The Morning News for September 3, 2010

by Dave on September 3, 2010

morningnewslogoThe Morning News for Friday, September 3, 2010:

Hurricane Earl 10pm Update (LiveWeatherBlogs.com)
As of 8PM Hurricane Earl had max. winds of 110mph and a minimum pressure of 948mb. This makes Earl a Cat 2 storm. Earl has weakened throughout the day as dry air and shear is affecting him as he moves North. (MORE)

Cape May-Lewes Ferry suspends operations for Friday (Press of Atlantic City)
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry has canceled several departures from Cape May scheduled for Friday in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Earl. (MORE)

Swimming restrictions at Del. Beaches (Coast Press)
With Hurricane Earl approaching Delmarva, rough surf has caused many area beaches to implement swimming restrictions today. (MORE)

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WGMD Radio Interview Goes Viral (CoastalSussex.com)
A radio interview this morning  between Dan Gaffney of Rehoboth-based WGMD Radio and Republican Senate challenger Christine O’Donnell took a contentious turn yesterday morning, and is now the subject of national attention. (MORE)

‘Followers’ may cost O’Donnell followers (Delaware Online)
U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell alleged in a published interview Thursday that her political opponents follow her home at night and hide in the bushes, suggesting Republican leadership is behind a plot against her since 2008 when she was their endorsed candidate. (MORE)

Christie Endorses Castle (YouTube Video)
NJ Governor Chris Christie endorses Mike Castle’s US Senate candidacy at Thursday’s University of Delaware football game. (MORE)

NRG plans rip rap project for ash landfill area (Coastal Point)
Indian River Power LLC recently filed a permit application with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to stabilize 4,863 linear feet of shoreline along Indian River and Island Creek at Burton Island in Millsboro with rip-rap revetment. (MORE)

A funeral for summer (Beachcomber)
More than 2,000 people flock to the Boardwalk every year on Labor Day to parade behind a mannequin in a coffin. (MORE)

University of Delaware 31, West Chester 0 (Delaware Online)
Anticipation and expectation turned to action at Delaware Stadium on Thursday night, and the University of Delaware didn’t disappoint in its football opener.
(MORE)

Rollins, Castle top donation list (News Journal)
Michele Rollins and Mike Castle, the Delaware Republican Party’s endorsed candidates for the House of Representatives and the Senate, pulled in almost half a million dollars in donations during the eight-week span from July 1 to Aug. 25, campaign staffers said. (MORE)

No GOP opponent for Biden in attorney general race (DelmarvaNow.com)
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is not going to face a Republican opponent this fall. (MORE)

Millville looking at numbers on joint policing possibilities (Coastal Point)
Ocean View and Millville officials this week confirmed that discussion of the possibility of joint policing of the towns has continued this summer, despite the cancelation of one planned meeting and a lack of externally visible movement on the issue. (MORE)

Fenwick public service building heading to cost phase (Coastal Point)
On Friday, Aug. 27, the Fenwick Island town council held its regular monthly meeting, and Councilman Gene Langan presented a brief update on the preliminary design phase of the town’s future Public Service Building. (MORE)

Rehoboth Art League Members’ Fall Theme Exhibit to open Sept. 3 (Cape Gazette)
The Rehoboth Art League has rhythm! The annual Members’ Fall Theme Exhibit will open on Friday, Sept. 3, in the Corkran and Tubbs galleries with a reception open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. (MORE)

OV considers comments on code revisions (Coastal Point)
The Ocean View Town Council held a special workshop on Aug. 31 to review and discuss the town’s existing Land Use and Development Code. (MORE)

Dance the night away (Beachcomber)
There may not be a dance club in this city, but CAMP Rehoboth is creating one for its biggest fundraiser of the year. (MORE)

Ocean View and 26 Centre reach settlement for rezoning (Coastal Point)
The Town of Ocean View and owners of three parcels that had been requested to be rezoned for commercial use recently reached a settlement on the issue after the town’s denial of two of three applications was challenged in court. (MORE)

Register by Sept. 19 for charity tennis tourney at Sea Colony (Cape Gazette)
Sea Colony Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach will host its first U.S. Tennis Association tournament to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. (MORE)
National News:

Today’s Local Events:

  • FridayFenwick Island Farmer’s MarketRehoboth Beach Historical Society Guided Tour

    Georgetown Farmers Market

    The Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program

    Stargazing at the Seashore

    The Eddie Sherman Show

    Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray For Hollywood

    Saturday

    20th Last Blast Prediction 5k

    Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market

    Milford Farmers Market

    Opera for All

    Volunteer Trail Day

    Sundance Auction

    The Freeman Stage Labor Day Finale

    Mario Rocco Live

    Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray For Hollywood

    Sunday

    4th Dewey Beach Lions Club 5k

    Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market

    Indian River Life-Saving Station Lantern Tour

    Sundance 2010

    Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray For Hollywood

    Monday

    Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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