New Stansell Coastal Hospice House Celebrated

New Stansell Coastal Hospice House Celebrated

OCEAN PINES – A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the region’s first residential hospice house drew a crowd of community members to Ocean Pines this week.On Wednesday, officials with Coastal Hospice, community members and representatives from various boards, businesses and government agencies gathered to celebrate the opening of the Macky & Pam Stansell… Read more »

Weekly Downtown Fireworks Displays Questioned

Weekly Downtown Fireworks Displays Questioned

OCEAN CITY — Resort tourism officials this week waffled somewhat on the idea of weekly fireworks in the future, instead agreeing to explore other special events that will enhance the summer visitor experience.During Monday’s meeting, the Ocean City Tourism Commission continued its piecemeal section-by-section review of the town’s tourism strategic plan with a focus on… Read more »

Early Tax Increase Talk Irks Two County Commissioners

Early Tax Increase Talk Irks Two County Commissioners

SNOW HILL –  A two-cent property tax increase proposed by county staff drew immediate criticism from a pair of Worcester County Commissioners this week.At the start of a budget work session Tuesday, Commissioner Jim Bunting expressed concern about the budget presented by Worcester County staff — which includes a proposed two-cent property tax increase —… Read more »

Jealous Rage Leads To Threats, Multiple Charges

Jealous Rage Leads To Threats, Multiple Charges

OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on first-degree assault charges this week after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend and everyone in a downtown apartment in an apparent jealous rage.Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were dispatched to a residence on Philadelphia Avenue for a report of… Read more »

Disputes Cancel Broadway Shows

SALISBURY – Citing conflicts between Wicomico County and a management company, performances of “The Sound of Music” and “Jersey Boys” at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center have been cancelled.In a statement on Monday, the county announced neither show will be rescheduled. “The Sound of Music” production was scheduled for May 13, and “Jersey Boys”… Read more »