Habitat for Humanity’s 25th anniversary kick-off celebration March 12

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County Habitat for Humanity this year celebrates 25 years of service bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in Sussex County. Friends of Habitat are invited to the kickoff celebration on Saturday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center on Sand Hill Road in […]

Having risen from addiction, Jim Martin toils as the ‘Loneliness Terminator’

Jim Martin is a community activist whose mission is helping those in need. His heart truly beats for those facing the demons of loneliness, homelessness and addiction. He knows that all too well, having risen from alcohol/pain killer drug addiction to being a voice for the homeless and addicts. “The gift of gab,” he calls […]

Code Purple Sussex County continues

SUSSEX COUNTY – With sub-freezing temperatures in the immediate forecast, Code Purple Sussex County continues for tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 5, and has been extended through Wednesday, Jan. 6. Anyone experiencing homelessness in the county is encouraged to call 302-519-0024 for active shelter information. Vikki Prettyman, Communication Director and Meal Coordinator Sussex County Code Purple, can […]

Prayer breakfast cancelled; MLK Day of Celebration organizers urge volunteerism to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BRIDGEVILLE – Due to scheduled construction and renovations at Heritage Shores Country Club, the MLK Day of Celebration Prayer Breakfast will not be held this year. Organizers of the MLK Day of Celebration urge those who are able to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of volunteer […]

Thanksgiving tradition: Hundreds pitch in to help feed thousands

SELBYVILLE – Tens of thousands of people on Delmarva will likely enjoy a hearty holiday meal thanks to efforts of hundreds of volunteers and a caring Delmarva community. Mountaire Farms’ Selbyville warehouse facility was a busy beehive Monday as 7,000 boxes – each containing a Mountaire roaster and fixings – were packed and loaded in […]

CODE PURPLE: Homeless in winter focus of faith-based coalition

SUSSEX COUNTY — Autumn will soon give way to winter and freezing temperatures. In Sussex County, a faith-based effort is gearing to turn up the heat – temporarily – for those who are homeless. Through non-profit LOVE (Love In The Name of Christ) Inc. of Mid-Delmarva, a network of churches will open their sanctuaries as […]

Salem United Methodist Church has many pieces of history

SELBYVILLE – Biblically speaking, “Salem” stands for “peace.”

Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville has a piece or two of history in its 225 years of existence.

The church on Church Street that boasts some of the most stunning and beautiful stained glass windows in the region has a fiery and noteworthy past.

Perhaps Salem UMC’s most famous – and generous – congregation member: John Gillis Townsend Jr., a successful Sussex County businessman and politician who served as a state representative (1903-05), Delaware’s Governor (1917-21) and then U.S. Senator (1929-41).

Large crowd gathers at Sussex County Prayer Breakfast

GEORGETOWN – Reverend Dr. Herb Lusk, former Eagles tailback and current chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles, spoke to a large crowd at the Sussex County Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, June 9.

Pastor Lusk is also the senior pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia with a weekly attendance over 2,000 people.

Pastor Lusk, who gained notoriety in the NFL as the first player to kneel to say a prayer after scoring a touchdown, shared an inspiring message to not be apprehensive or ashamed of our faith as leaders in our county, but to “let it loose and stand up for Jesus!”

Kevin Pearce, retired police officer, shared his talents as he sang the national anthem and several other uplifting songs.

The Sussex County Prayer Breakfast is held each

Former Eagles tailback bringing inspirational message to Sussex County Prayer Breakfast

GEORGETOWN – This year’s Sussex County Prayer Breakfast has hit pay-dirt.

Dr. Rev. Herb Lusk, former Philadelphia Eagles tailback who currently serves as the NFL team’s chaplain, will deliver his inspirational message at the 2015 prayer breakfast, set for Tuesday, June 9 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown.

Prayer abounds with Brayden’s heart transplant

SUSSEX COUNTY – Power of prayer is resonating throughout Sussex County and beyond for a little boy whose need for a new heart was answered.

Brayden Houston, a 5-year-old Delmar-area boy afflicted with Barth syndrome, underwent heart transplant surgery Wednesday morning at A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital – and initial reports are things look good.

“Yes, everything went well so far,” said Sheila Kintz, a friend of Brayden’s family and co-community coordinator of fundraising activities. “He won’t be awake for a couple days, but that is normal protocol for this type of surgery. It will be a process of monitoring and making sure everything is OK.”