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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2003
SEAFORD, Del. - Nylon ain't what it used to be for the Nylon Capital of the World. This town of 6,700, a few miles over the state line from Maryland, was transformed 64 years ago as the site of the first nylon factory. DuPont, which invented the man-made fiber used in products ranging from pantyhose to swimsuits to bedspreads, infused hundreds - and eventually thousands - of jobs into an economically depressed corner of southwestern Delaware. Just like nylon's impact on apparel, the plant shook some of the wrinkles out of the town, bringing money, a white-collar work force and cosmopolitan tastes.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Perdue Inc. plans to move the headquarters of its agribusiness unit from Salisbury, where the poultry company is based, to Seaford, Del. The company said Tuesday it will build a new office building for the growing Perdue AgriBusiness at a still-undetermined site in the Delaware town, replacing a 40-year-old facility on Zion Church Road in Salisbury. The new Seaford location is expected to house about 150 executive and support personnel for the wholly-owned subsidiary that processes and exports agricultural products such as grain, feed and fertilizer.
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NEWS
December 28, 2003
On Wednesday December 24, 2003, PAULINE MELSON WHITLOCK of Seaford, DE., formerly of Denton, MD. She was a homemaker who attended Mt. Olivet and St. John's United Methodist Churches in Seaford, DE., and was a member of the Seaford Senior Center. Wife of the late William Wilson Whitlock who died in 1991, the daughter of the late Mathias Stewart and May Campbell Melson and grandmother of the late Matthew McNamara. She is survived by her son William W. Jr., and his wife Donnie of West Point, CA., daughters Joyce Bennett of Seaford, DE., Claudia M. and her husband Dennis W. Williams Sr. of Seaford, DE., grandchildren Pam Schierholt and husband Ron of Sacramento, CA., Jennifer Gallo of Paso Robles, CA., Dale Whitlock of West Point, CA., Shannon Banks and her husband Mark of Seaford, DE., Dennis W. Williams Jr., of Seaford, DE., Christopher Williams, Kevin Williams and his wife Lindsay of Seaford, DE., Brian Williams of Seaford, DE., several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
NEWS
November 3, 2004
On Saturday, October 30, 2004, WILLIAM P. TRESS, age 67, of Laurel, DE, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Mr. Tress retired from the Social Security Administration in Baltimore. He was a veteran of the US Navy and a Life Member of VFW post #6506 in Baltimore and a Member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary Meinecke Tress; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Paul and Tracy Tress of Baltimore; two brothers, Edward Tress and Thomas Tress, both of Baltimore.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, HELEN "KATHY" HORNEY, age 57, of Sharptown, MD died at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford Center, Seaford, DE. Kathy was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Christian School in Cambridge, MD. She was the beloved wife of John R. Horney, Jr., for 36 years and the devoted mother of John Raymond Horney of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by two brothers, Michael and Leo Murhpy both of Baltimore. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 31 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Hwy, Seaford.
NEWS
August 29, 1992
Michael G. Fahey, retired supervisor of the fleet of boats of the Maryland Port Administration, died of cancer Tuesday at a hospital in Seaford, Del.A memorial service for Mr. Fahey, who was 71, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Watson-Yates Funeral Home in Seaford.Since the establishment of the Port Authority in 1956, Mr. Fahey had worked with the fleet that includes work and tour boats. Mr. Fahey, who retired in 1980, had lived in the Seaford area since 1981. A native of Baltimore and a graduate of City College, he served in the Pacific with the Army during World War II.He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Messick.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Perdue Inc. plans to move the headquarters of its agribusiness unit from Salisbury, where the poultry company is based, to Seaford, Del. The company said Tuesday it will build a new office building for the growing Perdue AgriBusiness at a still-undetermined site in the Delaware town, replacing a 40-year-old facility on Zion Church Road in Salisbury. The new Seaford location is expected to house about 150 executive and support personnel for the wholly-owned subsidiary that processes and exports agricultural products such as grain, feed and fertilizer.
NEWS
November 3, 2004
On Saturday, October 30, 2004, WILLIAM P. TRESS, age 67, of Laurel, DE, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Mr. Tress retired from the Social Security Administration in Baltimore. He was a veteran of the US Navy and a Life Member of VFW post #6506 in Baltimore and a Member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary Meinecke Tress; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Paul and Tracy Tress of Baltimore; two brothers, Edward Tress and Thomas Tress, both of Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1995
The Carroll Christian Patriots had no desire to let a successful season end on a low note yesterday afternoon at Landon Burns Park in Westminster.So when visiting Seaford (Del.) Christian scrapped for a couple of runs to tie the score at 4 in the top of the fifth, the Patriots wasted little time in answering.They matched the two runs in their half of the inning and added one in the sixth to claim a 7-4 win and finish the season with an 8-3 mark.Senior pitcher Matt Good went the distance for the win, getting stronger in the later innings and also providing much of the offense with three hits and two runs scored.
