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Carlton Reese Benston

BISHOPVILLE — Carlton Reese Benston, who worked for almost 40 years installing phone systems for businesses from Ocean City to Salisbury, died on Thursday, Sept. 15 at his home in Bishopville after a brief struggle with lung cancer. He was 84. Born in the home of his parents, Reese and Viola Benston, on 1st Street… Read more »

Duane Charles Milchling

BERLIN — Duane Charles Milchling, age 83, died Saturday, Sept. 17 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Charles Henry Milchling and Ada Bertha Cross Milchling. He is survived by his wife Ann M. Malee. Milchling was a U. S. Navy veteran having served… Read more »

Area remembers

OCEAN PINES — Residents and visitors from all over the region on Sunday held a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States. Dozens of people gathered around the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines to witness the remembrance and pay homage to those who lost their lives on… Read more »

Windows remain a historic district sticking point

BERLIN — If you thought the historic district’s window troubles were over with last winter’s resolution of the Atlantic Hotel window replacement debacle, it is time to revisit that assumption. During discussion about how to prevent blight by banning homes and businesses from boarding windows for extended periods of time, it was revealed that many… Read more »

Rental licensing measure passes unanimously

BERLIN — Landlords and people who have rooms to let will have to register with the town following the council’s approval this week of legislation aimed at making sure rentals are up to code. Since most landlords have business licenses, it won’t be necessary to pay the $10 fee that accompanies the registration but, in… Read more »

Junk cars banned

BERLIN — As part of a continuing effort to put some teeth in the town’s property maintenance rules, the Town Council on Monday held a public hearing on junk vehicles and presented the first reading on brush, grass and weed maintenance rule changes. Junk, inoperable or unregistered vehicles will no longer be tolerated within the… Read more »

Art Stroll building on continued success

BERLIN — While there was no official theme or event tied to last week’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll, there were no lack of diversions, as many of the downtown shops held art opening receptions, featured artists or held charity events that contributed to a busy and relatively successful evening. William Street is fast become in… Read more »

Participate in storm water management

BERLIN — As the Town Council begins to wrap up major projects in wastewater, property aesthetics and leveling out electric rates, the administration, staff and its partners have set their sights on one of the more pervasive townwide problems — flooding and storm water management. Over the next few months, the Town of Berlin, in… Read more »

New bike event to go bigger and smaller

OCEAN CITY — Cliff Sutherland, Mike Alexander, Rebekah James, and Kathy Micheal have been running motorcycle rallies for years but holding one in Ocean City is a goal that eluded them for some time. But as Delmarva Bike Week began focusing more on the Salisbury area, the group understood they had an opportunity to bring… Read more »