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Pines playgrounds may be resurfaced for more safety

OCEAN PINES — Amid safety concerns over the wood chip surface of Ocean Pines’ playgrounds, members of the Ocean Pines Association Recreation & Parks Advisory Committee have come up with an idea that could result in the replacement of the wood with a safer and softer surface.   “This is one of the biggest projects… Read more »

Bishopville Pond to get ecological overhaul next year

BISHOPVILLE — After several years of planning by various county and state agencies, as well as private organizations, Bishopville Pond will undergo a major renovation to aid fish attempting to spawn upstream and to improve the headwaters of the St. Martin River. The pond, which was created by a dam at the northern tip of… Read more »

Weekend full of Oktoberfest celebrations

BERLIN/OCEAN PINES — Although the regularly held Oktoberfest at Ocean City’s R.E. Powell Convention Center will not be held this year, there will be plenty of activities going on throughout the weekend on the other side of the Assawoman Bay in celebration of German tradition, food and of course, beer. FRIDAY, Oct. 12 RockTober North… Read more »

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 »