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 Scores $600K In State Funding For Sidewalks, Dredging

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials say more than $600,000 in state funding is expected to benefit major infrastructure projects in Fenwick Island.During a Fenwick Island Town Council meeting last Friday, Mayor Vicki Carmean, council president, announced the town had recently received more than $600,000 to further the town’s infrastructure improvement projects.She noted the municipality had received… Read more »

Civic Center To Receive $1.6M Grant

SALISBURY – A $1.6 million grant is expected to benefit operations at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.Last week, the Wicomico County Council voted unanimously to accept a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration in the amount of $1,613,874.Officials say the Shuttered Venue Operators grant award will be used by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks… Read more »

County Considers Opioid Settlement

SALISBURY – A discussion on whether the county should join a multi-billion-dollar settlement against four national drug companies highlighted a recent work session.Last week, the Wicomico County Council held a work session with legal counsel to discuss a proposed $26 billion settlement with drug distributors McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. and drug… Read more »