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 Island Gets Sidewalk Commitment

FENWICK ISLAND – A Fenwick Island committee will soon meet to decide on a course of action after receiving a letter from the state identifying funding for the town’s sidewalk project.Last month, the Fenwick Island Pedestrian Safety Committee met for the first time since the town learned it had received $250,000 from the state’s bond… Read more »

Fenwick Hotel Developer Waiver Approved

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island have granted a new hotel permission to begin construction in the early morning hours for nine days.On July 17, Spiro Buas, developer of the new Tapestry Collection by Hilton, came before the Fenwick Island Town Council requesting a waiver to allow construction at his property to begin at… Read more »

Wicomico Joins Worcester In Sprinkler Opposition

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County last week agreed to support proposed legislation that would allow jurisdictions to opt out of statewide sprinkler requirements in new single-family homes.Last week, the Wicomico County Council unanimously agreed to send a letter of support to state representatives regarding local amendments to fire sprinkler system provisions.In May, the Worcester… Read more »

Wicomico Commercial Property Sales Trending Up

SALISBURY – Despite improvements in transactions and sales volume, officials said Wicomico County still faces inventory challenges in its commercial real estate market.Last week, county officials received an update on the local commercial real estate market.John McClellan of SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate told the Wicomico County Council in the first six months of 2019… Read more »