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Turmoil in Snow Hill as mayor exits

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 15, 2018) The abrupt resignation last week of Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman wasn’t as simple as the “time to move on” scenario initially outlined in Dorman’s announcement. Statements released by Dorman and the Town Council this week revealed a strong disagreement between the mayor and council about how… Read more »

Downtown Berlin packed for event, anniversary bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The town of Berlin got a break in the weather Saturday, as the sun came out and people flooded the streets for a well-attended Oktoberfest event and to honor the anniversary of the town’s incorporation, 150 years ago. Thousands watched live music on four separate stages – from… Read more »

Mayor will deliver celebratory speech during anniversary

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Highlighting the 150th anniversary celebration of the Town of Berlin’s incorporation on Saturday is a man whose roots in the town go back three generations, Mayor Gee Williams. Williams is scheduled to deliver remarks on the historic occasion at 2 p.m. on Artisan’s Green. “It’s a big day… Read more »

Berlin Oktoberfest, birthday bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Berlin’s annual Oktoberfest, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., will feature four stages of live music, authentic German food and locally produced beer, along with the celebration of a major historical milestone. “I always get excited about Oktoberfest each year,” said Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells,… Read more »

Gerardi property added to town growth area

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Public interest was slightly less than expected Tuesday night, as the Berlin Town Council voted 4-1 to pave the way for the annexation and development of a new “Berlin Gateway” on Route 50 by adding three parcels of land to its growth area. The property owner, Ernie Gerardi,… Read more »

Foultz’s ‘Two Steps Forward’ memoir gets film adaptation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) Local icon Anna Foultz is about to be in pictures. A Texas-based media company has acquired the film rights to Foultz’ memoir “Two Steps Forward” and hopes to begin production next year ahead of an international release near the end of 2019. According to an official description of… Read more »

Mathias, Carozza spar over political ads

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) Call it “The Battle of the Caucuses.” Anyone with a mailbox in Senate District 38 has probably received campaign mailers about incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias and challenger Delegate Mary Beth Carozza. The most recent batch, mailed late last week, came from the Maryland Democratic Caucus Committee and the… Read more »

Community partnerships painted Germantown mural

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) Germantown was once “where we played, sang, we learned, we shared and we loved,” according to words written on a new mural installed at the Germantown School Community Heritage Center in Berlin. The mural is the product of more than a year of work and planning, and a… Read more »

Goose group leader lashes out at directors

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) The June euthanizing of several hundred Canada geese in Ocean Pines continues to be a contentious issue, with several board members weighing in this week ahead of a planned citizen group meeting, and the host going on a tirade that specifically targeted Association Vice President Steve Tuttle. On… Read more »