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.

OCDC Honored For Impactful Use Of Grant Dollars

OCDC Honored For Impactful Use Of Grant Dollars

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) received its first Impact Award at a meeting for the Community Development Network of Maryland (CDN) last month.The non-profit organization was honored for maximizing the potential of its grant money and working with community members to revitalize the resort’s downtown area.Since its inception in 2000, OCDC… Read more »

Wicomico Council Votes 6-1 To Repeal Impact Fees

SALISBURY – Members of the Wicomico County Council voted 6-1 to repeal impact fees in a meeting Tuesday evening.This vote came after months of discussion among the county’s elected officials, who debated the effects of impact fees on the county’s residents and businesses, and its annual revenue budget.Currently, those building new homes in Wicomico County… Read more »

Opiate Group, Education Officials Look To Bring Prevention Speaker To Schools

OCEAN PINES – The Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction Education Committee is working with principals and members of the Board of Education to bring a drug prevention speaker to each of the system’s middle and high schools.The Warriors are currently arranging assembly times for speaker Michael DeLeon, a former drug dealer and homicide witness,… Read more »

Governor Recognizes OC’s Popular Adopt-A-Beach Program

Governor Recognizes OC’s Popular Adopt-A-Beach Program

OCEAN CITY – The Town of Ocean City received recognition from Gov. Larry Hogan this week for its efforts in keeping the coastal area clean through its new Adopt Your Beach program.Adopt Your Beach Coordinator Effie Cox presented the citation to Coastal Resources Legislative Committee (Green Team) liaison and Councilman Tony DeLuca, Environmental Engineer Gail… Read more »