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Almost-Stolen Artwork Returned to City Hall Exhibition

By Alan Henney / July 11, 2022
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This photo, Whirly, Twirly World, by Barbara Rodgers from the Coastal Camera Club, was almost stolen the previous Friday from Rehoboth Beach City Hall. The would-be thief was confronted and gave up the artwork as he fled. Police arrested the 43-year-old male suspect from Slaughter Beach minutes later on Coastal Highway. He has been charged with attempting to…

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Biden’s Eighth Visit Brings out the Protesters

By Alan Henney / July 11, 2022
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President Joe Biden returned this past weekend for his eighth visit since entering office and his third so far this season. This visit, unlike most of the others, was accompanied by several protest incidents. The President’s helicopter landed at Gordon’s Pond at 8:11 p.m. Friday. Photo courtesy Eric Allen Hours earlier, DNREC park rangers investigated “climate” graffiti spray-painted in the Gordon’s…

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Gordon’s Pond Tagged with Graffiti on Same Day as Biden’s Arrival

By Alan Henney / July 9, 2022
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DNREC park rangers are investigating graffiti discovered Friday morning in the Gordon’s Pond area of the Cape Henlopen State Park. Capt. John McDerby of the Delaware Natural Resources Police says around 8:30 a.m. they received a report that individuals had spray-painted graffiti in the parking lot and on Gordon’s Pond trail. This is the same…

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Rehoboth’s Dolle’s Sign Finally Has Its New Home!

By Alan Henney / June 30, 2022
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The long-awaited installation of the Dolle’s sign on the Rehoboth Beach Museum was completed Wednesday afternoon with a brief ceremony. More than 250 donors contributed $35,000 to fund the installation on the canal side of the city-owned building. The Dolle’s sign arrival at the Rehoboth Beach Museum offers a very large example of the power…

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Body Found in Woods near Laurel

By Alan Henney / June 29, 2022
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State troopers are investigating after a decomposed male body was discovered in the woods. The discovery was made around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday behind some chicken houses in the 12900 block of Trussum Pond Road which is southeast of Laurel.

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This is Why Louisiana Environmentalists Have Arrived in Rehoboth

By Alan Henney / June 29, 2022
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A group of environmental activists came to the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand early Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns regarding the fossil fuel industry which is proposing to build new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals along the Louisiana coast. “We have traveled over 1500 miles to be here for a very, very important reason and that…

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Renovations at Old Sandcastle Motel under Scrutiny in Rehoboth

By Alan Henney / June 27, 2022
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“We got a surprise at last Friday’s Commissioners meeting that has led to a number of calls from concerned citizens,” writes Comm. Susan Gay in her June 23 e-newsletter. “In response to a citizen comment at the meeting, we learned that the current Sandcastle Motel structure, which is currently being renovated by new owners, is set to…

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Woman Struck and Critically Injured by Auto in Ocean City

By Alan Henney / June 23, 2022
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For the second time this week, Ocean City police are investigating another pedestrian accident. Just before 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was struck and critically injured on southbound Coastal Highway at 139th Street. They found her facedown on the roadway, unconscious but still breathing. She was taken to a trauma center. The striking auto and…

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Man Flees in Mercedes from Traffic Stop in Downtown Rehoboth

By Alan Henney / June 22, 2022
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It’s not something that happens often in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Last night, when police attempted a traffic stop in the second block of Baltimore Avenue, the man driving this silver Mercedes sped off and led police on a 90-second pursuit across downtown Rehoboth. Police said the car had a fictitious Delaware license plate. It started…

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Triple Stabbing with Double Medevac in Ocean City

By Alan Henney / June 21, 2022
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Three men were stabbed just before midnight Monday in the area of Wicomico Street and the boardwalk. One was taken by ambulance to a trauma center and the other two were flown by helicopters. Delaware State Police Trooper 2 and Maryland State Police Trooper 4 flew them from the Coast Guard station. All three men…

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Ocean City

By Alan Henney / June 20, 2022
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A man was struck and killed Monday evening in Ocean City at 47th Street on the northbound side of Coastal Highway. It was reported around 9:40 p.m. The driver of the striking vehicle, a BMW, remained at the scene. This article will be updated as more info becomes available.  

