Latest news & announcements

Worcester County Economic Development accepting applications for STEM summer programs

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is now accepting applications for the 2017 STEM summer enrichment programs. These programs provide exceptional opportunities for Worcester County students ages 12-24 to explore local career paths. Applications are available online at www.chooseworcester.org/STEM and are due no later than March 31. 

“Our unique program continues to gain recognition for the career pathway linkages it provides for students in Worcester County,” WCED Director Merry Mears said. 

Worcester Health Joins National One Billion Steps Exercise Challenge

Snow Hill, MD – This spring, the Worcester County Health Department is inviting all residents to join our team as we take part in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) One Billion Steps Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to get people outside and walking, with teams working together across the country collectively to log a billion steps by the end of Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017). Worcester Health is sponsoring its own team of walkers and anyone can join, no matter your fitness level.

Worcester County Government offices closed Monday, February 20, 2017

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control, will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, February 21.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers, as well as Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores will be open during standard hours of operation.
For more information on hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.



Commissioners Announce New Economic Development Deputy Director

The Worcester County Commissioners announce the promotion of Kathryn Gordon to the position of Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) deputy director. She will step into her new role with WCED on February 27, 2017.

"Kathryn's unique combination of business ownership experience and human resources education will serve WCED, as we prioritize the expansion of workforce development resources in our County," WCED Director Merry Mears said.  

Forest Stewardship Plan

Worcester County Commissioners have recently received a draft Forest Stewardship plan for the Illia Fehrer Nature Preserve located on Assateague Road just east of Berlin.  This plan will provide a roadmap for future activities to follow on the 437 acre property and in additional open the door for potential funding to implement activities via various Federal and/or State cost-share programs.

Maryland Stadium Authority Releases Worcester County Sports Complex Study

Contact: Michael Frenz, Executive Director, Maryland Stadium Authority,       (410) 333-1560
For release: February 7, 2017

The Maryland Stadium Authority has released an economic and market study to determine the feasibility of a multi-purpose sports complex in Worcester County. Originally intended to study the possibility of an arena/ice rink to accommodate a minor league hockey team, the request was expanded to consider an adjacent outdoor sports field complex to accommodate the region’s growing youth and amateur tournaments market.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, February 4

Saturday, February 4, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 



Zumba Gold offers exhilarating, low impact workout for active adults

Zumba Gold, an easy-to-follow, six week program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed, returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill this February.

Zumba Gold, open to those ages 45 and older, is an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating. Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active, older adults.

Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 14 through March 23, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. The cost is $20 per person.         

Colona Road Closed for Pipe Replacement

Worcester County Public Works has implemented a plan to replace a pipe on Colona Road between Hall Road and Wagram Road in Pocomoke.

Access to this road will remain closed and a detour will remain in place throughout the course of the project. Detours are as follows: