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.

Boardwalk Elvis, The Original Boardwalk Street Performer, Honored With Key To Ocean City

Boardwalk Elvis, The Original Boardwalk Street Performer, Honored With Key To Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – One of Ocean City’s most iconic Boardwalk performers received a key to the city this week. On Friday, the Mayor and Council honored Norman Webb, known by many as “Boardwalk Elvis,” for his years of entertainment to Ocean City’s residents and visitors. In the 1960s, Webb began his entertainment career by walking… Read more »

Wicomico Sheriff Seeks More Deputies

SALISBURY – Officials with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office made their requests for additional deputies, vehicles and more at a budget work session this week. On Tuesday, representatives with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office came before the Wicomico County Council to make their case for additional funding in fiscal year 2019. The proposed $151 million… Read more »

Horseshoe Crab Spawning To Begin

BERLIN – Officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are asking for the public’s help to ensure the survival of horseshoe crabs this season. In the coming weeks, visitors to Maryland’s coastal bays and beaches can witness horseshoe crabs as they migrate from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to the shoreline to… Read more »

Insurance Change Saves County Money

SALISBURY – Changes to Wicomico County’s employee health insurance is expected to save the county more than $1.4 million in fiscal year 2019. In a budget work session Tuesday, Wicomico County’s human resources department and representatives from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield came before the Wicomico County Council to discuss changes in health insurance premiums that would… Read more »

‘Everybody’s Bulldog’ Gets First Look At Ocean; 82-Pound Special Needs Dog An Internet Sensation

‘Everybody’s Bulldog’ Gets First Look At Ocean; 82-Pound Special Needs Dog An Internet Sensation

OCEAN CITY – A beloved bulldog with special needs, and nearly one million Facebook followers, took his first trip to Ocean City last week. Munster, an 82-pound English bulldog with spina bifida, made his way from Frederick, Md., to Ocean City last week with owner Glenda Mosner and family to get his first glimpse of… Read more »

Ocean City Bike Light Program Praised

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s “Lights for Bikes” program received praise from the town’s Coastal Resources Legislative Committee last week. Since last year, the Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or Green Team, has actively sought grant funding to initiate a program that distributes and installs bicycle lights free of charge. The idea of the “Lights for… Read more »

County Approves Sole Source Airport Purchase

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County this month agreed to waive the bidding process for the purchase of several automatic doors at the Salisbury Regional Airport. The Wicomico County Council voted unanimously last week to use Stanley Access Technologies as the sole source vendor for the purchase of seven automatic sliding doors at the Salisbury… Read more »