Key Overtime Changes Raise Seasonal Business Concerns; Exemption Raised From $23K Annual Salary To $47K

OCEAN CITY – New overtime rules set by the U.S. Department of Labor took center stage Tuesday at a seminar hosted by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA). Attorney and guest speaker Doug Desmarais of Smith & Downey, P.A. addressed questions and concerns from nearly 80 local business… Read more »

Assateague Island Sees Minimal Storm Impact

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND – A barrage of rain and wind pounded the Maryland coastline last weekend in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, causing officials in Assateague to close certain areas of the park, according to Liz Davis, chief of interpretation and education for Assateague Island National Seashore. Beaches in both the Maryland and Virginia districts of… Read more »

Native American Artifacts Sought

OCEAN CITY — Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture recently developed an exhibit entitled “Native Americans: First Contact on Lower Delmarva.” The Ocean City Museum Society is in the process of adapting this exhibit on Native Americans for the Life-Saving Station Museum. The target opening date is June of… Read more »

Armed Robber Sentenced To 13 Years

SNOW HILL — A Delaware man who held up a downtown convenience store clerk at knifepoint was found guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Around 11:40 a.m. on June 6, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a reported armed robbery at the 9th Street Market. Officers arrived and… Read more »

Berlin Monitoring Service Road Process

BERLIN – As development along Route 50 increases, Berlin officials made it clear this week they would be watching traffic at the highway’s intersection with Seahawk Road closely. During a meeting of the Berlin Town Council, Mayor Gee Williams said the town would continue to urge county officials to avoid having the Route 50 service… Read more »