Arson Plea Leads To 18-Month Sentence

SNOW HILL – A Delaware man, who attempted to get back in the good graces of his fiancé by lighting her parents’ Bishopville home on fire, pleaded guilty this week to one count of first-degree arson and was sentenced to six years in jail with all but 18 months suspended.Brent Phillip Wright, 22, of Bridgeville,… Read more »

Berlin Customers See Electric Changes

BERLIN – Beginning with the current electric bill, town of Berlin electric customers will see a $1.50 credit every month as part of a greenhouse gas reduction reward.Each electric account will save $18 a year through the greenhouse gas program.Town of Berlin electric customers have also been enjoying lower rates since April after the town… Read more »

Berlin Eyes Green Boundary To Control Growth

BERLIN – The green belt talked about for Berlin in recent discussions of the draft comprehensive plan is more properly about creating a permanent boundary line for outward town growth, town elected officials agreed Wednesday night.The Berlin Mayor and Council met with the Berlin Planning Commission Wednesday night to discuss some concerns the commission had… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY – This week, the old adage is true that when one thing starts, another must come to an end. So, as the City Council gave the nod for a new eco-tourism business, it also gave the blessing to demolish a downtown building that some politely call an “eyesore”, while others think a “safety… Read more »

Suspect Charged In Double Stabbing

OCEAN CITY – Two people were stabbed this week during a fight in a downtown parking lot late Monday night.Just before midnight on Monday, a private citizen informed Ocean City police there was a fight in progress in the parking lot at 7 Atlantic Ave. As officers approached the area of the reported fight, they… Read more »