Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Home of Hope Opens in Bridgeville for Women Battling Addiction

Image courtesy Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge

Image courtesy Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge

The Home of Hope Women’s Campus has opened in Bridgeville.  The home is for women who are battling the opiate epidemic or other life-controlling addiction.  The 90-acre campus is on Rifle Range Road and can help over 30 women aged 18 and over, women who are pregnant and women with young children.  This is a program of Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge which has been helping men battling addiction in Seaford for ten years.

If you or someone you love needs help overcoming addiction, or if you’d like more information on how you can support Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge, please call 302-337-9100 to speak with the Home of Hope staff.

For more information visit the website at www.delmarvateenchallenge.org


Verdict in Vaughn Trial – One Guilty of Murder


Lt Steven Floyd
Lt Steven Floyd
Died in JTVCC Hostage Incident
Image courtesy DE DOC

UPDATED – 4:55pm – After nearly three days of deliberations, the jury in the trial of three inmates charged in the deadly Vaughn prison riot has reached a verdict.  According to the News Journal, Dwayne Staats was found guilty of 1st degree murder of Correctional Officer Lt. Steven Floyd and other charges.  Jarreau Ayers was found guilty of riot and other offenses, but not guilty on the 1st degree murder charges.   Deric Forney was found not guilty of all charges.  These are the first three inmates of 18 who will be tried in through the spring.

Image courtesy DOJ


WGMD has learned that the jury in Wilmington has reached a verdict in the trial of the first 3 men on trial for the murder and kidnapping of correctional officers at the Vaughn Correctional Institution which left Lt. Steven Floyd dead. We’re waiting for all parties to return to the courtroom.  WGMD will have more information as it becomes available.


DSP Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Seaford Neighborhood


Just before midnight, Delaware State Police were called for shots fired on Park Drive in Seaford.  Police learned that two men were fighting and several shots were fired at a vehicle leaving the scene.  Everyone involved was gone when police arrived and there have been no reports of anyone injured.  Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to contact Troop 4 or Crime Stoppers.


WGMD Fishing Report 11-19-18


Monday saw good weather and a few boats were able to make the run to the sea bass grounds.

Tommy at Lewes Harbour Marina said the Katydid came in with a boat limit of 150 sea bass plus seven tog.  John Kelleher and Butch Emmert caught white perch out of the Broadkill River including two citation fish weighing 1.68 and 1.35 pounds.

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle they told us small tog have returned to the inlet with the very rare keeper caught on green crab and sand fleas.  Small rockfish have been taken during the day, but the ones that inhabited the lights at the Coast Guard Station at night have not returned. 

The Sea Tiger with Captain Matt Baker went deep dropping in the canyon on Sunday and caught two swordfish to 167 pounds and one bigeye weighing 124 pounds.  Along on the trip were Kyle Falgowski, Chip Gaines and Billy Low.  Also on Sunday, the Captain Ike had an eight man limit of sea bass.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report


Wilmington Man Charged After Driving at Harrington Police

Image courtesy Harrington PD

Image courtesy Harrington PD

A Wilmington man has been arrested on multiple charges after allegedly trying to strike a Harrington police officer with a vehicle on Sunday.  Police say it began when an officer tried to stop 40 year old Andrew Leary of Wilmington on Route 13 near Corn Crib Road for a traffic violation but Leary refused to pull over. Police gave chase and saw Leary drive on the wrong side of the road and recklessly pass other vehicles on the shoulder.  Leary pulled into a residential area where he drove his vehicle towards one of the officers.  Leary was eventually arrested and faces charges including reckless endangering, DUI and resisting arrest.  He was also charged with heroin possession, and police say he’s wanted on outstanding charges in New Castle County as well as in the state of Pennsylvania.

Rehoboth Commissioners Change Regular Meeting Time & Approve Steve Elkins Way

Image courtesy City of Rehoboth

Courtesy City of Rehoboth

The City of Rehoboth Beach approved two items of Old Business during Friday’s City Commissioners meeting.  After quite a lot of discussion and seeing the option to change the meeting time for the Friday regular meeting from 7pm to 3pm.  There was also discussion to move the meeting to Monday morning, but as it had not been advertised – that was not voted on.  The did approve moving the meeting to 3pm the third Friday of the month instead of 7pm.  The  Commissioners did comment that if the 3pm meeting didn’t work out – other options could be explored.

