WORK ON THE WAY - Public hearings took place early in 2004 to look at ways to improve the intersection at US 13 and 13A north of Seaford. DelDOT officials have plans to start construction this spring to make the intersection safer.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Another six annexations on the table to start 2005

IN COURT - An Olympic gold medalist was in the area during the holiday break to face some charges from an arrest in November. Page 2

SEAFORD ELECTION - One Seaford councilman steps down and already three people have filed for the open seat. Page 3

BENEFIT EFFORT - Two sisters are selling a Hope Bracelet to help the Western Sussex Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Page 4

ARRESTS - Seaford Police knock on the door of a local motel room, interrupt a party and make several arrests. Page 9

MLK CELEBRATION - Tickets are on sale for the Martin Luther King Celebration taking place in two locations on Jan. 17. Page 11

UPDATE - A local family burned out of their home finds a new place to live while they get their life back in order. Page 11

SWIM INVITATIONAL - The city’s first-ever indoor swimming invitational will dominate the sports schedule this Saturday. Page 25

IN SUPPORT - You can help local military families who are struggling to make ends meet. Pages 19 and 42

HONOR STUDENTS - Local students are named to school honor rolls. Pages 35-40

GROWTH ALERT - Growth is missing in one key area in Sussex County. Page 42