NEWS
November 17, 1996
Esther M. Wentworth, 97, church organistEsther M. Wentworth, a Peabody Institute graduate who once played background music for silent movies, died of natural causes Tuesday at the Seaford Center in Seaford, Del., where she had lived for 11 years. She was 97.Born in Cumberland, Mrs. Wentworth had studied voice, organ and piano before graduating from the Peabody in 1920. For many years, she was the organist for the Church of the Messiah, an Episcopal church on Harford Road."We could always count on her to play piano at family gatherings," said a son, David E. Wentworth of Laurel, Del.The former Esther Roeder, a homemaker for most of her life, was the widow of Albert L. Wentworth, a mechanic retired from the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
On Wednesday December 24, 2003, PAULINE MELSON WHITLOCK of Seaford, DE., formerly of Denton, MD. She was a homemaker who attended Mt. Olivet and St. John's United Methodist Churches in Seaford, DE., and was a member of the Seaford Senior Center. Wife of the late William Wilson Whitlock who died in 1991, the daughter of the late Mathias Stewart and May Campbell Melson and grandmother of the late Matthew McNamara. She is survived by her son William W. Jr., and his wife Donnie of West Point, CA., daughters Joyce Bennett of Seaford, DE., Claudia M. and her husband Dennis W. Williams Sr. of Seaford, DE., grandchildren Pam Schierholt and husband Ron of Sacramento, CA., Jennifer Gallo of Paso Robles, CA., Dale Whitlock of West Point, CA., Shannon Banks and her husband Mark of Seaford, DE., Dennis W. Williams Jr., of Seaford, DE., Christopher Williams, Kevin Williams and his wife Lindsay of Seaford, DE., Brian Williams of Seaford, DE., several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, HELEN "KATHY" HORNEY, age 57, of Sharptown, MD died at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford Center, Seaford, DE. Kathy was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Christian School in Cambridge, MD. She was the beloved wife of John R. Horney, Jr., for 36 years and the devoted mother of John Raymond Horney of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by two brothers, Michael and Leo Murhpy both of Baltimore. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 31 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Hwy, Seaford.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2003
SEAFORD, Del. - Nylon ain't what it used to be for the Nylon Capital of the World. This town of 6,700, a few miles over the state line from Maryland, was transformed 64 years ago as the site of the first nylon factory. DuPont, which invented the man-made fiber used in products ranging from pantyhose to swimsuits to bedspreads, infused hundreds - and eventually thousands - of jobs into an economically depressed corner of southwestern Delaware. Just like nylon's impact on apparel, the plant shook some of the wrinkles out of the town, bringing money, a white-collar work force and cosmopolitan tastes.
NEWS
November 17, 1996
Esther M. Wentworth, 97, church organistEsther M. Wentworth, a Peabody Institute graduate who once played background music for silent movies, died of natural causes Tuesday at the Seaford Center in Seaford, Del., where she had lived for 11 years. She was 97.Born in Cumberland, Mrs. Wentworth had studied voice, organ and piano before graduating from the Peabody in 1920. For many years, she was the organist for the Church of the Messiah, an Episcopal church on Harford Road."We could always count on her to play piano at family gatherings," said a son, David E. Wentworth of Laurel, Del.The former Esther Roeder, a homemaker for most of her life, was the widow of Albert L. Wentworth, a mechanic retired from the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards.
NEWS
July 25, 1996
FREDERICK -- With 53 confirmed cases since January, Frederick County is far ahead of its neighbors in rabies cases this year, according to regional health department statistics.No people have contracted the disease in the county, but 35 have undergone post-exposure treatment, according to Charles Gillis, supervisor of the county Department of Environmental Health.This is the third year in a row that Frederick County has led the region in rabies cases. Thirty-four cases have been reported this year in Washington County; Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania; and Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties in West.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1995
The Carroll Christian Patriots had no desire to let a successful season end on a low note yesterday afternoon at Landon Burns Park in Westminster.So when visiting Seaford (Del.) Christian scrapped for a couple of runs to tie the score at 4 in the top of the fifth, the Patriots wasted little time in answering.They matched the two runs in their half of the inning and added one in the sixth to claim a 7-4 win and finish the season with an 8-3 mark.Senior pitcher Matt Good went the distance for the win, getting stronger in the later innings and also providing much of the offense with three hits and two runs scored.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | June 9, 1991
President Bush to visit SeafordPresident Bush is expected to visit Seaford, Del., Tuesday. The president will attend commencement exercises at the Hames H. Grove Adult Education program of the Sussex Vocational-Technical School District in Seaford.The principal of the school, Wayne Maloney, said he believes the visit will help promote adult education programs in Delaware and throughout America.Sea Witch Festival planned in RehobothThe second annual Sea Witch Weekend Festival will be held Oct. 25-27 in the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach areas.
NEWS
February 7, 1994
REBECCA TOWNS, 13, daughter of Melissa and John Towns of Westminster; twin sister of Matt and sister of David, 11, and Brad, 18.School: Eighth-grader at Westminster East Middle School.Honored for: Making good grades and good friends at East Middle after moving to the area over the summer from Seaford, Del."She just did a real nice job incorporating herself into the school," said Virginia Ashmore, assistant principal.Rebecca sings in the school chorus and participated in "play day" teams that go to other county middle schools to compete.
NEWS
February 7, 1994
REBECCA TOWNS, 13, daughter of Melissa and John Towns of Westminster; twin sister of Matt and sister of David, 11, and Brad, 18.School: Eighth-grader at Westminster East Middle School.Honored for: Making good grades and good friends at East Middle after moving to the area over the summer from Seaford, Del."She just did a real nice job incorporating herself into the school," said Virginia Ashmore, assistant principal.Rebecca sings in the school chorus and participated in "play day" teams that go to other county middle schools to compete.
NEWS
August 29, 1992
Michael G. Fahey, retired supervisor of the fleet of boats of the Maryland Port Administration, died of cancer Tuesday at a hospital in Seaford, Del.A memorial service for Mr. Fahey, who was 71, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Watson-Yates Funeral Home in Seaford.Since the establishment of the Port Authority in 1956, Mr. Fahey had worked with the fleet that includes work and tour boats. Mr. Fahey, who retired in 1980, had lived in the Seaford area since 1981. A native of Baltimore and a graduate of City College, he served in the Pacific with the Army during World War II.He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Messick.
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