Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sussex County Council Holds Final Meeting of 2018

Sussex County Council-2017
Sussex County Council-2017 Image courtesy Sussex County Government

The Sussex County Council met for the final time in 2018 – and said farewell to two members – Rob Arlett, who has served District 5 for 4 years and George Cole, who has served District 4 for 32 years.

The council heard a presentation from Marie Morole, Executive Director of the Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services. She gave the council an overview of what they do, which is tied in to the county’s Community Development & Housing Department. This is a housing locator project that is being funded in partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and the Delaware State Housing Authority. But the funding is contingent on security matching funds. The project addresses the homeless in Delaware in an effort to help find short term housing for homeless Delawareans. It’s estimated about 1100 are homeless in Delaware – and about 15% of that population is in Sussex County. They asked for a grant of $35,000, which was approved by the Sussex County Council with a unanimous vote.

Register of Wills, Cindy Green, came before the council to talk about the purchase and maintenance agreements with CBS, Inc. She tells the council that the current contract has expired – but adds that the program they have been using they have outgrown. Green says there is no company or program that writes register of wills databases. They found County Business System and have instead created their own program, along with her office and the county’s IT department. The new program will allow the legal community to purchase a subscription to access information from their own offices. While the cost of this new program is high – $98,050 – it’s hoped the subscription fee will help to cover some of the costs. The annual maintenance cost will be $17,900 for 3 years. They will also work with Kent County to bring the program to them as well. The contract and maintenance agreements were approved with a unanimous vote.

Two county field hockey and football teams were honored with proclamations for the championship seasons. In field hockey, Cape Henlopen and Delmar won the Division 1 and 2 championships. Cape beat Padua for their 9th overall state title – their 7th in the past 8 seasons. Delmar won their third consecutive District 2 title with a win over Caravel. In football Sussex Central won their first ever state championship in Division 1 with a win over Salesianum and Woodbridge grabbed their 2nd state championship in three years for District 2 with a win over Wilmington Friends. County Administrator Todd Lawson says this is the first time that Sussex County teams have won both the Division 1 and 2 titles in two sports.

The council had a lot of Old Business to take care of before the end of the year, however action on the C-4 Business ordinance amendment has been deferred until the new year.

CZ 1855 – for a change of zone from AR 1 to C-3 heavy commercial for a convenience store with gas at Route 24 and Angola Road was defeated with a 3 to 2 vote. George Cole says the C-3 is inconsistent with the rest of the area and could set a precedent for the future. Councilman IG Burton and President Mike Vincent agreed.

CU 2145 – for a multi-family unit (1 duplex/2 units) for a parcel of land on Seagull Drive which is on the border between Dewey Beach and the County. The council also turned this down. Councilman George Cole says all other homes in the area are single family homes and that multi-family homes are not appropriate for the area. Again Councilman IG Burton and President Mike Vincent agreed.

CZ 1858 – for a high density residential district for Zion Church Road in the area of Johnson and Bayard Roads for a residential planned community. This came with an extensive reading of findings requested by staff that was also read into the record. This proposal includes workforce housing for people looking to live closer to where they work. While the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial, the County Council approved the application with a 3 to 2 vote. George Cole and Sam Wilson voted against the plan.

CZ 1860 / CU 2147 / CZ 1861 – for a medium density residential district off the east side of Route 1 in the area of Old Mill Road. This would have a commercial zoning along the highway – but a set of apartment buildings in the back. CZ 1860 covers the apartment buildings which Councilman IG Burton says is not appropriate for an area that is low density. The only other similarly zoned property is on the west side of Route 1. The council voted 3 to 2 to deny the MR zone with Rob Arlett and Sam Wilson voting for the proposal. The partner application for CU 2147, was denied by a 4 to 1 vote. As for CZ 1861 – that would change part of the front parcel from AR 1 to C 2 and was approved by a unanimous vote.

CZ 1859 – for an AR 1 and General Residential district to a General Residential – Residential Planned Community for about 60 acres off Angola Road in the area of Angola Beach Road. The council agreed that this was a good fit with neighboring properties and approved the CZ with a unanimous vote.

The meeting ended with proclamations and gifts for Councilmen George Cole and Rob Arlett. After the current council members spoke, several former county employees and council members also spoke in a mini-roast of Cole and Arlett – including Joe Conaway (former county administrator), David Baker (former finance director & county administrator), Bob Stickels (former county administrator), Dale Dukes (former council member/president) and Lynn Rogers (former council member/president). The meeting ended with a presentation from attorney Rob Witsil with a slide presentation and a poem called “Ode to George B. Cole.”


