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.

Fenwick, State To Host Workshop On Proposed Sidewalks

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island are encouraging residents to attend a sidewalk workshop next month.In a Fenwick Island Town Council meeting last Friday, Councilwoman Vicki Carmean announced representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will host a three-hour long workshop to present their plans for a continuous sidewalk system along Coastal Highway.“One… Read more »

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 »