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.

Berlin Planning Community Resource Day

BERLIN – Officials in Berlin are looking for vendors, sponsors and volunteers for a county-wide community resource event in April. The town of Berlin will partner with several businesses, agencies and organizations to host Worcester County Community Access to Resources Expo (CARES) on Saturday, April 14. The event is expected to provide one-stop access to… Read more »

Wicomico Approves Middle School Enrollment Shift

SALISBURY – Schools officials in Wicomico County this week agreed to move 150 students from Bennett Middle School next year in an effort to balance middle school enrollment. On Tuesday, the Wicomico County school board voted unanimously to approve Superintendent Donna Hanlin’s recommendation that 150 students from Bennett Middle be moved to either Salisbury Middle… Read more »

Wicomico Animal Ordinance Change Questioned

SALISBURY – A new chapter that could replace Wicomico County’s existing animal control ordinance will be reviewed by counsel following concerns by officials regarding language found in the text. Last week, the Wicomico County Council held an open work session with Aaron Balsamo, executive director of the Wicomico County Humane Society and chair of the… Read more »

Wicomico Schools Face Budget Shortfall

SALISBURY – Wicomico County’s public school system is facing a $9.2 million shortfall in its general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2019. In a public budget hearing Tuesday, Bruce Ford, chief finance and operations officer for Wicomico County Public Schools, presented community members with a brief overview of the school system’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget…. Read more »

Rock & Roll Revival Marks 20-Year Run

SALISBURY – The 20th anniversary production of James M. Bennett High School’s Rock & Roll Revival will return to Salisbury for the next two weekends. Beginning Feb. 9, community members can take a walk down memory lane through Bennett High School’s 20th annual Rock & Roll Revival. Costume Director Beth Sheller said this year’s performance,… Read more »