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 Committee Creates Sidewalk Action Plan

FENWICK ISLAND – Fenwick Island officials gathered around the table last Friday to reinstate conversations on constructing a continuous sidewalk system along the resort’s main corridor, but delayed any further discussions on who would foot the bill and how the project would be tackled until the town could meet with officials from the Delaware Department… Read more »

Ocean City Not Equipped For Emergency Text Message Reports

OCEAN CITY – Discussions on technology that could send text alerts to the Ocean City Police Department in emergency situations were placed on the back burner this week after officials concluded the resort’s current system could not handle texting capability.In a Police Commission meeting Monday, Councilman Dennis Dare, chair of the commission, introduced the topic… Read more »

Perdue Stadium Improvements Get $500K Boost

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County this week approved a $500,000 grant award that will be used to make infrastructure improvements at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.The Maryland General Assembly authorized the $500,000 grant as provided in House Bill 151, which allots funds for planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, site improvements and more… Read more »

Fenwick Garden Club Expands Program

Fenwick Garden Club Expands Program

FENWICK ISLAND – Fenwick Island’s Barefoot Gardeners Club is expanding its youth program offerings this summer with a weekly reading series for young children.This week, members of the club’s youth program committee hosted its first of four story times for local and visiting children.Located at the Fenwick Island Community Park, the weekly story time series… Read more »

Wicomico Schools Start Summer Scientist Academy

Wicomico Schools Start Summer Scientist Academy

SALISBURY – Wicomico County Public Schools this week began a new month-long summer school program that educates elementary school students using a national STEM-based curriculum.The program, dubbed the Summer Scientist Academy, is hosted at North Salisbury, Northwestern and Willards elementary schools and Fruitland Primary this year and gives participating students in grades 1-4 the opportunity… Read more »