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The Commissioners also voted to name a sidewalk from 2nd Street through the city parking lot to the Convention Center after the late Steve Elkins – the co-founder of CAMP Rehoboth.  The pathway was the one that Elkins took from CAMP to the Convention Center and City Hall when attending meetings or large-scale CAMP activities and events.  Commissioner Richard Byrne read the resolution to name the sidewalk, which was approved with a unanimous voice vote of the Commissioners.

Cooking Your Thanksgiving Turkey – Tips from the USDA


Turkey Basics: Safe Cooking

(If you still need help – USDA Meat & Poultry hotline at 1-888-MPHotline /1-888-674-6854 – open year round 10am to 6pm – or online at askkaren.gov )

 A food thermometer should be used to ensure a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F has been reached to destroy bacteria and prevent foodborne illness.

Many variables can affect the roasting time of a whole turkey:

  • A partially frozen turkey requires longer cooking.
  • A stuffed turkey takes longer to cook.
  • The oven may heat food unevenly.
  • Temperature of the oven may be inaccurate.
  • Dark roasting pans cook faster than shiny metals.
  • The depth and size of the pan can reduce heat circulation to all areas of the turkey.
  • The use of a foil tent for the entire time can slow cooking.
  • Use of the roasting pan’s lid speeds cooking.
  • An oven cooking bag can accelerate cooking time.
  • The rack position can have an effect on even cooking and heat circulation.
  • A turkey or its pan may be too large for the oven, thus blocking heat circulation.


1. Set the oven temperature no lower than 325 °F. Preheating is not necessary.

2. Be sure the turkey is completely thawed. Times are based on fresh or thawed birds at a refrigerator temperature of 40 °F or below.

3. Place turkey breast-side up on a flat wire rack in a shallow roasting pan 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep.
Optional steps:

  • Tuck wing tips back under shoulders of bird (called “akimbo”).
  • Add one-half cup water to the bottom of the pan.
  • In the beginning, a tent of aluminum foil may be placed loosely over the breast of the turkey for the first 1 to 1 1/2 hours, then removed for browning. Or, a tent of foil may be placed over the turkey after the turkey has reached the desired golden brown color.

4. For optimum safety, cook stuffing in a casserole. If stuffing your turkey, mix ingredients just before stuffing it; stuff loosely. Additional time is required for the turkey and stuffing to reach a safe minimum internal temperature (see chart).

5. For safety and doneness, the internal temperature should be checked with a food thermometer. The temperature of the turkey and the center of the stuffing must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F. Check the temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.

6. Let the bird stand 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving.

(325 °F oven temperature) 

UNSTUFFED (time in hours)

  • 4 to 6 lb. breast — 1 1/2 to 2 1/4
  • 6 to 8 lb. breast — 2 1/4 to 3 1/4
  • 8 to 12 lbs. — 2 3/4 to 3
  • 12 to 14 lbs. — 3 to 3 3/4
  • 14 to 18 lbs. — 3 3/4 to 4 1/4
  • 18 to 20 lbs. — 4 1/4 to 4 1/2
  • 20 to 24 lbs. — 4 1/2 to 5

STUFFED (time in hours)

  • 8 to 12 lbs. — 3 to 3 1/2
  • 12 to 14 lbs. — 3 1/2 to 4
  • 14 to 18 lbs. — 4 to 4 1/4
  • 18 to 20 lbs. — 4 1/4 to 4 3/4
  • 20 to 24 lbs. — 4 3/4 to 5 1/4

More Ways to Cook a Turkey
For other cooking methods, read the publication “Turkey: Alternate Routes to the Table.”


WGMD Fishing Report 11-18-18


Sunday was another good weather day and we had a few decent reports from the bay and the ocean.

Captain John Nedelka on the Karen Sue said his day began slow with nothing but spiny dogfish, but as the water cleared the tog turned on and he ended the day with a good catch to nine pounds.

Tommy at Lewes Harbour Marina told us the Katydid had another good catch of sea bass as did the Portabella.

At Dan’s Tackle we learned that one of their customers has been trolling around the Crossledge and catching some keeper rockfish.  The keepers have been in the 28 to 30-inch range.  Another customer, trolling near Brandywine Light, caught several shorts in the 24 to 27-inch range.  Bennett’s Pier has seen good white perch fishing with bloodworms the top bait.

