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.

Officials To Revisit Land Donation

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County will vote again on a land donation that they rejected late last year.Last December, the Wicomico County Council voted to reject a 235-acre land donation from Connelly Mill Ltd. Partnership after an environmental study revealed potential pollution issues. The property, located next to the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex… Read more »

Town Manager Recognized With National Award

FENWICK ISLAND – Fenwick Island’s town manager has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 influencers in local government.Last week, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) – a national organization for local government professionals – announced its winners for the 2018 Chris Traeger Award.The annual list recognizes the top 100 influencers in municipal government…. Read more »

Council Confirms Contract Bill Despite Veto

SALISBURY – County leaders this week voted to reaffirm a legislative bill vetoed by the county executive that would require certain leases and contracts to be approved by the county council.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council voted to reaffirm a legislative bill that was vetoed by County Executive Bob Culver.The legislative bill, adopted on Nov…. Read more »

‘Shore Gives More’ Campaign Sets Another Fundraising Record

‘Shore Gives More’ Campaign Sets Another Fundraising Record

SALISBURY – More than 1,500 donations generated more than $171,000 for 99 local nonprofits during the fourth annual “Shore Gives More” campaign for a new record-breaking fundraising total.On Giving Tuesday – held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving – local nonprofits joined in an international online giving movement to raise funds for programs that… Read more »

Wicomico School System Eyes Three Major Capital Projects

SALISBURY – Education officials and parents came before county officials this week to highlight the need for funding school projects at a public hearing on the proposed Capital Improvement Program.On Monday, officials in Wicomico County held a public hearing on the proposed 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a planning document which outlines major projects in… Read more »

Pirate’s Wharf Plans Discussed

SALISBURY – County residents last week voiced their support and concerns for the development of a public park.Last week, residents gathered in a public input session to share their ideas for the development of a county-owned property known as Pirate’s Wharf.In October, the county announced it had received a $820,000 grant from the National Parks… Read more »