Resident Holds Would-Be Burglar At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

Resident Holds Would-Be Burglar At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on malicious destruction of property and intoxicated endangerment charges last week after allegedly attempting to break into a downtown residence and being held at gunpoint by the resident until police arrived.Around 9 p.m. last Thursday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were dispatched to a residence on… Read more »

Salisbury Estimates 60K Attended First Folk Festival

Salisbury Estimates 60K Attended First Folk Festival

SALISBURY – Despite rainy conditions, city officials and event organizers estimate more than 60,000 people attended the inaugural National Folk Festival in Salisbury.From Sept. 7-9, downtown Salisbury hosted its first National Folk Festival – a free, outdoor event produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) that celebrates arts, culture and heritage through… Read more »

Out Of The Darkness Walk Highlights Suicide Prevention Month Events

Out Of The Darkness Walk Highlights Suicide Prevention Month Events

OCEAN CITY – An average of 11.6 deaths in Worcester County were attributed to suicide from 2014 to 2016.In 2016, Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties reported a total of 23 suicide deaths, according to most recent data from the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration. That same year, the state reported 9.3 suicide deaths per 100,000 people,… Read more »

Early Hurricane Forecast Required Our Attention

Early Hurricane Forecast Required Our Attention

At some point this weekend around these parts, all the hysteria earlier this week over Hurricane Florence will inevitably seem foolish.That’s the benefit of hindsight, but the only way for local government and emergency management officials to address a destructive offshore storm with the potential to devastate is to overreact and err on the side… Read more »