Latest news & announcements

Current Storm System to Bring Rain, With Flooding Expected to Begin Tomorrow Morning/Afternoon

OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 1, 2015): Town of Ocean City officials and emergency personnel are continuing to monitor the current storm system, in addition to the path of Hurricane Joaquin. While the track of the hurricane is unknown at this time, the town is preparing for large amounts of rain and the likelihood of flooding due to the current weather system beginning Friday, October 2.

Public warned to secure outdoor items

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) warns the public to prepare now for two weather emergencies expected to threaten the Eastern Shore and cause coastal flooding, heavy rainfall and strong winds beginning as early as Friday.

Tie down boats. Secure residential and construction items, which can become dangerous projectiles during high winds. Other steps to take include the following:

Delmarva Power is prepared for and closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Joaquin

Delmarva Power is prepared for and closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Joaquin, which has the potential to cause significant damage throughout our service territory.  We urge our customers to be prepared and heed the advice of our emergency management officials.  Delmarva Power is committed to an emergency response system that makes safety a priority and restores power as quickly as possible.  Customers can report outages and downed wires at 1-800-898-8042 and through our mobile app.  Remember, never go near downed wires and always stay clear of working crews.

Entrepreneurs invited to attend VOLT Loan Informational Session

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 a Video Lottery Terminal (VOLT) small business loan information session. The session will take place at the Ocean Pines Branch Library on October 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Worcester County Recognizes Volunteers for Star Spirit

September 17, 2015, the Commissioners and Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley recognized seven individuals and four groups during the annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards dinner ceremony at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Volunteers were nominated by their peers in one of four star categories: youth, individual, faith-based and nonprofit volunteer program.

“These volunteers represent the countless hundreds of stars in our community stepping forward to volunteer to assure that vital community services and programs remain available to meet the needs of area residents and visitors,” Brinkley said. “It’s a huge honor to be able to shine the spotlight on them, even if it’s just for a moment to say thanks, and we appreciate the way you turn love into action to care for the community’s needs.”

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Cycling Collection Day on October 10

The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Showell Elementary School parking lot.

Worcester County Health Department and Town of Snow Hill Partner to Sponsor Fun Walk

Snow Hill, MD- Fall into fitness this October and participate in the 3rd Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk to be held on Wednesday, October 7th at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, Market Street. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 registrants will receive a HOPE water bottle.

Commissioners Announce New County Attorney

The Worcester County Commissioners named Maureen Lanigan Howarth as the new County Attorney. Howarth graduated cum laude from James Madison University, with a Business Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2004. She graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a law degree in 2007, after which she served as a law clerk for Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Donald C. Davis.

Howarth will step into her new role with Worcester County Government (WCG) on November 9, 2015. She brings eight years of legal experience in county government to WCG. She served as an assistant county attorney for Wicomico County Government from 2008 to 2012 when she took over as deputy county attorney.

Worcester County Economic Development Director Resigns Post

Former Worcester County Economic Development Director Bill Badger resigned his post with Worcester County Government (WCG) Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The Commissioners accepted Badger’s resignation and thanked him for his years of service to WCG. The Commissioners wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.

WCG will advertise to fill the position of Economic Development director in the near future.