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Multiple markets in county to shop for fresh produce

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 16, 2020) Many businesses have closed to the public because of the coronavirus; however, a number of local farms and grocery stores remain open to provide residents with home grown and organic options. As a result of Gov. Larry Hogan’s directive, farmers markets can remain open for business, so… Read more »

Pines teenager’s birthday surprise

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 9, 2020) An Ocean Pines teenager received a surprise from the local fire department when her mother arranged to have a fire truck drive up to their house for her birthday on Sunday. Mia Stubblebine’s 15th birthday was made even more special when her mother, Debbie, got in touch… Read more »

Providing meals for Wor. students


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 2, 2020) Members of the community have been coming together to help provide meals for students after Gov. Larry Hogan closed Maryland public schools for two weeks – from March 16-27 – to help stop the spread of coronavirus, and the support has been overwhelming. School closures have since… Read more »

Maryland schools closed four more weeks

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer State plan being developed for continuation of learning opportunities for students (April 2, 2020) Maryland public schools, including those in Worcester County, will remained closed for another four weeks, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced last Wednesday. During a COVID-19 update meeting held by Gov. Larry Hogan, Salmon… Read more »

Masks, shields given to hospitals

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Hardwire, boutique change gears to provide protection to health care workers (April 2, 2020) Residents and companies in Worcester County are creating protective gear for  medical personnel and members of the community during the spread of covid-19 throughout the state. Hardwire LLC, a Pocomoke City manufacturer of protective armor used… Read more »

Stay in touch with elderly relatives

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 26, 2020) With the country practicing social distancing and trying to block the spread of the novel coronavirus by staying indoors and away from people, it can be easy to forget one of the most vulnerable populations: the elderly. As COVID-19 is considered the most threatening for people ages… Read more »

Berlin businesses come together during virus


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 26, 2020) With all but businesses and services classified as essential closed,  residents and groups in small towns like Berlin are doing what they can to help. Kathryn Gordon, director for Worcester County Economic Development, praised the Berlin Chamber of Commerce for its connection with the local businesses. “The… Read more »

Berlin man needs kidney donation


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 19, 2020) Berlin resident Nick Morris, 74, is in dire need of a kidney transplant and is searching for an O-positive donor in the area. Morris has been a resident of Worcester County since 1975, and has been an English teacher, college instructor, long-time employee of the Alaska Stand,… Read more »

Pitching in to help school children

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Businesses, volunteers see need and respond to loss of school meal program (March 19, 2020) Since Gov. Larry Hogan closed schools for two weeks by executive order last week, groups and organizations have joined to find ways to feed children who depend on school meals. Many students who benefit from… Read more »

Ice rink ready for skating


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Berlin Fire Company hosts portable arena provided by county  (March 12, 2020) Worcester County’s synthetic ice rink is now available for Berlin residents to use in the Berlin Fire Company’s banquet hall starting today, March 12, until the end of the month. The rink debuted at the Worcester County Recreation… Read more »