Shockley Appointed To Circuit Court Bench

BERLIN – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley this week appointed local attorney Brian Shockley to fill the vacancy on the Worcester County Circuit Court bench created by the retirement of long-time Judge Theodore Eschenberg last summer.O’Malley chose Shockley from a shortened field of five candidates, which also included sitting Worcester County Master Mary Margaret “Peggy” Kent… Read more »

Elementary School Spanish Program In Jeopardy

NEWARK – Board of Education officials last week got a first hand look at a highly successful program teaching young students Spanish as a second language in a handful of Worcester elementary schools.A multi-dimensional program installed in both Snow Hill and Pocomoke Elementary Schools is teaching young students Spanish as a second language, along with… Read more »

Motorist Sentenced In Canal Crash

OCEAN CITY – A Fenwick Island, Del. woman who crashed her vehicle into a midtown bayside canal in November before being rescued by a local man pleaded guilty this week in District Court to driving under the influence and was sentenced to a year in jail, all but one month of which was suspended.Shortly after… Read more »

Between The Lines

It seems fitting on the last day of 2010 to look ahead and make some bold, and not so bold, predictions for the year ahead. Here are a few I have on my mind:— There will be no need to keep the snow shovels out, as not one inch of snow will accumulate locally in… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

Moving Maryland Toward Budget SanityMaryland’s Spending Affordability Committee found itself in a difficult situation. The group of legislators and a few outside experts is supposed to make a recommendation to the governor of how much the budget can increase in the next year without outpacing the growth of the state’s economy. But with the economy… Read more »

What’s Going On Around Town

Jan. 2: Breakfast Fundrasier8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Church, Ocean Pines. All proceeds benefit Volunteers In Missions trip to Nashville, Tenn. to aid flood victims. Menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Cost: $6, at the door.Jan. 2: KC Breakfast Buffet9 a.m.-noon, 9901 Coastal Hwy., O.C. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Includes coffee and… Read more »