Millsboro

Town of Millsboro, Delaware
Population:

  • 3,877 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • Frist Monday of every month, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers

Elections:

  • Second Saturday in June. There are three districts within town limits, with two people from each district and one at-large, for 3-year terms.

Town office:

  • 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro, DE

Web site
General e-mail inquiries
Town Council 2013-2014:

  • Robert Bryan, Mayor
  • John Thoroughgood, Vice-Mayor
  • Greg Hastings, Secretary
  • Michelle Truitt, Treasurer
  • Tim Hodges
  • Irene Keenan
  • Jim Petruzella

Town Manager:

  • Faye Lingo

Assistant Town Manager:

  • Matt Schifano

Town Clerk:

  • Tammy Phillips

Police Chief:

  • John Murphy

Emergency:

  • 911

Non-Emergency Police Contact:

  • (302) 943-8147

Nanticoke Powwow set to dance through the weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual Powwow will take place this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11.Coastal Point • File Photo: The Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual Powwow will take place this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11.The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its 39th annual Powwow this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11, at the tribe’s powwow grounds near Millsboro.

The powwow is a celebration of Native American culture that draws participants from all over the country each year. For Native Americans, organizers said, it is a chance to both reconnect with their heritage and educate others through dance.

“Just come and dance and sing with us,” said Sterling Street, coordinator for the Nanticoke Indian Museum near Millsboro. In addition to dance sessions on both days, there will be vendors offering Native American food and crafts, and museum tours throughout the two-day celebration.

Millsboro man charged after 8-month human trafficking investigation

On Friday, Aug. 19, the Delaware State Police, along with the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division and the Ocean City Police Department, concluded an eight-month investigation into a human trafficking ring allegedly operating in Sussex County with the arrest of two area men.

Woman gets 15 years in prison for role in Millsboro robbery

A 31-year-old Wilmington woman will spend 15 years in prison for her part in a home-invasion robbery that led to the shooting death of two Millsboro men. Rachel Rentoul pled guilty to Home Invasion, Robbery First Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree in Sussex County Superior Court on Aug. 10.

Millville, Millsboro Food Lion stores purchased by Weis

Four Food Lion supermarkets in Sussex County, including one in Millville and one in Millsboro, have been purchased by Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets.

After 38 years, Lingo retires from Millsboro Town Hall

Coastal Point | Submitted: Millsboro Town Manager Faye Lingo, right center, and the Millsboro Town Council after Lingo's retirement announcement at the newly named Faye L. Lingo Reception Hall on Tuesday, July 5.Coastal Point | Submitted: Millsboro Town Manager Faye Lingo, right center, and the Millsboro Town Council after Lingo's retirement announcement at the newly named Faye L. Lingo Reception Hall on Tuesday, July 5.Whenever he was driving by the Millsboro Town Hall late at night and saw the light still on inside, Mayor John Thoroughgood always knew who it was.

It wasn’t the nighttime cleaning crew. It wasn’t a pair of not-so-savvy cat burglars. And it wasn’t left on by accident.

It was Town Manager Faye Lingo, still hard at work.

“So many times I drive by and the lights are still on. Nobody forgets to turn them off — it’s you,” Mayor John Thoroughgood said to Lingo in a speech after Tuesday’s council meeting.

“You’re still there — studying, or you’re preparing for DNREC or DelDOT the next day.”

As of July 29, if that light is on, it will no longer be Lingo, however, after she officially announced her retirement on Tuesday, July 5, in front of family, friends and the co-workers who she’s come to refer to as her “work family” for the better part of the last four decades.

Millsboro council says no to night construction, Facebook

The Millsboro Town Council had to make a quick decision at their July 5 town council meeting.

With DelDOT scheduling roadwork construction on West State Street between Washington Street and Ellis Street this coming week, the government-run transportation agency was seeking approval to work at night, which they estimated could cut down construction time on the project by as much as two months.

Millsboro library prepares for annual book sale

The Friends of the Millsboro Library are preparing for their annual book sale. This year’s sale will take place on two weekends, July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6. A preview night for members will take place on Thursday, July 28.

Organizers noted that, each year, the sale has been extremely successful because of the thousands of books the public has donated.

Millsboro Lions induct members, install officers

On June 14, the Millsboro Lions Club inducted new members, installed new officers and recognized several Lions for outstanding service. Joining the club were Anna Piccolo, Melissa Morales and Dr. Laurie Conti.

BREAKING NEWS: Police seeking Millsboro man in Long Neck theft cases

Nathan E. Lewandowski

The Delaware State Police on Wednesday asked for the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a Millsboro man wanted for various felonious crimes that were committed in the Long Neck area.

Millsboro Children’s Parade to celebrate Yankee Doodle

The 10th Annual Children’s Parade and program will take place on July 4, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark’s Labyrinth at the corner of State and Ellis streets in Millsboro, hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Millsboro.

The theme for this year celebrates Yankee Doodle.

