Above is a scene from Riverfest 2000. Moderate temperatures and the official reopening of High Street made last year's occasion special. For this year more activities are planned and the carnival will be running extra days. The Riverfest is a joint venture of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seaford. For complete information, see pages 20 through 23.

Photo by Bryant L. Richardson

Fourth of July - Bridgeville's top official won the Mayor's Cup in the Laurel 4th of July Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. Page 3

Greenwood water - Greenwood is eyeing a $1.57 million water system plan that would include a new tower and meters in every home. Page 4

Traffic fatalities - Traffic fatalities and a drowning mar the Independence Day week in Sussex County. Page 8

Perdue plant opens - Perdue AgriRecycle Corp., a $12 million poultry waste processing facility between Blades and Laurel is open. Page 9

Greenwood apartments - The Greenwood Council approved the addition of two apartments to the Greenwood Food Saver building. Page 10

Carper visitation - U.S. Sen. Tom Carper visited the Nanticoke Senior Center Monday to discuss the 'Pill Bill.' Page 31

Talent contest - Contestants came from all over for the Laurel Independence Day Talent Contests, sponsored in part by the Star. Page 29