Accident Causes OC Power Outage

OCEAN CITY – A local man faces several hit-and-run charges this week for leaving the scene of an accident after colliding with stabilizing wires on an electric utility pole, knocking out power for much of the resort Wednesday afternoon and into the night.Ocean City police responded to a hit-and-run traffic crash Wednesday afternoon around 4:39… Read more »

Chilly Ocean Rebounds From Recent Cold Spell

OCEAN CITY – Swimmers who have noticed the unusually cold waters over the past two weeks saw a five-degree temperature spike Sunday, resulting in warmer waters for beach-goers.According to Ocean City Beach Patrol Crew Chief Jason Konyar, the ocean temperature increased from 68.7 degrees on Saturday to 73 degrees on Sunday. The temperature increase is… Read more »

High School Project Costs Surprise Commissioners

SNOW HILL – Despite what one Worcester County Commissioner called “shocking numbers,” the commissioners voted Tuesday to send the Pocomoke High School (PHS) renovation and addition out to bid.The $45 million current cost estimate is $13 million more than the original estimate of $32 million.“These numbers are shocking,” Commissioner Virgil Shockley said.Shockley said he doubts… Read more »

Council Seeks Town Hall Flag Thoughts

BERLIN – The two new flagpoles proposed for the roof of Berlin’s town hall may not be the best choice, and public input on new flagpoles at Berlin’s Town Hall is needed, the Town Council agreed this week.Two weeks ago, Mayor Tom Cardinale suggested replacing the current set-up, which has small flagpoles jutting from the… Read more »

County’s First Online Auction Called A Success

SNOW HILL – Worcester County’s first online auction of surplus vehicles and equipment was successful and brought in more money than the most recent traditional auction, Worcester County staff reported this week,“We grossed around $84,500 on the auction with minimal expenses,” said Public Works Director John Tustin. “In 2005, we had nine more pieces of… Read more »

Fire Wipes Out Route 589 Structure

Fire Wipes Out Route 589 Structure

BERLIN – A Tuesday evening fire at a plant nursery along Route 589 across from Ocean Downs pumped billowing black smoke into the sky that could be seen from miles around and snarled rush hour traffic along the busy corridor for hours as five area fire companies battled the blaze.The fire started around 5 p.m…. Read more »