SPRING HAS SPRUNG - With daffodils in bloom and warm temperatures in the 60s, itís time to say that spring has officially arrived in western Sussex County. That doesnít mean that winterís grip is completely gone, however, and a slip back to cold, windy days is not possible for the next two weeks.

Photos by Ronald MacArthur

School referendum aim is to renovate buildings



WATCH THE BOOM - You wonít believe how many housing development projects are proposed for the area. Page 2

ANNEXATION ELECTION - Seaford voters are being asked to approve another six annexations that could add another 400 acres to the city. Page 4

TRAGEDY IN CONCORD - In rough weather, a Bridgeville man falls out of his boat and drowns in Concord Pond. Page 4

RACE FOR KIDS - Young children can join in and take part in the Seaford Bicycle Race Weekend this Saturday. Page 4

GETTING SERIOUS - The state is starting to crackdown on underage drinking. Page 8

BIG BUSINESS - What Delmarva business that now has 20,000 associates started with a $5 purchase? Page 18

SAVING HORSES - A New York couple moves to the area and ends up rescuing horses. Page 19

ROAD TRIP - Looking for a day or weekend trip and a way to get out and enjoy nature? The C&O Canal towpath may be the trip for you. Page 33