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.

Pip The Beach Cat’s Online Journey ‘Doing A Lot Of Good’; Owners Planning Children’s Book On Cat’s Adventures

Pip The Beach Cat’s Online Journey ‘Doing A Lot Of Good’; Owners Planning Children’s Book On Cat’s Adventures

OCEAN CITY – He digs holes, chases birds, rides boogie boards and attends several community events. He is Pip the Beach Cat.Since October, this seven-month-old feline has captured the attention of those in the community and beyond. His social media accounts – which document his adventures in and around Ocean City – have amassed thousands… Read more »

OC Committee Reviews Summer Bike Crash Data

OCEAN CITY – Data on bike-related accidents in Ocean City is expected to help a resort committee evaluate and improve bicycle safety.Last Wednesday, Corporal Allen Hawk, vice president of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, presented committee members with data on bike-related collisions in town over the past three years.He noted that in… Read more »

Ocean City Adopts Complete Streets Policy

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City is now one step closer in seeking a Bicycle Friendly Community designation with the adoption of a Complete Streets Policy.On Monday, the Ocean City Mayor and Council voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets Policy that will be used to develop safe transportation for all users – including pedestrians, bicyclists,… Read more »

Brian’s Christmas Songbook Concert Returns To OC Dec. 15

Brian’s Christmas Songbook Concert Returns To OC Dec. 15

OCEAN CITY – A Christmas concert is expected to address the opioid epidemic with messages of hope for children and their families.On Saturday, Dec. 15, Brian’s Christmas Songbook will return to the Ocean City Performing Arts Center.Organizer Tony Christ said the concert will feature traditional Christmas carols, contemporary holiday songs, storytelling, performances by the Mid-Atlantic… Read more »