About The Author: Bethany Hooper

Alternative Text

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.

Fatality Confirmed In Ocean Pines Home Fire; 62-Year-Old Man Dies In Blaze

Fatality Confirmed In Ocean Pines Home Fire; 62-Year-Old Man Dies In Blaze

OCEAN PINES – One man died and three firefighters were injured this week in a house fire in Ocean Pines.At around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department (OPVFD) was alerted to a residential structure fire on Seafarer Lane in north Ocean Pines. Responding units reported significant fire conditions throughout the home with… Read more »

Town, Business Owners Discuss Sidewalk Project

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials say commitments from commercial property owners will allow the Town of Fenwick Island to commence a long-awaited sidewalk construction project.Last week, town officials met with Century Engineering representative Drew Boyce and commercial property owners to discuss an upcoming sidewalk project along Coastal Highway.With a construction firm selected and design plans approved,… Read more »

OCPD Continues Hiring Efforts

OCEAN CITY – Officials say they continue to seek applicants for seasonal positions within the Ocean City Police Department.15On Monday, Ocean City Police Department Chief Ross Buzzuro presented members of the Ocean City Police Commission with an update on seasonal recruitment.For decades, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) has enhanced its workforce with seasonal officers… Read more »

Resort Supports Legislation For 12-Month Exhibition Driving Charge

OCEAN CITY – Officials say proposed legislation making its way through the Maryland General Assembly could allow the Town of Ocean City to enforce exhibition driving violations year-round.Last month, Mayor Rick Meehan, Ocean City Police Department Chief Ross Buzzuro, City Solicitor Heather Stansbury and other officials with the Town of Ocean City came before the… Read more »