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A Home Grown Guide to Beach and Beyond

Discover Worcester’s rural diversity, along with where to go to savor all-things locally-grown and produced, in the pages of the new Worcester County Tourism (WCT) Beach and Beyond “Home Grown Guide—Eastern Shore.” 

Come, Open the Berlin Branch Library Doors with Us

Calling all area residents and bibliophiles everywhere. You are cordially invited to join the County Commissioners and the Library Board of Trustees, as we cut the ribbon and dedicate the new home of the Berlin Branch of the Worcester County Library. The celebration will take place Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Berlin Branch, which is located at 13 Harrison Avenue, just off Main Street in Berlin.

6th Annual Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament and Fundraiser

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) will host the 6th annual Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament and Fundraiser on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Ocean City Golf Club. Tournament proceeds will go to the WCRP Youth Scholarship Fund to benefit county youth.

Public invited to STEM programs recognition ceremony

The public is cordially invited to attend the Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer programs ceremony at Worcester Technical High School in Newark on July 26, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, July 7

Saturday, July 7, 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. 

Worcester County Government offices closed July 4

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for Independence Day. 
The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation. 

All WCG offices will resume standard hours of operation on Thursday, July 5. 
WCG staff wish one and all a safe and happy holiday.
For more information on WCG hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.

DRP and Environmental Programs Satellite Offices at Isle of Wight Office Complex to Close in June

June 29, 2018 will be the last day Development Review and Permitting (DRP) and Environmental Programs staff operate satellite offices at the Isle of Wight offices in Bishopville to consolidate their respective services in one location. Beginning July 2, DRP and Environmental Programs services will be centralized at the Worcester County Government Center in Snow Hill. 

Registration now open for new weekly summer youth golf clinics

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff are excited to announce that registration is now open for the new Clinics Fore Fun program. Youth ages 7 to 14 will be taught golf basics from PGA Instructor Brett Marshall. 

Fiscal Year 19 Budget Approved - Worcester County Retains Current Tax Rates

June 5, the Worcester County Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2018/2019 (FY19) Operating Budget of $190,030,719 in appropriations for the coming fiscal year.  This reflects a decrease of $8,901,956 or 4.7% less than the FY18 budget while requested expenditures of $211,611,999 have been reduced by $21.5 million.  Included in the revenue reduction is Room and Food Tax revenue totaling $15,140,419 which will be accounted for in a new Agency fund in order to meet recently passed Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities (GASB 84).