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.

OC Scores Grant For Butt Containers

OCEAN CITY — A $2,000 grant is expected to further the resort’s efforts to install cigarette disposal containers to the west of the Boardwalk.In a meeting of the Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or Green Team, this week, committee chair and Councilman Tony DeLuca announced that the resort had received a grant award from the health… Read more »

Divisive Mood At City Hall As New Mayor, Council Sworn In

Divisive Mood At City Hall As New Mayor, Council Sworn In

OCEAN CITY –  Council President Lloyd Martin and Council Secretary Mary Knight were reappointed to their positions during an organizational meeting of the Mayor and City Council last Thursday, but not before a lengthy discussion on the desire for change and new leadership.Two days after residents cast their votes in last Tuesday’s municipal election, incumbents… Read more »

Park Development Meeting Set

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County will host a public input session later this month to share plans for a county-owned property and to gather ideas before a master plan is developed.On Nov. 20, the community will have an opportunity to share ideas for the development of a county-owned property known as Pirate’s Wharf.Last month,… Read more »

Sustainability Plan Survey Planned

FENWICK ISLAND – Two resort committees met last week to begin the community involvement portion of a Community Sustainability Plan funded by a state grant.Last Friday, members of the Fenwick Island Dredging and Environmental committees met in a joint meeting to kick-off the next phase of a Community Sustainability Plan, which identifies sustainability goals and… 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 »