Over in the Chesapeake Bay, the best of the rockfish action has been in the Middle Bay between Solomon’s and Point Lookout.  Trolling in deep water along channel edges with tantum nine-inch shads in shad color with a purple head has been the top technique.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report       


Pocomoke Driver Seriously Injured in Crash at Delmar Speedway

Crash-4-Emergency Vehicle at Night © Copyright Barbol/Shutterstock_276524096

A crash at the Delmar Speedway has left a 34 year old Pocomoke man with serious injuries.  Delaware State Police continue to investigate but say the driver was making a timed pass by himself when he lost control of his drag car, hit a guard rail, the finish line post and then went into a barrel role landing on the vehicle’s roof.  The driver was wearing a helmet and was restrained with safety belts.  He was flown to Christiana Hospital with serious life threatening injuries.  The Speedway was only open to drivers when the crash occurred.


Lincoln Man Struck by Jeep Near Ellendale

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01-Emergency Vehicle at Night © Copyright Barbol/Shutterstock_276524096

A Lincoln man was hospitalized after he was struck by a Jeep Patriot Friday night on Route 113 in the area of Staytonville Road near Ellendale.  Police say the 33 year old Lincoln man was walking on the white dotted line on Route 113 when the driver honked his horn.  The pedestrian moved into the path of the Jeep and was struck by the left side mirror.  The driver stopped – he was properly restrained and was not impaired.  The pedestrian suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries and was flown to Christiana Hospital.  Police say he was not in a marked crosswalk, wore dark clothing and had no reflective clothing or flashlight and was drunk on the highway.  The investigation is continuing.


Dover PD Investigating Shots Fired at Car on Willis Road


Police in Dover were called to Willis Road just before 9 Friday night for a report of shots fired.  Dover Police found a Chevy Caprice abandoned on the sidewalk – with a bullet hole in the passenger side door and the front passenger window had been shot out.  The occupant of the car was not found and no victims were found at area hospitals or medical centers.  If you have information – contact Dover Police -302-736-7111 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333


DHA Rescue Goes Home Forever with the Bidens

Image courtesy of DHA

Image courtesy of DHA

There’s a new member in the Biden family.  For some time the former Vice President and Dr. Jill have been fostering Major – a German shepherd pup – this weekend they made it official giving Major his forever home.  Major was one of 6 puppies that were taken to the Delaware Humane Association after they were exposed to something toxic in their home.  All six have been placed into forever homes.


DSP Looking for Wanted Delmar Man

Image courtesy DSP

Image courtesy DSP

Delaware State Police are looking for a Delmar man wanted for attempting to sell stolen property and receiving stolen property.  On November 4th, troopers were called to Womach Road in Laurel for a report of a burglary.  Police learned that an ATV was taken from a detached garage – 19 year old Marc Brown was developed as a suspect and then positively identified.  Brown is black, 5’ 4” and 165 pounds with brown hair and eyes.  He is wanted on warrants from Sussex Superior Court as well as the Laurel Alderman Court.  If you know where he is – contact Crime Stoppers.


WGMD Fishing Report 11-17-18


The gale force winds of Thursday and Friday did lay down as advertised, but the dirty water they left behind made for some difficult fishing on Saturday.

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle the report was a complete disappearance of the small rockfish that had been hanging out around the Coast Guard Station during nighttime hours.  Where fish had been caught on just about every cast on bucktails and speck rigs none were caught during the last outgoing current.

Lauren at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em said several boats sailed on Saturday, but the only one that returned with any fish was the Miss Ene II.  They managed to find 20 black sea bass.

Another long suffering project that will not use any fishing license money is the boat ramp at 7th Street in Wilmington.  This project will be paid for with money awarded to Delaware from fines levied after an oil spill in the Delaware River.  Some of that money was earmarked for a recreational project and this is the one they settled on.  The ramp will provide access to the Brandywine and Christina rivers.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report       


WGMD Radio Flea Market 11-17-18

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Debbie – Milford 302-864-8238
– Troy Built Snow Thrower 8236 series purchased in ’03 – $500 OBO

Richie – Rehoboth 302-542-3800
– 1964 Lemans Convertible needs complete restoration, has interior for it (new) asking – $4000
– 16 Foot Boston Whaler 1993 with a 90 HP Merk (2002) outboard 2 stroke, boat motor and trailer. runs great – $4800

Dale – Georgetown 302-228-5984
– 1975 and a 1976 Harley Davidson Electro glides. Frest motors. Stock no saddlebags ran when you parked them and like – $8000 OBO for the pair

Nick – Lewes 302-373-9663
– Pair of recliners, fabric less then a year old, the other 2-3 yrs old, Chocolate brown $75 and other was tan/cream $60 buy for – $100

Cathy – Lewes 302-644-1573
– Curio Cabinet, Brown and black 72 H 36 w 18 deep, about six years old asking – $95

Frank – Lewes 302-644-4905
WANTED: Convert a VCR to a DVD compatible for both MAC / PC

Ray – Milton 302-684-0950
– Portable air conditioner on wheels, model LG1214 12k BTU made by LG a little over 3 years old like brand new about 9 months has original box. leave message.

