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.

Two Native Plant Sales Offered

SNOW HILL – Native plant sale fundraisers have returned to Worcester County.Through April 23, community members can pre-order native plants through the Lower Shore Land Trust’s 14th Annual Native Plant Sale. Purchased plants will be available for contactless curbside pickup at the nonprofit’s Snow Hill office on April 30 and May 1.“There’s no come and… Read more »

More Review Needed For Shuttle Services

FENWICK ISLAND – Citing the need for clarification, Fenwick Island’s ordinance on shuttle services will head to a resort committee for review.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to refer the town’s ordinance on shuttle services to the Fenwick Island Charter and Ordinance (C&O) Committee for review and discussion.Town Manager Terry Tieman said… Read more »

Fenwick Relaxes Special Event Rules

FENWICK ISLAND – Fenwick Island officials agreed last week to relax special event requirements for another summer season as COVID-19 recovery efforts continue.Last week, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to temporarily relax special event requirements in the town’s code in an effort to assist businesses open their doors and maintain safe physical distancing.“It’s… Read more »

Senior’s Capstone Project Aims To Help Autistic Kids; Operation Ocean Hope Set For Next Saturday

Senior’s Capstone Project Aims To Help Autistic Kids; Operation Ocean Hope Set For Next Saturday

BERLIN – A local high school student is partnering with a Berlin counseling service to host a community event for children with autism and those who struggle in social settings.On Saturday, April 10, high school senior Brady Esham and Ocean Front Counseling will host Operation Ocean Hope, a program designed to allow children ages 6-12… Read more »