Latest news & announcements

Commissioners remain committed to constructing a new Showell Elementary School

Because there’s been a lot of buzz in the media regarding plans to construct a new Showell Elementary School (SES), the Commissioners want to assure the public that they remain committed to constructing an affordable new school that is attractive, safe, and affords a climate that is conducive to learning. 

Community Alert Siren to Sound Saturday, October 1

Saturday, October 1, 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. 

Worcester County offers free emergency training in Newark

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) invites the public to participate in a free, 8-session Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Newark. 
The training will take place at the Fire Training Center, located at 6743 Central Site Lane just off U.S. Rt. 113 adjacent to Worcester Technical High School, on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. from October 11 – November 22, 2016.

Lifestyle Balance Classes Come to Snow Hill in September

Snow Hill, MD- Get fit, lose weight, and improve your health with certified lifestyle coaches through group sessions beginning September 15 in Snow Hill. The Lifestyle Balance Program is a proven program that has been effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases, assisting in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy body weight, and decreasing the risk for heart disease and stroke.

Commissioners Join with Health Department and Jesse Klump Memorial Fund Representatives to Recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Month

September 6, 2016 – the Commissioners joined with representatives from the Worcester County Health Department and Jesse Klump Memorial Fund to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Those pictured include Caroline Green (front row, from left), Ron Pilling, Kim Klump, Jessica Sexauer, Olivia Holland, and Erin Wooten; and (second row, from left) Commissioners Diana Purnell and Chip Bertino, Monica Martin, Jennifer LaMade, and Brittany Lawton; and (third row, from left) Commissioner Ted Elder, Steven Taylor, and Commissioners Jim Bunting, Joe Mitrecic, and Merrill Lockfaw.

Pickleball Regional Challenge to be held at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Worcester County Recreation & Parks will host a, social Pickleball Regional Challenge on Sunday, October 2, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

Players are invited to represent your region in a unique, fun challenge that guarantees you play at least 9 social games on our 6 indoor courts. Points will be awarded at the end of each game and a Regional Champion will be determined at the end of the day.

Worcester County State of Emergency Lifted

September 6, 2016, Worcester County officials have lifted the state of emergency that went into effect last Friday, as recommended by Worcester County Emergency Services Director Fred Webster and following declarations made by Ocean City and the State of Maryland in response to threats of moderate flooding during high tide cycles resulting from Tropical Storm Hermine.

Worcester County Declaration of Emergency remains in place, officials to continue monitoring storm surge at high tides through Monday night

With Tropical Storm Hermine moving east away from the Atlantic Coast, the Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) Emergency Operations Center in Snow Hill has discontinued emergency staffing levels and has resumed standard operations.

Please be advised that the Worcester County Declaration of Emergency remains in place, and WCES staff will continue to monitor the effects of storm surge on the County’s inland and coastal waterways during high tide cycles through Monday night.

High tides and storm surge through Monday night likely to cause bay and coastal flooding in Worcester

Worcester County is experiencing the effects of Tropical Storm Hermine. Beginning late Saturday night through Monday night, areas along the bay and coast will likely experience storm surge, with moderate flooding through the next five high-tide cycles.

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) Director Fred Webster urges residents and visitors to implement common-sense measures to protect themselves from the storm.