Local News
8:22 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Millsboro Chicken Processing Plant Opponents Go To Court

Credit Allen Harim website

Millsboro residents opposed to the proposed Allen Harim chicken processing plant went to court yesterday in an Environmental Hearing.

The appeal was filed by Ken Kristl and the Widener Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Protecting Our Indian River Citizen’s Group and the Inland Bay Foundation.

The Protecting Our Indian River group argues that the plan by the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control to clean up the site is inadequate.

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Local News
11:32 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Two Bodies Found in Millsboro Home


MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at a Millsboro home.

Troopers were called to a home on Harmons Hill Road early Tuesday after one man's relative, worried about not being able to reach him, went to the home and found the men's bodies.  Police say 27-year-old William Hopkins and 29-year-old Cletis Nelson were pronounced dead inside the home.

The preliminary investigation found there's no indication of forced entry into the home and police say no suspect information is available.

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Local News
10:29 am
Fri November 15, 2013

More Jobs for Millsboro Mountaire Facilities


49 new jobs are expected to come to the Millsboro plant as Mountaire Farms expands its operations.

The jobs are expected to pay around $25,000 a year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that company was just approved for an $87-thousand grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund tied to the jobs and a $129-thousand grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund Capital Expenditure for capital improvements.

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Local News
12:02 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Route 113 Bypass Could See Another Delay


After two days of grueling public testimony plans for the Route 113 around and south of Millsboro could be delayed again if residents and lawmakers can’t agree on a route.

Geogg Sundstrom, spokesman for the Delaware Department of Transportation told the Wilmington News Journal that if there is no the political will put the project out there Governor Jack Markell has made it clear it won’t be built.

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9:07 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Delaware Train Derailment Caused by Fallen Tree

Credit Don Rush

That train derailment near Millsboro earlier this week was caused by an upended pine tree that has fallen across the tracks due to heavy rainfall.

State police say that the Northfolk Southern collision with the tree forced 15 of the freight train’s cars off the tracks spilling their cargo of stones.

No one was injured in the accident but a mile of track was destroyed.

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9:17 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Chicken Company Soothes Fears Over New Plant near Millsboro

Credit Don Rush

Last night Allen Harim Foods officials met with local residents who have expressed concerns on the prospect of a major chicken processing plant near Millsboro.

The company is negotiating for another chicken plant in Sussex County with a $100-million investment that could bring 700 jobs to the area.

The concerns heard at the Millsboro Fire Hall ranged from the impact on local water wells and traffic to odors, noise and the disposal of hazardous materials.

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9:24 am
Wed May 29, 2013

NRG Millsboro Plant Not Cause for Particulate Pollution, Study Finds

NRG Indian River Power Plant
Credit NRG Energy

DOVER (AP) - A small-scale study of people living near the NRG Energy powe4r plant near Millsboro suggests that th plant is not a major source of particular air pollution for area residents.

The student released Tuesday instead suggests that the greatest risk of air pollution comes from upwind areas in other states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and from indoor sources, such as tobacco smoke and cleaning products, within residents' own homes.

The study of 35 area residents noted that most of them spend more than 80 percent of their day in their own homes. 

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8:43 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Dredging Delawarwe's Inland Bay Waterways Short of Funds


MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - A Delaware official says there isn't any money in the budget for dredging of smaller inland bay waterways.

David Small, the deputy secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, says that because of attrition of staff and equipment, the state's ability to perform the work has also decreased.

Local representatives met with DNREC officials this month about the issue. Rep. John Adkins says he would like to see a permanent funding source so mud flats and sand bars don't emerge at low tide.

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