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.

Fenwick Officials Adopt $2.1M Operating Budget

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island last week adopted a $2.1 million operating budget and $63,200 capital improvement budget for the coming fiscal year.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2020 operating and capital improvement budgets.Th spending plan includes an operating budget of $2,139,316. Property taxes, rental… Read more »

Wicomico County Supports World Kindness Effort

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County last week agreed to support kindness initiatives throughout the community.Last week, the Wicomico County Council passed a resolution declaring its support for World Kindness USA, a national platform that promotes kindness initiatives across all sectors of the community.The resolution follows an ongoing campaign by the city of Salisbury to… Read more »

Worcester, Wicomico Going Purple

BERLIN – Worcester County will kick off National Recovery Month by “going purple.”In September, organizers of Worcester Goes Purple will launch a month-long campaign to promote conversations on substance abuse.Worcester Goes Purple is an initiative supported by Worcester County Public Schools, Worcester County Health Department and Atlantic General Hospital.And while the kick-off is months away,… Read more »

Committee Focuses On Commercial District’s Future

FENWICK ISLAND – Building character, streetscapes and parking highlighted a meeting last week to discuss the future of Fenwick Island’s commercial district.On June 18, the Fenwick Island Ad Hoc Commercial District Planning Committee continued its discussion on a planning study of the town’s commercial areas.Earlier this year, the Fenwick Island Town Council approved funds for… Read more »