Last Words of the 2018 Sussex County Council & Ode to George B. Cole


Today marked the end of an era on the Sussex County Council – the departure of two council members – Rob Arlett after 4 years representing District 5 and George Cole after 32 years representing District 4.  At the end of today’s meeting both Cole and Rob Arlett were honored with proclamations, gifts and parting shots from former county employees and council members – including Joe Conaway, David Baker, Bob Stickels, Dale Dukes and Lynn Rogers.  Attorney Rob Witsil was the final speaker and ended with an Ode to George B. Cole.


Code Purple Sussex Opens Nightly – Volunteers Still Needed

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Night time temps are going to be very low until Dec 15th which is the beginning of Code Purple Sussex’s nightly openings without regard to temps. So with that in mind, Code Purple is now active until March 15th! We will be open every night in Seaford, Bridgeville, Delmar, Milford, and Georgetown.  (Laurel will open nightly starting Jan 1st and Bethany is on hold while more overnight volunteers are sought)

Please consider helping us by staying overnight at a shelter near you. We need all hands on deck to be open the next 102 days at 8 shelters! We can not open a shelter without overnight volunteers. Check out our volunteer page that explains all the volunteer spots, our online volunteer form, and link to the calendars for signing up! Volunteer Info

The organizing agency for Code Purple in Sussex is Love INC. For further information contact Executive Director, Susan Kent of Love INC at loveincofmiddelmarva@gmail.com or at the office at 302-629-7050 M-F.

Code Purple Sussex County Hot-line 302-519-0024

Sussex: Official Code Purple Shelters

We open when the temps fall below 32 degrees before Dec. 15th and after March 15th.
Dec. 15th through March 15th we are open regardless of temperatures. (Note ** below)

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Shelter is located in the parish hall.)
202 N. North St.
Seaford, DE 19973
Men only. Check- in 8:30pm. Check-out 7:45am.
Meals provided at The CROSS for dinner at 7:00pm.

Gateway Fellowship
8110 Cannon Road
Bridgeville, DE 19933
Women (with or w/o children) only.
Check-in 8:30 pm. Check-out 7:45am.
Women can meet at The CROSS for dinner at 7:00pm. Transportation will be provided to Gateway at 8:30pm and then back to Seaford in the morning.
——The CROSS building is located at 703 East King Street, Seaford, DE 19973.——

Avenue United Methodist Church
20 N Church Street
Milford, DE 19963
Men only (We are not allowed to house sex offenders at this location due to the preschool located inside part of the church. Other arrangements may be made to check in to a different shelter.)
Check-in 8:30pm. Check-out 7:00am.
Meals provided at 7pm-8:30pm. Location: Congregation of the Most High Yahveh-
9 S.E. 2nd Street, Milford, DE 19963.

Milford Nazarene
11 NW Salevan Pl.
Milford, DE 19963
Women (with or w/o children) only.
Check-in 8:30. Check-out 7:45am.
Meals provided at 7pm-8:30pm. Location: Congregation of the Most High Yahveh-
9 S.E. 2nd Street, Milford, DE 19963

Laurel Nazarene  **opens Jan 1st**
100 Walnut Drive
Laurel, DE 19956
Men & a separate space for fathers with children.
Check-in 7:00pm. Check-out 6:00am.

Renovate Church 
800 E. East Street
Delmar, MD 21875
Men Only
Check-in 7:00pm. Check-out 7:45.

Bethany Stone House
21 N Pennsylvania Ave
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Women Only (no children)
Check-in 5:30pm. Check-out 8:00am.
Dinner will be provided on site at 5:30pm.

Georgetown Presbyterian Church
203 N Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Men and Women
Check-in 9pm (Except Saturdays 10pm). Check-out 7:45am.
No dinner provided at this time.
(The Georgetown Presbyterian Church will continue to operate its Emergency Weather Shelter outside of Code Purple dates. During the non-Code Purple season please call 302-601-1GOD (1463) to see if they are open).

Additional shelters not run by Code Purple Sussex County

Immanuel Shelter: Immanuel operates uniquely as a cold weather shelter.
(OPEN Dec.1 until Spring, regardless of temperature) Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. Serving men and women. http://www.immanuelshelter.org/


WGMD Fishing Report 12-10-18


Monday was cold and windy and to the best of my knowledge no one went fishing.  Tuesday doesn’t look any better and Wednesday is questionable.  Thursday calls for 5 to 10 knots and seas two feet or less.

