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Homeowners memorandum challenges rezoning approval

OCEAN PINES — Five Ocean Pines property owners filed a petitioner’s memorandum in the Worcester County Circuit Court on Jan. 2 to ask for a judicial review of the basis behind the Worcester County Commissioners’ 4 to 3 vote in September to approve reclassifying farmland so it could be used for commercial purposes by local… Read more »

Table games at Ocean Downs to be decided soon

(Nov. 30, 2012) The Casino at Ocean Downs may add table games, but no decision has been made about whether to do it. During Monday’s meeting of the Local Development Council in Snow Hill, Joe Cavilla, general manager of the casino, said he hopes to have an answer about table games by March. Table games… Read more »

Couple on expedition makes stop in OC

OCEAN CITY — After kayaking, canoeing and dogsledding for thousands of miles, David and Amy Freeman arrived in Ocean City last week. They would have arrived earlier, but they were pinned down in Barnaegat, N.J., during Hurricane Sandy. They stayed there an additional four days to help owners of a kayak shop clean up. “Their… Read more »

Parades, activities on tap for holidays

WORCESTER COUNTY — Parades and an assortment of activities are planned in and around the Berlin area to put residents and visitors in the holiday spirit.  Berlin: n An estimated 3,000 people line Main Street annual to watch Berlin’s annual parade. The 42nd installment is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6. Rain date is Dec. 13…. Read more »

Help 'Decorate the Pines' Tues.

OCEAN PINES — Ocean Pines is about to look a little more festive, as members of the Garden Club of Ocean Pines are looking for volunteers to help decorate the community with holiday-themed wreaths and swags in an annual event called Decorate the Pines. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, volunteers are asked to come to the… Read more »

Berlin expands energy trail program

BERLIN — Initiation to further test a pilot program that helps determine the efficiency of electricity and water utilities for commercial and residential properties was approved by the Berlin Mayor and Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting. "We’ve seen five presentations over the past nine months, and one thing that’s impressive is that you… Read more »

Berlin chamber awards still able to be voted on

BERLIN —Members of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce still have time to vote for three awards to be given at its awards and installation ceremony on[].  "We’ve sent an email asking all members to vote online," said Aaren Collins, executive director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. Links for all three awards — the 2012… Read more »

Castaways RV workers find message in a bottle

BERLIN — A bottle with a message inserted inside of it that has been traveling in the ocean from Canada since 2004 was recovered Friday by staff members of Castaways RV Resort & Campground in Berlin. "Our groundsman, Roberto Santos, found the bottle while cleaning up the beach area," said Rachel Driscoll, director of marketing… Read more »

Home repair program offers loans to Berliners

BERLIN – In a continuing effort to assist residents who experienced property damage in the August storm that flooded the town and caused several power outages, Berlin officials have invited anyone interested in a home repair loan program to visit Town Hall tomorrow, Nov. 16. According to Tony Carson, town administrator of Berlin, representatives of… Read more »

Infinity students excel among 250 competitors

BERLIN – Students and instructors from Infinity Martial Arts on Route 50 in Berlin not only participated, but also succeeded in their first two tournaments late last month, an impressive feat considering the school has been open for less than half a year. "They all did so well, I was really excited to see their… Read more »