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

Railroad repair to close road in Millsboro

Railway construction at Wilson Highway will divert Millsboro traffic this week.

Norfolk Southern railroad will be replacing crossings on Wilson Highway between Mitchell Street and Union Street. The road will be partially closed from 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, until midnight on Friday, Oct. 24, pending weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Protecting Our Indian River group appeals to Superior Court

A courtroom in the Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown was packed Monday morning, as Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes heard oral arguments for an appeal to overturn a decision by the Sussex County Board of Adjustment that allows the Allen Harim chicken processing plant to move forward in Millsboro.

DART expanding bus service to Millsboro in November

Millsboro will jump on the public transit bandwagon when DART expands bus service to the town on Monday, Nov. 10.

The “flex route” from Georgetown to Millsboro follows the same rules as fixed route service. It travels the same hourly loop, costs the same amount and will be included in the DART Daily Pass.

Arrest made in Millsboro taxi driver’s murder

Delaware State Police this week arrested Joshua Dutton, 23, in connection with the murder of a Millsboro cab driver in August.

William Toomey, 45, of Millsboro, a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi, was found deceased in the cab on Aug. 20.

After an autopsy, the Division of Forensic Science classified Toomey’s death as a homicide.

MAL seeking new artwork for Fall Art Show & Contest to run from Sept. 28 to Nov. 1

The Millsboro Art League (MAL) has announced that its annual Fall Art Show & Contest will open Sept. 28 and run through Nov. 1, at MAL’s gallery at 203 Main Street in Millsboro Town Center.

Millsboro’s Blue Water Grill reopens for business

After nearly six months of renovations, Millsboro’s Blue Water Grill will officially reopen its doors for business on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m.

The restaurant closed in March following an electrical fire that caused damage to the restaurants kitchen and ceiling.

“We did okay. Thank goodness we had insurance. We had coverage while we were closed. It was certainly not the same as sales, but it was a huge blessing,” said Jessica Wiggins, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Josh. “Six months was a long time to be closed.”

Millsboro senior center to host second annual health fair on Oct. 2

With flu season approaching, the Indian River Senior Center and Delaware Hospice want everyone to be prepared, so free flu shots, blood pressure tests and other health screenings will available in Millsboro at the second Annual Community Health Fair on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Country Festival to rock Millsboro this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photos : Left, Jimmy’s Grill participates in the bed races at last year’s event. Bottom right, Joshua Johnson competes in the ‘Redneck Challenge’ of throwing remote controls.Coastal Point • File Photos : Left, Jimmy’s Grill participates in the bed races at last year’s event. Bottom right, Joshua Johnson competes in the ‘Redneck Challenge’ of throwing remote controls.Good food, great music, fun games and more can all be found in Millsboro this weekend.

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold the second annual Millsboro Country Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Held entirely at the Millsboro Little League Complex, attendees may enjoy a day filled with tasty food, crafts, a beer garden and more. All-day tickets for adults cost $5 and children ages 12 and under may attend for free.

Music lovers should bring their lawn chairs and set up for a day of great music. Starting at 11 a.m., Flatland Drive will perform, followed by Brady J at 12:30 p.m. Dirt Road Outlawz will take the stage at 4 p.m., followed by the Bo Dickerson Band. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will close out the evening, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Police seek assistance in Millsboro murder

Delaware State Police (DSP) are still seeking the public’s help in a Millsboro homicide investigation.

William Toomey, 45, of Millsboro, a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi was found deceased in the cab on Aug. 20.

Trick Trucks to host Truck & Jeep Show in Millsboro

Trick Trucks of Millsboro will host their first-ever Truck & Jeep show this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at their Millsboro store location at 24572 Betts Pond Rd.

The event will be free to the public to attend or compete in, and will feature food, music, games, a raffle and giveaways throughout the day.

Millsboro, Rehoboth men charged in incident

Delaware State Police troopers this week charged a 19-year-old Rehoboth Beach man and a 24-year-old Millsboro man in connection with a series car break-ins and a shooting incident that occurred in the Reserves of Nassau development in Lewes in August.

Full slate of primary elections set for Sept. 9

In an unusually busy primary election day for Delawareans, voters on Sept. 9 will decide which candidates will represent their parties in more than a half-dozen races in November, including candidates for U.S. senator, State Treasurer, Delaware Auditor of Accounts, Sussex County Register of Wills, Sussex County Council District 5 and Sussex County Sheriff.

Registered sex offender arrested in alleged abuse of 3-year-old

The Delaware State Police this week arrested a registered Tier 2 sex offender living near Millsboro after an investigation revealed alleged sexual abuse of a child in his care.

Millsboro Country Festival becoming signature event

In just a few weeks, Millsboro’s annual Country Festival will return to the town, bringing with it music, activities, food and more. Organized by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, the festival was designed to be a signature event for the town and its surrounding communities.

Public invited to enjoy Nanticoke history and culture at annual powwow

Coastal Point • File Photo : Charles Eagletail dances in the circle at the 2011 Nanticoke Indian Powwow near Millsboro.Coastal Point • File Photo : Charles Eagletail dances in the circle at the 2011 Nanticoke Indian Powwow near Millsboro.For 37 years, the Nanticoke Indian Association has been holding an annual powwow, welcoming the community to attend and learn about Nanticoke history.

“To the average layman, they would probably think of it as a festival. It’s actually a gathering of Native Americans exhibiting their wares, and dancing and singing,” explained Sterling Street, coordinator for the Nanticoke Indian Museum. “It’s a reuniting of Indian people while also exhibiting our culture to the public.”

This year, the powwow will be held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the powwow grounds east of Millsboro, near the museum.

