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Obituary: Francis ‘Jocko’ Graye 

Francis E. Graye, 85, of Bishopville, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Joseph Gray, Sr. and Sarah Briddell. Graye served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Curtis United… Read more »

Three Berlin incumbents reelected

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2019) With no write-in candidates filing before the deadline on Tuesday, all three Berlin Town Council incumbents were officially reelected and the election was canceled. Town code allows for the cancelation of elections for mayor or councilmembers “in the event that only one individual files for candidacy” for that… Read more »

Snow Hill students take part in ninth annual Paint Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Fifteen students from Snow Hill High School visited Berlin last Friday to take part in the Worcester County Arts Council’s ninth annual Paint Berlin event. Students took part in a “quick-draw” competition Friday morning, when artists spread from the arts council building on Jefferson Street to the library… Read more »

Guest bartender fundraiser will include board members

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors will have a chance to meet the public and pour drinks at the community yacht club during a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital planned for Friday, Nov. 2. Event organizer Gary Miller said during a clubs advisory committee meeting last… Read more »

County waives thousands in Jeep Golf fines

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners last week agreed to waive thousands of dollars in fines charged to the Deer Run Offroad Jeep Golf in Berlin and a representative from the course said work was being done to reopen later this year. The former Deer Run golf course was closed… Read more »

Public hearing on Gerardi development set for Oct. 9

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Plans to develop two parcels of land at the corner of U.S. Route 50 and Old Ocean City Boulevard will next move to the Berlin Town Council for an Oct. 9 public hearing, according to Berlin Planning Director Dave Engelhart. The Berlin Planning Commission last month voted 5-1… Read more »

New appointees to Berlin boards

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams is almost finished with this year’s installation of members to the town’s boards and commission, with the swearing in Monday of two more appointees. Robert Palladino, a new appointment to the board of appeals, and Preston Whaley, new to the board of supervisors of… Read more »

Pines Yacht Club between chefs; others will fill in

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) The Ocean Pines Yacht Club is between chefs, as former Executive Chef Joel Blice apparently served his last dish in that capacity earlier this month. “We mutually parted ways on good terms,” Thomas Steele, yacht club assistant general manager, said last Thursday. “He was here to help us… Read more »

‘Women in the Arts’ exhibition seeks participants

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council next month will celebrate “Women in the Arts” at the Berlin library on Harrison Avenue. Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said the exhibition is part of a larger “Year of the Woman” project that includes several cultural and educational events. “It’s a… Read more »