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Emergency alert signal test set for Saturday, March 3

(March 1, 2018) Saturday, March 3, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10 a.m. for approximately one minute. The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means… Read more »

Ocean Pines tops list of Maryland’s safest cities in ‘18

Ranked No. 1 with 1.56 violent crimes reported (Feb. 22, 2018) A newly released ranking of the safest cities in Maryland for 2018 positions Ocean Pines at the top of the list. “Our officers are closely tied to their community,” said Ocean Pines Police Chief David Massey. “They take pride in serving our residents 24/7… Read more »

‘Quiet oasis’ pool in Pines gets updated set of rules

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) Ocean Pines has released an updated set of rules for its pools that includes separate regulations for the Oasis pool, next to the yacht club. The Oasis, according to the new rules, “is intended as a quiet ‘oasis’ pool.” Rules exclusive to that pool include, “No throwing… Read more »

Co. Commissioners oppose USDA exit from Ocean Pines

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) With the deadline to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding its review of the Ocean Pines area for eligibility in its rural development program approaching rapidly, the Worcester County Commissioners approved sending a letter supporting the program. The USDA offers no money down, 100… Read more »

Foultz overwhelmed by reception at capital

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) Ocean Pines resident and Star Charities founder Anna Foultz said she was shocked during a recent trip to the Maryland State House in Annapolis, where she received three standing ovations. “Sen. [Jim] Mathias called me and said he was just going to introduce me. He didn’t say… Read more »

Brews Up, Starr’s of Beauty open; Helgeson moves again

Gifts and Interiors coming soon; decision also looms on former PNC Bank bldg. By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) Several Snow Hill businesses are playing musical chairs, while some others are opening for the first time. Snow Hill Economic Development Coordinator Michael Day said Jack Helgeson would move his business from Pearl Street to… Read more »

Lockfaw seeking third term as Wor. Co. Commissioner

Afterschool programs and community center goals By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) Two-term incumbent County Commissioner for District 1, encompassing Pocomoke City and the surrounding area, Merrill Lockfaw has filed seeking his third term in office. Lockfaw lists four points as his official platform. First, he wants to promote the economic development of… Read more »

STEM summer programs in Worcester

(Feb. 22, 2018) Worcester County Economic Development is now accepting applications for the 2018 STEM summer enrichment programs. These programs provide opportunities for Worcester County students ages 12-24 to explore local career paths. The application process is competitive, and applications are available online at The deadline for NASA internships is March 1, with applicants to… Read more »

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at W. Prep

(Feb. 22, 2018) All are invited to see Worcester Prep’s Upper School musical fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at 7 p.m. The three Worcester students cast as the leads are freshman Jacob Osias as Gaston, sophomore Annika Larsen as Belle, and junior Dominic Anthony as Beast. While Larsen and… Read more »

Worcester CARE expo heading to Berlin on April 14

Organizers seeking vendors and volunteers for event By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) Save the date for the Worcester County CARE (Community Access to Resources Expo), to be held on April 14 in Berlin. The collaborative partnership with SHORE UP! INC. and local utilities Choptank Electric Cooperative and Delmarva Power will offer information… Read more »