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.

Third License Plate Reader Coming To OC At Maryland-Del. Line; Funds Approved As Tool Against Heroin

Third License Plate Reader Coming To OC At Maryland-Del. Line; Funds Approved As Tool Against Heroin

OCEAN CITY — The ongoing battle with the heroin epidemic will soon be getting another weapon in the arsenal after the state last week approved funding for license plate reader technology for the Ocean City Police Department to deploy along the Maryland-Delaware line in the resort.The Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, formed last… Read more »

Should OC Beach Patrol Headquarters Be Named After Captain Craig? No Plan At This Time To Do So, City Says

Should OC Beach Patrol Headquarters Be Named After Captain Craig? No Plan At This Time To Do So, City Says

OCEAN CITY — Despite some desires within the community to do so, it appears the town of Ocean City is not inclined to name the new Ocean City Beach Patrol headquarters after long-time Captain Robert S. Craig.When the ribbon was cut for the new state-of-the-art Beach Patrol headquarters on Talbot Street and Baltimore Ave. in… Read more »