WOC Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case

WEST OCEAN CITY- A West Ocean City man, convicted in March on federal child pornography possession charges, was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervision upon his release.U.S. District Court Judge William Nickerson last Thursday sentenced Lawrence Franklin King III, 41, of Ocean City,… Read more »

Drunk Boating Enforcement Stepped Up

OCEAN CITY- With summer hitting its stride and activities on and around the water in Maryland picking up, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are stepping up drinking and boating patrols as part of national initiative against the often deadly practice.All weekend, starting today through Sunday, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) will participate… Read more »

Boardwalk Aerial Tram Plan Withdrawn

OCEAN CITY –Ocean City Skyline is considering proposing an aerial tram to sweep along the skyline of the boardwalk but its presentation was put on hold in order to take more time to work out the details.A proposal for an aerial tram ride adjacent to Ocean City’s Boardwalk was scheduled to be presented to the… Read more »

Wicomico Debates Housing Payments

SALISBURY- An ongoing dispute over which Wicomico Housing Authority residences should make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) payments to the county and which should make similar payments to the various towns including Salisbury essentially ended this week after considerable debate when officials realized there was no hammer for collecting the payments at all.The federally… Read more »

Bay Bridge Toll Hike Hearing Set

BERLIN- State Transportation officials announced this week a public hearing to allow local residents to weigh in on a proposal to double the tolls on the William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge, or Chesapeake Bay Bridge, will be held at Stephen Decatur Middle School on July 14.Earlier this month, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) formally proposed… Read more »

Health Department Late Fees Debated

SNOW HILL- The decision to change late fees on pool and food service applications has been delayed by one month at the request of the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD).In that time, the WCHD will conduct a cost analysis survey which could lead to the reduction of late fees with a possible increase to base… Read more »

Boat Slip Plan Nears Approval

OCEAN CITY- Controversial plans to extend a pier and add eight new boat slips in a highly congested area of the Little Assawoman Bay appear to be heading for approval by the state’s Board of Public Works despite continued concerns raised by a neighboring homeowner’s association about increased danger on the waterway.About two years ago,… Read more »