Sussex County adopts $177.5 million budget for FY19

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County has a budget in place for fiscal year 2019. Following a public hearing, Sussex County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed $177.5 million budget for the FY19 that begins July 1. By law, Sussex County must adopt a balanced budget by June 30 each year. The adopted budget limits fee […]

Project coordinator, former town official appointed to county P&Z commission

GEORGETOWN – Grilled by Sussex County Council, Millville resident Holly J. Wingate says she is thrilled to be an appointee to the county’s planning and zoning commission, effective July 1. County Council on Tuesday appointed Ms. Wingate to a three-year seat on the five-member, council-appointed commission that reviews and gives consideration toward subdivision applications and […]

Investigation continues into attached garage blaze

SELBYVILLE – A fire June 18 in an attached garage of a single-family dwelling near Selbyville appears to be intentionally set, Delaware State Fire Marshal’s investigation determined. Fire fighters from Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, assisted by Selbyville and Frankford personnel found flames showing from the attached garage in the 27000 block of Shipwreck Drive, Chief […]

Laurel man faces unlawful sexual contact charge

SEAFORD – A 30-year-old Laurel man wanted by Seaford city police for unlawful sexual contact turned himself into police on Monday, June 18. Patrick Horsey was charged with one count of second degree unlawful sexual contact, according to Seaford Police Department spokesman Senior Cpl. Eric Chambers. A warrant had been issued for Horsey. The charge […]

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,” […]

Ball 4 All Foundation supports equal opportunity to play the game

DAGSBORO – It has a catchy name with a basic mission and goal. The primary objective of the Ball 4 All Foundation is for all children to have the opportunity to play sports regardless of a family’s financial situation. “Our main goal is to allow kids to play organized sports, no matter if the family […]

Media Day session kicks off DFRC Blue-Gold football week

NEWARK – Southern Delaware high schools will be well-represented this Saturday, June 23 at the annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football game at University of Delaware Stadium. The annual all-star game put on by the Delaware Foundation for Reaching Citizens with disABILITIES, is in its 63rd year of existence. According to their website, the DFRC is […]

Central, IR girls represent Blue squad in final high school softball game

DOVER – Wednesday night’s annual Blue-Gold All-Star Softball game didn’t mean anything toward standings or a state championship, but don’t tell that to the Sussex Central and Indian River girls who represented the Blue squad. Central’s recent 2018 graduates Kaisey Reed, Morgan Burton and Taylor Evick, and Indian River’s Braydee Whitman and Julia Bomhardt represented […]

Car show, entertainment highlight Selbyville Old Timer’s Day

SELBYVILLE – On a balmy June day, Selbyville rolled out the red carpet for residents and visitors for the 61st edition of Old Timer’s Day. Church Street for several hours on Saturday became the prime viewing spot for classic vehicles in the event’s traditional car show, that featured classic cars, trucks, tractors and emergency vehicles […]

2nd Annual Cruise-In June 28 at Milton CHEER Center

MILTON – The County Seat Cruisers will host the 2nd Annual Cruise-In at the Milton CHEER Center on Thursday, June 28. Th event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The center is located at 24855 Broadkill Road (Rt. 16), northeast of Milton. Trophies will be awarded to Best of Show Car and Best […]