Ocean City Names New Fire Chief

OCEAN CITY — After an extensive search and interview process, resort officials announced the new chief of the Ocean City Fire Department.Earlier this year, Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore announced his retirement after nearly 11 years as chief and over three decades with the town’s fire department. Larmore’s retirement became effective at the end… Read more »

Heroin Dealer To Serve 10 Years

SNOW HILL — A Dagsboro man, arrested last October on heroin distribution charges after Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers observed him riding as a passenger in a vehicle, was found guilty last week and was sentenced to 15 years, all but 10 of which were then suspended.Last October, OCPD officers observed James Tankard, 29,… Read more »

OC’s Springfest Returns Thursday

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City celebrates the start of the season with the 29th annual production of Springfest, May 2-5.The annual event, located in the Inlet parking lot, features live music, art, crafts, food and more – all located adjacent to Ocean City’s historic boardwalk and beautiful clean beach. Springfest, one of the top arts… Read more »

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Berlin’s Holiday Season

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Berlin’s Holiday Season

BERLIN — Berlin residents and visitors gathered outside of the Atlantic Hotel last Friday to celebrate the official start of the holiday season at the annual Berlin tree lighting ceremony and holiday arts night.This year’s bash had a little something for all ages and interests, including late-night shopping, a gallery crawl featuring local and regional… Read more »

Culver Cruises To Second Wicomico Executive Term

SALISBURY – Voters re-elected Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver on Tuesday.According to preliminary results, Culver, a Republican, received 15,463 votes in Tuesday’s election, beating out Democratic challenger John Hamilton, who received 9,375 votes, and Jack Heath, an independent who received 6,624 votes.Culver was first elected to the position of county executive in 2014, defeating incumbent… Read more »

Fatal Accident In Berlin Sunday Night

BERLIN — Berlin Police on Monday are investigating a fatal accident on Route 113 on Sunday night that claimed the life of a local woman.Around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Berlin Police responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Routes 113 and 376, or Bay Street. The investigation revealed a Kia Soul driven by June… Read more »

Worcester’s First Black Elected Official Profiled In Autobiography

Worcester’s First Black Elected Official Profiled In Autobiography

BERLIN – Worcester County’s first African American elected official details the struggles he experienced throughout the course of his life in an autobiography released this month.James Lee Purnell Jr., longtime Berlin resident and former county commissioner, partnered with his niece Kimberly Chase to publish an autobiography that was released Sept. 9. The book is available… Read more »