Boardwalk Eyes Outdoor Display Controls

OCEAN CITY – Outdoor displays along the Boardwalk will see increased regulation this summer, as the Boardwalk Development Association (BDA) works to promote business along the Boardwalk in an effective and aesthetically pleasing manner. BDA President Vicki Barrett, along with BDA member and Alaska Stand owner Bob Givarz, presented the Planning and Zoning Commission with… Read more »

County Remains Under Drought Watch

BERLIN – Drought conditions persist in Worcester County, as precipitation levels are still below normal for the last 12 months, but county staff say that water levels are in fair shape.“They were slow to recover this year,” Public Works Deputy Director John Ross said. “We’re still concerned. It hasn’t rained really a lot this spring…. Read more »

Ethics Comm. Rules On Berlin Councilwoman

BERLIN – Berlin Councilwoman Ellen Lang cannot vote on issues brought before the town council by attorney Joe Moore on his own behalf, the Berlin Ethics Commission has ruled, but is not restricted from participating in votes or discussions on items brought by the attorney on behalf of clients.“When the attorney is representing a client,… Read more »

High Court Rejects GOP Slots Suit

BERLIN – An attempt to repeal the sweeping tax changes and a referendum on slots approved by the General Assembly during a special session last fall failed last month when the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision by a Carroll County Circuit Court judge to declare a lawsuit filed by state GOP leaders… Read more »

Indictment In Pocomoke Murder

SNOW HILL – A Worcester County grand jury this week indicted Charles Robert Phillips, 28, of Pittsville, for the murder of a 77-year-old Pocomoke man in his home in early March.On March 13, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) arrested Phillips in connection with the murder of William Nibblett, 77, of Pocomoke. Phillips was… Read more »

New Bus Campaign To Start

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Public Works Director Hal Adkins and Transportation Department Superintendent George Thornes announced the kickoff of this year’s Ride the Bus campaign this week.The campaign, featuring a cast of prehistoric beach residents, is aimed at promoting Ocean City’s family-friendly image while encouraging residents and visitors alike to go “green” and ride… Read more »

OC Police Warn Of Fraud Scam

OCEAN CITY – An alert Ocean City resident last month helped resort police thwart a local attempt at a check and money order scam circulating around the state and the country.During the week of March 13, Ocean City police detectives investigated the first known local manifestation of a check and/or money order scam. The scam… Read more »

Roommate Stabber Sentenced To Five Months

SNOW HILL – An Ocean City man arrested in November and charged with first-degree assault and other serious crimes after stabbing his roommate with a steak knife during an altercation between the two men pleaded guilty this week in Circuit Court to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to nearly five months in jail.Dean Waters, 29,… Read more »