County Debates Billboard Removal

SNOW HILL – Fears that language in the Route 50 and Route 113 corridor plans would obligate the county to pay for billboard removals prompted county elected officials to make changes to give property owners a choice between billboards and other signs.Previous language in the plans made billboard removal mandatory during development or redevelopment, but… Read more »

O.C. Drive-By Shooter Pleads Guilty

SNOW HILL- A Millsboro, Del. man in Circuit Court on Wednesday facing attempted murder charges for a drive-by shooting in Ocean City in May 2006 pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and now faces a maximum of 20 years in jail pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation. Kyle Combs, 21, of Millsboro, was in Circuit… Read more »

Pines Community Center Rejected

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines community center naysayers have won a decisive victory, casting nearly 1,000 votes more than community center supporters, in the second referendum on the project. “It looks like it’s over,” said project opponent Marty Clarke. “The Ocean Pines membership, for the second time in six years, I think they sent… Read more »

Wounded Soldiers Visit Resort

OCEAN CITY- Wounded U.S. soldiers from the deserts of the Middle East got to put their feet in more friendly sand this week when they were treated to a three-day stay in Ocean City courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) and their Ladies’ Auxilliary. Fifty-one wounded veterans from the Walter Reed Army Hospital… Read more »

Reviews Good On Restaurant Week

OCEAN CITY – Locals and visitors alike got their first taste of the delicious prix fix meals that restaurants participating in the Ocean City Restaurant Week had to offer this week. Ocean City’s premier Restaurant Week began June 2, marking the beginning of a week-long opportunity for diners to enjoy prix fix meals at any… Read more »

Transit Priorities

SNOW HILL – Before the next phase of the dualization of Route 113 is launched, the county needs to see the plans, said Worcester County Commissioner Virgil Shockley this week.The commissioner spoke during a discussion at Tuesday’s County Commissioner meeting on transportation priorities.  The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has asked the county to list its… Read more »

Major Showell Project on Hold For Now

SNOW HILL – In another twist to the ongoing saga of the ADC Builders development in Showell, the developer has asked the county to put the process on hold.ADC attorney Mark Cropper hand-delivered a letter to Worcester County staff on Tuesday morning, just a few hours before the County Commissioners would have considered ADC’s request… Read more »

O.C. Council Adopts $120M Budget

OCEAN CITY – Resort officials took another crack at the budget this week with a second reading of the fiscal year 2008 budget. After reviewing past and current discussion of issues surrounding the budget, a formal adoption of the budget was made. The mayor and council on Monday unanimously passed the fiscal year 2008 budget… Read more »