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Published On: 1/17/18
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Ocean City’s Topless Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court

OCEAN CITY — The long-simmering issue of the legality of women going topless in the same areas where men are allowed bubbled to the surface this week with the filing of a federal suit challengi...
Published On: 1/16/18
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Ocean City Eyes ‘Bike Friendly Community’ Designation

OCEAN CITY – A Bicycle Friendly Community program could help to make Ocean City’s streets safer and more accessible for bicyclists. In a Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or Green Team, mee...
Published On: 1/16/18
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Berlin Extends Tattoo Shop Moratorium To Give Committee More Time

SNOW HILL – Town officials approved a second 120-day moratorium on the establishment of tattoo shops in Berlin. The Berlin Town Council approved last week a 120-day moratorium to give the newly esta...
Published On: 1/16/18
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Jury Finds Baltimore Man Guilty Of Assault In Knife Threat On OC Cop

SNOW HILL — A Baltimore man, arrested in June after pulling a switchblade on an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer who nearly had to shoot him, was found guilty on Tuesday on assault a...
Published On: 1/16/18
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Effort To Boost Pay To Reduce County’s Employee Turnover Fails In 3-3 Vote

SNOW HILL – A proposal to increase salaries for county jobs with a high rate of turnover failed this week after a split vote by the Worcester County Commissioners. The commissioners voted 3-3 on a ...
Published On: 1/15/18
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Resort Hoping To Draw Visitors From National Folk Festival

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City could get the alternative post-Labor Day special event it is looking for next fall when it piggybacks on the major National Folk Festival in Salisbury. During last week...
Published On: 1/15/18
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Ocean City Continues Tracking Online Rentals For License, Tax Adherence

OCEAN CITY – Efforts to manage short-term online rentals in Ocean City could get a boost from some outside help to track down scofflaws. For at least the last two years, Ocean City officials have b...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Elected Officials, Groups Renew Offshore Drilling Battle

OCEAN CITY — The battle against opening the ocean to drilling for oil began anew this week after the Trump administration announced a plan to consider vast areas of coastline for the controversi...
Published On: 1/11/18
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P.W. are unsung heroes

Most people have no idea who the public works and utility crews are in their towns and communities, or what they do beyond provide services they take for granted — until a pipe bursts or a street is...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Berlin recognizes Pop Warner Super Bowl champions

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) The Berlin Town Council lauded its national champion junior varsity Pop Warner football team during its first 2018 meeting Monday night, presenting...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Guests try out equipment and get class info

(Jan. 11, 2018) Area residents had the chance to test the waters as well as a variety of aquatic fitness equipment and classes during a free open house at the Sports Core Pool, Jan. 7 from 2-4 p.m. De...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Insurance increases cause budget adjustment

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) The skyrocketing health insurance costs in Pocomoke that drove a budget overage of $162,000 in the first six months of fiscal year 2018 led to a budget ...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Pines yacht club closed as more mold found

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) The discovery of mold at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club apparently has led to the club’s closing for up to three months and numerous staff layoffs. A pres...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Pocomoke City taps into water-quality pilot program

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Pocomoke City will take part in a pilot program with Korean-based company IOREX to improve water quality. If successful, the venture could save the town...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Blizzard of 2018 blankets county in foot of snow

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Officials said last week’s blizzard and deep cold spell combined to produce was one of the worst winter storms in decades, and perhaps since the 1970s...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Pocomoke building ordinance change would add ‘teeth’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Proposed building code changes could give Pocomoke City officials more authority to enforce standards on blighted and abandoned properties. “The city ...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Esther Troast files for reelection in District 5

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Pocomoke City Councilwoman Esther Troast on Monday filed to run for re-election in District 5. Troast, 64, is a Pocomoke native and is seeking a third t...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Snow Hill mourns pair of policemen

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Snow Police this week mourned the passing of PFC. Harold (Buddy) Taylor, 52. Police Chief Tom Davis said Taylor was at home on Dec. 26 enjoying a family...
Published On: 1/11/18
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No Charges Expected In Berlin Pedestrian Accident; Fundraising Efforts Planned To Help Family

BERLIN – Charges are not expected to be filed following the Christmas Eve accident that injured a local pedestrian. Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said this week there weren’t plans to file ch...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Canal Dredging Expansion Slowed By Deposit Site Issues

OCEAN CITY — Despite the most recent bids coming in much lower than expected, an expansion of the resort’s canal dredging operation could be stalled by the lack of an appropriate material plac...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Foltz shines bright during ‘Light Up the Pines’ contest

(Jan. 11, 2018) The home of Pamela Foltz, located at 10 Quarter Staff Place in Ocean Pines, shines bright as the first-place winner in the annual “Light Up the Pines” house decorating contest. Fol...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Live jazz and blues concert coming soon to Germantown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Tickets are on sale for the second annual jazz and blues concert at the Germantown School Community Heritage Center in Berlin, Saturday, Jan. 20. The su...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Berlin Restaurant Week continues through Sunday

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Jan. 11, 2018) Berlin’s third annual Restaurant Week is in full swing, with more than a dozen establishments offering discounted prices on popular and unique menu it...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Father-daughter swim event

(Jan. 11, 2018) Dads and their daughters are invited to a special swim event created just for them on Friday, Jan. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the indoor Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Rd. in Ocea...
Published On: 1/11/18
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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support Editor, As many of you know, our home on Main Street burned on Dec. 12. By the grace of God, none of us were home at the time and we are all safe. What was lost can be rebuilt, the ...
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