Authorities Investigate Travel Agency Fraud

OCEAN CITY – Dozens of local residents have allegedly been duped out of thousands of dollars in vacation money by a former West Ocean City travel agency.Worcester Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) officials announced this week they had received several complaints throughout April and early May from local residents who booked vacations with the former Seaside… Read more »

County Eyes Seven-Month Moratorium On Adult Shops

SNOW HILL – No adult businesses will be permitted in Worcester County for the next seven months after the County Commissioners approved a moratorium proposed this week.The moratorium will prevent “application for or issuance of permits for adult entertainment businesses until December 31, 2007,” according to the resolution.Approving the measure gives the county time to… Read more »

Area Police Looking For Pa. Runaway

Area Police Looking For Pa. Runaway

OCEAN CITY – As of late yesterday, Ocean City Police were still looking for a 17-year-old runaway from Pennsylvania, who has been missing since April 27 and is believed to have come to the resort area. Candace Faircloth, 17, of Littlestown, Pa., near Gettysburg, is described as a white female, 5-feet, 3-inches tall and about… Read more »

Banana Bikes Debated In Ocean City

Banana Bikes Debated In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – A recent problem that has constantly been brought up before the Mayor and City Council in recent months and openly advocated by Councilman Jay Hancock was finally discussed openly at a work session on Tuesday.The problem has to do with the use of banana bikes, or a type of recumbent bicycle where… Read more »

Bay Bridge Decking Project To Last Two Years

Bay Bridge Decking Project To Last Two Years

OCEAN CITY – The trip to Ocean City could become more difficult for visitors trying to reach the beach over the next two years as Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) officials this week told resort business leaders the state is getting ready to embark on a major re-decking project on the westbound Chesapeake Bay Bridge.MdTA officials… Read more »

Bishopville Pond Work To Begin In September

BISHOPVILLE – Work on the Bishopville Pond and Lizard Hill borrow pit environmental restoration project should begin in September.Sandy Coyman, director of Comprehensive Planning for Worcester County, said if all goes well, work could be completed by early spring 2008.“We’ve been working on this for the four and a half years I’ve been a commissioner,”… Read more »

County Hears Budget Concerns At Meeting

SNOW HILL – Although the majority of the speakers stood up for the Board of Education budget, the annual Worcester County budget hearing on Tuesday night attracted a handful of comments in other areas.A specific invitation did not elicit any comments on the constant yield tax rate, which is the rate necessary to generate the… Read more »