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Published On: 4/24/14
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Heated Talks Over Redistricting In Salisbury

SALISBURY — Tempers flared this week during a Salisbury City Council discussion of election redistricting. Both sides have clear philosophies about whether the city should switch from a two-dist...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Berlin Officials Weigh Pay Increase for Town Employees

BERLIN- An employee pay raise in Berlin is definitely on the table, but no hard numbers have been discussed this early in the budget process. During their first budget work session this week the counc...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Tried To Eat Weed

BERLIN- A Millsboro man was arrested on marijuana possession charges this week after putting weed into his mouth during a traffic stop on Route 113 near Berlin. Around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a Worceste...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Bishopville Lands London-Based Company

BISHOPVILLE- Having opened its first-ever U.S. office in Worcester County this spring, London-based CP Cases has landed in Bishopville. Though starting small in its first year, the expectation is that...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Big Flood Changes Ahead For Coastal Property Owners; OC Against Hiring Firm To Endorse Flood Appeals

OCEAN CITY – The City Council decided this week against contracting with an engineering consultant firm to represent the city when, or if, property owners appeal to the federal government over propo...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Berlin Woman Dies In Cleaning Chemical Accident

BERLIN- A Berlin woman died on Sunday afternoon after mixing two household cleaners that created a chlorine gas cloud while cleaning a bathroom in her residence. Around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Worces...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Wildfowl Carving Event, Art Festival Planned For Resort

OCEAN CITY – Each year the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, plays host to the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, which brings talented artis...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Three Arrested After Pipe Attack; Video Footage Leads To Charges

OCEAN CITY — An incident that began as an argument over a game of pool last Sunday morning spilled over into a violent physical attack with one victim knocked unconscious and beaten with a metal...
Published On: 4/24/14
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The Shrimp Boat Marks 25th Season In WOC

OCEAN CITY – The Shrimp Boat is celebrating its 25th anniversary season, and while traditions remain alive, additions are in the works. Owner Joe White bought the Shrimp Boat from his uncle, Joe Cro...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Smoke-Free Beach Debate To Begin Anew In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY- As the Mayor and City Council gear up to address a potential smoking ban on the beach, neighbors of Ocean City to the north spoke with The Dispatch this week on the progress made with thei...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Downtown Pocomoke Hosts 4th Friday Art Strolls

On Friday, April 25, 2014 the Downtown Pocomoke Association and the City of Pocomoke will host their monthly Fourth Friday Art Stroll in Downtown Pocomoke, beginning at 5:00pm and ending at 8:00pm. Th...
Published On: 4/24/14
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Get “Baked” in America’s Coolest Small Town

One step over the threshold of Baked Dessert Café and the deliciously intoxicating smell of baked goodness hits you in the face like a dream. Reminiscent of your grandmother’s kitchen, the sweet sm...
Published On: 4/23/14
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Ocean City Decides Against Hiring Firm To Endorse Flood Insurance Appeals; Major Changes Ahead For Coastal Property Owners

  OCEAN CITY – The City Council decided this week against contracting with an engineering consultant firm to represent the city when, or if, property owners appeal to the federal government ove...
Published On: 4/22/14
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Farm Foodie Fitness: Back Porch Lavender-Strawberry Sun Tea

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for the south, not a day goes by I don’t start dreaming of Charleston and wishing I was sitting on my wrap around porch of an old plantation home sipping on a g...
Published On: 4/22/14
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Shorebilly’s Swill: Karma Comes in Threes Part II

I was recently telling you about my chronic anxiety over my having three beautiful and very headstrong daughters as I’m now firmly imbedded in the second half of a truly enjoyable life. I’m comfor...
Published On: 4/21/14
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Birders Rejoice! It’s Delmava Birding Weekend!

The Delmarva Birding Weekend is back for its 19th year, poised to once again serve as a celebration of the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. From April 24 t...
Published On: 4/18/14
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Two Rescued In Berlin Fire; Home Destroyed In Thursday Blaze

BERLIN — Two people, including a 6-year-old child, were rescued from their burning home on Branch Street last night. Units of the Berlin Police Department responded to a residential fire on Bran...
Published On: 4/18/14
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Day Trippin’ through the Salisbury Zoo

Last Thursday was one of those perfect spring days. Between the sunny skies and the warm temperatures that we’ve been so desperately wishing for, we simply couldn’t sit inside the office all day. ...
Published On: 4/17/14
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OC Officials Explain Proposal To Drop $1-A-Ride Bus Option

OCEAN CITY – A public hearing will likely be held in mid-May to hear the community’s input over the city’s plan to eliminate the $1-per-boarding bus fare option for Ocean City’s transit system...
Published On: 4/17/14
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Berlin Couple Mourned Day After Murder-Suicide

BERLIN — An elderly couple’s apparent planned murder-suicide shocked many in the Berlin community this week, but many are finding comfort in their memories of the long-time residents. Early We...
Published On: 4/17/14
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Ocean City Not Likely To Reduce Skate Park Hours After Usage Impresses

OCEAN CITY – Following a year of studying the usage of the Ocean Bowl Skate Park, the Recreation and Parks Commission plans to recommend to the full Mayor and Council its funding stay as is. This we...
Published On: 4/17/14
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More School Safety Measures Near

NEWARK — The Worcester County Board of Education this week approved the second phase of a vast number of safety measures at public schools across the county. Following the Sandy Hook tragedy in ...
Published On: 4/17/14
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OC Needs To Find That Penny

When dealing with a service that accounts for a heavy financial burden (and loss), it’s the job of government to try and minimize the severity of the problem. That’s what the Ocean City Public Wor...
Published On: 4/17/14
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Ocean City’s ‘Vacation Day’ Marketing Campaign Detailed

OCEAN CITY – With the summer season approaching, Ocean City tourism representatives receive an update this week on the current advertising campaign. Andy Malis and Allison Fiorelli of MGH, Ocean Cit...
Published On: 4/17/14
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Keep Waterways In Mind While Spring Cleaning

Kathy Phillips Special To The Dispatch These spring days set our minds to cleaning the yard, opening the pool and getting the boat ready for summer fishing season. Our coastal watershed is a summertim...
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