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.

Online Service Connects Citizens With Volunteer Lawyers

SALISBURY – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) launched its first Cyber Civil Clinic Wednesday at Wicomico Public Library’s downtown branch, making Salisbury the first location in the state to use web-based video portals that connect residents with volunteer lawyers.The program is a joint effort between library and MVLS officials to provide free and accessible legal… Read more »

School Program Earns $20K Grant

SALISBURY – The High Performance Manufacturing Program at Parkside High School’s Department of Career and Technology Education (CTE) has received $20,000 in grant money from the Gene Haas Foundation to fund scholarships over the next two years.A $10,000 award will be used to fund scholarships for this year’s program graduates and a separate $10,000 award… Read more »

‘Joyride’ Ends In Crash, Charges

OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on drunk-driving and auto theft charges last week after allegedly swiping a vehicle and taking it for a joy ride before crashing.Around 11:30 p.m. last Thursday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were patrolling in the area of the 7-Eleven store at 119th Street when they… Read more »

Worcester Tech Plans To Offer Eight New Courses Next School Year

NEWARK – As Career and Technical Education Month commences, officials at Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) are introducing eight new programs to its curriculum next year that will be available for registration soon.The new programs – business management, business administration services, industrial maintenance, baking and pastry, horticultural services, environmental studies/natural resources, homeland security, and geographic… Read more »

Fenwick Weighing Hydrographic Survey Costs

FENWICK ISLAND – Members with the Town of Fenwick Island’s Environmental Committee are spearheading an effort to determine the condition of waterways along the bay and presented the mayor and councilmembers with cost proposals to conduct a hydrographic survey at last week’s town council meeting.Alex Daly, member of the Environmental Committee, said the proposed survey… Read more »