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By Susan Canfora and Susan Canfora,Special to The Sun | March 6, 1994
Several candidates have filed for the Worcester County Commissioners' election Nov. 8. The primary is Sept. 9. Republican incumbents John E. "Sonny" Bloxom from the Pocomoke City district and Republican incumbent Jeanne Lynch from the Bishopville and Ocean Pines district have filed for re-election. Also filing so far are Jim Barrett, a Democrat who served two four-year terms on the board of commissioners but who was defeated in 1990, and H. Thomas Shockley. A Democrat, Mr. Shockley represents the Snow Hill area and was formerly mayor of Snow Hill.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Maryland's four casinos brought in $75.9 million in July, a jump of nearly 10 percent from the same month a year earlier, with the bulk of the increase coming from the state's largest casino, Maryland Live, the state lottery agency reported Tuesday. The total for slot machines and table game revenues was up 9.7 percent, or $6.7 million, from July 2013. Most of that increase came at Maryland Live in Arundel Mills where revenue jumped 11 percent year-over-year to $58.2 million in July.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | December 3, 1994
Both sides of the Worcester County redistricting dispute yesterday outlined proposals that they said would give black candidates a better shot at being elected to the county commission.But a U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore reserved judgment on the conflicting proposals -- a district that cuts through three towns to give blacks a majority or three plans that retain town boundaries while keeping blacks in the minority. Judge Joseph H. Young gave the parties 10 days to submit more information in the case before issuing a ruling.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Margaret J. Wimbrow, a retired Eastern Shore educator who was a co-founder of the Worcester County Republican Women's Club, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at her Berlin home. She was 100. She was born Margaret Coulbourne Johnson, the daughter of Oliver and Florence Dryden Johnson, in Somerset County near Pocomoke City, and later moved with her family to a home on Market Street in Pocomoke City. After graduating in 1930 from Pocomoke High School, she attended what is now Salisbury University, where she studied to become an elementary school teacher.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | February 6, 1991
Within the next two weeks, the Department of Natural Resources will announce proposed dates and limits for the 1991-92 deer seasons.According to Josh Sandt, supervisor of the Forest, Park and Wildlife Service forest game program, those proposals are a mixed bag of regulations designed to stabilize a statewide deer population that has been steadily growing for a decade in spite of increasing kill rates."
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2001
For the first time, a Worcester County task force is proposing limits on shoreline development to protect Maryland's coastal bays from pollution - but the task force would exempt all existing lots from the setback requirement. The task force proposal, unveiled before the Worcester County Commission yesterday, occurs more than 16 years after the state's Critical Area law imposed a 100-foot setback requirement for construction along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The law is intended to reduce the amount of polluted runoff and sediment reaching bay waters.
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2000
GIRDLETREE - From the highest spot around here - 38 feet above sea level - you can see all the way to Assateague Island, past the autumn brown of soybean fields and salt marsh that stretch through a green and yellow corridor of loblolly pines and poplars to Chincoteague Bay, sparkling in the sunlight of an autumn day. It's a view that Ralph Chapman's family has enjoyed for three generations and is part of 2,500 waterfront acres in Worcester County preserved...
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | August 30, 1991
A Worcester County man surrendered to police today on charges of permitting teen-agers to gather at his house for a drinking party that may have contributed to the death of a 16-year-old Pocomoke City girl last weekend.Charles Robert Walters, 46, of Stockton, turned himself in at the State Police barracks in Berlin at 11 a.m. and was arrested and taken before a Worcester County court commissioner.The girl was the second teen this month to die after an Eastern Shore drinking party.State Police said Jill Leigh Pilchard died early Sunday at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury after lapsing into a coma at a friend's home after the party.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1996
SNOW HILL -- In a remarkable display of unanimity, the Worcester County Commission voted down two sharply conflicting bills yesterday that would have changed the county's coastal setback rules.The commissioners asked the planning commission to study the existing law and report to them in two weeks with suggestions on clarifying it. The law, enforced by the county zoning board, is an effort to protect the shoreline along tidal waters of the coastal bays and tributaries.Both bills were voted down, 4-0 (Commissioner Granville D. Trimper was absent)
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2012
Edward O. "Ned" Thomas, a retired District Court and Circuit Court judge for Worcester County who was a Baltimore native, died of congestive heart failure March 20 at his home at Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown. He was 94. Raised on Englewood Road in Roland Park, he was the son of Oscar B. Thomas and Josephine Reindollar. His father was an owner of the Thomas & Thompson Co. drugstores, and as a boy, Judge Thomas worked summers at the business. He attended Roland Park Country and Roland Park Elementary schools and was a 1936 graduate of City College, where he was class valedictorian.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84. Ms. Pennewell was born to Alfred and Elsa Dallmann in Muhlhausen, Thuringia, Germany, on April 1, 1929. As a teenager, she qualified for Germany's Olympic swim team but never competed because the 1944 Games were canceled because of World War II. Ms. Pennewell attended Staatliche Oberschuk, a college in her hometown, where she earned the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in design and dressmaking.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Clayton Lambert had not given much thought over the years about his near-state-record fish - until his 12-year-old son, Colton, caught a fish that qualified for one. More than three decades after the elder Lambert's crappie came up 4 ounces short of a Maryland record, his son's 11-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass broke Rodney Cockrell's nearly 30-year-old record of 11 pounds, 2 ounces. Colton Lambert, a seventh-grader from Huntingtown in Calvert County, was among four anglers honored for their state records at last Saturday's Maryland Fishing Challenge in Annapolis.
