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Delmarva Power Warns of Meter Reader Scams

WILMINGTON, Del. – Delmarva Power has been notified by law enforcement and its customers of persons posing as Delmarva Power meter readers.  Almost all of Delmarva Power’s electric meters are Smart Meters that can be read remotely.  However, the company still employees around a dozen meter readers throughout the service territory to read the minimal amount of traditional meters still in use as well as help to properly maintain the entire pool of Smart Meters.

Fifth VOLT Small Business Loan Awarded in Worcester County

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) officials announce the award of a Video Lottery Terminal (VOLT) small business loan to Lisa Taylor, owner and creative director of Smart Graphics Design/Frugals, The Locals Source for Coupons.

“This is the first VOLT loan to be awarded in the southern end of the county,” WCED Director Merry Mears said. “We look forward to the additional job opportunities the expansion of her business will bring to Pocomoke City.”

Worcester County Honored for Excellence in Financial Reporting

December 1, 2015, Worcester County Government (WCG) was recently honored with an award and a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the seventh consecutive year by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The GFOA recognizes contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management, and WCG was honored with this recent recognition for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. 

Eastern Shore Tourism Partners Take Home State Awards

Worcester County Tourism (WCT), along with area partners working together to promote Maryland’s Eastern Shore as a tourism destination, took home five awards at the 35th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in late October.

Maryland Economic Development Association Launches Rural Economic Development Sessions with Support from PNC Bank

Baltimore, Md. – The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) will host its first Lower Eastern Shore Rural Economic Development Session on Nov. 19 and 20 at Salisbury University. The sessions will include presentations by public and private sector economic leaders who will stress the importance of investing in economic development in Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore counties and communities.

Worcester County Government offices closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day

Worcester County Government offices and the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veterans Day and will resume standard operating hours on Thursday, Nov. 12.

All five branch libraries will be open, with standard operating hours in effect. Visit www.WorcesterLibrary.org for more information about the hours of operation at each branch.
For more information, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.

Waterline flushing schedule in the Ocean Pines area

The Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works will begin its semi-annual program for flushing waterlines in Ocean Pines, River Run, Pennington Commons and other areas of the county during October. The purpose of this program is to remove any accumulated sediment from the lines and to ensure the hydrants are operational. Below are the proposed dates for the flushing of the waterlines. These dates are subject to change. 

VOLT Loan Informational Session Rescheduled

The Video Lottery Terminal (VOLT) small business loan information session has been rescheduled to take place at the Ocean Pines Branch Library on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED), in partnership with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation and Maryland Capital Enterprises, invites business owners and entrepreneurs to attend the session.

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