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 Co-Op Selects Installer For Solar Projects

BERLIN – Selection committee members of the Worcester County Solar Co-op have chosen Sustainable Energy Systems to be the group’s solar panel installer.Members of the co-op’s selection committee worked with Maryland Solar United Neighborhoods (MD SUN) to send proposal requests to panel installers in the area.The Frederick, Md.-based business went against seven other installation companies… Read more »

Operation Christmas Child Campaign Kicks Off

BERLIN – Local volunteers for the Operation Christmas Child campaign are gearing up for another successful holiday season.The program, run by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, joins volunteers around the world to fill shoeboxes with gifts for underprivileged youth.In the past five years, the Southern Delmarva team has given away more than 46,000 shoeboxes, according to… Read more »

Worcester School System To Seek Audit Waiver

NEWARK – The Worcester County Board of Education is seeking support from its commissioners and delegates to approve a legislative audit waiver that could save the school system hours of time.Chief Financial Operator Vince Tolbert brought the proposed waiver before the board members in Tuesday’s meeting, where they all agreed to support the request.The county… Read more »

Berlin Hosting Fiddlers Weekend

BERLIN – Berlin will have three new groups at this weekend’s 24th Annual Fiddlers Convention, according to Community Economic Development Director Ivy Wells.The one returning group, Blind Wind, will open the event with a performance Friday night and a second set Saturday.Blind Wind is a local group featuring blind harmonica player Cole Moran and his… Read more »