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.

Rock For Recovery Date Announced

WEST OCEAN CITY – An annual event dedicated to raising funds for those seeking treatment is expected to benefit two local groups this year.On Sept. 30, the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction will host its third annual Rock for Recovery fundraiser at Trader Lee’s in West Ocean City. Money raised from the event will… 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 »

Fenwick Committee Suggests Changes To Height Regs

FENWICK ISLAND – A resort committee is recommending changes to the town’s code on height regulations.At the request of the town council, the Fenwick Island Charter and Ordinance Committee began its review of town height regulations and exceptions last Friday following a contentious debate on possible “gray areas” in the town code.Currently, buildings or structures… Read more »

Weekly Ravens Rap Show Begins 18th Season In OC

Weekly Ravens Rap Show Begins 18th Season In OC

OCEAN CITY – With football season entering its second week, officials with the locally produced Ravens Rap television and radio show are ready for their 18th season.Recorded each Wednesday evening at the Original Greene Turtle in Ocean City, the Ravens Rap television and radio show features in-depth coverage of the Baltimore Ravens and knowledgeable guests.Each… Read more »

Solar-Powered Pilot Program Advances In OC

OCEAN CITY – Officials in Ocean City expect to have solar lighting installed at select bus shelters throughout the resort by next spring as part of a new pilot program.In an Ocean City Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday, resort officials agreed the town would pursue an $11,000 pilot program that would test the effectiveness of different… Read more »