About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.

30th Ocean City Tuna Tourney In The Books

OCEAN CITY- The 30th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament last weekend was once again a big success with a strong bite providing plenty of drama in almost every category. The annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament is one of the highlights of the summer offshore tournament seasons each year, second only perhaps to the White Marlin… Read more »

Ocean City Rec Building Upgrades Move Ahead

OCEAN CITY — A significant front entrance and lobby renovation at Northside Park with aesthetic and security upgrades for the decades-old facility got the green light this week and the project will likely begin this fall. Recreation and Parks Department officials and other city staffers have been working closely with Homeland Security officials to upgrade… Read more »

Second Leg Of OC Grand Prix In The Books

OCEAN CITY- The second leg of the Delmarva Grand Prix High School Tennis Tournament played at the Ocean City Tennis Center last weekend is in the books with several local players advancing. Juniors from 10 different high schools across the shore gathered at the Ocean City Tennis Center last Sunday for the second of three… Read more »

OC Marketing Strategy Debated

OCEAN CITY — The Tourism Committee resumed the discussion about the town’s advertising strategy last week after questions were raised about how and where Ocean City is marketed. Earlier in July, the Mayor and Council exercised an option to renew Ocean City’s contract with advertising agency MGH, but not before a spirited discussion about the… Read more »

Late Distance Amendment Could Derail Offshore Wind Project

OCEAN CITY — Less than 24 hours after Ocean City officials voted to send another letter to potential offshore wind farm developers over the distance from shore issue, Congressman Andy Harris was successful in getting an amendment passed that could derail the project altogether. Harris, who represents Maryland’s first congressional district, on Tuesday was able… Read more »