AN AMERICAN HERO SAYS THANK YOU - LTC. Lee Merritt of Seaford is home from his fifth tour of duty in Iraq. Merritt is shown at a recent ceremony at Harley Davidson of Seaford presenting local businessmen and organizations with an American flag that flew over Suddam Hussan's Al Faw palace in Baghdad and a certificate of appreciation for supplies, cards and letters that were sent to the 1,500 troops under his command. From left are: Doug Figgs, Seaford Kiwanis Club; James King, manager of Seaford Food Lion; Joe Tune, American Legion Post 6 Executive Committeeman; LTC. Lee Merritt; Robert Mulroy, Commander of VFW Post 4961; Spuck Bennett, owner of Harley Davidson of Seaford; and state Rep. Danny Short of Seaford.

Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford updating comprehensive plan

PROGRESS - The Star takes a look back at local accomplishments in 2014 and a look ahead to expectations for the new year with the annual Progress section. Pages 1B-20B -

BLADES 100th ANNIVERSARY - Town of Blades to ho...

DOWNTOWN WORKSHOPS - On Jan. 11, Governor...

CONFERENCE - Local wrestlers place in the top eight at the Henlopen Conference championships. Page 29 - By Mike McClure<...

STARS OF THE WEEK - A pair of Woodbridge wrestlers are this week's Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 31 -

LITTLE WRESTLERS - Little wrestlers compete in Seaford tournament. Page 33 -