City Council Backs New Center Plan

City Council Backs New Center Plan

OCEAN CITY—Rick Hamilton’s big idea could become the Ocean City Convention Center’s bright future.The City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a new and more expensive plan for the already approved Roland E. Powell Convention Center expansion, which will increase the exhibit space by 20,000 square feet, utilizing the stunning bay views as a… Read more »

State’s LCB Probe Extended As Allegations Continue

SNOW HILL — The official audit has begun, but the investigation is scheduled to continue far longer than was originally expected.Auditors from the State Comptroller’s Office descended on the Liquor Control Board for Worcester County’s (LCB) Snow Hill headquarters this week to conduct the official audit of the quasi-governmental monopoly, but the investigation concerning allegations… Read more »

LCB Briefly Put On State Pre-Pay List

OCEAN CITY — For a span of several hours on Tuesday, the Liquor Control Board for Worcester County (LCB) became the first dispensary in the history of Maryland to have its line of credit for purchasing alcohol revoked.On Tuesday, July 13, sometime before noon, according to reliable sources, the LCB was placed on the state… Read more »

LCB Profits Plunge Compared To Others

OCEAN CITY — The numbers continue to tell quite a story concerning the recent performance of the Liquor Control Board for Worcester County (LCB) as new reports surfaced this week on money given back to other counties.Both Somerset and Wicomico counties released their unofficial numbers this week on the amount of funds paid back to… Read more »

Liquor Control Board Under Fire

OCEAN CITY — Local liquor licensees are banding together in what could result in an attempt to abolish the Liquor Control Board for Worcester County (LCB).At the Worcester County License Beverage Association (WCLBA) meeting on Tuesday, several license holders spoke out against some of the recent practices of the LCB, including unexpected price spikes and… Read more »

OC’s Illegal Hiring Now An Epidemic

OCEAN CITY—Some local businesses are hiring foreign workers who are not lawfully allowed to work in Ocean City, and those businesses may not even know it.Foreign students and workers have been a part of the Ocean City workforce for decades, but resort businesses might not realize that they are technically breaking the law by hiring… Read more »