South Bethany

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

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

Busy time for South Bethany beach patrol

“It’s surprising how busy the beach patrol has been,” commented South Bethany Town Manager Mel Cusick on July 10, as he presented the monthly activity report of the town’s lifeguards.

As of July 9, the SBBP had made 27 thus far in its...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 5:55am

This week's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:35am

Ocean View conducts bicycle safety checkpoint

In an ongoing effort to educate cyclists about safety and the rules of the road, the Ocean View Police Department held a bicycle safety checkpoint Thursday, July 9, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 26 in Ocean View.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:25am

South Bethany to make drainage improvements

South Bethany Town Council members, during a special meeting on June 23, voted to authorize the use of up to $15,000 in existing Municipal Street Aid funds to make improvements to street drainage in several flooding-prone areas of the town.


Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:12am

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.

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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

New SB council gets to business

With three new faces on the South Bethany Town Council, there was plenty to accomplish at the council’s organizational meeting on Saturday, May 30.

Mayor Gary Jane led the first meeting with new council members Timothy Saxton, Robert...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:09am

Saxton, Youngs and Headman elected in South Bethany

Amidst the bustle of Memorial Day weekend, residents and property owners in South Bethany made time to cast a vote in what became one of the town’s best election turnouts. Residents, candidates and council members alike met outside South Bethany’...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:39am

BREAKING NEWS: Saxton, Youngs, Headman win in South Bethany

The South Bethany Town Council will have three new faces when the council reorganizes for its 2009 term in the coming weeks, along with a familiar face returning to the council's ranks. In voting on Saturday, May 23, voters selected candidates...

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 9:55am

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

UPDATED: South Bethany proposes smaller tax increase

UPDATE: South Bethany Town Council adopted the proposed budget on a 6-0 vote on May 16, with Councilman John Fields absent.
On Friday, May 8, the South Bethany Town Council met to present their updated draft budget for the 2010 fiscal year...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:45pm

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

All can be fair in business

There’s something different about things that are hand made. Things an artisan took pride in and worked on with skill and with calculation — things that have a story.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
These custom pieces of pottery were...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:07am

Nine candidates vying for S.B. council seats

In an election year fraught with citizen concern about finances and more, South Bethany will have nine candidates for the four available seats on the town council – one of the most contended elections in the town in years. One of those seats has...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 7:24am

South Bethany reconsiders proposed tax hike

A strong showing of 67 concerned residents arrived at South Bethany Town Hall last Thursday evening, April 9, to approach the council with their unease about the proposed 154 percent property tax increase planned for the 2010 fiscal year.


Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 7:47am

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

South Bethany considers 154 percent tax hike

On Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. (after Coastal Point press time), the South Bethany Town Council was set to hold their regularly scheduled council meeting. Among the items on the agenda for the meeting was discussion and possible approval of the...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:38am

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

South Bethany considers run-off ordinances

The South Bethany Town Council opened the floor of their March 13 meeting for detailed discussion of two new ordinances: 149-09 and 150-09. Both ordinances, sponsored respectively by Councilmen Jay Headman and John Fields, address water run-off...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 3:23am

South Bethany tax hike stems from shortfall

With the turn of each fiscal year comes a budget review for local municipalities.

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And an increase of a half-cent per $100 of assessed property value that Bethany Beach has approved this year seems almost inconspicuous...

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

Taxes likely headed up in South Bethany

Wednesday, March 18, in a special budget workshop – the final of three such workshops – the South Bethany Town Council examined the town’s finances and discussed the necessity of increasing property taxes from $0.65 to $1.65 per $100 of assessed...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:12pm

South Bethany considers Mediacom's cable franchise

South Bethany held a very extensive town council meeting on Friday, March 13, addressing a number of prominent issues among town residents. Two ordinances, 149-09 and 150-09 – both addressing property management in regard to water run-off and...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:06pm

McCabe's open for the season

As warm weather begins to creep back into the area, local businesses are preparing for the coming season and shops that have been closed for the winter are beginning to open their doors once again. In South Bethany, McCabe’s Gourmet Market is...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:01pm

South Bethany's Cusick named Delaware's Town Manager of the Year

Numerous projects have been initiated and completed in South Bethany since Town Manager Melvin Cusick joined the team five years ago, and his work has not gone unnoticed. Last month, Cusick was recognized as the 2008 Town Manager of the Year by...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:50pm

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

South Coastal Library inches to re-opening

For the past week, it’s been all work and no play for the staff of at the South Coastal Library, as the move back to their renovated location on Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach got under way. For 14 months, the library operated out of its temporary...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 4:17pm

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

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

South Bethany gives green light to green agenda

South Bethany has big green plans for 2009. Their Water Quality Committee, chaired by Councilman Jay Headman, is tasked with four main environmentally-focused objectives: educating the community about stormwater management and water quality,...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 11:36am

BREAKING NEWS: Bethany crash ends life of man sought by police

A 21-year-old Seaford man died in a fiery single-car crash that closed the northbound lanes of Route 1 in Bethany Beach for several hours early on Monday morning, after he fled from Ocean City, Md., police. Delaware State Police reported Monday...

Monday, December 15, 2008 - 4:00am

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

Coastal landscaping seminar focuses on beach

What do you plant to beautify your property when your yard is the beach?

With the new dune in place, many beachfront homeowners in Bethany Beach and South Bethany have been wondering how to aesthetically touch up their properties. And the...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

South Bethany cleaning up town code

On Friday, Oct. 10, the Town of South Bethany held their regular monthly town council meeting. In addition to regular council business, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Service was present with one of their new ambulances that...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:19am

Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week, combined with the offshore force of Hurricane Kyle, caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 9:17am

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

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.

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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