I stopped by Lewes Harbour Marina this morning and Tommy told me he spent five hours on Sunday looking for rockfish.  He started trolling at the Eights then worked his way down the beach past Hen and Chickens Shoal without a bite.  He said he marked fish and bait, but they weren’t together.  The fish were hugging the bottom and the bait was close to the surface.  The water temperature was 43 degrees which is very close to the cut off for rockfish to feed.

In Virginia the Pigzilla Tournament wrapped up with three fish over 50 pounds taking the top three spots.  First place weighed 59.15, second was 50.7 and third topped the scales at 50.35.

The Fish Bound out of Ocean City keeps coming in with boat limits of tog.  Other captains I spoke with think he is fishing further south than Delaware boats can run.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report       


UPDATED: Rehoboth Officials & Church Respond on Removal of Nativity Scene

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UPDATED – 12/10/18 – There has been much conversation around Rehoboth Beach over the weekend and online about the nativity scene being removed last week from the Bandstand area. Mayor Paul Kuhns tells WGMD’s Mike Bradley that the group that put up the nativity scene didn’t have permission from the city. He says that a local group pulled the nativity from a property rented from the city and put it up.

The removal of the nativity last week actually had nothing to do with the letter the city received from the Anti-Defamation League. That letter was received in November – and was sent to towns and cities around the country – and provided information about religious displays on public property. The letter from the ADL arrived long before the nativity was placed at the Bandstand last week.

Mayor Kuhns says the city took the letter under advisement, and Father William Cocco of St Edmond Catholic Church told WGMD that the ADL letter is opinion. However in 1984, the US Supreme Court ruled that “A nativity scene placed in the public square is not a religious symbol. It’s an instance of “ceremonial deism.”

Father Cocco also wants everyone to know that the nativity is supported by local businesses – they had nothing to do with its removal or anything that occurred since last week. He asks that people not boycott the local businesses.

They did discuss putting the nativity up with the mayor and city manager during the Community Dinner two weekends ago, but no permission for the display was given although town officials said the option for other groups to add displays, like a menorah, was also discussed. Father Cocco told WGMD he has no problem with that at all, but says what came next was a misunderstanding that snowballed. The nativity will not be on display at the bandstand this year – however there is one on St. Edmond’s property.

Mayor Kuhns says that in the future there will be a better process for groups wishing to put up displays on city property.


ORIGINAL STORY:  A nativity scene placed near the Christmas tree at the Rehoboth Bandstand has been removed after the city received a letter from the Anti-Defamation League.  During a special workshop session this morning, Mayor Paul Kuhns read the letter the city received and allowed the public to comment.  Four people spoke in favor of keeping the nativity scene in place – including Father William Coco from St Edmond’s Catholic Church.  Others reminded city officials of their original beginnings as a Seaside Christian Camp Meeting.


DEC Issues Beat the Peak for Tonight 6 to 8pm and Tuesday 6 to 8am

Delaware Electric Cooperative

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking members to Beat the Peak this afternoon from 6 to 8pm and again Tuesday morning from 6 to 8am.  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.


Over 1100 Dogs & Cats Adopted This Weekend


Over the weekend a Mega Adoption Event was held by the Brandywine Valley SPCA at the State Fairgrounds.  1181 adoptions were made to families in the tri-state area – 716 dogs and 465 cats were given forever homes.  This was the 5th mega adoption event and had the highest number of adoptions so far – not just for puppies and kittens but for senior animals and long-time shelter residents as well.  Just 1 dog and 11 cats were left at the end of the event on Sunday.


Tuesday is the Final Sussex County Council Meeting of 2018

Sussex County Council-2017
Sussex County Council-2017 Image courtesy Sussex County Government

Tuesday is the last Sussex County Council meeting of 2018 – and the final meeting for George Cole and Rob Arlett.  The council will honor the Cape Henlopen field hockey, Sussex Central and Woodbridge football teams for their championship seasons.  The council will hear a grant partnership request from Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services.  They will also hear from the county engineer on issues dealing with the Delaware Coastal Business Park at the airport and the James Farm Master Plan Implementation.  In old business the council will likely decide changes to the C-4 Zoning ordinance as well as two conditional use and five changes of zone applications.  The Sussex County Council meets at 10am in the county offices on the Circle in Georgetown.



