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.

OC Formalizes Opposition To Fed’s Offshore Testing Proposal

OC Formalizes Opposition To Fed’s Offshore Testing Proposal

OCEAN CITY — With a bevy of local environmental leaders on hand, Ocean City officials on Monday passed a resolution officially opposing offshore seismic testing off the coast of the resort after agreeing the potential risks outweigh the possible rewards.The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently evaluating four permits from three different… Read more »

Fourth Fire On Same OC Block Raises Questions; ‘Suspicious’ Blaze Under Investigation

Fourth Fire On Same OC Block Raises Questions; ‘Suspicious’ Blaze Under Investigation

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate another fire last Thursday evening in the same general area where three other blazes have occurred this year, raising suspicion something more than mere coincidence could be afoot.Last Friday, two downtown residents were displaced after an early morning residential fire at St. Louis… Read more »

Ocean City Passes Resolution Against Fed’s Offshore Seismic Testing Proposal

Ocean City Passes Resolution Against Fed’s Offshore Seismic Testing Proposal

OCEAN CITY — With a bevy of local environmental leaders on hand, Ocean City officials on Monday passed a resolution officially opposing offshore seismic testing off the coast of the resort after agreeing the potential risks outweigh the possible rewards.The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently evaluating four permits from three different… Read more »