Marge – Lewes 302-645-2158
– WANTED; Someone to help her dispose of an old couch and picnic table.

Andy – Dundalk MD 443-564-8148
– WANTED: Plywood chair bought at Kendall in Fenwick Island a bar height baby blue Adirondack chair, like a tavern height


Community Helping Pot Nets Bayside Family Who Lost Home & Cat in Fire

Image courtesy IRVFC

Image courtesy IRVFC

A Pot Nets Bayside family lost their home last week.  Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon just before 3:30pm on Sloop Avenue.  Flames were showing when Indian River firefighters arrived at the scene.  The family has lost their home – and a pet cat, which died in the blaze.    They are being helped by the American Red Cross, but the community is also working to help them as well.  Gift cards for local stores, grocery, gas and more will be needed and donation buckets have been set up in some local stores as well as at today’s Pot Nets Lakeside Craft/Vendor show.  There is also a Go Fund Me page for the family – https://www.gofundme.com/86yjpf-house-fire

For those asking about clothing sizes….
Cathy is 2x top/18 – 22 pants
Carl is 4x top/2x pants
Girl -5/6
Boy – 14/16 tops and 10/12 pants
Boy – 14/16 tops and bottoms

Items may also be dropped off at Long Neck Deli or JennyGems Outlet Store


WGMD Fishing Report 11-16-18


I am sort of holding my breath as the gale on Friday is supposed to lay out over the weekend and give us fishable conditions.

At Old Inlet the report was good fishing during outgoing water at night for short rockfish with a few keepers.  Boats working the lights at the Coast Guard Station have had the best luck.  One angler casting from a boat caught a 15.5-inch tog on a speck rig.

Getting back to the Council on Recreational Fishing Funding it looks like there will be new parking lots at Haven Lake and Bowers Beach.  We also learned that a problem has developed at the Massey’s Landing boat ramp and fishing pier.  It seem the concrete is sinking.  Divers inspected the supports and found they were full of holes.  Engineers will now have the task of devising a fix for this problem.

As we have mentioned before, the Phillips Landing project should be complete by March 2019.  The builders have decided to place a large rubber mat at the kayak launching site to make it easier and safer for those folks.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report


Wallops Launched Spacecraft Now Headed to the ISS


After 2 days of weather delays, the resupply mission to the International Space Station left the Wallops Flight Facility just after 4 this morning.  The Cygnus spacecraft is carrying 7,400 pounds of crew supplies, hardware and science to the International Space Station.  Included in the 2300 pounds of  science and research – a test of the first integrated 3D printer and recycler to turn waste plastic materials into high-quality 3D-printer filament to create tools and materials, a key capability for future long-duration space missions beyond low-Earth orbit.

Cygnus is expected to arrive at the orbital laboratory Monday, November 19. Expedition 57 astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the space station’s robotic arm to grapple Cygnus about 5:20am. Installation coverage will begin at 4am on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Antares and Cygnus successfully launch from Wallops Island, VA

3…2…1… LIFTOFF! The Cygnus cargo spacecraft successfully launched from Pad-0A in Virginia. Next stop: The International Space Station. The 7,400 pounds of scientific experiments, supplies and holiday treats will arrive on station.

Posted by NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Saturday, November 17, 2018


Raw Ground Turkey Recall


WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 – Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, a Barron, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella Reading, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw ground turkey products items were produced on September 11, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT” with “Use by” dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-190” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

FSIS, and its public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services, have been conducting traceback activities for a sample of Jennie-O brand ground turkey in an intact, unopened package from a case-patient’s home. The patient tested positive for Salmonella Reading and the sample from the ground turkey matches the outbreak strain.

