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 Street Project Approved

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island last week agreed to proceed with a costly street microsurfacing project.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to move forward with a street program for fiscal year 2019 that would require an estimated $168,398 to microsurface the municipality’s roadways.Town Manager Terry Tieman told the council Kercher… Read more »

Fenwick Island Lighthouse Rehabilitation Work Underway

Fenwick Island Lighthouse Rehabilitation Work Underway

FENWICK ISLAND – Rehabilitation work on a lighthouse keeper’s residence has commenced in Fenwick Island.Last week, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launched a refurbishment project of the keeper’s house at the Fenwick Island Lighthouse.The rehabilitation work will focus on the house’s exterior and will involve the removal of modern additions, construction of… Read more »

Fenwick Beach Pumping Underway

FENWICK ISLAND – A beach replenishment project commenced in Fenwick Island last week after months of delays.Last Friday, crews began the two-week process of pumping 278,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach as part of Fenwick Island’s latest round of beach replenishment.Last year, the Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a $19.2 million… Read more »

Private, Public Viewing Of Andy Irons Documentary Planned; Group Aims To Shine Light On Mental Health

Private, Public Viewing Of Andy Irons Documentary Planned; Group Aims To Shine Light On Mental Health

OCEAN CITY – A documentary coming to Ocean City is expected to generate dialogue on mental health issues and opioid addiction.Premiering at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center on Sept. 25, “Andy Irons: Kissed by God” shares the untold story of Andy Irons, a three-time world champion surfer who ultimately died from mental health issues… Read more »

Soundwave Music, Arts Festival This Weekend

Soundwave Music, Arts Festival This Weekend

PITTSVILLE – An inaugural music and arts festival is expected to bring together several local and regional bands this weekend.On Friday, event organizers will kick off the inaugural Soundwave Music & Arts Festival at the Mid-Atlantic Youth Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville.The three-day festival will feature 22 musical acts, cornhole tournaments, a food and beverage vendor,… Read more »

State’s Most Beautiful Small Town Named

BERLIN – A national publication has named Berlin as Maryland’s “Most Beautiful Small Town.”Last week, the town of Berlin learned it was named “Most Beautiful Small Town” in Maryland by House Beautiful, a home design magazine.The article – which named the most beautiful small town in each state – praised Berlin for its shops, restaurants… Read more »