Dad Faces First-Degree Assault Charges

OCEAN PINES – An Ocean Pines man was arrested on first-degree assault and other charges this week after allegedly beating his 8-year-old son with a belt for telling a lie.Last Saturday, Ocean Pines Police were notified of an alleged child abuse patient in the emergency room at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Ocean Pines Police… Read more »

81% Of County Grads Planning To Go College Route

NEWARK – Over 80 percent of Worcester County’s 2010 graduating seniors will go on to further their education.A report by school board staff presented this week showed that 81 percent, or 427 students of the 526 student graduating class, will attend a four-year college, two-year college or a specialized training school. Thirty-four graduates, 6.5 percent… Read more »

State Picks Parallel Route 50 Bridge Option

OCEAN CITY – After years of back-and-forth debate, the State Highway Administration (SHA) announced this week it had formally selected a preferred alternative to replace the aging Harry Kelley Memorial Bridge, choosing the option to construct a new bridge parallel to the existing span with a new system of ramps to keep traffic flowing in… Read more »

County Opposes Commercial Aquaculture Plan

SNOW HILL – The debate over commercial shellfish aquaculture in bay waters near South Point continues with the County Commissioners’ agreement this week to support residents’ ongoing concerns in a letter to the state of Maryland.South Point residents are worried that the 500-acre aquaculture area in Sinepuxent Bay, off their waterfront, will interfere with recreational… Read more »

Child Hit On Coastal Highway

OCEAN CITY – A St. Mary’s County youth was struck be a vehicle while attempting to cross Coastal Highway on Tuesday and was flown to a hospital in Baltimore with injuries not believed to be life threatening.Around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Ocean City Police and paramedics responded the area of Old Wharf Rd. and Coastal… Read more »