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.

Worcester Hosts Women’s Listening Tour

NEWARK – Lack of affordable and adequate housing. Single mothers and elderly women with limited income. Lack of job readiness training for women. These are some of the local issues women in Worcester County say they want county officials and state legislators to address. On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commission for Women partnered with the… Read more »

Program Aims To Reduce Emergency Transport Calls

SALISBURY – A pilot program between the Wicomico County Health Department and various health and emergency services is expected to provide recurring emergency room visitors with additional resources. In a Wicomico County Council meeting Tuesday, Dennis DiCintio, the health department’s deputy health officer, briefed the council on a new program called the Salisbury Wicomico Integrated… Read more »

Powerhouse Gym Celebrating 20th Anniversary

SALISBURY – In 20 years, Powerhouse Gym has transformed into the area’s leading health club for fitness, nutrition and services, but it’s the next 20 years that excite the gym’s operators. Powerhouse Gym, with locations in West Ocean City, Salisbury and Seaford, is celebrating its 20th year of operation. Owner Tony Taghipour said Powerhouse Gym… Read more »

Grass Cutting Complaints Leads To Ordinance Review

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island have agreed to monitor grass cutting operations in the municipality following complaints from a town resident. In a September town council meeting, resident Ray Fager approached officials to complain about a noise violation involving commercial grass cutting operations. According to Fager, a grass cutting business would arrive after… Read more »

Berlin Street Contract Awarded

BERLIN – Officials in Berlin this week selected a contractor to repair and improve Baker Street. On Tuesday, the Berlin Town Council awarded a $139,364 contract to Goody Hill Groundwork Inc. to make improvements to Baker Street, the last roadway in town to contain oyster shell cement. A second bid from George & Lynch Inc…. Read more »

Warriors To Hold Snow Hill Meeting

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction will hold its first general meeting in Snow Hill this month at the request of residents. The meeting will be held Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Snow Hill branch of the Worcester County Library. Heidi McNeeley, Warriors president and co-founder, said the meeting… Read more »

School Incorporates Veggie Garden Into Curriculum

WILLARDS – Teachers are incorporating a new vegetable garden into curriculum at Willards Elementary School. The garden, tended by school staff, students and their families, is located on school grounds and offers unique learning opportunities that can be incorporated in the classroom and at home. Mary Lynn Stavley, a kindergarten teacher at Willards Elementary, said… Read more »