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Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – August 19, 2022

The Sea Scape was built by Ridge Harman, Sr. in 1954 and was the first Boardwalk motel in Ocean City. Located on 16th Street, it was part of what would soon become known as “Motel Row.”. The famous March Storm of ‘62 would cause serious damage to the entire...
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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Selbyville area on Thursday morning. On August 18, 2022, at approximately 8:01 a.m., a gray 1999 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on McCabe Road approaching the intersection at Dupont Boulevard, where there is a posted stop sign for westbound traffic. At the same time, a white 2012 Toyota Rav-4 was traveling northbound on Dupont Boulevard approaching the intersection at McCabe Road. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Civic failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and proceeded to travel onto Dupont Boulevard and into the path of the Rav-4. As a result, the front center of the Toyota struck the left side of the Honda. Both vehicles traveled in a northwesterly direction until coming to rest in the southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard.
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Anne Arundel man faces auto theft charges in Ocean City

Police said suspect evaded officers, reaching speeds of 80 mph in 35-mph zone. Desmond Anthony Banks, 22, who is homeless, was arrested by Ocean City police at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 14 on South Baltimore Avenue and charged with stealing a vehicle valued between $25,000 and $100,000, reckless driving, speeding, and many other traffic violations.
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Tragic Accident Takes The Life Of Frankford Man In Selbyville Thursday

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Selbyville area on Thursday morning, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto. DeMalto said on August 18, 2022, at approximately 8:01 a.m., a gray 1999 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on McCabe Road approaching the intersection at Dupont Boulevard, where there is a posted stop sign for westbound traffic. At the same time, a white 2012 Toyota Rav-4 was traveling northbound on Dupont Boulevard approaching the intersection at McCabe Road. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Civic failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and proceeded to travel onto Dupont Boulevard and into the path of the Rav-4 said DeMalto. As a result, the front center of the Toyota struck the left side of the Honda. Both vehicles traveled in a northwesterly direction until coming to rest in the southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard.
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Signs point to Rehoboth area beach vacation for Bidens

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will head to Rehoboth Beach on Saturday after spending a few days at their home near Greenville. Air traffic alerts are in effect in the Rehoboth area from Saturday through Wednesday. The Bidens own a house in the North Shores community near Rehoboth.
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Cops & Courts – August 19, 2022

OCEAN CITY – A local man was arrested last week after allegedly swiping his girlfriend’s backpack containing over $3,000 in cash along with her iPhone from a downtown condominium. Around 2 a.m. last Thursday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer responded to a condominium at 8th Street...
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I’ll be fired soon. Yay!

Ocean City’s ArtX expo is taking place this weekend at Northside Park, which means I will be fired three or four times between Friday and Sunday afternoon, depending on circumstances way, way beyond my control. Specifically, these circumstances will involve how many times I offer an unsolicited opinion about...
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Outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan starts victory lap as Maryland county officials gather for Ocean City conference

At the Maryland Association of Counties conference this week, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan kicked off his farewell tour, seeking to cement his legacy as he winds down his time in office, preaching on the power of state and local partnerships to get things done. As of Thursday morning, Hogan noted that he had “153-and-a-half” days left in office. “Not that I’m counting,” he joked. The governor ...
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Site plan for downtown Ocean City hotel extended to 2025

Plans to change a historic downtown apartment building into a new, modern hotel are still alive, but developers now have until 2025 to bring the project to fruition. The nine-room, 1930s-era Nock Apartments at 608 Baltimore Ave. is tapped to become the Ocean Sands hotel, complete with 20 standard motel rooms, elevators, new lighting and state-of-the-art safety features.
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Ocean City's Sunfest embraces new date, other changes

The new late October date is not the only thing changing for this year’s Sunfest. Over the winter, resort tourism officials teased some modifications to the longtime end-of-summer festival, which was edged out of the late September date it held for the last nearly five decades by the inaugural Oceans Calling music festival.
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Photo Friday Contest Winner August 18th 2022

Thank you for all the submissions we had for our Photo Friday Contest this week. We love receiving photos taken during your vacation here in Ocean City Md, and we have put together a selection of your pictures sent to us this week. This week’s randomly selected winner of two FREE tickets to Jolly Roger is Cheryl Hoffman for this great picture of Grandpa and Grandson enjoy a stroll along the Boardwalk together, showing a walk on the Boardwalk is an activity that everyone to enjoy! Congratulations Cheryl! Keep taking pictures of Ocean City, and be on the look out for next week’s Photo Friday Contest.
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ArtX still going strong in Ocean City

While the pandemic put a screeching halt to most events in 2020, Ocean City’s ArtX Festival was one of the few public gatherings that stood the test of covid and never missed a year. Now two years removed from the onset of the virus, organizers are gearing up this...
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Eastern Shore fatal shooting suspect to be featured on 'In Pursuit with John Walsh'

The season 4 premiere episode of "In Pursuit with John Walsh" will feature the story of William Strand, a fugitive from Pocomoke City wanted in an Eastern Shore case. Strand, 52, has been on the run since early January 2021. He is wanted in the shooting death of Lesa Renee White, 48, of Atlantic, whose body was found in a Pocomoke City home Jan. 6.
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Ocean City tram employees recognized for emergency response

Pair sprung into action during recent Boardwalk fire. A small electrical fire that broke out the night of July 14 at a Boardwalk business could have been much worse had it not been for the quick response of two tram supervisors. Craig Coleman and Ty Thompson were both working supervisor...
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Oceans Calling Lineup Announced As Festival Nears

OCEAN CITY – While still a little over a month away, the excitement is building for the inaugural Oceans Calling three-day music festival with the announcement of the lineup this week for each day of the event. Last August, Tourism and Business Development Director Tom Perlozzo and C3 Presents...
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Berlin Police Reminding Residents To Lock Doors

BERLIN – Police are reminding residents to lock their doors to ensure valuables remain safe. Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing encouraged residents to lock their car doors, their house doors and their garage doors this week. The message comes after a trio of residents shared video on social media...
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