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OP board awards West Coast firm with election contract 

Ocean Pines Board

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 25, 2023) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday voted to approve the hiring of Election Trust, a third-party company out of Washington State to run this year’s board elections. But that decision did not come without considerable debate. The contract is for $16,000 to conduct all printing,… Read more »

Randy Lee Ashcraft ready to perform after throat cancer

Randy lee Ashcraft

(May 25, 2023) He’s back! Randy Lee Ashcraft has been off the music circuit for a year now, after being diagnosed with throat cancer. His return to the stage is now just days away. He and the Saltwater Cowboys are getting together for their first performance since last year at 7 p.m., June 2, at… Read more »

Elections contractor located so far away

Without knowing the details of discussions between Ocean Pines representatives and an election management company in Washington State, it’s difficult to make a convincing argument one way or the other about whether signing with an outfit so far away was the wisest move to make. For all anyone outside the Election Committee’s deliberations and consultations… Read more »

Ronald Ward

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Ronald Ward Bishopville Ronald Ward, 81, passed away on May 15, 2023, at his home in Bishopville after a long illness that he fought with great dignity, with his loving wife, Sidney, by his side. Ron was born in Williamson, West Virginia, to Golda Butler Burchett and Claude H. Ward.  He was preceded in death… Read more »

Local catch rolled up in banana leaves

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Spring is sprung, the grass is rizz (‘ris’?. I’ve never attempted to spell that one out), I wonder where the banana palms is. So maybe my little ditty is not true to form, but you get the idea. Spring has definitely sprung and the flora abounds, mesmerizing me at… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Teachers deserve respect and raise Editor, It is very concerning that the Worcester County Commissioners rejected the school board’s budget. Lack of transparency was sited as the reason. Does that mean that in the past their budgets had clarity but this year’s doesn’t? As a resident and taxpayer, I would like to know the specifics…. Read more »

Taphouse takes over Taylor’s Restaurant in Ocean Pines

Zev Sibony

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) Yes, the rumors are true. Taylor’s Neighborhood Restaurant in Ocean Pines has been sold. The new owner is Zev Sibony of the Ocean City Taphouse restaurants. The sale was set to be finalized with the approval of the transfer of the liquor license on May 17. Sibony… Read more »

Plans for new Berlin Beer Company approved

HH-new brewery

Brewery slated to be town’s second after commission gives developers green light By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) The Berlin Planning Commission gave a unanimous green light on May 10 to a pair of businessmen looking to open a new brewery on Broad Street. Adam Davis and Glen Davis appeared before the commission… Read more »