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Breaking: Critical Shooting in Downtown Milford

By Alan Henney / June 19, 2022
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UPDATED – 6/19/22 8:30am – Milford Police are investigating a shooting at the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex Friday night just after 10pm. Police found a 34 year old man behind the home suffering from several gunshot wounds. In spite of lifesaving measures, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police learned the victim was arguing…

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Breaking: Crash outside Rehoboth with Critical Injuries and Multiple Patients for Flyout

By Alan Henney / June 17, 2022
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Rescue crews are on the scene of a crash with persons reported trapped and one vehicle possibly on fire. It was reported around 10:45 p.m. on John J. Williams Highway and Warrington Road outside Rehoboth. Trooper 2 and LifeNet 64 medevac helicopters are en route to the Beacon Elementary School for flyouts. WGMD/WGMD.com will provide…

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Update: Girl Critically Injured in Millsboro Boat Accident

By Alan Henney / June 17, 2022
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  One girl was critically injured and at least one other child was injured last night during a boating accident that involved a boat pulling children on tubes.  The boat eventually struck a dock in the Millsboro area.   It was reported around 5:15 p.m. at the end of Warwick Road which is off the…

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Breaking: Deputy Shot in Pittsville; Man Wanted for Questioning located.

By Alan Henney / June 12, 2022
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UPDATED – 4 AM: The man who was wanted for question regarding an incident in Pittsville Sunday night has been located; the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said Maryland State Police will provide further information UPDATED – 11pm : The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Austin Davidson for questioning in reference to an officer-involved…

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Governors Carney and Hogan Meet in Dewey for Crabcakes!

By Alan Henney / June 12, 2022
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Yes! That was indeed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan seen joining Delaware Governor John Carney at Woody’s Dewey Beach early Sunday afternoon for crab cakes! The meeting was the result of this March Madness wager between the two men regarding the first round of the 2022 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. The agreement was that the loser would buy the winner crab cakes…

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Updated: Search for Missing Kayaker off Cape Henlopen

By Alan Henney / June 8, 2022
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Update (9 a.m., June 8): The missing man was located by a DNREC marine vessel just before 9 a.m. on the rocks of the inner wall. He was checked by EMS and was reported in good condition. Original post (3 a.m., June 8): Multiple agencies are searching for a missing man who reportedly went kayaking…

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No Election this Summer in Rehoboth!

By Alan Henney / June 6, 2022
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By the 4:30 p.m. deadline today, only incumbent Comm. Edward Chrzanowski and Francis “Bunky” Markert had filed to run for the two soon-to-be-open commissioner seats. Comm. Susan Gay, who was elected at the same time as Comm. Chrzanowski, has decided not to seek another term. Markert is well known and has been active in city…

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UPDATED: BREAKING: Shots Fired in Dewey Beach Brawl; No Injuries

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2022
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UPDATED – 6/5/22 – 12:50pm – Dewey Beach Police were called to Saulsbury Street just after 11:30 Saturday night for a report of gunshots. A DATE agent in the area told police he heard the shots and saw muzzle flash. Police took multiple male suspects – all in their 20s and from Pennsylvania – for…

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Biden Addresses Nation from Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

By Alan Henney / June 3, 2022
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President Joe Biden addressed the country this morning from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center to discuss the May jobs report. His 17-vehicle motorcade was greeted by spectators along the route and as he approached the rear of city hall. A couple of hundred spectators soon lined both sides of Rehoboth Avenue hoping to catch a…

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Late-Night Presidential Motorcade Arrives in Rehoboth; May Jobs Report Remarks Scheduled for Convention Center on Friday

By Alan Henney / June 2, 2022
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President Joe Biden’s 32-vehicle motorcade arrived in Rehoboth Beach around 10:25 p.m. Thursday. June 3 is his wife’s birthday, which he celebrated at their beach home last summer. But in addition, he is once again scheduled to deliver remarks on the May jobs report at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. Air Force…

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Highway Safety Programs in Jeopardy Starting June 1

By Alan Henney / May 31, 2022
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Police agencies throughout Delaware that have relied on federal funds to enforce important highway safety initiatives will likely find themselves without funding on June 1. This comes just as the programs are in demand with increased summer activity. “It is with extreme disappointment that I must notify you that we are suspending project agreements effective…

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Bellmoor “Golf Cart” Found Abandoned on Beach

By Alan Henney / May 31, 2022
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Rehoboth Beach police received an odd report that the Bellmoor Inn golf cart (technically a “low-speed vehicle”) had been involved in a hit-and-run on Philadelphia Street around 3 a.m. Monday. It was nowhere to be found! After some investigation, it became apparent that the vehicle had been stolen. Around 4 a.m., the operator running the beach sweeper…

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Rehoboth Police Search for Prolific Graffiti Suspect(s)

By Alan Henney / May 31, 2022
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Rehoboth Beach police officers have been investigating a widespread graffiti attack that was discovered early last week. What is troubling about this attack is how prolific it was. The vandal or vandals struck a few downtown businesses, some inside and others outside. They also tagged trash cans, parking meter pay stations, benches, street signs, and…

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Barge Bursts into Flames in Delaware River, Glow Seen for Miles

By Alan Henney / May 23, 2022
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UPDATE, 5/24/22, 10 AM: A fire that began early Monday morning on a barge in the Delaware River is still not under control, according to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.The barge was carrying household appliances and scrap metal.The Bowers Fire Company in Kent County, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources…

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