Tickets on sale for fall SoDel wine and food festival

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual SoDel Fest, which will include 18 local restaurants and more than 35 wines and spirits, music and more on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. in Millsboro. The event, organized by SoDelFest founder Stacy LaMotta of non-profit Creative Coastal Connections Corp, will again benefit local and international non-profits.

Police seeking tips in Millsboro home invasion

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home invasion that occurred north of Millsboro early last Saturday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, on Mrs. Catherine Lane, as a 28-year-old woman was sleeping in the home’s living room with her three sons, ages 9, 8 and 5.

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear.

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that is the resort area’s high season.

Night work to begin on Route 113 and 26 road projects

To accommodate the holiday traffic, major road projects in the area have been put on hold from Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 30. After that, lane closures will be prohibited on Route 26 and Route 113 during peak daytime hours.

Community looks to support 10-year-old boy

A community is rallying together after a 10-year-old was struck by a van south of Millsboro last weekend.

According to police, on Saturday, May 14, around 3:33 p.m. Garrett Rogers, 10, was attempting to retrieve two baseballs that apparently went over the fence and crossed over Iron Branch Road.

Hundley comes home to Millsboro to clean up town

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Tyler Hundley poses with his new powerwashing setup in front of DQ in Millsboro. Hundley is the president of Looks New Powerwashing.Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Tyler Hundley poses with his new powerwashing setup in front of DQ in Millsboro. Hundley is the president of Looks New Powerwashing.It might seem like a long way from pursuing a music career in Nashville, but Tyler Hundley hopes his Millsboro power-washing business will be music to his customers’ ears.

Hundley, 26, is the president of Looks New Powerwashing and the proud owner of a new rig for the business, which he says is state-of-the-art and “the Ferrari of power-washers.”

A 2008 graduate of Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Hundley headed to Nashville, a young man with a dream of making it in the music business. While that didn’t pan out the way he had planned, a friendship with a fellow musician led to a business relationship with that same friend, in power-washing. He spent about four years learning the trade alongside his friend, soaking up the tricks of the trade and realizing that it was something he enjoyed — and that he was good at it.

Charges against American Legion theft suspects dropped

Charges have been dropped — for now — in the cases of five men previously accused of embezzling more than $600,000 from American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro.

Two weeks after Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) made the April 7 arrests and after further investigation, the Delaware Department of Justice decided to drop the charges.

Six suspected of $641K embezzlement at Millsboro Legion

Five leaders within American Legion Post 28 were arrested on Thursday, April 7, for allegedly stealing felonious amounts of money from the Millsboro veterans association.

An investigation by the Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), began this January, and concluded with the discovery that $641,100 had allegedly been stolen.

Humans helping their habitat at Earth Day events

Earth Day is a 46-year tradition designed to show Mother Earth some love.

People can plan an eco-friendly project of their own (plant a tree and turn off a light bulb), but local towns and groups are also hosting Earth Day events all month, including the Bethany Beach Nature Center, in Fenwick Island, at the Indian River Life-Saving Station, in Millsboro and in South Bethany.

BREAKING NEWS: Five men charged in $641K embezzlement from Millsboro American Legion

The Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reported Friday that four Millsboro men and a Georgetown man have been charged with the theft of $641,000 from Millsboro American Legion Post 28 between July of 2012 and January of 2015.

Bridal Show to be held this weekend in Millsboro

Coastal Point • File photo: A wedding gown is modeled during last year’s eventCoastal Point • File photo: A wedding gown is modeled during last year’s eventThis weekend, the 21st Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show will give soon-to-be-wed couples the opportunity to meet with area vendors who hope to make their upcoming nuptials their best day ever.

“We have pretty much every aspect covered,” said Amy Simmons, executive director of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the bridal show. “We have a florist, cake bakers, party planners...”

The event, which is sponsored by Chardon Jewelers in Georgetown, will be held on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center. Admission costs $5 per person, with brides-to-be enjoying the event free of charge.

Simmons said door prizes will be given throughout the day by attending vendors. One door prize, courtesy of Hampton Inn of Rehoboth Beach is a ”Romance Package,” complete with champagne and $40 worth of dinner coupons for the Rehoboth Beach area. The grand prize will be provided by Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center and includes gift certificates to Oasis Spa, Di Febo’s, Confucius and Lula Brazil. Simmons said a bride-to-be does not need to be present to win.

Along with nearly 30 vendors, attendees may enjoy a bridal fashion show, beginning at 1:30 p.m., courtesy of Candlelight Bridal.

“Fortier Photography will be there with their photo booth. You’ll definitely want to stop by and have fun with the photo booth,” she added.

Millsboro teens injured in Feb. 10 accident on Route 113

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious motor vehicle crash last week that injured five people, including three Millsboro teens.

Millsboro Middle School student picked as a top youth volunteer

Millsboro Middle School student Will Kenney, 13, of Delmar and Micah Freer, 18, of Wilmington were recently named Delaware’s top two youth volunteers of 2016 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Two Millsboro-area residents arrested in meth-lab bust

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit this week arrested two people after Probation & Parole officers located precursors for the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) at a residence on Hickman Lane near Millsboro.