Berlin Developer Wants To Move On

BERLIN – The Purnell Professional Center is heading towards site plan approval, with the sketch plan presented for comment for the second time last week.Sketch plans do not need to be approved by a formal vote, and despite the continuing requests from the Berlin Planning Commission for more changes to the plan, developer Troy Purnell… Read more »

Marathon Runners Face Off With Snow, Winds

OCEAN CITY – Blinding snow and frigid temperatures did not prevent hundreds of runners from all over the country from competing in last Saturday’s 3rd Annual Ocean City Factory Outlets Marathon, which resulted in the familiar face crossing the finish line first.A rare Easter weekend snowstorm blew through the area last Saturday morning and continued… Read more »

ODEC Pulls Out Of Deal, Ending Utility Deal Saga

BERLIN – The sale of Berlin’s electric system is dead.The months-long saga ended Monday night when the Berlin Town Council voted unanimously to discontinue negotiations for the controversial sale of the power plant and distribution system.Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s (ODEC) decision to back out of the deal over environmental issues at the Berlin power plant… Read more »

Staley Named Ocean City Citizen Of Year

OCEAN CITY – Long-time local resident and community activist John Staley has joined a long list of distinguished winners when it was announced this week he will be honored later this month with the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Citizen of the Year award.The Chamber of Commerce several years ago established the outstanding Citizen… Read more »