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Berlin railroad tracks to undergo repairs this month

BERLIN – Some Berlin residents may have noticed the town has been a little quieter than usual and their suspicions are correct. Damage to the railroad track during August’s major storm has prevented trains from moving through the town. "When we have reports of high rain or wind, we immediately send an inspector out to… Read more »

Secret election coup attempt fails

BERLIN – An election day ploy to thwart the re-election bid of Mayor Gee Williams via a surprise write-in campaign failed on Tuesday, as Williams claimed a 335-122 victory in what was originally an uncontested race. What became known Tuesday morning, however, was that a quiet push to write-in former Councilwoman Ellen Lang for mayor… Read more »

Rods and Rockers at Oasis Bar 'n' Grill

By Nathan Brunet Staff Writer WHALEYVILLE – Vintage cars and bikes will be joined by a pin-up model contest and a thrill show at this year’s Rods & Rockers Fall Car Show at Oasis Bar ‘n’ Grill on Saturday, Oct. 6. "This show is open to all 1975s and older hot rods, classics, antiques, rat… Read more »

Sexton wins 2012 Berlin Award

By Nathan Brunet Staff Writer BERLIN – For her years of volunteer work, including service as chairperson of Main Street Berlin, Treasure Chest owner Terri Sexton is this year’s recipient of the annual Berlin Award, an honor that was bestowed on her last Thursday at the 47th annual Berlin Award Banquet. “I was very honored… Read more »

OPA adminstrators being talks for 2013

OCEAN PINES — The Ocean Pines Association administration took its first step in organizing major plans for next year at last Wednesday’s Board of Directors meeting. The board revisited a presentation OPA General Manager Bob Thompson gave last year that ranked every facility the association owns by necessity of maintenance. It was this list that… Read more »

Lisa Hall challenged in District 2 election

BERLIN — While neither Mayor Gee Williams nor District 4 Councilmember Elroy Brittingham will have anyone run against them on Oct. 9, Councilmember Lisa Hall’s District 2 seat is being challenged by newcomer Ronald Marney. A 24-year old graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Marney says his educational focus on town planning has given him… Read more »

Cars, trucks, bikes welcome at Sept. 29 OP car show

OCEAN PINES — Residents are invited to register their cars, trucks or motorcycles for a car show and cookout in support of the Breast Cancer Society to be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the parking lot of Walgreens off Manklin Creek Road. "Every single penny earned on Saturday goes to charity," event organizer and… Read more »

Fiddlers take over Berlin Main St.

BERLIN — The Grammy-nominated band Audie Blaylock and Redline will headline the first night of this year’s Berlin Fiddlers Convention, a three-day celebration of bluegrass music starting this Friday, Sept. 21. As it is the 20th anniversary of the event, the weekend will honor festival founder the late Jim Barrett. Each year over the past… Read more »

Local high school grad in Miss Md. competition

BERLIN — A Stephen Decatur High School alumna will take her second try at becoming Miss Maryland USA 2013 in November. Taylor Sloan, member of SDHS class of 2010, is campaigning for her entry in the pageant while in process of earning a writing degree at Loyola University in Baltimore. “Academics are my first priority,… Read more »

Historic storm hits over weekend

BERLIN – Extreme flooding and power outages brought Berlin officials and workers from almost every town department out on Saturday and early Sunday to assist hundreds of residents during and after what town officials said was a once-in-every-1,000-years storm. According to Jane Kreiter, the town’s water resources director, 13.5 inches rain fell on Berlin within… Read more »