Closings & Cancellations, Delays – Monday, Dec 10

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last updated   Monday 7:15AM                     Please email closings to news@wgmd.com


  • Delmar Schools
  • Salisbury Christian School
  • Salisbury School
  • St Francis DeSales
  • Wicomico County Schools – no AM Prekindergarten
  • Worcester Prep

WGMD Fishing Report 12-9-18


Sunday was cold and miserable, but a few boats decided to try some tog and rockfish.  There results hardly made the effort worthwhile.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina said at least two boats tried to run up the New Jersey Coast looking for rockfish.  One came back early due to rough seas and the other didn’t find any action.

Captain Cary Evans on the Grizzly had a good catch of tog on Saturday including five citations to 9.75 pounds.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Chris told us a few boats fished for rockfish, but none reported catching any.  Captain John Nedelka on the Karen Sue bucked the trend and did better on Sunday than Saturday.  On Saturday he had one keeper tog per person and on Sunday he managed to find three keepers per client.  He did say it was a rough ride home and the inlet was just a bit sporty.

Small craft advisories are up for Monday so I don’t expect anyone will try to run up to New Jersey for rockfish or very far offshore for tog.  Tuesday and Wednesday look a bit better.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report       


UPDATED: Snow Emergency Plan for Wicomico County – LIFTED


UPDATED:  Due to the recent weather conditions, the Maryland State Police implemented a “Snow Emergency Plan for Wicomico County, yesterday’s date at 1900 hrs.

Upon information received from the Maryland State Highway Administration the “Snow
Emergency Plan” has been lifted effective, 12/10/18 @ 0100 Hrs.


Snow Emergency Plan in Effect for Wicomico County, Maryland

Due to the recent weather The Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack has activated the agency Snow Emergency Plan. Once the snow Emergency plan is in effect Maryland State Law requires certain precautions.

Some includes:
Prohibited parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes. Once the Snow Emergency Plan has been placed in effect, motorists are required to operate vehicles that are equipped with snow tires as designated by the manufacturer or equipped with chains. The use of snow tires/chains (most cars now use all weather tires, so changing to “snow” tires is unnecessary);

Motorist are reminded to travel only when necessary and when driving to use extreme caution. Please be aware in the event your vehicle becomes disabled you are to notify your local police for assistance. Vehicles that are left unattended or disabled will be towed, in order to allow for the State Highway Administration equipment to prepare and clear roadways for travel.

The following highways have been designated as Snow Emergency Routes in Wicomico County:

    • U.S. 50 Business
    • U.S. 50 Bypass
    • U.S. 13 Business Alternate
    • U.S. 13 Bypass
    • MD. Rt. 12

Drugs Seized During Georgetown Traffic Stop

Image courtesy Georgetown PD

Image courtesy Georgetown PD

A traffic stop on Sunday morning on Route 113 south of Georgetown led to the arrest of a California man.  Georgetown Police stopped 42 year old David Mao near Shortly Road just after 6am– a search of the vehicle turned up over 11 pounds of marijuana as well as 100 THC vape pen cartridges.  Police have charged Mao with a variety of drug and traffic offenses – he’s being held in default of a $250,000 cash bond.




UPDATED:  Effective Saturday 12/10/2018 at 2400 hours (12 AM), the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack in Worcester County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration will be lifting the Snow Emergency Plan.

Please use caution on roadways in and around the Worcester County area. Be mindful of black ice at night and try to limit travel after dark.

Questions should be addressed to the Maryland State Police Barrack in Berlin at 410-641-3101.


The Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack in conjunction with local agencies and the State
Highway Administration are implementing the Snow Emergency Plan for Worcester County effective as of December 9 2018 at 1630 hours. This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the county.

Once the snow emergency plan goes into effect, all vehicles on the roadway must be equipped with snow chains or snow tires. In addition, a parking ban is imposed on all snow emergency routes in the County. All vehicles left on the shoulders of these routes will be towed at the owner’s expense.

A press release will be sent out advising when the snow emergency plan has been lifted.
Motorists with questions can contact the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack at 410-641-3101.

For more information on snow emergency plans: http://www.chart.state.md.us/StormInfo/snow_emergency_plans.asp


Somerset County Snow Emergency Plan


The Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack in Somerset County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration have implemented the Snow Emergency Plan.  This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the county.

Effective on 12/9/2018 at 5:15 p.m. all vehicles on the roadway must be equipped with snow chains or snow tires on both driving wheels of motor vehicles.  In addition, a parking ban is imposed on all snow emergency routes in the County.

