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Election planning begins, despite lack of hopefuls

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 18, 2019) With the May 10 candidate filing deadline three weeks away, this year’s Ocean Pines elections has yet to generate much interest beyond that of the community’s election officials. During the Elections Committee meeting last Friday, members acknowledged the dearth of candidates for the three open seats on… Read more »

Commissioners hold off on redistributing casino revenue

Lockfaw and Elder push for table game profits for Snow Hill and Pocomoke By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (March 22, 2018) Fighting pushback from county staff and fellow commissioners, Ted Elder and Merrill Lockfaw were able to secure a six-month review of table game revenue from the Ocean Downs Casino, with an eye towards distributing… Read more »

SHA schedules Route 113 lane shift for Monday

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) While commuters, travelers and visitors have been staring at pristine new lanes of road that will eventually become Route 113’s new northbound lanes for months, the chance to actually use them is coming early next week, so long as the weather cooperates. “We don’t like to do… Read more »

03.15.18 Pocomoke Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) The Pocomoke City Council discussed the following items during a public meeting last Monday. Beer and wine license The council unanimously approved a beer and wine license request for two events: The Great Pocomoke Fair on Aug. 4 and a Bike Week Block Party, Sept. 14. Downtown… Read more »

Cowger: Bullets flying everywhere

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) A shooting at the Pocomoke American Legion last month was apparently not an isolated event, based on discussion during a Pocomoke City Council meeting Monday night. According to a police report, Pocomoke Police were dispatched at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 18 and found multiple gunshots had… Read more »

Water problems starting to clear up

City manager demonstrates how far town has come, what still needs to be done By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) The Pocomoke City Council on Monday endorsed steps toward a small increase in water rates meant to offset the cost of solving a decades old water-quality problem. City Manager Bobby Cowger proposed a… Read more »

Annual ‘Death By Chocolate’ game in West OC, Saturday

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 22, 2018) During the popular “Death By Chocolate” game, participants will search for Mr. Pirate Potato Head pieces inside 15 West Ocean City businesses, this Saturday, Feb. 24. Those 18 and older are encouraged to find the Mr. Potato Head pieces before getting their game cards validated inside each… Read more »