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.

Inaugural Jellyfish Festival Kicks Off In Ocean City; Live Music, Sports Events Planned

Inaugural Jellyfish Festival Kicks Off In Ocean City; Live Music, Sports Events Planned

OCEAN CITY – The inaugural Jellyfish Festival comes to Ocean City this weekend.On June 21-23, the Jellyfish Festival will make its debut on the beaches of Ocean City. Spanning nearly six blocks north of the pier, the event will feature live music from national, regional and local acts, arts and crafts, and extreme sports and… Read more »

North OC Bike Path Grant Sought

OCEAN CITY – Officials in Ocean City are seeking a state grant to fund a shared bike path project in the Montego Bay community.In a meeting of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee this week, President Paul Mauser announced the town has applied for grant funding through the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Bikeways… Read more »

May Traffic Stops Spike 45%; Jump Due To Busier Cruisin

OCEAN CITY – Police activity, smoking enforcement and recruitment updates highlighted this month’s meeting of the Ocean City Police Commission.With the summer season underway in Ocean City, resort officials spent the majority of Monday’s police commission meeting reviewing statistics on police activity, smoking citations and seasonal recruitment efforts.Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro told the… Read more »