Kite World Centered On OC

OCEAN CITY – The resort will kick off the season early by painting the sky with very color under the sun at the Maryland International Kite Exposition (M.I.K.E.), set for April 24-26.The festival will be showcasing a spectacular cast of kite flyers from all over the country. Thousands of spectators will watch giant kites, as… Read more »

Jury Rules Against Chamber

SNOW HILL – A Worcester County jury took a little under two hours last Friday to return a verdict in favor of a former Ocean City Chamber of Commerce executive director against his previous employer, but chamber officials this week said the door is still open for an appeal in the case.At the close of… Read more »

County Opts Against Mailing Rezoning Information To Non-Residents

SNOW HILL – Elected officials pushed for another delay in considering the draft comprehensive rezoning and revamped subdivision regulations on Tuesday, citing the need to notify out-of-county property owners of potential changes.  If the hearings and approval had been put off, the three-year delay in the new rezoning and subdivision regulations would have stretched to… Read more »

Convicted Killer Seeking New Trial

OCEAN CITY – Convicted killer Benjamin Sifrit, who along with his wife Erika, brutally murdered and dismembered a Virginia couple vacationing in Ocean City on Memorial Day weekend in 2002, this week renewed his bid for a new trial, alleging prosecutors used inconsistent theories of the crimes in the separate trials of he and his… Read more »

Carvers Flock To Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, will once again host the 39th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E Powell Convention Center from April 24-26.For visitors, the event offers an experience like no other. In addition to exhibitors selling their paintings, photography, ceramics,… Read more »

541 Turn Out For Annual Race Day

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Half-Marathon and 5K races went off without a hitch last weekend as April’s dreary weather broke just long enough to provide picture-perfect weather for the two annual events.The event began as a full marathon five years ago, but was shortened to a half-marathon for the first time last year… Read more »

Officials Spar Over County Spending

SNOW HILL – Disagreements over spending sprang up this week among the County Commissioners during their meeting Tuesday, as the full scope of the county’s fiscal problems began to be outlined in hard numbers.The first potential expenditure to sustain some heat, a grant match for Rural Legacy conservation funding, drew fire despite the strong local… Read more »

Grim Fiscal Projections Face County

SNOW HILL – Approximately $6.2 million needs to be cut from Worcester County budget requests to stay in line with projected revenue for fiscal year 2010 (FY10).After months of estimations and uncertainties, it was revealed this week that the county’s revenue for FY10 is estimated to be about $175.6 million, while budget requests of $181.8… Read more »