Latest news & announcements

West Ocean City Harbor economic impact study in development since late summer

Shallower navigation channels in the Ocean City inlet area are threatening the future viability of Worcester County’s commercial fishing industry. For this reason, in early September 2017, following a meeting with local, state, and federal partners in August, the County Commissioners directed County staff to develop a request for proposals (RFP) to identify the inlet’s economic impact on this area. 

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, October 9

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, October 9, 2017, for the Columbus Day holiday. 

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open during standard hours of operation.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, October 10. Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

WCED seminar touts business tax advantages of More Jobs for Marylanders Act

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, will host a seminar October 5, 2017 at noon at the Riverside Grill in Pocomoke City to deliver details about tax advantages associated with the newly-established More Jobs for Marylanders Act. 

Retirement Wishes extended to Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Bloxom

September 19, 2017, the Commissioners extended their thanks and best wishes for a long, happy, and healthy retirement to Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Bloxom. Judge Bloxom was the first Family Court Judge for Worcester County, and he was specially assigned to serve as an Appellate Judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. His 34 years of service advanced public safety and improved the quality of life throughout the county.

Health Fair at Worcester County Recreation & Parks

Worcester County Recreation & Parks is excited to host the Worcester County General Health Fair, in coordination with Falls Prevention Week. This free public event is provided to the community to connect you with local health professionals of mental, physical, and spiritual health professions. 

Take self-guided tour through coastal corridor with Cape to Cape booklet and signs

Take a self-guided tour through the coastal corridor, with the new “Cape to Cape Scenic Byway: A Guide to Delmarva’s Coastal Corridor” booklet and byway signs. Worcester County Tourism (WCT) recently released the guidebook, which highlights the tristate byway through Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The coastal corridor spans 120 miles from Cape Henlopen, Delaware, through the Isle of Wight Wildlife Area, Assateague National Seashore, Pocomoke River State Park Forest, and EA Vaughn Wildlife Area in Maryland, to Cape Charles, Virginia.

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 3 – November 31, 2017.

Worcester honorees recognized for volunteer spirit

Volunteers are the heart of our community, and on August 24 the Commissioners joined Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley for the Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards dinner to recognize nine individuals and groups whose contributions add to the outstanding quality of life here. Those present were nominated by their peers in May in the youth, individual, member of a board, faith-based, group/team, nonprofit, community of service, veteran spirit, and lifetime achievement categories.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, September 4

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, the Central Landfill in Newark, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017, for the Labor Day holiday.

WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 5. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.