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.

Wicomico Budget Needs Outlined

SALISBURY – County leaders met with several department heads this week to begin the lengthy task of reviewing the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council hosted its first of many work sessions to review funding requests outlined in this year’s proposed $148 million budget.This year, the Wicomico County Board of… Read more »

New Stansell Coastal Hospice House Celebrated

New Stansell Coastal Hospice House Celebrated

OCEAN PINES – A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the region’s first residential hospice house drew a crowd of community members to Ocean Pines this week.On Wednesday, officials with Coastal Hospice, community members and representatives from various boards, businesses and government agencies gathered to celebrate the opening of the Macky & Pam Stansell… Read more »

Disputes Cancel Broadway Shows

SALISBURY – Citing conflicts between Wicomico County and a management company, performances of “The Sound of Music” and “Jersey Boys” at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center have been cancelled.In a statement on Monday, the county announced neither show will be rescheduled. “The Sound of Music” production was scheduled for May 13, and “Jersey Boys”… Read more »