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.

Wicomico Still Accepting Grant Applications

SALISBURY – Officials say small business owners still have time to apply for financial assistance through a countywide relief grant fund.Last week, Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development (SWED) opened its online application for the SWED CV-19 Relief Grant Fund.The fund – capitalized through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – offers working capital grants… Read more »

Shorebirds Planning Community Events Over Summer

SALISBURY – Delmarva Shorebirds’ general manager told officials this week planning is underway to host several community events at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium this year despite the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League season.On Tuesday, Delmarva Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters met with the Wicomico County Council to discuss the cancellation of the 2020… Read more »

OC To Again Seek State Bike Grant

OCEAN CITY – An $80,000 grant is expected to help Ocean City develop a strategic plan.In a meeting of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee this week, President Paul Mauser announced the town had recently submitted a grant application through the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Bikeways Program to complete a strategic plan… Read more »

Fenwick Adds Two Crosswalk Intersection Lights

FENWICK ISLAND – Fenwick Island has installed two new crosswalk systems in an effort to improve pedestrian safety along Coastal Highway.Late last month, two new crosswalk lights were installed at the intersections of Bayard Street and Coastal Highway and Oyster Bay Drive and Coastal Highway.“I think people need to be aware of them,” Councilwoman Vicki… Read more »

New West Ocean City Hiker-Biker Trail Completed

OCEAN CITY – West Ocean City parking concerns and plans for additional bike racks near the beach highlighted a resort committee meeting this week.On Wednesday, State Highway Administration (SHA) Assistant District Engineer Jana Potvin presented the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee with an update on bicycle and pedestrian projects in and around the… Read more »

For Fisher’s, Much Has Changed And Stayed The Same On Boardwalk

For Fisher’s, Much Has Changed And Stayed The Same On Boardwalk

(Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a series on long-running, family-owned Boardwalk businesses.)OCEAN CITY – While much has changed at the Boardwalk, Fisher’s Popcorn continues the time-honored tradition of serving its famed fare to visitors year after year.“If they want an Ocean City treat, if they want nostalgic Ocean City, it’s a good… Read more »