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.

Worcester’s Music Education Honored

NEWARK – Worcester County’s school system was recognized last week for receiving a national designation for music education.In a Worcester County Board of Education meeting last week, Tamara Mills, coordinator of fine arts instruction and music programs, announced Worcester County Public Schools was one of five school systems in Maryland to be honored with the… Read more »

Wicomico Council Reviews Executive’s $148M Budget

SALISBURY – The county executive last week submitted his $148.5 million proposed operating budget for the coming fiscal year.County Executive Bob Culver presented the Wicomico County Council with a proposed fiscal year 2020 operating budget of $148,541,879 last Friday.“The primary focus of this budget is to effectively address Wicomico County’s core service needs: public safety… Read more »

Unknowns Lead To Capital Project Timing Revisions

SALISBURY – How and when capital projects would be funded was discussed at length last week as county officials presented a summary of changes to the Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 2020-2024.In a work session last week, Director of Administration Wayne Strausburg and Assistant Director of Administration Weston Young presented the Wicomico County Council… Read more »

Worcester To End School June 12

NEWARK – Changes to the school system’s adopted 2019-2020 academic calendar will give students an additional day off from school, but will push the tentative ending to the school year to June 16.On Tuesday, Carrie Sterrs, the school system’s coordinator of public relations and special programs, presented the Worcester County Board of Education with a… Read more »