Christian Storehouse manager grateful for opportunity to help feed the need

MILLSBORO — Each and every day, Steve Smith thanks the Lord that he is alive and well, and in a position to help fellow man — and families. At 75, he runs the show at the Christian Storehouse, a self-sustaining thrift shop on Mitchell Street in Millsboro that doubles as an emergency food site. He’s […]

Millsboro: Public hearing set for annexation request for possible hotel

MILLSBORO – Annexation is the lynch-pin that could bring additional hotel interest to the town of Millsboro’s DuPont Boulevard highway corridor. Potential annexation of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars property on northbound U.S. 113 received another green light at town council’s July 2 meeting as council agreed to move forward with a public hearing. […]

Bond Bill support for commercial kitchen draws 200,000 cheers from CHEER

GEORGETOWN – The state of Delaware has ponied up significant funding to help support the increasing need to feed home-bound seniors in southern Delaware. At present, CHEER Inc. prepares more than 1,700 meals daily five days a week in a cramped, outdated kitchen facility at CHEER’s base in the state-owned Thurman Adams State Service Center […]

Monster Mash! Trucks, drivers smash hit with Georgetown Speedway crowd

GEORGETOWN – Colossal tires on the likes of Hot Tamale, Mississippi Nightmare and The Illuminator towered over many young fans who took in the two-night Monster Truck Racing League show July 6-7 at Georgetown Speedway. Among those: Tucker Rife – a 10-year-old Virginia youth who is already a seasoned, five-year veteran in the world of […]

Tragic upstate crash claims lives of five members of New Jersey family

TOWNSEND – Delaware State Police continue to investigate a multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on SR 1 in southern New Castle County that left five members of a New Jersey family dead, four of them children. The crash near Townsend occurred about 3:47 p.m. July 6 when a southbound Ford F-350 work-style pickup truck crossed through […]

Agricultural/residential clash in Sussex sprouts ‘farm use’ discussion

GEORGETOWN – Rural Sussex County farmland is sprouting debate. Seeds of discussion are planted and a few feathers perhaps ruffled pertaining to “farm uses” in Sussex County’s AR-1 zoning district, amid a growing clash between residential development and the agricultural community. A presentation by Sussex County Assistant Attorney Vince Robertson and Sussex County Planning and […]

Town of Millsboro council office positions remain the same

MILLSBORO – It’s status quo for council-office positions in the town of Millsboro for the current fiscal year. John Thoroughgood was re-elected mayor and Michelle Truitt was re-elected vice mayor during council’s annual reorganization July 2. Council also voted for Bradley Cordrey to continue as treasurer and Jim Kells as secretary. The town’s fiscal year […]

Public safety, infrastructure, business incentives prevalent in Millsboro budget

MILLSBORO – The town of Millsboro’s fiscal year 2018-19 operating budget is officially in place, with heavy emphasis on public safety, infrastructure, downtown enhancement, commercial retail enticement and business-friendly incentives. Town council July 2 unanimously adopted the approximate $8.5 million operating budget. The town’s spending plan includes substantial funding for infrastructure upgrades, about $1.65 million […]

Colonists’ risk, bravery saluted in Declaration of Independence reading

GEORGETOWN – On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed by congressional representatives of the 13 colonies. Four days later, the first public reading of the document declaring colonial independence from Great Britain occurred in Philadelphia’s Independence Square. Some 242 years later, it was read on The Circle in Georgetown, Delaware. Encircled by […]

Youthful patriotism on colorful parade at St. Mark’s in Millsboro

MILLSBORO – Red, white and blue were the colors of the day on the Fourth of July at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Millsboro. Several dozen youngsters on foot, in strollers and on bikes plus a couple canines sporting patriotic colors took part in the 12th Annual Children’s Parade and Program. The 4th of July […]