Tanker Crew Members Rescued Offshore

OCEAN CITY — Two sailors were rescued by the Coast Guard far off the mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday after falling off a passing tanker about 70 miles east of Chincoteague.The two men, crewmembers on the tanker Chemtrans Nova about 70 miles east of Chincoteague, were working on an enclosed lifeboat on board when the lifeboat… Read more »

Pines Residents Speak Out On Proposed Assessment Hike

OCEAN PINES – Concerns about proposed spending dominated a public hearing on the Ocean Pines Association’s recommended budget.On Saturday, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) hosted a public hearing for the proposed budget, which would increase dues by $127, setting the coming year’s assessment at $1,078. Residents asked board members to reconsider unnecessary expenses.“I think we… Read more »

County Discusses Casino Revenues

SNOW HILL –  While the county’s share of casino revenues has increased with the addition of table games, officials say it’s too early to determine the long-term impact.Finance Officer Phil Thompson presented the Worcester County Commissioners with an update on the local impact grant revenue the county has received from the Ocean Downs Casino at… Read more »

Wicomico Corrections Seeking 5th Transport Officer

SALISBURY – A recent audit of the county’s department of corrections revealed a shortage of transport staff.On Tuesday, Levin Hitchens, assistant internal auditor, presented the Wicomico County Council with a recent audit of staffing levels at the department of corrections.“Management believes a shortage of transporters may exist and asked us to quantify the shortage if… Read more »

Boardwalk Hometown Heroes Banner Campaign To Return

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week renewed the Hometown Heroes banner program on the Boardwalk after gaining assurances the initiative will eventually include Vietnam veterans.In 2014, the Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645 launched the first Hometown Heroes military banner program honoring active members of the armed forces from the resort area and Worcester County… Read more »