Virus Likely To Blame For Massive Dolphin Deaths On Coast; Dead Dolphin Found Today On 49th Street; Sick Dolphin Beached Itself Yesterday

A sick dolphin beached itself in north Ocean City yesterday afternoon and was taken to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for further evaluation. Photo by Mark Huey Photography

OCEAN CITY — A virus is blamed for the summer-long spike in the number of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the mid-Atlantic coast from New York to Virginia, including one involving a sick dolphin that beached itself in Ocean City yesterday as well as a dead dolphin that washed ashore this morning on 49th Street. Since… Read more »

Pound Of Pot Seized

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested with a significant amount of marijuana in his possession this week after a routine traffic stop for a seatbelt violation in Ocean City. Around 9 a.m. on Monday, an Ocean City Police officer on bike patrol in the downtown area stopped a vehicle in the area of… Read more »

Man Uses Knife In OC Taxi Carjacking

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OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on armed robbery and carjacking charges last weekend after threatening a taxi cab driver with a knife and taking his vehicle before eventually being caught by police in the ocean. Around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Ocean City Police responded to the area of 118th Street and Assawoman… Read more »

New Leo Club Leaders

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The Ocean City/Berlin Leo Club has installed new officers for the 2013/2014 year. The club is a youth-based group sponsored by the Ocean City Lions Club and is based at Stephen Decatur High School. Every year the Leos assist the OC Lions in raising awareness and funds for their many eyesight programs. Also, every year… Read more »

Weekly Tough Guy Awards Return

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s football “Tough Guy” award is returning to the sports pages of the Dispatch this fall as the Seahawks prepare to face off against Washington High tonight in the season opener at home. Most of the accolades in football at any level are reserved for the glamour guys, the golden-armed quarterbacks and fleet… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Honesty, Faith Restored (The following letter was addressed to Ocean City Transportation Superintendent George T. Thornes.) Editor: Following graduation, I went to Beach Week in Ocean City. Many of my friends were in OC as well, so we spent a lot of time riding the bus up and down Coastal Highway so we could hang… Read more »

Things To Do Around Town

Every Saturday: Farmers’ Market 8 a.m.-noon, White Horse Park, Ocean Pines. Every Sunday: Morning Worship 7:30 a.m., Boardwalk Worship, 4th St. & the Boardwalk (on the porch at Shenanigans Irish Pub). 8:30 a.m., contemporary; 10 a.m., traditional, Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th St., O.C. For more information, 410-289-7430. Every Sunday: Morning Worship 8 a.m…. Read more »

Fund Awards Grant

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The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Mark and Patty Engberg Fund awarded a $1,000 grant to ALS Association–Salisbury Walk to support their efforts to provide care services, direct research and enact public policy for lives of people with ALS and their families. Pictured, from left, are Sherry Singer, Patient & Family Services Coordinator, The… Read more »