Man Injured While Thwarting Suicide

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Police last week handled a potentially dicey situation when a suicidal man cut another man who had intervened with a knife.Around 1:15 a.m. last Wednesday, police and paramedics responded to a unit at the Jockey Beach Club on 123rd Street in reference to an individual injured with a knife. Emergency… Read more »

Ravens Commit To Greater OC Presence

OCEAN CITY — On the eve of an AFC championship game and a potential trip to the Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens are planning to build on their strong presence in Ocean City in the future by expanding its involvement in the annual June celebration.With its close proximity to several metropolitan areas in the mid-Atlantic… Read more »

Worcester Earns 9th Blue Ribbon

BERLIN — Worcester County’s highly decorated public school system added another feather to its cap this week when state school officials named Pocomoke Elementary School (PES) a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.With the formal announcement on Tuesday, Pocomoke Elementary joins eight other Worcester County public schools that have received the prestigious award. Nine of… Read more »

Embers Redeveloping Landmark Property

OCEAN CITY – The Embers Restaurant is expanding its horizons, embarking on a project to add an outdoor dining and bar space to the property.The Embers Restaurant requested the Planning and Zoning Commission approve a site plan to redevelop the restaurant, including a second-floor addition, which would feature the relocation of walk-in coolers and an… Read more »

FBI Allowed To Test Explosives

SNOW HILL — While there has been a recent dustup over explosive testing on the Landmaid Road firing range, the Worcester County Commissioners decided to once again allow the FBI to use the site for field demonstrations.“It’s a win for us, it’s a win for them,” said Commissioner Virgil Shockley.For the past 14 years, the… Read more »

Teacher Pension Shift A Major Move

Teacher Pension Shift A Major Move

With a $1 billion deficit to address, good news is going to be difficult to come by from this year’s legislative session in Annapolis.The money has to come from somewhere, and we are starting to get a glimpse at exactly what lawmakers have in mind.Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal got the ball rolling this week,… Read more »