Farmers state their case at deer management forum

GUMBORO – On a humid, 90-plus degree mid-August day, Scot Wharton planned to switch from farmer to deer hunter. He’d rather not, but potential corn and soybean profits are being consumed by an overabundance of deer. “The bad thing about this is that it’s almost like another job, now. You’ve got to go hunting whether […]

CHEER enhancing hospitality rental program with exclusive catering service

GEORGETOWN – CHEER Inc., a nonprofit committed to providing services to meet continuing needs of Sussex County senior citizens 50 and over, is looking to enhance its hospitality fundraising arm through catering partnership. Before August turns to September, CHEER plans to choose a catering service that will work exclusively with CHEER for event bookings at […]

Ales for Tails brews up support for advanced K-9 medical training

GEORGETOWN – Danger can often lurk around any corner, anytime, anywhere for the likes of Lokie, Ripper, Fifo, Hardy and other police canines. Ocean View Police Department Cpl. Justin Hopkins is committed to ensuring he and other K-9 handlers throughout Delaware are sufficiently trained to administer life-saving skills should their canine partner sustain serious injury. […]

Health officials issue warning amid spike in suspected overdose deaths

STATEWIDE – Delaware public health officials issued a renewed warning following eight suspected overdose deaths statewide over a four-day span. Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker issued an alert to the wave of deaths, urging people in active use to seek treatment immediately and carry the overdose-reversing medication naloxone. […]

Car show cooks up support for CHEER’s new kitchen

GEORGETOWN — Champagne brunch was served. Fundraising support from car lovers will help CHEER Inc. feed its ever-growing need to meet nutritional demands of home-bound seniors in Sussex County. The nonprofit’s capital campaign for a new, modern kitchen facility at the CHEER Community Center was bolstered Saturday with the 8th Annual Car, Bike & Truck […]

Handicap swings focus of Sept. 1 event at Cupola Park

MILLSBORO – A rescheduled date is set for an awareness/fundraiser held in memory of an 11-year-old girl with special needs who passed away in 2011. Saturday, Sept. 1 is the date for the Celina’s Butterfly Swings event at Cupola Park in Millsboro. Celina’s parents, Louise and Mark Whale, are hosting the event and their church, […]

With 2018 Big Saturday Car Show, Millsboro Cruizers reach charitable milestone

MILLSBORO — On what proved to be a rainy day, Cordrey Field across from Millsboro Middle School was a beehive of activity last Saturday. It’s where Millsboro Cruizers Car Club members staged their annual Big Saturday Car Show, one that is for the milestone record book. With the Saturday, Aug. 11 show, the Millsboro Cruizers, […]

Ovarian cancer awareness effort to turn Sussex towns teal

SUSSEX COUNTY – Georgetown and Millsboro will turn the towns teal for the month of September to promote greater awareness of ovarian cancer – the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers. “Turn the Towns Teal” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness of what has often been referred to as a “silent disease” because ovarian […]

Longtime voice of Roxana’s Softball World Series brings technological twists

ROXANA — Roy Lamberton has a long way to go to catch legendary Bob Sheppard, the longtime baritone public-address voice of the New York Yankees. In the world of the Little League Softball World Series in Roxana, Delaware, Mr. Lamberton is the voice — with a technical twist. Mr. Lamberton has been behind the microphone […]

SoDel Cares serves up support for Camp Barnes

FRANKFORD — SoDel Cares, the charitable arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to Camp Barnes, a free camp for Delaware youth run by the Delaware State Police. Located on Millers Creek, a tributary of Little Assawoman Bay, the camp is open to residents of Delaware between the ages of 10 and 13. It serves […]