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.

With Summer Camps Winding Down, CMA Kids Care Turning Focus To Various School Year Options For Families

With Summer Camps Winding Down, CMA Kids Care Turning Focus To Various School Year Options For Families

OCEAN PINES – As the school year quickly approaches, officials with CMA Kids Care, a division of Chesapeake Martial Arts, are encouraging parents to sign their children up for one of CMA’s child care programs.Owner Jim Heaney said CMA Kids Care is now enrolling students for before-school and after-school care, half-day pre-K and all-day child… Read more »

Fenwick Businesses Seek Parking Review

FENWICK ISLAND – While it remains unclear how a continuous sidewalk system along Route 1 would impact commercial parking in Fenwick Island, those in the business community are calling for the town to review its parking requirements.In a Fenwick Island Town Council meeting late last month, Tim Collins, chair of the Fenwick Island Business Development… Read more »

Code Change Will Permit Grooming

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island last week approved on first reading an ordinance change that would allow animal grooming services within the town’s commercial zone.On July 27, the Fenwick Island Town Council unanimously agreed to the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would permit businesses in the commercial zone to provide grooming… Read more »

Wicomico Council Weighs Fleet Management Option

SALISBURY – Leaders in Wicomico County this week agreed to proceed with discussions on a fleet management program.Representatives from Enterprise Fleet Management – which provides leasing and replacement services for business and government vehicles – met with the Wicomico County Council in a work session on Tuesday to present a program that is expected to… Read more »

Fenwick Launches Locals Program

FENWICK ISLAND – A Fenwick Island committee has launched a new program that rewards residents who support local businesses.The Fenwick Locals Program, administered by the town’s Business Development Committee, is a new, voluntary program that rewards residents and homeowners for their patronage of local businesses.“This is a program to strengthen the relationship between local Fenwick… Read more »

Salisbury To Offer Free Parking For Folk Festival

SALISBURY – Free parking will be provided to those attending the National Folk Festival in September.From Sept. 7-9, the city of Salisbury will host its first of three National Folk Festivals downtown. The free event, produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts, will feature seven stages with continuous performances, crafts, food and more.Officials… Read more »