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.

Wicomico Questions Wor-Wic Scholarship Investment

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County last week called into question the success and future of a taxpayer-funded scholarship program.Last week, Bryan Newton, vice president of enrollment management and student services at Wor-Wic Community College, met with the Wicomico County Council in an open work session to present a report on the Wicomico Economic Impact… Read more »

Coalition Launches ‘Save A Shore Farmer’ Program

BERLIN – A $19,000 grant is expected to benefit a new outreach program for farmers and their families.This month, the Suicide Prevention Coalition – a consortium of nonprofits, counseling services, health departments, hospitals, school systems and private behavioral health professionals on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland – launched its inaugural “Save a Shore Farmer”… Read more »

Concerns Raised Over Animal Control Ordinance

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County have agreed to consider changes to a new animal control ordinance after hearing suggestions from the public.Last week, members of the public, including those on a committee tasked with creating an ordinance that would better promote the safety and welfare of domestic animals, came before the Wicomico County Council… Read more »

Jenkins Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award; Annual Chamber Banquet Honors Leading Citizens

Jenkins Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award; Annual Chamber Banquet Honors Leading Citizens

members were recognized for their achievements, leadership and community involvement at this week’s annual awards celebration.On Wednesday, the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce held its annual Ocean City Chamber Awards Ceremony, which honors business leaders, nonprofits and volunteers who represent the area’s best.Submissions for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Business Person of the Year,… Read more »

Rock For Recovery Date Announced

WEST OCEAN CITY – An annual event dedicated to raising funds for those seeking treatment is expected to benefit two local groups this year.On Sept. 30, the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction will host its third annual Rock for Recovery fundraiser at Trader Lee’s in West Ocean City. Money raised from the event will… Read more »