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New Options for Moving Violations in Maryland

BERLIN – Practical judicial innovation is pretty rare, and for good reasons. Unlike the private sector, government, and especially the judicial branch, have particular responsibilities that must be met regardless of cost. But a newly passed law enacted this week solves a fundamentally weak procedural problem while not significantly reducing a person’s right to a… Read more »

County Honors Civic Leader

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Board of Commissioners were sworn in at a ceremony Tuesday morning and welcomed new commissioners Jim Bunting representing District 6 and Merrill W. Lockfaw Jr. representing District 1. The commissioners approved a request to honor recently deceased civic leader Tom Patton by renaming the road that leads past the… Read more »

Animal Control Seeks Pet Food Donations

SNOW HILL – Animal Control officers kicked off the second annual Secret Santa Pet Food Drive this week by asking residents and businesses to help them provide nourishment to hungry pets this winter.  Small bags of cat and dog food are needed and can be delivered to Worcester County Animal Control (WCAC) in Snow Hill… Read more »

Recreational Project in Bishopville Receives State Funding

ANNAPOLIS – Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced Board of Public Works (BPW) approval of recreational projects in Worcester and Carroll counties through local Program Open Space.  “Maintaining and improving Maryland’s outdoor recreational facilities is an important function of Program Open Space,” said O’Malley. “We continue to evaluate these areas, making the necessary enhancements to keep… Read more »

Community Emergency Response Training in Pocomoke Begins in January

POCOMOKE – Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials invite area residents to train to help in times of disaster.  WCES in cooperation with Worcester County Volunteer Services and Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer the seven-week course Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) at the YMCA in Pocomoke on Wednesday evenings from… Read more »

County Recreation Center to Close in December

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) gymnasium will be closed to the public Monday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Jan. 1, while safety netting is installed. During this time, the WCRC Administrative Offices will remain open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Staff will be available to assist the… Read more »

Short-selling may be Best Alternative to Foreclosure

SALISBURY – While it’s not quite time to start popping Champagne corks over the real estate market, it is good to know that cooler heads are starting to prevail, especially as the foreclosure market is apparently beginning to heat up again.  While the record spate of foreclosures, and horror stories about accidental foreclosures are beginning… Read more »

Area Students Studying Abroad

SALISBURY – Three Salisbury University students have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad: Junior Daniel McElwain of Easton, senior Cherita Richards of Hebron, and sophomore Brittany Foutz of Salisbury.   An international studies major, McElwain is one of two SU students studying at Anqing Teachers College as part of the new… Read more »

Quitting Nicotine is a Battle Between Your Conscious and Unconscious

BERLIN – During a recent Worcester County Smoking Cessation Support Group meeting, Jack Galbraith, another participant and I were speaking about our experiences quitting with Chantix. Both Jack and the other person had already tried quitting once on Chantix and were commiserating about the difficulties trying the drug a second time. Chantix turns off the… Read more »

Coconut Shrimp with Fruity Cocktail Sauce and Quick Slaw

The turkey hath been stuffed and so hath I. It’s time to take to the track again, in defense against the onslaught of grub and grape this past week and in preparation for that which is to come. I can only imagine what is going to happen in the next month.  As I tend to… Read more »