Charolotte Cannon of the St. Mary’s telephone directory committee and Senior Warden Allen Jones, spokesperson for the church, present Shannon Trammell (center) with a $4,000 check to fund her trip to China while her parents, Karen and Arthur Doakes, look on.

Photo by Desiree Laws Moore

Seaford call center - The city of Seaford emergency call board is forbidden to handle medical emergency calls until it is nationally certified. Page 2

Festival for youth - The annual Festival for Youth sponsored by Discover Bank will take place at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club during the first two weekends in February. Page 3

Help from some friends - The owners of Bayside Seafood are coping with their recent loss with the help of a loyal customer base. Page 4

Community concert - The Seaford Community Concert Association will continue its annual series with its first concert of the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Page 6

Murder probe - A murder victim in North Carolina was a frequent visitor to the area. Page 8

Resolutions - There are different ways to look at New Year’s resolutions. The common way is to plan to do something very different. Page 10

Bridgeville election - Three of the five seats on the Bridgeville Commission are up for grabs in the town’s election, which will take place on Saturday, March 1. Page 13

Library plans - The Seaford District Library, along with public libraries throughout Delaware, has finalized a five-year plan based on the needs expressed by the community. Page 22

Tax help - Delawareans will find new Web site features, expanded free e-filing options and more helpful services as the Internal Revenue Service opens the 2003 tax filing season. Page 23