23rd St. Pat’s Soccer Tourney Underway

OCEAN CITY- The 23nd Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s annual St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament returns this weekend with 150 teams and hundreds of players from all over the mid-Atlantic region expected to converge on the resort for the four-weekend event.From modest beginnings 23 years ago, the annual St. Patrick’s Tournament has grown by leaps… Read more »

WPS’s Farr

Worcester Prep’s Zander Farr grabs a rebound during the second half of Monday’s 43-40 loss to Gunston. Farr made a three-pointer at the buzzer that appeared to tie the game, but the clock had expired and the shot was waved off.Photo by Shawn Soper

Salisbury Primary Next Tuesday

SALISBURY — Eight candidates will face off in the Salisbury City Council primary election next Tuesday with the top six vote getters advancing to the General Election in April.Salisbury’s City Council will get a dramatic makeover after the General Election in April, but the first step in that process occurs next Tuesday when primary elections… Read more »

Mobile Home Sprinklers OK’d For Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – The town’s building codes were tweaked this week now that sprinkler system requirements will include mobile homes.In December, the Mayor and City Council approved the adoption of the 2009 International Building Code and the International Energy Conservation Code, which replaced the 2006 building codes that the town previously had in place.A portion… Read more »

Student Commissioners Raise Property Tax

SNOW HILL — The Worcester County Commissioners once again turned over their chairs to youthful replacements this week.Tuesday was the county’s annual “Students in Government Day,” an event where local high school students take over the roles of commissioners and get a chance to render their own verdict on past cases.The agenda for the temporary… Read more »

12-Year Sentence In West OC Arson

SNOW HILL — A Snow Hill man who pleaded guilty in December to first-degree arson for setting a residential house fire in West Ocean City last April was sentenced to 12 years in jail last week in Worcester County Circuit Court.Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2010, Ocean City firefighters responded to a reported… Read more »

OC Job Fair Returns March 12

OCEAN CITY — The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Town of Ocean City, Comcast Spotlight and Md. Workforce Development will present the 26th Annual Ocean City Job Fair on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the convention center.Nearly 100 employers will be present to hire for many of… Read more »

Wicomico Council Opts Against Fee Hike

SALISBURY — Amid fears of hampering an already dreary construction climate in the county, Wicomico officials last week voted down a proposed hike in fees for development review and permitting.At the request of County Executive Richard Pollitt, Jr., the Wicomico County Council considered the across-the-board increase in fees and other costs associated with development reviews… Read more »