FSIS, the CDC, and state public health and agriculture partners, have been working together on an illness cluster involving 164 case-patients in 35 states. Patients have reported eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different stores, handling raw turkey pet food and/or raw turkey, or working with live turkeys or living with someone who handled live turkeys. FSIS continues to work with the CDC and state health departments on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available. Based on the continuing investigation, additional product from other companies may also be recalled.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume raw poultry product that has been cooked to a temperature of 165°F. Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. In every step of food preparation, follow the four guidelines to keep food safe:

  • Clean—Wash hands and surfaces often.
  • Separate—Separate raw meat from other foods.
  • Cook—Cook to the right temperature.
  • Chill—Refrigerate food promptly.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Jennie-O Consumer Engagement Team at 1-800-621-3505, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time Saturday and Sunday. Media with questions can contact media@hormel.com or 507-434-6352.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Ravens Rap – 11-18-18



WGMD Fishing Report 11-15-18


The gale warnings for Thursday will be up again on Friday, but the weekend could be fishable and next week doesn’t look too bad right now.  Of course, all of that is subject to change without notice.

On Wednesday evening I attended the Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing Funding held in Dover.  This council has been meeting twice a year since the general fishing license passed into law with the charge of determining where the money raised by the license will be spent.

For the most part, the money goes towards building or maintaining fishing access points such as fishing piers and boat ramps.  One project that seems to have taken forever is the new boat ramp at Millsboro Pond.  Finally, everything is in place to begin the work.  The ramp will be reconfigured and there will be parking for seven trucks/cars with trailers.  A permanent dock will also be built.  As with all projects funded with license money, 75% comes from the federal excise tax on fishing equipment.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report


UPDATED: Delayed Again – ISS Resupply Launch from Wallops Postponed to Saturday AM


UPDATED 11-15-18 – Delayed again.  The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft is now targeted for 4:01am Saturday, NovEMBER 17, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. NASA TV will provide launch  coverage with commentary online beginning at 3:30 a.m.


Thursday morning’s launch of the Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility has been postponed because of the weather.  The Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft is now set to lift off aboard the Antares rocket in the early morning of Friday, Nov. 16 at 4:23am from Wallops in Virginia.   This is a resupply mission to deliver scientific research and supplies to the International Space Station.  Much of the U-S East Coast should be able to see the launch if the skies are clear.


UPDATED: Dover Woman & Boyfriend found Dead in Camden Apartment

Photos courtesy of Dover PD

Photos courtesy of Dover PD

UPDATED  11-15-18 – Dover Police are now looking into what appears to be a murder-suicide in Camden. Police located the vehicle belonging to Dishiem Johnson Thursday in a parking lot on South West Street in Camden. Detectives learned that Johnson was possibly residing in an apartment in that area. Inside the apartment, detectives found both Ahyanna Baker-Griffin and Dishiem Johnson deceased inside the apartment as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. Police believe Johnson may have taken his own life following the murder of Ahyanna Baker-Griffin – the final determination on manner of death will be made by the Division of Forensic Science.

The investigation continues – anyone with information is encouraged to call Dover Police 302-736-7111.


Have you seen Ahyanna Baker-Griffin? The 20 year old from Dover was last seen leaving her South Queen Street home with her boyfriend, 21 year old Dishiem Johnson in a dark-colored Nissan Sentra with tinted windows on Thursday morning. Family members have not been able to contact her, she’s missed a family function and has not been at work since Thursday. Family members reported her missing to Dover Police on Saturday. Anyone with information should contact Dover Police at 302-736-7111 or Crime Stoppers – 800-TIP-3333.


DEC Issues Beat the Peak for Thursday 5 to 7pm

Delaware Electric Cooperative

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking members to Beat the Peak this afternoon from 5 to 7pm.  This is because of the cold weather blanketing our area.  You can help Beat the Peak by turning off unnecessary lights, delaying the use of major appliances and hot water and turning the thermostat down a few degrees.


WGMD Fishing Report 11-14-18


With small craft advisories up on Wednesday no one got out and it looks like we could have gale warnings up for Thursday and Friday.  On the bright side, the weather for the weekend could be fishable.  Is that even possible?

Back in the day, I used to spend Thanksgiving week on Hatteras Island with my two sons and their families.  We finally quit going when the fishing got so bad we spent a week catching exactly one small sea mullet (kingfish).

Right now not only are they catching sea mullet to two pounds the red drum run in the surf has been excellent.  The only problem is the red drum seem to attract a bad crowd at the Point who seem to feel confrontation is part of the sport of fishing.  In all my years of fishing on Hatteras Island I believe I fished the Point exactly twice.  Once was for big blues and the other time was for flounder.  The flounder crowd was a bit less hectic, but the bluefish folks were as mad as hatters with Hopkins flying through the air in every direction.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report