Millsboro: Annexation request includes plans for hotel, restaurant pad site

MILLSBORO – Property that once was a Veterans of Foreign Wars base on DuPont Boulevard in Millsboro is the focus of requested annexation and a possible future location of a hotel. Millsboro town council at its June 4 meeting received an annexation request on behalf of the revocable trust of James D. Parker and Mary […]

Sussex County partnering with Delaware agencies to clean up roadside litter

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County is tossing out some cash to take out the trash on roadside litter problems in the community. County officials on Tuesday, June 5, announced a new partnership with the Delaware Department of Correction and the Delaware Department of Transportation to allocate county funds that will boost cleanup efforts already undertaken by […]

Millsboro council OKs preliminary plans for Taco Bell restaurant

MILLSBORO – Commercial development along Millsboro’s busy U.S. 113 corridor has landed preliminary interest from another well-known fast-food chain. Millsboro town council by a 5-0 vote Monday evening approved preliminary site plans for a Taco Bell restaurant. The proposed 2,753-square-foot restaurant and drive-thru would be located on Commerce Drive in the Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center, […]

Hudson Fields lands ‘grandfathered’ blessing from board of adjustment

MILTON — The decision was relative. Outdoor concerts and other activities that fall under a special events umbrella may continue at Hudson Fields through grandfathering — unaffected by a Sussex County ordinance potentially looming over the horizon. Sussex County’s Board of Adjustment May 21 by a 4-0-1 vote approved Hudson Family LLC’s request as a […]

Eye of the TIGER: Federal funding secured for improvements at busy U.S. 9 intersection

GEORGETOWN – Optimism became reality in efforts to secure major funding to relieve a traffic-flow pressure point on Georgetown’s eastern town limits. Local, county, state and federal officials gathered Tuesday for the long-awaited announcement: the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to the Delaware Department […]

Rep. Briggs King files for re-election as 37th District representative

GEORGETOWN – Surrounded by family, State Representative Ruth Briggs King filed the necessary paperwork for re-election as the 37th District Representative. Rep. Briggs King, a Republican from Georgetown, has served in the General Assembly since winning a special election in 2009. “It is my honor to work for the 37th District,” said Rep. Briggs King. […]

Sussex County EOC: Be prepared for ‘near- to above-normal’ hurricane season

SUSSEX COUNTY – When it comes to Hollywood movies, the summer months kick off the blockbuster film season. It’s also the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and following a historic showing in 2017, it’s unclear whether the 2018 sequel will be a flop or another epic. As the six-month-long season officially gets underway June […]

Upholding traditional duties of sheriff is Lee’s re-election pledge

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County Sheriff Robert T. Lee is seeking re-election, pledging to uphold Delaware’s Constitution and the designated, traditional duties and role of the Sheriff’s Office for another four years. After formally filing with the Sussex County Department of Elections, Mr. Lee officially kicked off his campaign as a candidate Wednesday morning before a […]

Sussex County proposes $177 million budget for FY19

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County will do more to preserve land, expand broadband Internet and fund more fire and EMS services in a budget plan that county leaders will weigh in the weeks ahead. County officials on Tuesday, May 22 unveiled the proposed $177 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 to fund a variety of county […]

Green seeking re-election for third Register of Wills term

GREENWOOD – Lifelong Sussex Countian and Greenwood resident Cindy Green is seeking re-election for a third term as Sussex County Register of Wills. Ms. Green, a Republican, announced her candidacy Monday. She says she is running on her record of not raising taxes or fees and bringing the office into the 21st century.  In seeking […]