2008 ATP Tough Guys of the Year

Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team recently honored all of its Atlantic Physical Therapy “Tough Guy of the Week” award winners during the 2008 season at an awards banquet at Seacrets in Ocean City. Pictured above, left to right, are the 2008 “Tough Guy” winners including Emanuell Smith, Tim Donnelly, Brandon Chavis, Danny Miller, Bryce Smith,… Read more »

Seahawks Hope to Keep Improving

Seahawks Hope to Keep Improving

BERLIN- After taking incremental steps in the restoration of the once-proud Stephen Decatur boys’ varsity basketball team last year, Coach Travis Lloyd and his young team are hoping to keep moving in the right direction as they prepare for the 2008-2009 campaign.After bottoming out with just one win two years ago, the Seahawks, under Lloyd… Read more »

Decatur Girls Open on the Road

Decatur Girls Open on the Road

BERLIN- With a handful of returning key players and a bunch of new players ready to step up, the season looks bright for Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team, which hits the road for the 2008-2009 campaign opener against Washington tonight. Under the direction of first-year coach Ron Knerr last year, the Seahawks went just… Read more »

Black Friday Tourney a Big Success

Black Friday Tourney a Big Success

OCEAN CITY- The second annual Black Friday 550 Rockfish Tournament held last weekend was a huge success with dozens of anglers earning thousands of dollars in prize money and a large amount of funds raised for a worthy local charity.Promoted as an alternative to avoid holiday shopping and large crowds, the second annual Black Friday… Read more »

Truck Starts Warehouse Fire

Truck Starts Warehouse Fire

Truck Starts Warehouse FireBERLIN – Several local fire companies responded to a business park in Berlin early last Saturday morning in what turned out to be a two-alarm blaze originating in a truck stored there.Shortly before 8 a.m. last Saturday, the Berlin Fire Department was alerted to a reported structure fire at the Northeastern Supply… Read more »

We Remember Those Who Have Passed

Glen Robert ‘Branch’ KreppelBERLIN – Glen Robert “Branch” Kreppel, 44, beloved son, husband father and brother, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was preceded in death by his father, John F. Kreppel, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Beverly Joan Dorsey Kreppel; his wife, Tammy Lynn Kramer Kreppel;… Read more »

Voices From the Readers

Voices From the Readers

Why No Discourse?Editor:I am ashamed to admit, but last night I attended my first Ocean City Council meeting after living in Caine Woods for the last eight years. My motivation for attending was to see how the council would respond to a request from the Elks Lodge for support of slots machines for fraternal organizations.The… Read more »

Little Reason To Oppose Fraternal Slots

Little Reason To Oppose Fraternal Slots

Little Reason To Oppose Fraternal SlotsSome decisions confronting governments are difficult but that cannot be said about the one made by the Ocean City Council to send a letter to legislators supporting slots in fraternal organizations. We have been down this road before as both Ocean City and Worcester County sent letters last year to… Read more »

Thoughts from the Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts from the Publisher’s Desk

Let’s take a look inside some numbers making news, locally and nationally, this week:— 60: Amount of people who attended the Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) District 1 Candidates forum on Tuesday to hear candidates Phil Cropper, Rex Hailey and Troy Purnell talk about town issues. All in all, I thought Cropper, who works in the… Read more »