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.

For Dumser’s, It Remains ‘All About The Ice Cream’ 80 Years Later

For Dumser’s, It Remains ‘All About The Ice Cream’ 80 Years Later

(Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a series on long-running, family-owned Boardwalk businesses.)OCEAN CITY – Owner Don Timmons says not much has changed about Dumser’s Dairyland since it was founded more than 80 years ago.“It’s all about the ice cream,” he said. “That’s all I can say. That’s our business, that’s what we’re… Read more »

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 »