Seahawks Bounced from State Playoffs

BERLIN- After a dramatic win in its post-season opener on Monday, Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team hit the wall on Tuesday, falling to Howard, 67-33, in a turnover-filled game to close out what was otherwise a remarkable season.The second-seeded Seahawks earned a first round bye in the state Class 3A-East region tournament and opened… Read more »

NEW FOR THURSDAY: Union Deals Reached Between Ocean City, Employees; Details Unclear Until Ratification

OCEAN CITY — While all sides report tentative employee contract agreements are in place, union officials as well as Ocean City representatives were mum this week on the specifics.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">Negotiations over union contracts between the city and the Ocean City Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 10 and the… Read more »

We Remember Those We Have Lost

Ruth B. BenfieldOCEAN CITY — Ruth B. Benfield, age 89, of Ocean City, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin.Born in Todd, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Solomon Coy and Mary Bena Ross Blackburn and wife of the late Charles Van Benfield. She retired from Aberdeen Proving… Read more »

NEW FOR WEDNESDAY: Local Indicted On Manslaughter Charge In Friend’s Death

OCEAN CITY — A West Ocean City man, arrested on manslaughter and assault charges in late January, was formally indicted this week and is on track for an early June trial.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">Around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, Ocean City police and paramedics responded to the area of Somerset Street… Read more »

NEW FOR WEDNESDAY: Air Show Will Go On Even Without Blue Angels, Military Teams, Promoter Reports

OCEAN CITY – The organizer of the OC Air Show assured the Mayor and Council this week the show will go on in June, despite the possible grounding of headlining military acts, such as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, due to the looming possibility of sequestration.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">The Blue Angels… Read more »

Things To Do Around Town

Every Sunday: Morning Worship8 a.m. & 11 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A, 10301 Coastal Hwy., O.C. For more information, 410-524-7474.Open Monday-Saturday: Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m., AUMC, 105, 4th Street, O.C. For more info, 410-289-4458.Open Wednesday-Saturday: Shepherd’s Nook Thrift Shop9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Church… Read more »

Who’s Playing When And Where

19th hole bar & Grille, the 410-213-9204 Corner of Rte. 611 & Sunset Ave., West OC Friday, March 1: Blake Haley Saturday, March 2: : Scott Glorioso28th Street Pit and Pub 410-289-2020 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. Every Thursday: DJ Dance PartyAdolfo’s 410-289-4001 13th St. & The Boardwalk, In The Beach Plaza Hotel Friday, March… Read more »

Best Bites On The Beach

Fruitland-SalisburyRestaurant 213 213 N. Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland 410-677-4880 • www.restaurant213.comJust 20 minutes from Ocean Pines and Berlin, Restaurant 213 is worth the drive! Chef Jim Hughes has been serving celebrities worldwide for 25 years and was named a 2009 inductee to the coveted Distinguished Restaurants of North America awards, one of only 220 in North… Read more »