A press release will be sent out advising when snow emergency plan has been lifted.  Questions should be addressed to the Maryland State Police Barrack in Princess Anne at 443-260-3700.


UPDATED: No Ruling Yet in Ocean City Topless Ban Lawsuit


UPDATED 12-9-18 – Five women are hoping a federal judge in Baltimore will strike down Ocean City’s ordinance that prohibits women going topless in public in the resort.  They were in US District Court in Baltimore Friday, however the Baltimore Sun reports the judge has not yet made a ruling – but will do so in coming days.  Resort officials say they have the right to legally regulate public nudity and that a woman being topless is not the same as a man.


Ocean City is being sued for its topless ban on city beaches. Female toplessness advocate Chelsea Covington and 4 other women filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in January, naming the city, its mayor, police chief, and other city officials. Covington has previously sparred with Ocean City over going barechested on the beach and says she has been searching for attorneys and co-plaintiffs since the ordinance went into effect in May of last year. She says women should be able to go topless on the beach just like men, whereas opponents argue for current public decency laws and standards. Covington’s Lawyer, Devon Jacob, says the law violates his client’s 14th amendment rights to equal protection of the law.


DSP: Verizon Scam Alert


The Delaware State Police have recently received a complaint from a citizen in Kent County concerning a phone call from an individual stating they are with Verizon. The person claiming to be from Verizon said the network was switching from 4G to 5G and the service would experience issues in the next few days. The caller claimed, in order to avoid issues with service, an account reset is needed. The victim received a password reset email and provided the confirmation code to the caller to reset the account. The caller then instructed the victim to turn off the cell phone to complete the account reset and network update. The victim turned the cell phone on and moments later received another email from Verizon confirming his order for an Apple Ipad tablet. The order was made in the victim’s name and was set to be shipped.  Verizon was notified of the incident.

Taking steps to prevent identity theft can greatly reduce the chances of becoming a victim. Below are a few suggestions for protecting yourself online and offline.

  • Shred all documents containing Personally Identifying Information such as your Social Security Number, your credit card or account numbers, even your middle name. This can include bank or credit card statements, pre-approval letters, or utility bills. If you aren’t sure, shred it before discarding it. Use locked filing cabinet or a document safe for important documents that you want to keep.
  • Protect all of your online passwords. Don’t store them on paper or in unsecured files.
  • Be cautious when showing personally identifying information on social media sites.
  • Be wary of callers that are providing you information on your account and then ask you to provide basic account information.
  • Validate promotional offers with the company before logging into your online account to accept them. For example, if you get an email promising a $30 bill credit of your wireless bill, do some research online to see if it’s a scam. When in doubt, contact the company directly to validate the offer.
  • Secure your internet connection. Using public wifi connections may place you at risk for a fraudster to obtain the information stored on your computer or smartphone.
  • Regularly monitor your credit report for unusual or unauthorized activity. Many sites offer a free credit report for a promise to subscribe to additional services. Under the Fair Credit Act, you are entitled to a free credit report from the reporting agencies.

Information provided through the Verizon website located at: https://www.verizonwireless.com/fraud/
For more information on identity theft, please visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to please contact Troop 4, Detective Powell at 302-856-5850.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Many of these scams are difficult to investigate. They will target persons of all age groups.  Delaware State Police is asking citizens to remember the tips previously mentioned in order to not become a victim of one of these scam artists.


WGMD Fishing Report 12-8-18


Saturday saw very good but cold weather and several boats tried the ocean for tog and rockfish.  Both endeavors were successful.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina said Damian Fuscellaro fished off the coast of New Jersey for his 30-inch rockfish caught on a MOJO.  The Katydid went tog fishing and returned with a quality catch.  There were four citation fish in the box with Mate Chris Vann landing an 11.22 pounder, Dave Vetter with a 12.37 pounder, Young W. Aeo had a 9.13 pounder and Jackson Aeo caught a 7.44-pound citation.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em, Lauren told us a couple of private boats ran up to New Jersey and returned with 14 rockfish to 18 pounds.  I suspect they were trolling MOJOs or big plugs.

Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said the only fish he heard of caught from the beach were dog sharks.  While not something to be cherished, he did say there were plenty of them.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report       


UPDATED: Teen Bicyclist Dies from Injuries After Struck by Vehicle near Bridgeville


UPDATED 12/8/18 – A 16 year old injured in a crash Monday evening on Conrail Road near Bridgeville died from his injuries at Christiana Hospital Thursday.  Delaware State Police say Charles Shockley of Bridgeville was on his bicycle in the roadway and walking a dog that was secured to the handlebars.  He was struck by a Grand Cherokee just after 5pm – police say the teen was wearing dark clothes and no helmet or reflective gear.  The 29 year old driver of the Grand Cherokee was properly restrained and not injured.  The dog was not injured and returned home.


A crash Monday evening has left a 16 year old riding a bicycle in serious condition at Christiana Hospital.  Delaware State Police say just after 5:15 a Grand Cherokee was southbound on Conrail Road and failed to see the teen on his bike and walking a dog that was secured to the handlebars in the roadway.  The teen wore dark clothes and no helmet reflective gear – the dog was not injured.  The driver of the Grand Cherokee was properly restrained and not injured.


WGMD Radio Flea Market 12-8-18

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Robert – 302-569-5749
– Used garden hose roller – good shape – $15
– Easy go Golf cart battery charger – 36 volt – $100
– 2 Used 12v Marine batteries by Deka – $25 a piece

Phil – 302-233-2388
– Little Joe Laundry Stove – Cast Iron – $100

Ron – 302-249-1693
– 50hp Mercury big foot motor cracked head case motor good shape 4 stroke – $300

Jerry – 302-856-0928
– 2 dog pens one good shape one not so good. 10×10 6 ft high – both for $100 (both are included no matter what)

Tom – 717-682-2184
– 6×12 ft utility trailer – no tailgate – wood floor – $600 obo

Walt – 320-542-5001
– Delaware 5 digit plate (17551) – $2000


CANCELED: Gold Alert for Missing Lewes Man

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Image courtesy DSP

UPDATED:  The Gold Alert for Andrew Domingue has been canceled.  He has been located.


Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for a 55 year old man from Lewes.  Andrew Domingue was reported missing Saturday morning – he may be in the Lewes or Millsboro areas.  He is white, 5’ 11” and 180 pounds and driving a white GMC Savana van with Delaware tags.  There is concern for his safety.  If you know where he is – contact Crime Stoppers.

WGMD Fishing Report 12-7-18


Checking with my usual sources on Friday revealed that no one was fishing in spite of decent weather for December.  Saturday should be even better and it looks like several charter and private boats will be out looking for tog and rockfish.

The water temperature in the bay and ocean has dropped into the upper 40s so you will want to take precautions to prevent hypothermia.  Dress in several layers beginning with a good set of long underwear followed by a heavy shirt and pants.  I have noticed a lot of guys wear heavy, insulated coveralls over their street clothes, but I still prefer a heavy hooded sweatshirt.  The final layer should always be foul weather gear.  I still have the Helly Hanson bibs and top I bought during the 1970s.  They are a bit ragged, but would still do the job.  I currently use a set of Grundens because the top is a pullover with no snaps to break or leak.  The sleeves have elastic cuffs to keep out water.  A good pair of neoprene gloves and rubber boots completes the outfit.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report      


Seaford PD Arrest 3 on Drug Charges

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Seaford Police attempted to stop a car for a registration violation Friday night just after 9:30.  As the officer approached, the vehicle drove off onto Route 13 southbound – running other vehicles off the road.  Police followed the car to Middleford Road where it struck several mailboxes – and the three people inside ran off.  With help from Delaware State Police K-9 they were located and found in possession of a large amount of drugs.  Police arrested 22 year old Trevor Savage, 22 year old Montez Lake and a 15 year old juvenile – all from Seaford.  They are charged with multiple drug, traffic and other offenses.


Ravens Rap 12-05-18



Seaford Police Looking for Information on Shooting Thursday Night


Seaford Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night just after 10.  Police were called to Third Street and found an occupied home was shot several times.  No one inside the home was injured, but if you have information – contact the Seaford Police or call Crime Stoppers – 800-TIP-3333


MSP Looking for Information in December 2 Hit & Run in Willards


Maryland State Police in Wicomico County were called for a crash at Main Street and Old Ocean City Road in Willards around 6:30pm on December 2nd.  A vehicle collided with a Toyota Avalon on the passenger side.  The driver and passenger – both under the age of 18 were not injured.  Witnesses say a small vehicle traveling north on Main Street stopped at the intersection – and then moved forward and struck the Avalon – and kept going.  From evidence at the scene, its believed the other vehicle may be a newer model Honda Civic – possibly dark red.  If you have information – contact the Salisbury Barrack.  410-749-3101