HEALTH
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
A case of Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in Worcester County, state health officials said Friday. The disease is rare in humans, but officials with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene used the incident to warn residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. The last confirmed human case in Maryland was in 1989 and the last confirmed case in a horse was in 2009. The horse in Worcester County had not been vaccinated, officials said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Janet Virginia Garrity, who enrolled in college at age 47 and went on to earn a master's degree in social work, died of heart disease Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Towson. She was 81 and lived in Salisbury. Born Janet Virginia Green in Baltimore, she was raised on Chesley Avenue in Hamilton and attended Hamilton Elementary School, where she met her future husband, Robert J. Garrity. She was a 1950 Eastern High School graduate but did not pursue a plan to go to St. Mary's College because her father had recently died.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Gambling started Wednesday afternoon at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort right after the state approved the opening of its fourth casino, one that Western Maryland leaders hope will lure not only gamblers but also their families to a region eager for more tourist dollars. "It's open and jamming," said Scott Just, the general manager of the resort near Cumberland. "There's a couple hundred people in there. They were pressing up against the ropes. " The $35 million casino, located in what was the lakeside golf resort's conference center, will be open around the clock.
NEWS
April 19, 2013
In the off-season, Ocean City often adds some new feature for tourists: a miniature golf course perhaps, a seafood restaurant or maybe a bar that caters to the beachgoing crowd. But here's a possible addition that might not be so welcome - parking meters north of 10 t h Street. On Friday, the Ocean City Council is expected to be briefed on a proposal to create a whopping 4,800 paid parking spaces. The most ambitious version of the plan would require visitors to pay for parking at any space along the streets on the Atlantic Ocean side of Coastal Highway from 10 t h Street to the Delaware line.
NEWS
July 25, 1998
TYSON FOODS Inc. paid a record $6 million federal fine in May for polluting a stream from its Berlin plant. But the poultry giant balked at paying a state fine for dumping thousands of tons of chicken waste and contaminated sludge from that plant on a 100-acre farm it owns in Worcester County.So the state sued Tyson for a half-million dollars, after a round of failed negotiations. The state says the company has dumped 26,000 tons of poultry waste and plant sludge since January 1997, spreading the polluting mess thickly, even on frozen ground, without controls.
NEWS
July 2, 2001
MARYLAND's four shallow coastal bays, nestled between the mainland and ocean barrier islands of Assateague and Fenwick, nurture a wealth of biological diversity. But polluted waters threaten these fragile ecosystems. Two years ago, Worcester County agreed to produce rules for shoreline construction to protect these bays, similar to the Chesapeake Bay's no-build Critical Areas buffers that have been in place for over a decade. Worcester, the only Maryland county with Atlantic coastline, faces an October deadline to do so, or let the state impose restrictions.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
Revenue at Maryland's three casinos in March reached $58 million, with two that have been opened for at least a year seeing a decrease from a year earlier, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Friday. Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County generated $9.48 million for the month from slot machines and newly introduced gaming tables - a decrease of $4.24 million, or nearly 35 percent, from a year ago. The Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County reported revenue of $3.95 million - a decrease of $130,622, or 3.2 percent, from the year before.
NEWS
March 11, 2013
I am writing in response to Sen. E.J. Pipkin's letter to the editor in which he called me the state's land planning czar ("O'Malley is waging war on rural Maryland," Feb. 26). The senator may think such name-calling and his "war on rural Maryland" slogan is strategic for him. However, it is bad for rural, suburban, and urban Maryland. This type of rhetoric damages the "One Maryland" approach that has helped bind all of the state's communities together for many years. As a matter of fact, the state provides more assistance per capita in rural counties than it does in the more suburban and urban counties in Central Maryland.
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