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Reggae Playday bringing party to downtown Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Ocean 98/Seacrets Irie Radio will host the first Reggae Playday in downtown Berlin Friday from 5-9 p.m. The event is an evolution of May Day Playday, an annual outdoor music festival offering free, family-friendly entertainment. Organizer Tom Sholtis, also known on air as Big Al Reno, said the… Read more »

Atlantic General Hospital celebrates 25 years

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 4, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital will hold a 25th anniversary community celebration on Tuesday, May 8, on Healthway Drive in Berlin from 3-6 p.m. “This is an opportunity for the community to come together for some fun and fellowship in celebration of our 25 years of healthcare,” said Sarah… Read more »

Berlin budget work begins, but no tax increases planned

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 3, 2018) A Berlin water rate study is underway, but that won’t mean rates will be going up in the town’s 2019 budget, nor will the property tax rate be changing, Town Administrator Laura Allen said Tuesday. Allen said the results of the study won’t be delivered until later in… Read more »

Dorman reelected Snow Hill Mayor

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 3, 2018) Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman was reelected to a fourth term on Tuesday, 188 to 106 votes, over challenger Brian Gilliland. Election officials said 29 absentee ballots and two provisional ballots were cast. Dorman, 76, was first elected in 2012 and reelected without opposition in 2014 and 2016…. Read more »

Ortt, DeAngelus pledge fresh start for OP restaurants

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 26, 2018) A full house at the Ocean Pines Community Center last Thursday ate up much of what new food and beverage consultant Matt Ortt Companies had to say. The Berlin based company was recently hired to oversee operations at the yacht and beach club. Matt Ortt spoke first, joking… Read more »

Board, Bailey meet with ownership

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 26, 2018) Questions during a first of its kind Ocean Pines Association town hall meeting last Thursday took on a wide range of tone and topics, as General Manager John Bailey and several board members fielded inquiries for just over an hour. One of the more heated exchanges of the… Read more »

Berlin blaze damages downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 26, 2018) A fire in downtown Berlin on Monday devastated a local business and shut down portions of Main Street for several hours. Fire alarms sounded at about 8:25 a.m. and multiple agencies responded to a fire at the former Donaway Furniture Building on 11 South Main Street. The blaze… Read more »

A.M. mindfulness program targeted by Berlin pastor

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 26, 2018) A “mindfulness” program at a Worcester County school has drawn the ire of a local church, whose pastor has condemned the yoga-based exercise as a product of Satan. SonRise Church Pastor Daryl McCready stated his case against the Buckingham Elementary School morning ritual during his March 26 service… Read more »

Berlin introduces $7.05 million gen. fund budget draft

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) The Town of Berlin introduced the first draft of its fiscal 2019 general fund budget Monday by unveiling a $7.05 million package that contains a projected decrease of almost 9 percent. General fund spending covers elected officials, administration, finance, customer accounts, buildings and grounds, police, public works, sanitation,… Read more »