Breaking: Man Critically Injured in Seaford Shooting

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Seaford police are investigating after a man was found shot in the head. It was reported around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Chandler Heights II. Arriving officers found the man suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was flown to a trauma center where police say he was last reported in life-threatening…

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Bayhealth Incentivizes Applicants With Student Loan Relief

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Applicants for certain positions with Bayhealth could get help with their student loans. In an effort to attract needed staff to its workforce, Bayhealth will provide qualified applicants with up to $30,000 of loan repayment. That’s for a three-year-commitment to work at Bayhealth. The program is available for nurses, respiratory therapists, patient care technicians and…

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DPH Continues to Announce Rising Cases, Hospitalizations & Recoveries

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. A total of 38,398 positive cases of COVID-19 among Delaware residents have been reported to DPH since March 11, 2020, including 18,371 individuals who…

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Downstate Skeeter Spraying Tuesday Night & Spray Zones

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, August 20, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In Houston and Slaughter Beach, in and near Georgetown and Selbyville, and near Bethany Beach, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Lewes, Milton, Milford, Frederica,…

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm/Warning for Sussex till 9:30pm

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that affects the following WGMD locations until 9:30pm: Sussex County,DE Kent County,DE Caroline County,MD Talbot County,MD The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that affects the following WGMD locations until 10pm: Cape May County,NJ Cumberland County,NJ Worcester County,MD Sussex County,DE Kent County,DE…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying Monday Evening

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Monday, June 03, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Laurel, Seaford, Harrington, and Houston and near Felton, Greenwood, Ellendale, Lewes, and Delmar. For notification purposes, spraying will…

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Sussex County Council Meets at 1pm Tuesday

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The Sussex County Council meets at 1pm tomorrow because of a short agenda.  The council will revisit a change of zone application for Old Orchard Ventures for a change from A-R 1 to C-2 for property on Old Orchard Road.  During last week’s public hearing area residents spoke against the application, which the Planning and…

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UPDATED: Winter Storm Warning for Kent & Sussex County & Parts of Maryland’s Mid-Shore

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that affects the following WGMD locations: Sussex County,DE Kent County,DE Caroline County,MD Talbot County,MD Queen Anne’s County,MD ————————————————————— URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 329 AM EST Sun Jan 13 2019 …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM…

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

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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…

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Dover Child Support Services to Close Two Days During Move

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The Dover Office of the Delaware Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) will have limited services on Friday, July 27, and will close to the public on Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31, to facilitate a move to the division’s new Dover location at 905 S. Governors Ave. During this period of transition, child support customers can…

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Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for Sussex & Kent Counties in DE, Caroline, Talbot & Queen Anne’s Counties in MD

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that affects the following WGMD locations until 9:15pm: Sussex County,DE Kent County,DE Caroline County,MD Talbot County,MD Queen Anne’s County,MD The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…Northwestern Sussex County in southern Delaware…Kent County in central Delaware… Talbot County…

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Sussex County Council Adopts FY 2019 Budget & Approves Holly Wingate to P&Z Commission

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The Sussex County Council has approved the proposed $177-million operating budget for FY 2019. The council has approved the operating budget, assessment rolls and established the annual service charges and assessment rates for teh county water and sewer districts. The vote was unanimous for each. During the public hearing on the operating budget, Dan Kramer…

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UPDATED: Sussex BOA Approves Allen Harim Special Use Exception

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UPDATED – 10:30pm – The Sussex County Board of Adjustment has approved a special use exception for the Allen Harim plant in Millsboro.  The plant will be solely for deboning, packaging and shipping of poultry products.  The board found that while still being used for heavy industry, there would not be significant noise, dust or…

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Sussex County Council Denies OTC

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The Sussex County Council brought the Overbrook Town Center change of zone application to a vote this morning. The vote was 3 to 2 to deny the application. Councilmen Rob Arlett and Sam Wilson voted in support. This proposal was first made to the County Council two years ago and was denied. The developer, TD…

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Sussex County Council to Revisit Overbrook Town Center Change of Zone Tuesday

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The Sussex County Council will revisit the Overbrook Town Center change of zone application during Old Business on Tuesday morning. The council held a court-ordered second public hearing on the application on April 10th but deferred a vote after over 6 hours of public comment. However, a decision on the application must be made by…

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UPDATED: Gov Carney Terminates State of Emergency & Level 1 Driving Warning Effective at Midnight

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Governor Carney Terminates State of Emergency and Level 1 Driving Warning Effective at Midnight Drivers should continue to exercise caution on Delaware roadways WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney has terminated the statewide State of Emergency, and the Level 1 Driving Warning in effect for Kent and New Castle counties, effective at midnight. Governor Carney…

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Sussex County Council to Hear Update on Proposed Sports Complex

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During Tuesday’s meeting, the Sussex County Council will honor the Cape Henlopen Field Hockey Team for their championship season.  They will also discuss the proposed Sussex Sports Center Foundation proposal and MOU.  In Old Business the council will revisit an ordinance amendment on the county’s zoning districts as well as several Conditional Use and Change…

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UPDATED: Sussex County Council Hearing Comment on Special Events Ordinance

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UPDATED – 1-16-18 – 5:30pm – The public comment on the proposed Special Events ordinance before the Sussex County Council followed in the same path throughout today’s meeting. Of the 24 people who spoke to the council, no one thought the updated version of the ordinance was better than the original and told the council…

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UPDATED: Code Purple Shelters Open Across Delaware

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NEW CASTLE (Jan. 3, 2018) – With a blizzard warning for Sussex County beginning tonight into Thursday and a winter storm warning for Kent and New Castle counties, Code Purple is being declared across the state. Additional declarations are expected. Since most Code Purple sites use volunteers to manage operations, the activation and implementation vary…

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