Suspect in fatal Caroline shooting arrested in N.J.

DENTON — The suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a man earlier this month in Caroline County was taken into custody late this morning in New Jersey, a statement from the Maryland State Police said Thursday. The suspect is identified as a 33-year-old resident of Denton. He was arrested without incident shortly […]

Suspect sought in fatal shooting

DENTON — Maryland State Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man during an apparent fight in Caroline County on July 1. The victim is identified as James M. Wilmer, 30, of Denton. Mr. Wilmer died late Thursday afternoon at the University of Maryland […]

Choptank Coop to award 12 scholarships

DENTON – Choptank Electric will award 10 $1,000 educational scholarships at the close of its annual meeting to be held April 25. In addition, the board will also be awarding two special $2,000 scholarships in honor of David Bruning, who retired in September 2018 as board member from Worcester County and Francis “Sonny” Callahan Jr., […]

Two arrested for arson to vehicle

DENTON — Deputy State Fire Marshals from the Upper Eastern Regional Office have arrested two local men for intentionally setting fire to a vehicle and attempting to defraud the insurance company. On Aug. 7 Deputy State Fire Marshals served arrest warrants on the owner of the burned car, Samuel J. Moya, 25, of Denton and […]

58th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show

FEDERALSBURG — The 58th Annual Old-Time Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show will be held Aug. 3 through 5 on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. See in action: Steam engines, wheat threshers, antique cars, antique tractors, gas engines, miniature steam train, shingle sawing, miniature sawmill, steam models, sawmill, broommaking, basketmaking, rock crusher, blacksmith […]

Eastern Shore Threshermen to hold 56th Annual Show Aug. 5, 6, 7

  FEDERALSBURG — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Inc. will be holding its 56th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show Aug. 5, 6, 7, at the showgrounds located on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. The show features free admission and free parking and opens at 10 a.m. each day. There […]

Cambridge City candidates offer positions on issues

In preparation for the upcoming City of Cambridge elections, the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce has asked the candidates for all offices to weigh in on five questions that highlight issues of particular concern to our members.  The following pages contain the responses to those five questions.  The five questions are listed below and are included […]

Community nominates Hometown Heroes

CAMBRIDGE— For more than a century, The Banner’s mission has been to educate and celebrate the Heart of Chesapeake Country, and to fulfill that mission, we have published countless stories about the people who make this community what it is. But we know there are more stories out there–people who haven’t received the recognition they […]

On the Death of Willie “Chan” Johnson

I’m in an odd business for a sensitive guy. I’ve been diagnosed as having my heart too close to my skin, and I prove it just about every day. Every person who has ever betrayed me, lied to me, lovers who have loved and left, they all took a chunk out of me, and I […]

County Council meets with legislators over local concerns

CAMBRIDGE—Dorchester County Council met on Tuesday evening , Oct.6, to conduct county business. In addition, a meeting with state legislators and the Maryland Department of Transportation kept the meeting in session until past nine o’clock. First up was the meeting state legislators, with Senator Addie Eckardt and delegates Sheree Sample-Hughes and Chris Adams attending. Delegate […]