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Nancy C. Thomas

SNOW HILL–Nancy Carroll Thomas, age 84, died on Dec. 21, 2013 at the Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Chaos W. and Peachie Robinson Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Thomas, in 2004.   Surviving are her daughters,… Read more »

Infrastructure tops Berlin list heading into busy new year

BERLIN—As 2014 commences infrastructure projects will likely factor prominently going forward in the Town of Berlin if for no other reason than because so many projects and initiatives had already begun as 2013 drew t a close. For example, Councilmember Lisa Hall reported there had been lots of activity by State Highway Administration officials examining… Read more »

Ocean Pines to take on water management in ‘14

OCEAN PINES—Water management will likely be the first issue Ocean Pines leaders attempt to tackle as the new year begins. At the same time, the public part of the budget process will begin, followed by the opening of the new Yacht Club, environmental eradications that are bound to stir discussion and the possible installation of… Read more »

Council wants closer look at data

BERLIN—The Berlin Town Council and Mayor Gee Williams want to take a closer look at how the computerized modeling system used to incorporate new census data into defining future election districts resulted with two proposals that could unseat two current council members and one that would flip their districts. During a Dec. 16 work session… Read more »

Shooter’s Sports Pub gets liquor license approval

OCEAN PINES–Shooter’s Sports Pub on Route 589 between Ocean Pines and the Casino at Ocean Downs has added liquor to its drinks menu. Since opening last spring, the pub’s alcoholic beverages were limited to beer and wine because of limited wastewater treatment capacity. During the Dec. 18 meeting of the Board of License Commissioners, however,… Read more »

Commissioners to be busy with future projects

BERLIN–Projects ranging from a new Berlin branch library and a land buy to expand Showell Park to a new Public Works storage building and an addition for Stephen Decatur Middle School are in the county’s requested Capital Improvement Plan to be discussed next week. The Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Jan…. Read more »

With session beginning Jan. 8, Assembly members file bills

MARYLAND—They’re back. The Maryland General assembly convenes for the 2014 legislative year on Jan. 8, but that hasn’t stopped local Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) and Delegate Michael McDermott (R-38B) from gearing up by pre-filing bills in the legislative hopper as early as October. The strategy is apparently to build momentum for the legislation by getting… Read more »

Fitness activities, eating tips offered by OP Rec.

OCEAN PINES—The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is inviting the public to start the new year with fitness activities and healthy eating habits. Beginning on Jan. 7, tennis consultant Frank Marshall will teach a six-week “Quick Start Tennis” program for 5-7 year olds. The sessions are designed to provide young participants with a fun… Read more »

Fundraiser to aid ‘Home of the Brave’ foundation

OCEAN CITY–Star Charities will be hosting its annual “Beef N’ Beer” fundraiser Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the “Home of the Brave” foundation in Berlin. The event normally held at the American Legion on 24th Street in Ocean City has been moved to the Ocean Pines Community Center based on its more convenient… Read more »

YEAR IN REVIEW – FIRE DEPARTMENT

BERLIN—A workplace harassment complaint by an emergency medical technician with the Berlin Fire Company to the town in February 2012 went to a whole other level after last Christmas and as 2013 comes to a close it remains unresolved. The EMT, Zachery Tyndall, who had been transferred from the fire company to the town and… Read more »