‘Hero’ Plan Backfires In Big Way

BISHOPVILLE – A Delaware man’s attempt to gain back the good graces of his fiancé this week backfired when he was arrested and charged with first-degree arson and six counts of attempted first-degree murder after setting a fire in her parent’s Bishopville home early Tuesday morning.Shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, the Bishopville Volunteer Fire… Read more »

Bishopville Pond Work Survives State Funding Cuts

SNOW HILL – The Bishopville Pond restoration project has retained state funding despite a recent round of cuts from state government, Bishopville’s County Commissioner Linda Busick said this week.“We have retained that funding,” Busick confirmed.Originally slated as part of the Route 113 dualization mitigation plan, the Bishopville Pond project has been delayed for one reason… Read more »

Ocean City News In Briefs

OCEAN CITY – During the week that was in Ocean City government, ‘The Briefs” learned about a new issue that Councilman Jim Hall apparently has expertise in, the mayor’s new “thank you” strategy and that plans to use the Ocean City Municipal Airport for commercial flights have once again been grounded.NY Flight Plan Scrapped When… Read more »

Seaside Boat Show Returns To OC

OCEAN CITY – As the name of the sponsor organization suggests, the 26th Annual Seaside Boat Show, hosted by the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club, provides a reason for optimism and hope as the bleak winter turns a corner and starts heading for a rosier spring.For 26 years, actually 27, the annual boat show has marked… Read more »

City To Examine Take Home Vehicle Use

OCEAN CITY – Employee take home vehicles might be next on the proverbial chopping block as town officials continue to exhaust all options to cut expenditures.City Manager Dennis Dare hinted this week that a “vehicle study” will be released soon that may alter the current usage of take home vehicles used by some of the… Read more »