From band to Beahan: Principal of the Year is at SDSA

Coastal Point • Submitted: Don’t let this photo fool you. Rather than sit at a desk, Neil Beahan prefers visiting classrooms or working with teachers at Southern Delaware School of the Arts. Beahan was recently recognized as Delaware’s Middle...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:57pm

Mountaire cooling system gets OK from Selbyville BOA

Food safety topped the list of reasons for the Selbyville Board of Adjustment to recommend on May 8 approval for Mountaire to install a massive new cooling unit.

Valued at around $6 million, the cooling unit could decrease the temperature...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:53pm

Mountaire cooling system gets OK from Selbyville BOA

Food safety topped the list of reasons for the Selbyville Board of Adjustment to recommend on May 8 approval for Mountaire to install a massive new cooling unit.

Valued at around $6 million, the cooling unit could decrease the temperature...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:53pm

Selbyville approves Head Start preschool

An old doctor’s office in Selbyville will get new life as a preschool this fall. The Selbyville Town Council this week approved a request from the nonprofit Telamon Corporation to open a Head Start program in the empty building near the carwash...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:00am

Selbyville approves Head Start preschool

An old doctor’s office in Selbyville will get new life as a preschool this fall. The Selbyville Town Council this week approved a request from the nonprofit Telamon Corporation to open a Head Start program in the empty building near the carwash...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:00am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and alcohol...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Selbyville council gets updates on water and Mountaire

After much delay, the Town of Selbyville expects to officially close on a loan for the town’s new wells this month. That will clear the way for the Town to receive $2,526,300 to build a water filtration system to filter out gasoline additive...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:16am

Police pursue scrap-metal thieves in Selbyville

Sticky-fingered thieves have been swiping scrap metal recently, Selbyville Police Chief W. Scott Collins reported to the town council at their March 10 meeting.

One theft occurred inside town limits, and two more outside, usually during...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:38am

Kids ART Month rolls into Selbyville this Saturday

Every great artwork should have a place on the fridge, but more than 100 Selbyville students of all ages also have their work on display for Kids ART Month.

The Selbyville Community Club hosts the annual month-long celebration of student...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:20am

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

Selbyville gets update on Mediacom digital switchover

Mediacom’s Glenn Bisogno continued the company’s recent outreach to local town councils with a visit with Selbyville Town Council members at their Feb. 3 meeting, again explaining the changes that will be involved in the company’s digital...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:49am

Selbyville man killed in vehicle collision east of Frankford

A local man was killed and three other people were injured in a two-vehicle collision east of Frankford this week that was still under investigation mid-week.

The accident occurred on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 8, on Burbage Road at...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 8:40am

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

Community overwhelms Selbyville fire victims with support

Is it better to give too much than too little? The local community seems to think so. After a Selbyville apartment building caught fire Friday, Jan. 3, displacing eight families, people sprang into action to continue the holiday spirit of giving...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:46pm

Selbyville council discusses water, business and buildings

Water quality is improving in Selbyville, thanks to the town’s new well, now in part-time use. Selbyville Town Councilman Rick Duncan reported some of the daily test results for the water at the Jan. 6 council meeting.

Most days, the water...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:42pm

Selbyville residents approve $2.5M loan for water filtration

Show Selbyville the money. Tired of worrying over gasoline additives in the water supply, residents of the town voted Dec. 4 to borrow $2,526,300 from the Delaware Drinking Water Revolving Fund.

But in twist that truly benefits the Town,...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:03am

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.

“Unfortunately, what’s happening with a lot of these burglaries...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:55am

Selbyville council learns about proposed water filtration

Two towers could hold the answer to Selbyville’s water problems. At least, some of them. Plus, Selbyville could receive $2.5 million worth of water filtration for free.

After years of gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether)...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:53am

Selbyville man passes away after falling from deer stand

On Oct. 22, 76-year-old Richard Jenkins of Selbyville died after falling from a tree stand while hunting in Bishopville, Md.

According to Candy Thomson, public information officer for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, Jenkins was...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:08am

Public hearing is next step for fixing Selbyville water woes

Selbyville has long suffered issues with contamination of its groundwater by a gasoline additive, MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether), and before the next Selbyville Town Council meeting, on Monday, Nov. 4, the Town will host a 7 p.m. public hearing...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:01am

Drug take-back offered at local police departments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, a number of area police departments are participating in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. According to the DEA’s Web site, “National Prescription Drug Take-Back...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:05am

Roots to hold 10th annual pumpkin-carving event Saturday

This weekend, Roots Landscaping & Garden Center near Selbyville will be celebrating its 10th year offering a free pumpkin-carving event to the community.

“I love to carve pumpkins,” said Catherine Winkler, who owns Roots with her...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 8:53am

Residents of The Refuge concerned about proposal for new apartments

A number of residents have voiced their concerns regarding the possible construction of two apartment buildings behind The Refuge community off of Route 54.

Ronald Gray, who developed The Refuge alongside Coleman Bunting and still co-owns...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:21am

Volunteers sought for Selbyville’s Haunted Library

Spooktacular enthusiasts can help give a scare this month at the Selbyville Public Library’s scariest tradition, the Haunted Library. Volunteers are currently being sought for some very trick-or-treaty community service: to set up, clean up or...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:10am

‘Sounds of the Past’ to come alive

A trip down memory lane for some people is also a historical record for others. And Sound United Methodist Church has invited locals to tell their stories at Sounds of the Past II, a Living History event, on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.


Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:47am

Selbyville teen arrested in shooting

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Selbyville police officers remained on the scene of a shooting on Hosier Street on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Police arrested 18-year-old Devon Gordon, and he was later charged in connection with the shooting a 25-year-old...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:59am

Dealware State Police confirm Selbyville shooting

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Police have taped off the crime scene area where a shooting occurred early this morning.Update (Wednesday, October 2, 8 a.m.) DSP have charged Devon N. Gordon, 18, of Selbyville with two counts of Attempted Murder...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 5:29am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Shady Grove II takes important first step to clean water

After years of smelly and sometimes gray tap water, residents of Selbyville’s Shady Grove II now have new hope, thanks to a new chlorinator installed on Aug. 29.

This time, they hope it’s the right one.

Situated in south Selbyville...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:19pm

Three new builders join NVHomes at Bayside

Carl M. Freeman Companies announced this week the addition of three new builders to the community of Bayside, near Selbyville.

Coastal Point • Submitted: Representatives from the Freeman Companies and the new builders, from left: Marnie...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:54pm

Simmer Time takes the pot, with fondue and more

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: A nice selection of food from Simmer Time.Route 54’s newest restaurant aims to introduce people to the art of fondue without dipping too deeply into their wallets. Simmer Time offers people a cozy dining atmosphere...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:25am

Mermaid Cove expands from carryout classics to casual pub fare

For several years, locals have headed to Mermaid Cove for carryout lunches. And now, Tina Littleton, owner of the restaurant in Williamsville, has expanded. With a sit-down pub added to the carryout spot, the restaurant can now seat more than 60...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:34am

Freeman Stage to end season with ballet, doo-wop, fireworks

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Opera at Morgan and the Morgan State University Choir, will help to celebrate the conclusion of another successful season at the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.


Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:14am

Selbyville receives top municipality rating on audit report

The Town of Selbyville has received the best report a municipality can get for their annual audit. The town council heard this week from Leslie Michalik of PKS & Company, P.A., who presented a formal review of the Town’s financial statements...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:48pm

Selbyville woman dies after multi-vehicle crash, others injured

A multiple-vehicle crash near Bridgeville on Sunday, Aug. 11, killed a Selbyville woman and injured four other people.

Police said the crash happened on Route 404 in the area of Dublin Hill Road near Bridgeville on Sunday, about 6:25 p.m...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:45pm

Smelly, gray water plagues residents of Selbyville development

On Delmarva, many people don’t get perfectly distilled water from the tap. But the residents of Shady Grove II in Selbyville are getting the exact opposite of that clean, clear water — a smelly, gray-tinged variety of H2O. And they feel that no...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 2:58pm

Selbyville girls give a jolt of community service

Mickayla and Jolene Austin are still students at Phillip Showell Elementary, but they could save someone’s life someday. The 9- and 7-year-old-girls have received service awards for donating an automated external defibrillator (AED) to a Girl...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:09am

Postal Service hero helps save a life

Marlene Sholley knew something was wrong when her friend and coworker didn’t show up to work at the post office or return phone calls. Early on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 — just a few days after Artie Wartick had gotten ill — Sholley visited her...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:27am

Fox's Pizza grows with new location, expanded menu

It was only in August of 2010 that Fox’s Pizza Den opened up as a take-out pizza shop in Millville and only last summer that they expanded that shop into a restaurant and bar, but they have more growth on the horizon, with Fox’s Pizza Restaurant...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 3:59am

Selbyville farmers' market not returning

While it seems as though many area farmers’ markets are thriving, selling everything from fresh produce to homemade jellies and breads, not all have been a success.

Last spring, the Selbyville Farmers Market, which was located on the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:25pm

Selbyville council puts fire company agreement in writing

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company is aiming to add a new ladder truck to its fleet, and the Selbyville Town Council offered their full approval at their June 3 meeting.

To borrow up to $700,000 at a low-interest rate, the fire company...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:39pm

From bike racks to safety talks, young scout is on track

Tenth-grader Chris Smith is well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout out of Ocean View Boy Scout Troop 281. Having built and donated three bike racks, which now reside at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, the Southern Delaware School of the...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:11am

Old Timer’s Day registration under way, featuring new event

Old Timer’s Day is right around the corner in Selbyville, and planning is well under way. The annual town festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, with plenty of ways people can participate.

Classic cars and trucks are a staple of Old...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:04am

Selbyville gets bike racks courtesy of Eagle Scout

Selbyville officials reported at the May 6 town council meeting that new bike racks have been installed in the town.

In March, the council heard from Eagle Scout Chris Smith, a 10th-grader at Indian River High School. Smith had presented...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:51am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Selbyville approves firearms shop on Main Street

The Selbyville Town Council this week approved a new home-based business selling firearms. At the council’s regular meeting April 1, they unanimously voted to allow Douglas Helfer and Phil Oneschuk to open Main Street Trader LLC in a detached...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:36am

Roots Landscaping continues Easter egg hunt tradition

This weekend, Roots Landscaping will be holding its 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, in conjunction with the Redmen of Selbyville and the Salem United Methodist Church.

Coastal Point • File Photo: A little girl puts eggs into her basket.More...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:09am

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:49am

Selbyville to retest new wells after contaminant found

Selbyville will test two newly drilled town wells again, after a test in one showed a spike in methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Erik Retzlaff, an associate with Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc., who works for the town, said the wells will be re...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:53am