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Challenger named 2016 Tourism Person of the Year

Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger was named Maryland Tourism Person of the Year at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in November for her exceptional commitment to enhancing and perpetuating the Maryland tourism industry.

“I just believe in surrounding myself with really terrific people every day,” Challenger said. “I partner with a great bunch of people on a daily basis who make it possible to accomplish so many great projects that promote Worcester County.”

Business development assistance available weekly to Worcester entrepreneurs

Tim Sherman, of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Salisbury University doubled his office hours at the Worcester County Economic Development office in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services to business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Pictured are SBDC Director John Hickman (from left,) Tim Sherman, and Worcester County Economic Development Director Merry Mears.

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is now offering business owners and would-be entrepreneurs more opportunities to meet with highly experienced professionals who can help them establish or expand Worcester County businesses. Beginning in November, Tim Sherman of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Salisbury University doubled his office hours at WCED in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, December 3

Saturday, December 3, 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. 

Openings Available on Several Worcester County Boards and Commissions

Worcester County currently has openings on 25 boards and commissions. County residents interested in volunteering to fill these open seats are invited to contact the County Commissioners, identifying the boards or commissions that are of interest to them.

Worcester County Offices Closed November 8 and 11 for Federal Holidays

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) administrative office, will be closed for two federal holidays, Election Day, November 8, and Veterans Day, November 11.

All five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores will be open during standard hours of operation on both dates.

Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Community Feedback Welcome for Plans to Enhance Bishopville Park

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff invite the public to share feedback on a plan to enhance the Bishopville Park. Residents and interested parties are invited to provide comments about the plan at a community meeting on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson United Methodist Church, located at 10722 Bishopville Road in Bishopville. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

After receiving public feedback, WCRP staff will present the revised draft plan to the Worcester County Commissioners for their consideration at a future date.

Worcester County Road Detour for Big Mill Road Bridge

The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing a detour effective immediately for all traffic traveling on Sheephouse Road/Big Mill Road as a result of recent flooding events which caused significant damage to the roadway and associated culvert causing a portion of the roadway to be closed to all traffic.  

 The detour will be in place until further notice.  

Please refer any questions regarding this road detour to Roads Superintendent Frank J. Adkins at fadkins@co.worcester.md.us

Five Mile Branch Road Bridge to be Replaced

The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing plans to replace  Five Mile Branch Road bridge starting November 14, 2016. Fi This bridge was scheduled to be replaced after earning unsatisfactory bridge sufficiency ratings during the county’s annual bridge inspection program. This bridge replacement project is eligible for federal funding under the Highway Bridge Program.

Worcester County Tourism Together With OceanCity.com to Host Let’s Put Ocean City on the Map workshop to Help Businesses Boost Their Online Presence

Snow Hill, MD - Worcester County Tourism together with State Ventures, publisher of OceanCity.com, Shore Craft Beer, Annapolis.com and other destination websites, are helping small businesses grow their presence online with a Let’s Put Ocean City on the Map workshop. The workshop will take place November 9 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau from 10 a.m. to noon. A continental breakfast will be provided by Worcester County.

Golf Tournament Proceeds Benefit Youth Recreation

The Worcester County Commissioners are pleased to announce the results of the fourth annual "Tee off for Youth" Golf Tournament to benefit youth recreation in Worcester County. Eighteen teams participated in the full scramble tournament, which was headed up by the American Legion Riders (ALR) Post 166 of Ocean City. Four of the eighteen teams comprised of county employees were competing for the John A. Yankus County Cup, named for Worcester County’s first chief administrative officer.

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