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Lisa Hall seeks jury trial after delay denied

By Josh Davis & Brian Gilliland, Associate Editors (Nov. 9, 2017) Former Berlin councilwoman and mayoral candidate Lisa Hall requested a jury trial when she appeared in District Court on Friday after the court rejected her request for postponement. Judge Melvin Jews asked Hall if she had found representation in the case involving two counts… Read more »

OP announces new finance director

(Nov. 9, 2017) Ocean Pines, Worcester County’s largest residential community, has named its new director of finance. Steve Phillips, a 19-year finance and accounting veteran, will be responsible for Ocean Pines Association’s budgeting, forecasting and accounting practices, maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation and interpretation of financial reports, effective Monday, Jan. 8. Phillips… Read more »

Pines Marina gets DNR certification for clean practices

(Nov. 9, 2017) Ocean Pines Marina was officially re-certified as a Maryland Clean Marina, illustrating a continued commitment to clean marina practices and dedication to the health of Delmarva’s waterways, according to a statement from the association. “It is very rewarding to exercise environmentally conscious practices at our recreational marina in Ocean Pines,” Denise Sawyer,… Read more »

Pines Chamber to host 18th awards banquet, Nov. 16

(Nov. 9, 2017) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff will recognize 2017 award recipients during the 18th annual Awards and Installation banquet, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. The 2017 Ocean Pines Chamber award recipients are: Business of the Year, Kendall Home Furnishing;… Read more »

Community rallies for McCormack

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 9, 2017) A community fundraiser for Harvest Moon Tavern owner Hoss McCormack, to help cover medical expenses from a severe lung infection, is scheduled for Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Health issues sent McCormack to Atlantic General Hospital on Oct. 9. On the… Read more »

Bylaws readies resolution review

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 9, 2017) The Ocean Pines Association Bylaws and Resolutions Committee has finished work on an amendment to Resolution B-01 that would clean up the way resolutions are reviewed, updated, passed by the board, signed, and stored. Director Ted Moroney, the committee liaison, could present the changes at the next… Read more »

Pines Elections Cmte. vying to make every vote count

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 9, 2017) Sparked by an increase in invalidated ballots, the Ocean Pines Association Elections Committee continues to discuss improvements to the voting process. Elections committee records indicate the number of rejected ballots jumped from 45 in 2015 to 129 in 2017. This year, the majority of uncounted votes, reportedly… Read more »

Improvements for water quality could be done in-house

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 9, 2017) Pocomoke City Manager Bobby Cowger presented a potential solution to decades-old water quality issues during a council meeting on Monday. The insight stemmed from a recent water leak in front of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company. “We had cut out a piece of the existing water… Read more »

Army vet found love during wartime

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 9, 2017) Despite earning a pair of Purple Hearts for his service during the invasion of Normandy, World War II veteran John Roman said his biggest reward was winning the heart of Jacqueline, his wife of more than seven decades. Roman, who now resides in Fenwick Island, Delaware, recently… Read more »

Pines pool policy unlikely to change

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 9, 2017) Based on the assumptions of the newly formed Oasis Pool Work Group, the popular pool closest to the Ocean Pines Yacht Club will not be returned to an adults-only facility any time soon. The group, which met for the first time last Tuesday, did, however, have several… Read more »