Grant supports new automotive training center at Del Tech

GEORGETOWN – U.S. Senator Tom Carper on Friday joined Delaware Technical Community College President Dr. Mark Brainard and Sussex County Economic Development Director William Pfaff to announce a $1.97 million grant awarded to the DTCC’s Georgetown Owens Campus to build a new automotive training center. Senator Carper, (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Environment and Public […]

Final site plans approved for Ashley Furniture HomeStore

MILLSBORO – Site work should soon begin for the Ashley Furniture HomeStore following Millsboro town council’s conditional approval of final site plans. Alan Decktor, staff engineer with Pennoni Associates and the project manager for Ashley Furniture HomeStore, presented a final update at council’s Aug. 6 meeting. The approximate 22,000 square-foot, one-story building will be built […]

Georgetown: Additional ‘zip’ with Arts & Flowers Scarecrow Contest

GEORGETOWN – In several weeks the Dog Days of August will give way to fall. In keeping with the autumn season, efforts are underway to bring an entertaining scare to Georgetown and give businesses something to really crow about. The non-profit Arts & Flowers group is sponsoring the Arts & Flowers Scarecrow Contest, this year […]

Allen Harim christens headquarters move from Seaford to Millsboro

MILLSBORO – A ceremonial raising of POW-MIA, American and state of Delaware flags preceded Thursday’s ribbon-cutting christening of Allen Harim’s new corporate headquarters move to Millsboro. The company, which will be celebrating 100 years in business next year, has been based in Seaford since it was founded in 1919. The 18,900-square-foot headquarters is located in […]

Sussex County OKs $125K grant to Delmar for infrastructure upgrades

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. County Council at Tuesday’s meeting approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the […]

Georgetown Little Caesars adding mobile self-service through Pizza Portal

GEORGETOWN – About seven months ago, Little Caesars – home of the HOT-N-READY® pizza – staked its franchise claim in Georgetown. In early August, Carla and Rick Johnson, co-owners of the Little Caesars on East Market Street, plan to enhance customer service that reduces the waiting game with a mobile service breakthrough coined Pizza Portal. […]

Dagsboro: Community unity goal of proposed business alliance

DAGSBORO — Growth in Dagsboro is everybody’s business. So say facilitators in a movement to establish a business alliance. As proposed, the Dagsboro Business Alliance won’t be cast from the traditional chamber of commerce mold. It will instill efforts for businesses to work together in concert with town government and the community. “It’s getting businesses […]

Sussex asked to help support infrastructure that includes Perdue Agribusiness headquarters move

DELMAR, DE – Perdue Farms’ plans to move its global agribusiness headquarters from Maryland to Delmar, Delaware comes with a request for some financial support from Sussex County. Sussex County Council has been asked to ante up $150,000 to help support infrastructure expansion to property in Delmar to service the future world headquarters of Perdue […]

Dagsboro council OKs preliminary plans for The Rogue Hen

DAGSBORO – February 2019 is the target opening date for The Rogue Hen, which has created a lot of anticipated buzz in Dagsboro. That’s the hope of Matthew and Karen Kern, who plan to transform the former Heathman Jeweler property into a restaurant/bar on Main Street. “It’s a farm-to-table restaurant but within blue collar standpoints,” […]

Historic Brick Hotel Restaurant & Tavern to close at end of year

GEORGETOWN – After 10 years in business, Lynn and Ed Lester have made the decision to delve 100 percent into retirement. In so doing, they will be closing the historic Brick Hotel Restaurant & Tavern at the end of the year. Mr. and Ms. Lester announced their plans this week. Over the past decade, the […]