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Ten filed, nine verified for OPA Board election

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Ten candidates have filed for three vacancies on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, but only nine were verified as of Wednesday, according to board sources. One announced candidate, Brett Hill, apparently did not meet the qualifications as set forth in association bylaws and Resolution M-09, sources… Read more »

Hall faces meaty charges for theft

By Josh Davis & Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Jan. 4, 2018) Former Berlin Councilwoman Lisa Hall, who is already scheduled to go to trial in Worcester County Circuit Court on February for writing bad checks, now faces a second set of charges related to her former business, the Berlin Butcher Shop. The new charges, filed… Read more »

Lack of diversity in video questioned

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 14, 2017) A new tourism video for the Town of Berlin, created by Good Clean Fun Life, has set records on social media by earning more than 25,000 views and 435 shares. Running just under two and a half minutes, the video sweeps across Main Street, showing off gorgeous… Read more »

Snow Hill man shot, Friday; suspect at large

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Snow Hill police and Worcester County Sheriff’s office deputies found Deron Ames, 25, lying near the curb in the area of West Federal and Ross Streets around 7 p.m. Friday night after an unidentified person shot him. Lt. Ed Schreier, public information officer for the Sheriff’s office,… Read more »

Town and A&E Committee working together on signage

(Oct. 5, 2017) A prototype planter box, designed to double as a downtown wayfaring sign, is getting “a lot of positive attention,” Berlin Town Administrator Laura Allen said this week. The boxes are meant to replace some of the bulky sandwich board signs on Main Street that point visitors to shops not based in the… Read more »

White House responds to Snow Hill

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(Oct. 5, 2017) Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman shared a correspondence from the White House during a work session, last Tuesday. The town invited President Donald Trump to attend the recent Blessing of the Combines event and received a reply, albeit it after the fact. Dorman said the White House sent a note explaining that,… Read more »

Bizarre attempted murder/suicide in Willards, Saturday

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(Aug. 17, 2017) Maryland State Police continue to investigate a bizarre incident that occurred Saturday, apparently perpetrated by Evan Gottlieb, 25, of Berlin. According to police, Blair Ranneberger, 65, of Willards was at home with his wife Saturday night when the couple saw Gottlieb’s Volkswagen Jetta pull into their driveway. Gottlieb apparently exited his vehicle… Read more »

Annual meeting in Ocean Pines does not lack in drama

(Aug. 17, 2017) Saturday’s annual meeting of the Ocean Pines Association was not without its moments. It saw Doug Parks and Dr. Colette Horn elected to the association board of directors, featured the removal of one man by police, another attempt to remove interim General Manager Brett Hill from that position, and the farewell of… Read more »

Pines resident recovering in Baltimore after accident

(Aug. 17, 2017) Ocean Pines resident Kim Poole is continuing to recover at Shock Trauma in Baltimore following a near fatal car crash last Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Route 113 and Route 12 in Snow Hill. Maryland State Police said Poole was critically injured after her white Ford Focus was struck by a… Read more »