Kelly Distributors supports local craft breweries

EASTON — America’s independent beer distributors are small businesses that deliver beer to store shelves and restaurants in communities across the country. They help brewers of all sizes and from all over the world to grow by bringing their product to retailers, who can provide consumers with unprecedented choice and variety, especially as new craft […]

Feast is rescheduled

The Hurlock American Legion Shrimp and Crab Feast that had been scheduled for Sept. 15 has been postponed until Sept. 22 from 3-7 p.m. Pre-sold tickets will still be honored on the new date and anyone who already purchased tickets for Sept. 15 but it unable to att3end on the 22nd will be reimbursed by […]

FLORENCE UPDATE: Shelter at Chesapeake College

CAMBRIDGE – Though Hurricane Florence has made landfall in the Carolinas, the Dorchester County Department of Emergency Management (DEM)  is urging residents to remain vigilant through the weekend, a statement from the DEM said Wednesday. Continued rainfall and impacted tides could cause dangerous flooding conditions throughout the county. This includes areas of Dorchester that don’t historically experience […]

Neighborhood revitalization partnership celebrated

CAMBRIDGE — Once blank chalkboards are now filled with resident’s hopes, dreams and aspirations for themselves and for the future of the Historic Pine Street Neighborhood in Cambridge. The chalkboard project was central to the purpose of the Community Resource Fair that took place on the lawn of Waugh Chapel on Aug. 22. The event […]

Town of Secretary asked to back drug awareness

SECRETARY — Former president of Dorchester County’s chamber of commerce, William Christopher, and Sheriff James Phillips offered a joint presentation at the Aug. 21 Secretary commission meeting. They spoke about the upcoming Drug Awareness campaign, Dorchester Goes Purple set for the month of September, and asked for the town’s support. According to The Herren Project, […]

Groove City Culture Fest celebrates unity

CAMBRIDGE — Pine Street was packed Saturday, with locals and visitors, music and vendors, taking part in the Groove City Culture Fest. The event celebrated Black culture, reviving a summer tradition from the 1970s and 80s. “For three days, we would have a big festival around Calvin Mowbray Park,” Lynette Wongus remembered. Ms. Wongus was […]

BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent Dr. Mitchell takes leave of absence

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester Banner learned Tuesday morning that Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. The Board of Education also announced that Beth Wilson had been appointed Administrator-In-Charge of Public Schools. Dr. Mitchell served in her post for more than a year of a four-year term. She was […]

39th Feast-I-Val brings foodies and tourists

CAMBRIDGE — Not every region has a distinct — and distinctly delicious — local cuisine. But the Eastern Shore does. Members Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, Inc. (RFC) offered steamed crabs, barbecued chicken, crab soup, local watermelon, tomatoes, corn and more at the 39th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val. The event is one of RFC’s main fundraisers. It […]

Planners eye Dorchester’s future

CAMBRIDGE – It’s a simple enough question – What will Dorchester County be in the future? – but the answer is complex. That’s why local leaders are gathering information, opinions, and public comment as they begin a Comprehensive Plan Update. “We want as much input as we can get,” Planning Commission member Ralph Lewis said […]

Comprehensive Plan: Citizens shape county’s future

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Four of the seven Planning Commission members at the July 24 Open House in Hurlock included: (seated, from left) Ralph Lewis, Jerry Burroughs, William Giese Jr., and Jeff King.

HURLOCK — At long last the 1996 Dorchester County Comprehensive Plan is being revised and the County Council promises transparency in the process. Most elected officials hear complaints and sometimes they nod, smile, and promise action. In the case of the current revision the promise is public input and it looks like they are keeping […]