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Decatur takes down Kent Island

BERLIN – From the look of the score, 50-10, Stephen Decatur blew out Kent Island on Monday night by registering six pins and losing only four matches, but that did not tell the whole story, according to SDHS coach Kevin Gilligan, who was fuming after the match.  “Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Performance-wise, attitude-wise we were not… Read more »

Helen Holland Vinyard

MILLSBORO, Del. – Helen Holland Vinyard, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Abbeville, Ala., and was the daughter of the late Leslie and Irene (Solomon) Holland.     She attended Holy Trinity Cathedral near Berlin and was a… Read more »

County Revenue Projection Shows $200K Shortfall

SNOW HILL – Worcester County assistant finance officer Phil Thompson presented the Worcester County Board of Commissioners with his department’s revenue projection for the fiscal year 2012. While the assessable base will only decline about $1 million this year, for the 2013 fiscal year the assessable base may drop more than $1 billion, according to… Read more »

Tell Your Story and Be a Part of History

OCEAN PINES – With very few exceptions, much of history is a cobbled-together account of what important people thought about important events. There is little from the perspective of every day people about the every day events that better define an era than any broad overview. Humans have been studying history almost as long as… Read more »

Coastal Association of Realtors Bleeds with Volunteers

OCEAN CITY – While nothing can be taken away from the hundreds of people expected to donate blood at next week’s 13th Annual Beach Blanket Blood Drive, in addition to the hundreds of people who will take time out of their busy schedules to make sure they participate, there are a group of people whose… Read more »

SHA crews pre-treat interstates in preparation for two-day ice event

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland State Highway Administration crews are preparing for a storm forecasted to begin later tonight and continue Tuesday with sleet, freezing rain and light snow possible through Wednesday morning. Motorists should be aware that even a thin layer of ice on the roadway can result in dangerous driving conditions. “Based on the latest forecast,… Read more »

OPA proposed budget includes fee increase

OCEAN PINES – Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson presented his proposed budget to the association members for 2011-2012 fiscal year. Although there will be more changes before February’s final approval, as it stands the $10 million budget includes a $45 assessment increase. The potential slots revenues will not be included in the coming… Read more »

SDHS grad has designs for her future

BERLIN – When Grace Toulotte graduates from University of Maryland College Park this spring she’ll more likely than not accept a job doing graphic design for her new alma mater. Going directly from the classroom to a paying job isn’t something many college undergraduates have lined up for this spring but Toulotte’s completing a nearly-lifelong… Read more »

Wild horse shot at Assateague

BERLIN – Superintendent Trish Kicklighter announced that one of the wild horses inhabiting Assateague Island National Seashore was shot and killed last weekend during a two day deer hunt.  The 28 year old horse was found dead by a hunter on Saturday, Jan. 15, and reported to park rangers the following day. An investigation is… Read more »

McColgan in HBO film with Kate Winslet

BERLIN – Quinn McColgan, a third grader at Worcester Preparatory School, will star in the upcoming HBO Mini-Series, “Mildred Pierce,” with Oscar winner Kate Winslet. The five-part series begins March 27. McColgan plays Winslet’s daughter, Ray in the film. After several auditions for “Mildred Pierce,” she was cast in the part in March 2010. During… Read more »