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.

Ocean City Beach Music Festival Headliners Announced; Town Co-Sponsoring Event With $198K Investment

Ocean City Beach Music Festival Headliners Announced; Town Co-Sponsoring Event With $198K Investment

OCEAN CITY – The Styx, Crack the Sky, Newsboys and Ballyhoo are among the 18 acts scheduled to appear at this year’s inaugural Jellyfish Festival in Ocean City.With nearly four months remaining until live music, extreme sports and family fun converge in a weekend-long special event, producers this week gave community stakeholders a glimpse of… Read more »

Dredging Effort Gets Funding Boost

FENWICK ISLAND – An additional $15,000 is expected to help a Fenwick Island committee further its efforts to secure a dredging project in the Little Assawoman Bay.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council agreed to establish a $15,000 budget for the Fenwick Island Dredging Committee to complete soil testing, pay for consulting services and fund… Read more »

Firm Selected To Reassess Fenwick Properties

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island last week selected an appraisal firm to reassess all properties in town as part of a revaluation project.In October, the Fenwick Island Town Council agreed to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for appraisal services to reassess the value of real property within the town’s corporate limits.At the… Read more »

No More ‘Shall’ In Fenwick Code

FENWICK ISLAND – Concerned over its vague definition, officials in Fenwick Island last week agreed to stop using the word “shall” in all new or amended ordinances of the town code.Last Friday, Councilman Roy Williams presented his request to use the words “must” or “will” in any new or amended sections of the town code…. Read more »