DelDOT Traffic Alert: Closure of Cedar Creek Drawbridge

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Cedar Creek Drawbridge on Cedar Creek Road in the area of Slaughter Beach will be closed to vehicle traffic tomorrow,¬†Thursday, September 28th between 7:00am and 12:00pm¬†for utility relocation work. The bridge will remain open to boat traffic, according to DelDOT. Message boards will be posted at Argo‚Äôs Corner and the SR36/SR1 overpass. Detour information will…

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Slaughter Beach Municipal Election Canceled

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There will be no municipal election on July 1st in Slaughter Beach. Just two candidates filed for two open seats. Jamie Draper and incumbent Harry Ward and will be sworn in to two year terms at the July Town Council meeting. Larry Meinert did not run for re-election. .

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Almost-Stolen Artwork Returned to City Hall Exhibition

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

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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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Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Highlight Climate Change Challenges During Beach Visits

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Senator Tom Carper visited two Delaware beach communities Tuesday. (photo courtesy of Sen. Tom Carper's Office)
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Delaware for the most part is flat and low-lying, leaving it exposed to the threat of climate change, according to Senator Tom Carper, D-Delaware Carper was accompanied by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware, Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin and officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday during visits to Slaughter Beach and…

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Some Del. Bay Beaches To Be Nourished This Winter

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Several beaches on the upper portion of Delaware Bay will be nourished over the coming winter. According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, beaches and dunes at Slaughter Beach, Bowers, South Bowers, Kitts Hummock and Pickering Beach have been identified as vulnerable to the effects of erosion. The plan is to truck in supplies…

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Sport-Fishing Vessel Burns off Cape May, Smoke Visible for Miles

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Fireboats from both sides of the Delaware Bay responded this morning after a 36-foot sport-fishing vessel burst into flames. Smoke was visible for miles when the fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. about six miles off North Cape May. Fireboats from Lewes, Slaughter Beach, South Bowers, Bowers, Little Creek, along with the Coast Guard, came…

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Fire Damages Three Homes On The Bay In Slaughter Beach

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A pre-dawn fire Monday damaged three homes in Slaughter Beach, according to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire in the 300-block of Bay Avenue was reported just before 5:00 a.m. Monday. Arriving firefighters encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from a home. The occupants of the neighboring homes escaped safely. No one was…

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UPDATE: 2 Missing Swimmers Found Deceased in South Bowers Waters

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UPDATE – 7/1/20 3:30pm – Tuesday afternoon several visitors to South Bowers Beach went swimming in the Delaware Bay, but when the tide turned the strong currents carried them into the Murderkill River. Assistant Chief of the South Bowers Fire Department, Michael Hignutt and his cousin rescued a 20 year old man from Philadelphia –…

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UPDATE | $800,000 in damage to 3 homes in Slaughter Beach fire

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https://www.facebook.com/CamposMedia/videos/412370399675537/ Firefighters from Sussex and Kent County are on the scene of a multiple home fire in Slaughter Beach. The call came in at 2:24pm and within a half hour three homes were involved and the tanker strike team called in. Firefighters from Memorial Volunteer Fire Company were assisted by about a dozen area fire…

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Mosquito Spraying Downstate Tuesday Evening

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on¬†Tuesday, June 25, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a¬†truck-mounted sprayer¬†to control adult mosquitoes¬†in the following areas: In and near Selbyville, Slaughter Beach, Harrington, and Camden and near Felton, Frederica, Magnolia, Viola, Houston, Greenwood, Lincoln, Lewes, Millsboro, Georgetown,…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying Monday Evening

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A message from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on¬†Monday, June 24, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a¬†truck-mounted sprayer¬†to control adult mosquitoes¬†in the following areas: In and near Seaford, Harrington, and Slaughter Beach and near Felton, Viola, Houston, Greenwood, Lincoln, Bridgeville,…

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No Slaughter Beach Municipal Election on July 6

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The deadline to file as a candidate for the Slaughter Beach town council was Friday – and Town Clerk, Kathy McFadden tells WGMD there will be no election on July 6th. There were two open seats and the two incumbents – Harry Ward and Rebecca Craft – were the only candidates who filed.  

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Mosquito Spraying Tuesday Evening in Kent & Sussex Counties

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on¬†Tuesday, May 07, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a¬†truck-mounted sprayer¬†to control adult mosquitos¬†in the following areas: In Slaughter Beach, in and near Selbyville and near Dover, Hartly, Camden, Felton, Harrington, Milford, Lincoln, Milton, Lewes, Georgetown, Millsboro, Rehoboth,…

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Ribbon Cut on New Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve Boardwalk & Observation Deck

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The new boardwalk and observation deck at the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve on the Delaware Bayshore Byway near Slaughter Beach has been opened.¬† Governor John Carney, along with state and local officials held a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon.¬† The new facility will give visitors a chance to experience the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve like never before ‚Äď…

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Eastern Sussex Firefighters Battle Woods and Marsh Fire Near Slaughter Beach

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A fire broke out Saturday afternoon off Mills Road northwest of Slaughter beach.¬† Multiple fire crews helped Memorial firefighters from Slaughter Beach battle that woods and marsh fire for about four hours.¬† Initial reports that 60 to 80 acres of marsh and woods were involved in that blaze.¬† Members of the State Forest Service were…

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Groundbreaking for Slaughter Beach Marsh Boardwalk Project

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Ground was broken last week for a saltmarsh boardwalk project at Slaughter Beach.¬† The Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve Boardwalk Project will enable visitors to walk out onto the saltmarsh to view and experience the ecosystem and its natural resources up close.¬† The Y-shaped boardwalk will provide access to a marsh pool at one end and a…

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UPDATED: Fire Heavily Damages Lewes Area Home

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UPDATED – 9:30am – Lewes fire crews have returned to the Ward Road home for a rekindle.¬† They cleared the scene around 10am. ==================================== Firefighters from Lewes, Rehoboth and Milton were called for a fire on Ward Road in Lewes just after 10:45 last (Saturday) night.¬† Crews arriving at the scene found flames shooting through…

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UPDATED: Water Quality Advisory LIFTED for Slaughter Beach

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UPDATED:¬† DNREC has lifted the swimming advisory for Slaughter Beach. For more information go to http://apps.dnrec.state.de.us/RecWater/ =========================================== DNREC has issued a water quality advisory for Slaughter Beach until 3pm Thursday, May 24, following bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard. This time of year thousands of migrating shorebirds visit the Delaware Bay…

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