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.

Italian Performers Visit Hospital’s Cancer Care Patients

BERLIN – Two Italian performers visited Atlantic General Hospital’s cancer care center last week to visit with patients receiving treatment.Patients at the John H. “Jack” Burbage Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center received a surprise visit last Friday from Italian singer Ilaria Della Bidia and Italian pianist and composer Attilio Di Giovanni.Della Bidia – a professional… Read more »

AGH To Use $100K Grant To Expand Diabetes Services

AGH To Use $100K Grant To Expand Diabetes Services

BERLIN – A $100,000 grant is expected to help a local hospital expand its diabetes management program.In an award presentation last week, officials at Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) received a $100,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to expand services for individuals with diabetes.The hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Center will use the funds to expand its… Read more »

Open Space Grants To Help Two Wicomico Facilities

SALISBURY – More than $560,000 in Program Open Space funding is expected to benefit two recreation facilities in Wicomico County.Last Friday, Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver announced the county had received funding through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Program Open Space for projects at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex and Schumaker Park.The Henry… Read more »

Wicomico Encouraged To Support Ban On Balloon Releases

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County are considering legislation banning the release of helium balloons.Introduced by County Executive Bob Culver in September, the proposed legislation would prohibit the release of non-biodegradable or non-photodegradable balloons into the atmosphere.The legislative bill, submitted to the Wicomico County Council last month, would amend the county code to prohibit the… Read more »

Halloween Countdown On For Berlin

Halloween Countdown On For Berlin

BERLIN – Trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities will return to Berlin next week.Trick-or-treating will take place in Berlin on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said this year the town will team up with residents on Washington Street to adopt the theme Dia de los Muertos.Main Street merchants will… Read more »