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Jane Kellam Wins Boat Raffle; Poker Run Winners Announced

An Accomack County woman won the Onancock Rotary Club boat raffle while other winners have been announced for the Bayside Poker Run held Saturday, July 30. The winner of the Rotary Club raffle for a fully-equipped 17-foot Stingray boat with a 90 horsepower motor was Jane Kellam. Mark Lusby topped...
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How to Experience Worcester County, Maryland From a Local's Perspective

I've lived in Worcester County all my life, with the exception of three years in my early twenties spent in Newport News, Virginia. Since I moved back to Snow Hill, I've become more aware of all the amazing things this area has to offer. If you're planning a visit to the area, here are my personal recommendations for how you can experience Worcester County from a local perspective.

Waterfowl Hunting Set at Deal Island and Fairmount Impoundments

Annapolis, MD - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the annual schedule and process for waterfowl hunting at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife Management Area impoundments. The current program is being managed to reduce crowding and maintain the quality of waterfowl hunting opportunities during the regular duck season.
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Town Officials Reaffirm Interest In Skate Park

BERLIN– Town officials this week asked the Berlin Parks Commission to put together some steps that will help the town make a skate park a reality. During a discussion of the town’s park priorities, members of the public expressed concern that an inclusive playground, a concept first discussed last year, topped the town’s priority list despite the fact that residents had been clamoring for a skate park for years. Mayor Zack Tyndall said proponents of the skate park needed dialogue with the Berlin Parks Commission while council members asked commission members to do something concrete to get the project moving.

Rebecca Jane Starr of Onancock

Rebecca Jane Starr, of Onancock, VA, passed away Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Eastern Shore. Jane was born to Harry E. Shelley and Margaret E. (Siemon) and was one of six children. She grew up on Corbett Road in Monkton, MD on a farm. Jane...

Meeting scheduled on DWR plans to acquire 8,500 acres of Eastern Shore land for public use

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will be holding an informational meeting at the Eastern Shore Community College on August 24 from 6-8pm regarding the State’s acquisition of 8,500 acres of land in Accomack and Northampton counties for migratory bird habitat, fishing, hiking, hunting and other compatible activities . The property, which will be managed primarily for native wildlife and public access. represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to conserve priority coastal habitat.

Road rage case continued to November

A case of “road rage” was continued for sentencing until November and the man who admitted to brandishing and recklessly handling a firearm in connection with the November 2020 incident was allowed to remain free on bond. Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Ryan Bale, of Mink Farm Road in Onancock, was...
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Renovations Still Underway At Main Street Storefronts

BERLIN – While residents are eager to see renovations completed at the Main Street storefronts currently under construction, plans are still being finalized. Since the revitalization of the structures from 19 N. Main St. to 7 N. Main Street was approved by the Berlin Historic District (HDC) this spring, town staff have fielded countless inquiries from residents and business owners asking when the work will be done.

Camping on Assateague Island? Here's What to Expect

Assateague Island provides a beautiful setting for camping. The roar of the Atlantic, the salt air, and the diverse wildlife make it one of the best places on Delmarva to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. If you are planning a camping trip on Assateague, here are a few things you must know to be prepared and have a safe, relaxing experience.

Keystone Juniors claim regional crown, on to World Series

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Keystone Junior All-Stars showed yet again they can win the nail-biters! Keystone never trailed Tuesday morning as they held off Berlin, MD by a 3-2 score to claim the East regional crown and advance to the Little League World Series later this month in Michigan.

Carson Long of Pocomoke City

Funeral services for Carson Long of Pocomoke City, will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm from the Thornton Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA. To sign the guest book online, visit: .

Carson Vance Long

Mr. Carson Vance Long, 85, of Pocomoke City, Md., passed away Aug. 6, 2022. Born on Nov. 13, 1936, in Sanford, he was the son of the late Phillip Long and the late Ina Pearl Onley Long. Carson was a dedicated father, taking care of his only son, Eric, for many years.

Barbara Boothe Bowden

Mrs. Barbara Boothe Bowden, 83, of Chincoteague Island, passed away peacefully at her island home on Aug. 3, 2022. She was born and raised on the island that she loved on Nov. 6, 1938, a daughter to the late Roland and Catherine (Lewis) Boothe. She was a faithful member of...

After The Whistle: Worcester Prep’s Daniel Thompson

FRUITLAND, Md- Meet Worcester Prep’s Daniel Thompson. The rising senior has had a tumultuous scholastic career in soccer filled with high peaks and low valleys. In his sophomore year, he was a team captain, this is where things shifted, in April of his sophomore year he tore his ACL, causing a major roadblock in his journey to collegiate soccer.
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Cottage Court Site Plan Approved For Route 611

SNOW HILL– The Worcester County Planning Commission approved a site plan for a rental cottage development in West Ocean City. Last Thursday, the commission voted 5-0 to approve the site plan for a 52-unit rental cottage development. The project will be located on Route 611. “This is a cottage...

Mr. James Taylor Jr.

Funeral Services for James Taylor Jr. of Charlotte, NC formerly of Crisfield Md. will be conducted Saturday at 12 noon at Crisfield High School. A public viewing will be held on Friday from 6 until 8 pm at St. Paul AME Church in Crisfield. Interment will be at the Ward Family Cemetery, Marion Station, Md. Services are being provided by the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Princess Anne, Md.

Lula Marie Goodman

Ms. Lula Marie Goodman, 83, was born Nov. 14, 1938, to the late Louise Goodman and Willie Goodman Sr., in Delray Beach, Fla. She transitioned from earth to heaven on July 26, 2022, at her residence. “Mickey,” as she was affectionately known to family and friends, was raised in several...

Miss Susie Linda Simpkins

Funeral services for Miss Susie Linda Simpkins of Accomac, will be conducted Friday at 12PM from the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Rev. Milton P. Bunting officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Onancock on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Arrangements by the Cooper &...