach their citizens

It’s become a tool of convenience. People use the Internet to buy shoes, check the scores of sports games, book plane flights and even compare hotels without leaving their homes.

And sometimes, people even check agendas of upcoming town...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick candidates introduce themselves

The five candidates vying for three Fenwick Island council seats in the upcoming Aug. 5 election paraded in front of a full meeting room at town hall on Saturday, introducing themselves to their potential constituents at the annual meet-the-...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

50 years

Since late 2004, Selbyville Police Chief Scott Collins has been sifting through minutes of old town meetings and copies of local newspapers archived in Dover and Selbyville or at various news organizations’ headquarters, searching for information...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm