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.

Pictorial History Of Dolle’s Candyland Available Next Month

Pictorial History Of Dolle’s Candyland Available Next Month

OCEAN CITY – The co-owner of an iconic resort establishment is celebrating 110 years of operation with the release of her new book.Available for purchase starting July 6, “Dolle’s Candyland, Inc.” is a pictorial history of the business’s 110 years in Ocean City.A description of the book reads, “Dolle’s Candyland, Inc., has been an institution… Read more »

Wicomico Sheriff Pulls Second Amendment Measure

SALISBURY – A resolution declaring Wicomico a Second Amendment preservation county was withdrawn this week following recent national events.At the request of Sheriff Mike Lewis, a proposed resolution declaring Wicomico a Second Amendment preservation county – or a county that prohibits or impedes the enforcement of gun control measures viewed as a violation of the… Read more »

Three Fenwick Incumbents Face No Opposition

FENWICK ISLAND – Three Fenwick Island council members will retain their seats on the dais for another term, as the town received no other candidates for this year’s municipal election.In a special meeting on Wednesday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to receive the names of the candidates in the August 2020 town election.Councilwoman… Read more »

Hospitality Heroes Campaign Launched To Recognize Dedicated Workers

Hospitality Heroes Campaign Launched To Recognize Dedicated Workers

OCEAN CITY – A new campaign is expected to highlight the selfless acts of hospitality workers in Ocean City.This week, the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) launched its “Hospitality Heroes” campaign, an effort to share stories of inspiring resort hospitality workers who have gone above and beyond for guests and residents.“Everyone is experiencing an enormous… Read more »

Electric Bike Rentals Spark Review

OCEAN CITY – Resort officials this week agreed to review a town ordinance banning dockless bike and electric scooter ride share operations in response to advertisement for a new West Ocean City business.In an Ocean City Police Commission meeting Monday, City Manager Doug Miller agreed to review an ordinance passed last year prohibiting dockless ride… Read more »

Library-To-Go Services Offered

BERLIN – Grant funding requests and reopening plans highlighted a meeting of the Worcester County Library Board of Trustees this week.On Tuesday, Library Director Jennifer Ranck provided the board with an update on the Pocomoke facility project, a diversity grant application and plans for the library’s eventual reopening.Ranck announced this week the library had recently… Read more »