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Pocomoke Chamber on rebound

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) The Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce suffered some setbacks last year, but Chamber President Michelle Redinger said the organization is working to bounce back. Old phone numbers for the chamber have been disconnected and emails as recently as last week were returned with the message, “The Pocomoke Chamber… Read more »

Looking inside Berlin’s new library

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) Like John Hammond in Jurassic Park, county planners have spared no expense in building the new $6.25 million Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library to be long lasting and energy efficient, an approach planners say will save taxpayers plenty of money in the long run. Ron… Read more »

Jacobs, Herrick not likely to seek reelection in OPA

Ted Moroney says he will come to decision in April By Josh Davis. Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) One candidate has filed for election to a seat on the Ocean Pines Board of Directors, but it was apparently not one of the incumbents. Executive Assistant Michelle Bennett confirmed last week one application for this year’s… Read more »

School scholarships now available

(March 8, 2018) More than $500,000 in scholarships are available for area students through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The Foundation, which holds more than 130 scholarships funds, has recently opened applications on its website, with many of the scholarships having an April 1 deadline. In the 2017 fiscal year, the Community Foundation… Read more »

Berlin, Bishopville and OC residents each earn degrees

Locals benefit from online college based in Colorado (March 8, 2018) Three local students recently received their degree from Western Governors University. The university held its 64th commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 10 to celebrate the graduation of about 15,000 students from across the country. Colleen Hahn… Read more »

Mayor comes home to Pocomoke

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 1, 2018) After spending the last three months in hospitals and rehabilitation centers in three different states, Pocomoke Mayor Bruce Morrison came home Sunday to a town parade led by Worcester County and Pocomoke police, fire and emergency services personnel. Morrison experienced a traumatic brain injury on Nov. 29… Read more »

Irish Atlantic coastline comes to First Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 1, 2018) Work from Christie Taylor’s five-week fellowship in Ballycastle, Ireland will be shown at Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine in Snow Hill this Friday and Saturday, during the First Friday Weekend art stroll. Nonprofit Ballinglen Arts Foundation awarded the fellowship to Taylor, who was in Ireland… Read more »

First Friday becomes First Friday Weekend

Snow Hill extends monthly art stroll to two days; Fifth Friday events also planned By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 1, 2018) Snow Hill’s First Friday art stroll and Third Saturday celebrations are combining into one weekend-long event to be called “First Friday Weekend.” The inaugural two-day happening will occur this week. “We just felt… Read more »

3/1/18 Berlin Briefs

(March 1, 2018) The Berlin mayor and council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall on Monday: Shriners to honor Turner Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said shoe donations brought to the bathtub race car that honors the late Jesse Turner were overwhelming — three 32-gallon trash bags worth… Read more »

Annual Finnegan’s Wake at Seacrets, Sat.

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (March 1, 2017) Live Irish music and food, happy hour drink prices and contests are all part of Ocean City’s sixth annual Finnegan’s Wake, which will be held Saturday, March 3, from 5-9 p.m. in Seacrets’ Morley Hall. The mock Irish funeral is a fundraiser for the Friends of the… Read more »