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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 »

New store items, thrift store prices

OCEAN PINES — Offering items “half off its lowest price” is the motto of Joe Laque, co-owner of The Trading Post at Ocean Pines, a new shop off Cathell Road. The Trading Post will open Saturday, allowing customers to buy, sell or trade for anything in the building. The idea is to feature a multitude… Read more »

Deter shellfish-loving vampires, with this dish

King Ken recently reproached me at the hardware store for not writing enough about German food. I immediately started thinking about German food and then thought to myself, “Ken, I’m not going to do it.” True, he remains the unchallenged champion of the fruitcake championship, but today is not a good day for me to… Read more »

Eat like a caveman, even when out of dinosaur

“Munga, munga. Gingu.” Or so the caveman would have said thousands of years ago as he foraged and hunted his way to a presumably healthy table and I imagine that by “table” I mean rock. Yes, I am referring to the Paleo Diet, a newly popularized food fashion in a very long line of dietary… 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 »

Ayers Creek ‘Pink Paddle’ outdoor fundraising event

BERLIN — In support of breast cancer awareness, Ayers Creek Adventures off Grey Fox Lane will hold its third annual Pink Paddle fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29. "I use the event as an opportunity to remind all women, and men, to practice preventative measures by leading a healthy lifestyle and to ensure they are regularly… 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 »