WOC Drive-Thru Plans Approved

OCEAN CITY –West Ocean City will soon be enjoying a drive-thru BBQ, as plans to convert the old Jerky Outlet continue to move forward this week. J.W. Powell, who currently owns Boog’s Barbeque on the Boardwalk, and attorney Hugh Cropper, came before the Mayor and Council this week, requesting permission to create a drive-thru exit… Read more »

New System to Track Bus Locations

OCEAN CITY – The City Council voted to move forward with the purchasing of an auto vehicle locater for the town’s bus system this week, despite a lack of state grant assistance. Public Works Director Hal Adkins reported this week the anticipated grant funding for the purchase of the auto vehicle locator (AVL) system was… Read more »

Performing Arts Center Gains Support

OCEAN CITY –The proposal for a performing arts center in Ocean City received further support at a tourism commission meeting last week, as local business owners voiced the need for increased cultural tourism. Rina Thaler, President of the Art League of Ocean City, presented her ideas for cultural tourism, maintaining the importance of art in… Read more »

State Police Make Huge Crack Bust

SNOW HILL- The Maryland State Police made a significant drug and weapons bust this week after stopping a vehicle passing through Worcester County on its way to points north for a routine equipment violation. A little after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, a Maryland State Police trooper from the Berlin barrack working routine patrol on Route… Read more »

State Cuts County Mosquito Budget

SNOW HILL- Towns and local communities must pay more for mosquito control this year or reduce efforts to control the biting pests, after the Worcester County Commissioners voted to pass the extra mosquito control costs on rather than absorbing or splitting the higher bill.“The state has reduced its share,” reported county chief administrator Gerry Mason… Read more »

County Hopes to Reduce Spray Buffers

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing April 22, before considering the text amendment for passage on changes to spray irrigation buffers and an expansion of the zones spray irrigation land will be allowed in. The change would implement an important tenet of the March 2006 Worcester County Comprehensive plan… Read more »

County Seeks New Sewer Plant Site

SNOW HILL – The planned new Mystic Harbour sewer plant may not be built on the same site as the existing facility, with the Worcester County Commissioners directing staff this week to explore an alternate site before planning proceeded further.“I do have a concern of building the plant at the same location,” said Commissioner Bud… Read more »

Local Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

SNOW HILL- A local roofer investigated last year for bilking customers out of their money without completing contracted projects pleaded guilty this week in District Court to felony theft and operating without a contractors office and now awaits his fait pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation.Charges against James Ira Lewis, 40, of Ocean City,… Read more »