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Worcester County Government offices to be closed Friday, March 30

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018, in observance of Good Friday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, April 2.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Friday, March 30, and open during standard hours of operation on Saturday, March 31. The Central Landfill and HOCCs will also be closed Sunday, April 1, and resume standard hours of operation on Monday, April 2.

Worcester County Emergency Services urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storm

 March 20, 2018, the National Weather Service is calling for 2-3 inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 50 mph, beginning by midmorning Wednesday for the Lower Eastern Shore.  Power outages, due to the accumulation of heavy, wet snow combined with high winds and downed trees, are possible with this storm. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urge residents to take the following precautions: 

Registration open and volunteer coaches sought for youth outdoor soccer program

Calling all youth soccer enthusiasts. Join Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) for the youth outdoor soccer season, which kicks off this spring at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill. Children will practice basic soccer skills and be able to compete against teams from other local towns. 

Washington D.C. Spring Motorcoach Tour

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) is offering a day trip to Washington D.C. this spring.
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, spend the day in Washington D.C., and take advantage of seeing the sights in the nation's capital. Enjoy time exploring the National Mall, visit one of the Smithsonian Museums, or walk around the Tidal Basin to view the monuments and cherry blossoms. Join WCRP for this exciting day. The cost is $60 per person. 

New pilot program instills love of sports and team-building

Last week, Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw stopped by Pocomoke Middle School (PMS) to witness the positive impact a pilot sports program is having on area youth. The program, which began in January, provides recreational sports opportunities to over 90 youth from fourth through eighth grade each Monday through Thursday from 5–8 p.m. at PMS. “This is a needed program in the south end of the county,” said Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw, who represents the Southern District – District One and who championed the idea for the program.

Commissioners recognize March as Women's History Month

March 6, 2018, the Worcester County Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month to Commission for Women co-chairs Michelle Bankert and Liz Mumford and Friends of the Commission for Women chair Eloise Henry Gordy.

MD 611 To be Closed and Detoured Beginning March 4

(March 2, 2018) – On Monday, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will replace aging drainage pipes on MD 611 (Stephen Decatur Highway) between Antique Road and Landings Boulevard in Berlin. MD 611 will be closed and detoured each day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until Friday, March 9.

Motorists will be directed to US 50 (Ocean Gateway) to US 113 (Worcester Highway) to MD 376 (Assateague Road) and back to MD 611. Drivers should add extra commute time. The work is being performed by MDOT SHA crews.

Worcester County Emergency Services urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storm

March 1, 2018, the National Weather Service is calling for a winter storm, with prolonged, hazardous winds of 30-35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, and significant tidal flooding beginning Friday morning for the Lower Eastern Shore. Power outages due to sustained winds and the likelihood of downed trees are anticipated with this storm.