Latest news & announcements

Pickleball Holiday Challenge in December at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Eastern Shore Pickleball will be holding a fun, social Pickleball Holiday Challenge! The event will be held on Saturday, December 17, at the Worcester County Recreation Center's six indoor courts in Snow Hill.
The event will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with check-in at 9:30 a.m. The entrance fee is $10 per person, which includes a meal ticket good for either breakfast or lunch from the concession stand. The registration deadline is Monday, December 12.

Worcester County Celebrates Generosity on Giving Tuesday

“Shore Gives More,” a Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) online campaign to promote charitable giving to Lower Eastern Shore nonprofit organizations takes place Tuesday, November 29. Worcester County Volunteer Connection is encouraging residents to support their favorite local charity during this year’s campaign.

Challenger named 2016 Tourism Person of the Year

Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger was named Maryland Tourism Person of the Year at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in November for her exceptional commitment to enhancing and perpetuating the Maryland tourism industry.

“I just believe in surrounding myself with really terrific people every day,” Challenger said. “I partner with a great bunch of people on a daily basis who make it possible to accomplish so many great projects that promote Worcester County.”

Business development assistance available weekly to Worcester entrepreneurs

Tim Sherman, of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Salisbury University doubled his office hours at the Worcester County Economic Development office in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services to business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Pictured are SBDC Director John Hickman (from left,) Tim Sherman, and Worcester County Economic Development Director Merry Mears.

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is now offering business owners and would-be entrepreneurs more opportunities to meet with highly experienced professionals who can help them establish or expand Worcester County businesses. Beginning in November, Tim Sherman of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Salisbury University doubled his office hours at WCED in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, December 3

Saturday, December 3, 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. 

Openings Available on Several Worcester County Boards and Commissions

Worcester County currently has openings on 25 boards and commissions. County residents interested in volunteering to fill these open seats are invited to contact the County Commissioners, identifying the boards or commissions that are of interest to them.

Worcester County Offices Closed November 8 and 11 for Federal Holidays

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) administrative office, will be closed for two federal holidays, Election Day, November 8, and Veterans Day, November 11.

All five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores will be open during standard hours of operation on both dates.

Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Community Feedback Welcome for Plans to Enhance Bishopville Park

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff invite the public to share feedback on a plan to enhance the Bishopville Park. Residents and interested parties are invited to provide comments about the plan at a community meeting on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson United Methodist Church, located at 10722 Bishopville Road in Bishopville. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

After receiving public feedback, WCRP staff will present the revised draft plan to the Worcester County Commissioners for their consideration at a future date.

Worcester County Road Detour for Big Mill Road Bridge

The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing a detour effective immediately for all traffic traveling on Sheephouse Road/Big Mill Road as a result of recent flooding events which caused significant damage to the roadway and associated culvert causing a portion of the roadway to be closed to all traffic.  

 The detour will be in place until further notice.  

Please refer any questions regarding this road detour to Roads Superintendent Frank J. Adkins at fadkins@co.worcester.md.us

Five Mile Branch Road Bridge to be Replaced

The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing plans to replace  Five Mile Branch Road bridge starting November 14, 2016. Fi This bridge was scheduled to be replaced after earning unsatisfactory bridge sufficiency ratings during the county’s annual bridge inspection program. This bridge replacement project is eligible for federal funding under the Highway Bridge Program.