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 […]

Georgetown lands another ‘BEST of MICROTEL’ award

GEORGETOWN – Honors keep rolling in for the award-winning Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Georgetown. Friday, it was announced the Microtel Inn & Suites on DuPont Boulevard has been awarded the “BEST OF MICROTEL” by Wyndham Hotel Group for the third year straight. The award recognizes the strong hotel quality, guest feedback scores […]

Del Tech president guest speaker at SEDAC meeting

GEORGETOWN – The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee will to host Dr. Mark Brainard, president of Delaware Technical Community College, at its June 1 meeting. Dr. Brainard will provide an update on programs, operations and the needs of the college, as well as the impact that Delaware Tech has on Sussex County. Dr. Brainard will […]

Battle of the Bartenders brews support for Greater Georgetown Chamber

GEORGETOWN – A spirited fundraiser brewed barrels of fun and grand support for the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce the evening of May 17 at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown. Five celebrity bartenders – CHEER Marketing Director Anthony DelFranco, Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson, Milton Elementary School teacher Allison “Ali” Peet, 16 Mile Brewery sales representative […]

Meoli’s restaurants part of McDonald’s global effort to help preserve planet

SUSSEX COUNTY – Those famous Golden Arches are pledging to become environmentally greener. Eighteen McDonald’s restaurants on Delmarva owned by Michael Meoli are among the 37,000 worldwide in a global corporate effort to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cardboard recycling remains paramount as well as energy-saving initiatives such as LED lighting. Foam cups and serving […]

Preliminary plans approved for Ashley HomeStore in Millsboro

MILLSBORO – Initial plans have been unveiled and approved for a new Ashley HomeStore in Millsboro. Town council on April 2 approved preliminary plans presented by Alan Decktor, staff engineer with Pennoni Associates, for the 20,000-plus square-foot complex on Dickerson Road. It will be located just south of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Delmarva Health […]

Happy campers help usher in Chick-fil-A’s Millsboro opening

MILLSBORO – Mother to be Lori Sargent was there to satisfy her craving. Her brother Matthew Hickman was looking for some excitement. The two Millsboro residents were among the happy campers in line to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year in the family-friendly 24-hour overnight “First 100” celebration. A Chick-fil-A grand opening tradition with […]