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.

Wicomico Council Overrides Executive’s Veto

SALISBURY – County leaders this week voted to reaffirm a legislative bill vetoed by the county executive.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council voted unanimously to reaffirm a legislation bill adopted by the council in May and subsequently vetoed by County Executive Bob Culver.The legislative bill corrects a drafting error in the county’s personnel manual defining… Read more »

Pines Public House & Eatery Offers New Upscale Dining Spot

Pines Public House & Eatery Offers New Upscale Dining Spot

OCEAN PINES – The owners of a local pizza chain are bringing fine dining to Ocean Pines with the opening of Pines Public House & Eatery.Located on Nicholas Lane, Pines Public House & Eatery combines elevated Eastern Shore cuisine with handcrafted metropolitan cocktails in an upscale dining atmosphere.Co-owners Alex Buinovskis and Dennis Klimins said Pines… Read more »

OC Composting Program Launches Second Phase, Fundraising Effort

OC Composting Program Launches Second Phase, Fundraising Effort

OCEAN CITY – The organizers of a city-wide composting program are seeking the community’s support to expand their efforts.Tomorrow, Go Green OC – a local nonprofit dedicated to zero-waste goals in Ocean City – will launch the second phase of its city-wide composting program.Last fall, Go Green OC partnered with The Hobbit Restaurant owner Garvey… Read more »

Senior Nutrition Programs Cut

BERLIN – Unexpected cuts to a nutrition program are expected to impact thousands of seniors on the lower Eastern Shore.Last week, MAC Inc. Area Agency on Aging announced state funding for its Senior Nutrition Services program would be cut by $113,000, or 46%, effective July 1.Initially, the funding cuts will impact 120 to 150 seniors… Read more »

Fenwick Dunes Go ‘Post And Rope’

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Delaware said new dune fencing in Fenwick Island will improve sand accumulation.This week, the town issued a statement from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) explaining a decision to replace solid slat fencing with post and rope fencing.“There have been several concerns in regards to the… Read more »

Wicomico ‘In Dire Need’ Of Deputies

SALISBURY – Three new positions in the Wicomico County Sheriff’s office are expected to provide additional law enforcement capabilities.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council introduced a legislative bill to create three new positions in the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. Additional personnel would include two deputy first class positions and one corporal position.But before the council… Read more »