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 »

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 »