OC Facing Challenges With Peak Season’s Arrival; Issues Include Staffing Shortage, Perception Issues, Some Visitors’ Disregard For Mandated Safety Measures

OC Facing Challenges With Peak Season’s Arrival; Issues Include Staffing Shortage, Perception Issues, Some Visitors’ Disregard For Mandated Safety Measures

OCEAN CITY — As Ocean City prepares to transition to July and the traditional next phase of the summer season, the resort is still dealing with significant issues including a severe staff shortage for many businesses, public perception after particularly violent couple weeks in June and the ongoing COVID-19 situation.With COVID-19 essentially eating up most… Read more »

150-Foot Tall ‘The Inlet Eye’ Features 10-Minute Ride, Enclosed Gondolas

150-Foot Tall ‘The Inlet Eye’ Features 10-Minute Ride, Enclosed Gondolas

OCEAN CITY – A new Ferris wheel is the latest addition to an iconic resort amusement park.This week, Trimper’s Rides announced the addition of “The Inlet Eye,” a nearly 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas.Spinning for 10 minutes, the new amusement ride offers guests a never-before-seen view of Ocean City spanning 14 miles from… Read more »

OC Police Use Cell Phone To Track Carjacking Suspects; Wicomico Authorities Nab Suspects After Crash

OC Police Use Cell Phone To Track Carjacking Suspects; Wicomico Authorities Nab Suspects After Crash

OCEAN CITY — Two Washington, D.C. area men are being held this week without bond after allegedly carjacking a vehicle in Ocean City and fleeing into Wicomico County before crashing last Sunday afternoon.Around 2:40 p.m. last Sunday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a parking lot at 9th Street for a reported carjacking…. Read more »

Pa. Man Arrested In OC Shooting

Pa. Man Arrested In OC Shooting

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man faces first-degree assault and other charges after allegedly firing multiple gunshots and injuring a Salisbury juvenile during an early morning confrontation in downtown Ocean City.Around 4 a.m. last Friday, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) responded to the area of 6th Street and Washington Lane after officers heard gunshots… Read more »

Council Supports Holding White Marlin Open In August; Tournament Officials Weigh Changes Due To State Crowd Restrictions

Council Supports Holding White Marlin Open In August; Tournament Officials Weigh Changes Due To State Crowd Restrictions

OCEAN CITY — There will be a White Marlin Open in August just as there has been for nearly five decades, but the event this year might look a little different due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.For the past 47 years, the White Marlin Open, deemed the largest billfish tournament in the world, has been a… Read more »

Council Votes 4-3 To Officially Ground Fourth Fireworks; Air Show, Labor Day Dates Considered

Council Votes 4-3 To Officially Ground Fourth Fireworks; Air Show, Labor Day Dates Considered

OCEAN CITY — The traditional Fourth of July fireworks shows in Ocean City are being postponed as expected after a divided City Council reached the decision, but there are a handful of alternative dates on the table.Last week, City Manager Doug Miller announced at the close of the Mayor and Council meeting the recommendation from… Read more »

Pictorial History Of Dolle’s Candyland Available Next Month

Pictorial History Of Dolle’s Candyland Available Next Month

OCEAN CITY – The co-owner of an iconic resort establishment is celebrating 110 years of operation with the release of her new book.Available for purchase starting July 6, “Dolle’s Candyland, Inc.” is a pictorial history of the business’s 110 years in Ocean City.A description of the book reads, “Dolle’s Candyland, Inc., has been an institution… Read more »