Wor-Wic Community College

Students from Worcester and Somerset counties recently inducted into the Alpha Nu Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Wor-Wic Community College are, from left, Christopher Barrett, Kathryn Danner, Virginia Gray, Melanie Metzger and Beth Reid of Berlin. Back, from left, are Joe Colantuoni, Stefanie Minemier and Melissa Olson of Ocean City and Lauren Lubben… Read more »

My Thoughts

The old guy took his annual spring inspection tour of Ocean City’s beach Friday and all appears to be well. The beach is not the same as it was last year and that is as it should be. As is its nature, Ocean City’s oceanfront has reshaped, redesigned and recreated itself as if in preparation… Read more »

Thursday, April 19- Commissioners Need To Cut $23M To Balance Budget

SNOW HILL – Worcester County faces one of the largest gaps between budget requests and anticipated revenue in its history this year.The total requests, $197.6 million, far exceed the total projected revenue for fiscal year 2008.“Estimated revenues, based on the current tax rate, are $174 million,” said Worcester County Chief Administrator Gerry Mason.The commissioners will… Read more »

Monday, April 16 – Amended Community Center Lawsuit Filed

OCEAN PINES – Another lawsuit seeking monetary damages has been filed over the Ocean Pines Community Center project.Ocean Pines resident Marty Clarke filed an amended lawsuit last week asking for damages of roughly $200,000 from the seven members of the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Board for breach of fiduciary responsibilities.The Community Center project, as approved… Read more »

Wallops Launch Pushed Back Due To Weather

BERLIN – Residents and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to view another significant rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Island spaceport early Monday morning with a mission that was originally scheduled for tomorrow but was pushed back because of the lingering effects of this week’s Nor’easter.The latest launch from Wallops’ Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport… Read more »

OC Council News In Brief

More Surf Events PlannedOCEAN CITY – Local surfers will be glad to know that two surfing events were recently approved by the Mayor and City Council Monday night that plan to make good use of the new permanent surf beach located near the Inlet.The first of which is the Jellyfish Surf Series, which has taken… Read more »

County To Try Selling Excess Equipment On Internet

SNOW HILL – The County Commissioners voted this week to take a new approach to the disposal of excess equipment, switching from a traditional auction to the Internet.Forty-seven vehicles and 13 pieces of equipment will be offered for sale on GovDeals.com, an Internet auction service dealing specifically in government surplus.The auction site, like popular general… Read more »