Ruppert Growing Fenwick Island Retail Scene

T.K. DickersonStaff WriterFENWICK ISLAND – Nancy Ruppert is no stranger to owning and operating retail stores in Fenwick Island, as she has owned Body Double, a swimwear store, for nearly 25 years. When she realized that her customers’ need for casual wear was growing and Body Double alone could not accommodate, she opened her most… Read more »

Railroad Widening Project Called Critical

SNOW HILL – The local economy could suffer a severe blow if Worcester County does not receive federal funds to widen the Snow Hill freight railroad line, which carries grain for poultry feed, to accommodate larger rail cars.Expanding the railroad to carry larger cars, which can transport more grain, is vital to keeping the poultry… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, a few pending ordinances took steps to getting solidified into law, one ordinance did get penned in officially and a downtown business was given permission to charge for parking after hours.Grilling In Public Lots Illegal Without PermitThe Mayor and Council breezed through the second required reading of… Read more »

District 5 Primary Preview

BERLIN – Incumbent District 5 Worcester County Commissioner Judy Boggs is being challenged by Bob Thompson, a financial professional recently named as general manager of the Ocean Pines Association (OPA), in the Republican primary on Sept. 14.The Dispatch spoke with both candidates this week for an overview on their positions.Judy Boggs: Boggs, with eight years… Read more »

District 4 Primary Preview

BERLIN – Longtime incumbent District 4 Worcester County Commissioner Virgil Shockley will face challenger Tommy Tucker, a retired high school principal, in the District 4 Democratic primary Sept. 14.The Dispatch spoke with both candidates this week for an overview on their positions.—–Virgil Shockley: With three terms as commissioner already, Schockley, a farmer and school bus… Read more »