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9:31 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Legal Fight Over Millsboro Chicken Plant Goes to Court

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A Sussex County land-use board approval of a chicken processing plant got its day in Superior Court this week.

Challengers of the $100 million facility just outside Millsboro say that county officials allowed Allen Harim Foods to take shortcuts to get approval.

The plant would be capable of handling 2 million chickens a week and employ 700 people.

But opponents say that the industrial sized plant is too close to residential areas and too near already polluted waters.

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9:40 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Rabid Fox Bites Millsboro Resident

Delaware health officials say that a rabid fox has bitten a Millsboro resident.

The incident occurred in the Hub Court Mobile Home Park off of Route 113 on Friday.

And the fox tested positive for rabies.

Health officials say that they are getting in touch with those who are believed to have come into contact with the fox and are urging that they get post-exposure rabies treatment.  

Officials are telling residents not to feed stray animals and to never handle such creatures as bats, raccoons, skunks or foxes.

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12:20 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Body Found Inside Taxicab in Millsboro

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - State police say a man was found dead inside a taxicab parked on the shoulder of a road in Millsboro.

Police have classified the death as suspicious. The man's name hasn't been released.

Police say a passer-by called troopers and reported the suspicious taxicab around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers found the man's body inside the passenger compartment.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.

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11:39 am
Tue August 19, 2014

DART Bus Shot At in Millsboro

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - State police say someone fired a gunshot at a DART bus in Millsboro.

No passengers were aboard the bus at the time, and the driver wasn't injured. The bullet went through the side of the bus and entered the passenger compartment.

The bus was shot shortly before dawn on Saturday. Police say the bus was heading east on Mount Joy Road when it was hit by a bullet. It's not clear what type of firearm was used.

Police say they are reviewing surveillance footage provided by DART as they investigate the incident.

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Local News
9:39 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Festival Hispano Attracts Big Crowd

Festival Hispano
Credit Don Rush

Around 5-thousand people showed up for the Festival Hispano in Millsboro yesterday amidst traditional music, dances and food from Latin America.

There were around 80 booths, that featured local sponsors and non-profits that were laid out around the Millsboro Little League complex.

El Centro Cultural began the event two decades ago to highlight the local talent and to celebrate the Hispanic immigrants that have come to Sussex County.



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8:22 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Millsboro Chicken Processing Plant Opponents Go To Court

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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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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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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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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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