About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.

‘It’s all about the kids. We just want them to have an amazing day and we want the families to feel loved and supported and not judged’

OCEAN CITY – Surfers Healing returned to the beaches of Ocean City this week for a day-long surfing camp that gives children with autism and their families a sense of support and community. On Wednesday, 200 children with autism gathered in front of the Castle in the Sand Hotel where they were given the opportunity… Read more »

Schools To Host First Community Chat

POCOMOKE CITY – Principals at three Pocomoke schools will host their first Community Chat next week. Pocomoke High School Principal Annette Wallace, Pocomoke Middle School Principal Matthew Record and Pocomoke Elementary School Principal Michael Browne will be at XO Beanery & Bites on Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. to meet with parents, community members and… Read more »

New HOPECorps Program Eyes Role In Opioid Epidemic

SALISBURY – A new AmeriCorps program at Salisbury University will partner with local organizations and government entities in the battle against the heroin and opioid epidemic. The new program, entitled HOPECorps (Heroin, Opioid, Prevention and Education), was made possible through a $53,000 federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and allows 11… Read more »