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.

Bar Bingo Event To Benefit Family

WEST OCEAN CITY — Residents will gather next week for a special night of bar bingo at the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City for the benefit of local kid battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Max Long and his family make frequent trips to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. and the event next Thursday, Jan. 31 at… Read more »

OC Mayor Attempts To Set Record Straight On City’s Boardwalk Property Position

OC Mayor Attempts To Set Record Straight On City’s Boardwalk Property Position

OCEAN CITY — Days after Ocean City decided to continue to pursue public ownership of an historic Boardwalk building, Mayor Rick Meehan fired off a strongly-worded statement defending the town’s position in the case.On Tuesday, after enduring the latest public backlash on the town’s motion for reconsideration filed with the Court of Special Appeals, Meehan… Read more »

Brutal Road Stretch Ends With Loss To Rams

BERLIN- A stretch of three straight games in Salisbury against tough Bayside South opponents couldn’t end soon enough for Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team, which fell to host Parkside, 79-46, last week.The Seahawks started the season with a 4-1 record, but a scheduling anomaly had them playing three straight road games against Bennett, Wicomico… Read more »

Worcester Boys Topple Jags On Senior Night

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team took care of business on Senior Night last Friday, beating visiting Salisbury Christian, 40-29.On a night when the Mallards honored eight senior players including Cole Berry, Cameron Hill, Cooper Richins, Michael Curtis, Dakin Moore, Colin Miller, Alec Dembeck and Henry Taboh, the Worcester boys cruised to the 40-29… Read more »