Latest news & announcements

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. 

Worcester County offers free “Until Help Arrives” workshop

Traumatic incidents can occur anytime, anywhere, and those who can help until emergency responders arrive could save lives. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) and Worcester County Volunteer Connection invite residents and visitors to attend “Until Help Arrives.” This free, three-hour Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workshop will be offered twice, September 7 and 18, from 1–4 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Branch Library. Participants will acquire the basic skills needed to provide help after an emergency until help arrives.

Registration Open for Adult Basketball League at Worcester County Recreation & Parks

Registration is now open for the Adult Basketball League at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. This fast-paced league is a great way to get up and get moving with your friends, while enjoying a great sport.
This league will run from September 7 – November 16, 2017 on Thursdays from 7–10 p.m. Open to ages 18 and older, we are inviting the community to form their teams and get registered. Scores will be tracked throughout the season, and the league will end in a tournament to determine the champions.