Ordinance proposal targets density calculation in unbuildable state wetlands

GEORGETOWN – Discussion and debate has surfaced with introduction of a proposed ordinance targeting unbuildable state wetlands in density calculation. On hold for two weeks, Sussex County Councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton at council’s Aug. 14 meeting formally introduced an ordinance draft that would remove some designated wetlands acreage in calculating density for development. “I had […]

CHEER’s Frontier Festival fundraiser to whip up western fun, entertainment

GEORGETOWN – CHEER, Inc. is traveling back to the days of the Wild West with the second annual Frontier Festival: A 50+ Healthy Living Expo in late September. Piggybacking off a successful debut in 2017, this year’s event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center […]

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. […]

National Register: Godwin School lands county council grant support

GEORGETOWN – Jacob Godwin School, a historic one-teacher schoolhouse near Millsboro, is now on the list of the National Register of Historic Places. At the request of the Millsboro Historical Society, Sussex County Council at its Aug. 14 meeting approved $5,000 in councilmatic funding for general maintenance and restoration of the schoolhouse. Council members Rob […]

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 […]

Sussex Central Hall of Fame to welcome six 2018 inductees

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Central High School’s Hall of Fame will welcome six inductees in November – its largest induction class ever. In alphabetical order, 2018 Hall of fame inductees are: Jullion Cooper, Bobby Gulab, John Marvel, Linda Mitchell, Tim Slade and Bill West. Inductees were selected by the SCHS Hall of Fame Committee. James Hudson […]

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. […]

Sweet 16: Sussex County honored for continued excellence in financial reporting

GEORGETOWN – Sweet 16. Sussex County has some sweet news for taxpayers, announcing the county’s 16th consecutive award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices from an international group of financial experts. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, based in Chicago, in May awarded Sussex County its Certificate of Achievement for […]

Domestic assault: Millsboro man wanted for kidnapping, attempted rape, other charges

MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police are seeking to locate a Millsboro man wanted in connection with a domestic incident in which a woman sustained serious injuries. State police have active warrants out of Troop 4 for Phillippa Vann, 28, on charges of attempted Rape First Degree, Kidnapping First Degree, Strangulation, Assault Second Degree, Malicious Interference […]

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 […]