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Rough waters ahead for Black Eyed Susan

Hope floats. The Black Eyed Susan doesn’t. At least not as a passenger vessel. That’s how it’s been since the Town of Snow Hill bought the 111-foot paddlewheeler in 2021 for roughly $350,000 with the help of a no-interest loan from county government. Since that time, it’s been one thing after another for the riverboat,… Read more »

Commissioners’ stand puts them in spotlight

Now that the new board of county commissioners has shown it knows how not to spend public money, the question it faces is whether it knows how to produce more of it and remain in the public’s good graces. That is the territory the commissioners staked out for themselves this week when they issued a… Read more »

One change for OPA’s new rule at meetings

The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ decision to open its meetings to members only has prompted the question of whether the board can legally do that. The answer is, yes, it can. State law governing homeowner’s associations says board meetings “shall be open to all members of the homeowners association or their agents.” The… Read more »

We must count our everyday blessings

Why should we celebrate Thanksgiving when things don’t seem to be going our way? Just look at the cost of Thanksgiving dinner alone: that’s gone way up over last year because of everything that’s been going wrong ever since the pandemic struck two years ago. Shipping costs have increased, fuel expenses have risen, feed and… Read more »