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.

Culver Cruises To Second Wicomico Executive Term

SALISBURY – Voters re-elected Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver on Tuesday.According to preliminary results, Culver, a Republican, received 15,463 votes in Tuesday’s election, beating out Democratic challenger John Hamilton, who received 9,375 votes, and Jack Heath, an independent who received 6,624 votes.Culver was first elected to the position of county executive in 2014, defeating incumbent… Read more »

Fenwick Committee Continues Commercial Height Talks

FENWICK ISLAND – A resort committee has decided to continue its discussion on possible exceptions to the town’s commercial height regulations after meeting with an engineer last week.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Charter and Ordinance Committee met with Howard Krinsky, principal at Delaware Engineering and Design Corporation, to seek advice before drafting an ordinance to… Read more »

Property Purchase Delayed In Wicomico

SALISBURY – County leaders this week agreed to postpone a land acquisition until residents’ concerns were addressed.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council agreed to table a resolution to purchase 69 acres of land adjacent to the Newland Park Landfill.The resolution presented to the council this week stipulated that the property would only be used as… Read more »

Local Autistic Children’s Group Continues To Provide ‘Love And Support’

Local Autistic Children’s Group Continues To Provide ‘Love And Support’

BERLIN – When Wendy DiBuo’s son, Mark, was diagnosed with autism in 2000, she and her husband didn’t know who to turn to for support.So together, in 2001, they formed the Autistic Children’s Support Group of Worcester County, a volunteer-led, parent-to-parent support group that guides families living with autism and related development disorders to local… Read more »