Daughters Of The American Colonists (DAC) Tour Rackliffe House

Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC) recently toured the Rackliffe House. Pictured, Rackliffe Trust President Joan Jenkins holds a plaque presented by the DAC. Pictured with Jenkins are Karen Bradley, Docent; Sue Mallory, Delaware State Regent; Wilma Jones; Irene Phillips, Hoornkill Chapter Regent; Theresa Bruner, National Vice President; and Melanie Merryweather.

Mixed Reviews For New OC Meeting Format

OCEAN CITY – Mixed feelings remain over the Mayor and City Council reformatted meeting agendas. The Ocean City Mayor and Council have met on several occasions since the new public comment period and consent agenda format were approved. Last month, the council approved a couple of measures adjusting the format for the bi-weekly regular meetings, including moving the public comment … Continue reading

County Weighing More Employee Pay Raises

SNOW HILL — Facing a roughly $7 million shortfall heading into budget season, most members of the Worcester County Commission say they want to wait until the end of the process before making decisions on whether or not county employees will receive another raise this year. However, Commissioner Jim Bunting revealed that his mind is already made up: he will … Continue reading

Council Balks At Approving More OCPD Tasers

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council was torn this week between spending funds available in this fiscal year’s budget to purchase eight additional Tasers for the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) or wait to prioritize expenditures when the budget picture clears. OCPD Captain Gregory Guiton came before the council, with Mayor Rick Meehan, Council President Lloyd Martin and … Continue reading

NEW FOR FRIDAY: Three Men Charged With Theft From Wal-Mart

BERLIN — Three Salisbury residents were arrested on theft and theft scheme charges this week after local law enforcement officials were able to connect them to a series of thefts of flat-screen televisions, computers and other electronics from the Wal-Mart in Berlin totaling thousands of dollars. On Jan. 26, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the theft … Continue reading

OC Issues Diakonia Funding Challenge To County

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council challenged the county this week to step up its allocations in this year’s budget to support the Diakonia Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, for more than 30 years Diakonia has been helping individuals and families in Worcester County and on the Lower Shore by proving shelter, food, clothing and the resources … Continue reading

Proposed North OC Parasail Business Bothers Residents

OCEAN CITY – A proposed parasailing operation’s potential economic benefit and the concerns of residents fighting it were weighed this week by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Joshua Farr, a certified United States Coast Guard (USCG) captain, approached the commission during a public hearing on Tuesday night in hopes of operating a parasailing business out of the lagoon located in … Continue reading