The grounds will open at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6, with Grand Entry at noon. A second dance session will be held at 4 p.m., with the grounds closing for the day at 7 p.m. On Sept. 7, the Worship Service will begin at 10 a.m., with Grand Entry at 1 p.m. Dancing, storytelling and more will be held throughout that afternoon before the grounds close at 5 p.m.

Death of cab driver in Millsboro ruled a homicide

Delaware State Police this week were investigating the death of a taxi cab driver who was found in a cab in Millsboro. William Toomey, 45, of Millsboro, a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi was found deceased in the cab on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Festival Hispano to celebrate Mexico in Millsboro

El Centro Cultural is inviting the public to attend the 20th anniversary of Festival Hispano. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, in Millsboro. Festival Hispano starts at noon and lasts until 6 p.m. The event is free for the whole family and located at the Millsboro Little League Complex at 262 W. State Street in Millsboro.

Festival Hispano to celebrate 20 years in Sussex County

Festival Hispano will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, noon to 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro. El Centro Cultural will be celebrating the 20th year of Festival Hispano in Sussex County.

Millsboro to miss Big League World Series after loss to Laurel

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Millsboro pitcher Rachel Hudson gets her team out of a bases loaded situation for out number three with a play at the plate late in last Tuesday night's second game.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Millsboro pitcher Rachel Hudson gets her team out of a bases loaded situation for out number three with a play at the plate late in last Tuesday night's second game.Less than year after their ESPN-broadcasted Big League World Series victory representing Delaware District III, the Millsboro Little League team saw their dreams of a repeat performance for this year’s Little League World Series dashed, after a 3-1 loss to Laurel last Friday night.

In what was the 13th game of what was originally supposed to be a 12-game series, defensive errors were ultimately the difference, with Laurel scoring two unearned runs in the same inning.

“We gave up two unearned runs — I think that was the difference,” said coach Monroe “Monnie” Hudson after the game. “It could have been a 1-1 ball game. We didn’t hit like we’re capable of hitting. Hailey [Andrews] did a great job pitching for Laurel. She kept the ball outside. She got the calls that she was looking for. And we just didn’t get the key hits.”

Despite the girls not being able to hit their way out of the 3-1 deficit, they did hit well early on. Courtney Taite rocked a shot that fell just short of the leftfield fence and resulted in an RBI-double, to put her team up 1-0. However, Millsboro left two runners on in that inning.

Blue Water Grill to hold job fair

Downtown Millsboro’s Blue Water Grill is looking to reopen soon, following an electrical fire on March 28 that forced the restaurant to temporarily close for repairs. Months later, Blue Water is now set to host a job fair to hire staff, with the restaurant’s reopening in sight.

“We’re looking for every position,” said Jess Wiggins, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Josh.

Down to the Wire: Millsboro and Laurel to face off Friday night for World Series bid

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Millsboro pitcher Rachel Hudson gets her team out of a bases loaded situation for out number three with a play at the plate late in last Tuesday night's second game.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Millsboro pitcher Rachel Hudson gets her team out of a bases loaded situation for out number three with a play at the plate late in last Tuesday night's second game.As two evenly matched teams vying for a Big League Softball World Series bid, it’s no wonder that Millsboro and Laurel need an odd number of games to determine which team will represent host District III in next month’s Little League World Series in Roxana.

Millsboro led what was supposed to be a 12-game series 4-2 heading into a tripleheader last Monday, July 21, but lost all three games of the series, to fall behind 5-4. However, the team would bounce back in another tripleheader on Tuesday, July 22, winning the first two games of the night before falling in the third and allowing Laurel to even the series at 6-6, necessitating a final matchup between the teams this Friday.

“I think the first game took the steam out of us, kind of put the momentum in their court, and we didn’t recover after that,” said Millsboro coach Monroe “Monnie” Hudson of the Monday-night series after the third consecutive game on Tuesday. “The girls did a great job tonight. They bounced back, and they pulled out the first two, which is huge.”

“We had some timely hits. The girls just came out and fought,” added head coach Guy Wilkins. “They’re warriors. They’re battlers. They’re gonna do everything they can do to win a game, and backs were against the wall, so they came out and played great softball.”

Some of those timely hits came from some timely hitters, as centerfielder Alexis Burger and catcher Morgan Smith took turns knocking each other home for key runs in Tuesday’s wins.

Millsboro man succumbs to injuries sustained in motorcycle crash

John M. Hodgson, 67, of Millsboro, died July 7 as a result of the injuries he sustained in a July 6 crash south of Greenwood, Delaware State Police announced this week.

Millsboro Big League battling Laurel for World Series bid

Special to the Coastal Point • Caroline Donovan: Rachel Hudson looks for a fly ball in a game against Laurel on Monday, July 14.Special to the Coastal Point • Caroline Donovan: Rachel Hudson looks for a fly ball in a game against Laurel on Monday, July 14.The road back to the Big League Softball World Series certainly offers its fair share of potential speed bumps for the Millsboro team. Obstacles to overcome include balancing time between work and softball, frequent doubleheaders and Laurel pitcher Reagan Green.

However, after trading wins in Monday’s doubleheader against Laurel at the Pyle Center in Roxana, the team finds themselves with a 4-2 advantage in the 12-game series that will decide which area team represents host District III at the World Series next month, right there at the Pyle Center.

“I think we’re looking good,” said Millsboro coach Monroe ‘Monnie’ Hudson. “Defensively, we’re good. Pitching, we’re good. We just gotta string the hits together, and this game we just couldn’t connect the hits.”

Millsboro looks at street repair needs, use of Cupola Park

At the July 7 Millsboro Town Council meeting, Rick Davis from the engineering firm URS spoke to the council about the condition of the town’s streets.

“We physically walked every street in the town,” said Davis. “Basically, what we see throughout town is a lot of cracks, and the cracks are large.”