East New Market says ‘no’ to Dollar General

EAST NEW MARKET — At the April 10 East New Market meeting commissioners decided the fate of a proposed Dollar General store at the intersection of Rtes. 16 and 392. John Camp from Oxford Chase Development, Inc. presented the possibility at a February work session. The decision was “no.” At the March town meeting Mr. […]

Immanuel UCC blesses seeds for farmers

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The Rev. Dale Krotee, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Cambridge, led his congregation Sunday in a Blessing of the Seeds. Andrew Albert of East New Market, at center left, held a bowl of seeds high during a prayer.

CAMBRIDGE – Motorists on U.S. 50 east of Cambridge on Sunday morning might have spotted a congregation outside Immanuel United Church of Christ around 11 a.m. The Rev. Dale Krotee was leading his flock in a Blessing of the Seeds to welcome the arrival of spring and the planting season. “It’s such a great symbol […]

ND is fifth at Reach the Beach Nationals

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Members of North Dorchester High School’s cheerleading team celebrated their fifth-place finish at last weekend’s Reach the Beach OC Rec/Schools Nationals cheer and dance competition in Ocean City. In front from the left are Savannah Windsor, Hannah, Mccollister, Jasmine lofland, and Jessica Young. In the middle from the left are Jessica Ramey, Kyla Riggs, Zhela Alison, Kari Tolley and Bri’yania Chester. In back from the left are Kayley Bradley, Jasmine Pearson, Madison Schuyler, Jacob Dashiell, Alison Layton and Abigail Callahan. Cami Abbott and Jordan Lewis were unable to attend.

OCEAN CITY – The North Dorchester High School cheerleading team placed fifth in the weekend’s “Reach the Beach OC Rec/Schools Nationals” cheer and dance competition in Ocean City. Fifth is pretty good for cheerleading, but they might have been champs when it comes to compassion. The Eagle girls and boy dedicated their performance to teammate […]

Health Department gives kits to schools

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Excited Warwick Huskies with (back row, from left) PE teacher Pat Gargan, Julie Jones from the Health Department, and Principal Marybeth Blake.

Six Dorchester County schools recently received kits donated by the Dorchester County Health Department meant to promote physical activity during indoor recess and “brain breaks.” Each grade at Warwick Elementary, Sandy Hill, Vienna Elementary, South Dorchester K-8, North Dorchester Middle and Mace’s Lane Middle Schools received a bag of age-appropriate equipment and activities. Julie Jones, […]

Freeman achieves rank of eagle scout

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Scott Freeman Adam Freeman, at front row center, celebrated his achieving the rank of eagle scout at a Court of Honor on Feb. 11. In attendance were the members of Boy Scout Troop 754 of East New Market, family, friends, local and state officials.

EAST NEW MARKET – Adam Freeman celebrated his achieving the rank of eagle scout during a ceremony at the East New Market Fire Hall on Feb. 11. With him were the members of Boy Scout Troop 754, family and friends, as well as local and state government officials. The day marked the high point of […]

ND names November athletes of the month

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan North Dorchester High School has named its November athletes of the month. In front from the left are Georgie Turner, varsity volleyball; and Anna Tyler, junior varsity/underclassmen golf. In back from the left are Cole Morrissette, varsity golf; ND Athletic Director Dave Morrissette; and Hunter Knox, junior varsity/underclassmen cross country.

SHILOH – Top performance, behavior and team spirit earned four North Dorchester High School students the title of Athlete of the Month for November. The students are nominated by their coaches for the honor. Sponsors for November are Metal Arc and Premier Cinemas. Varsity Girl Georgie Turner “Georgie has been a member of the varsity […]

Volleyball season ends at Regionals

PERRYVILLE – It was a heck of a season for North Dorchester Eagles volleyball, with thrilling games, community support and a spirit of sisterhood among the players, but it concluded on Friday with a 3-0 loss to the Perryville Panthers in the Regional Championships. It was the second year in a row the Eagles made […]

North Dorchester volleyball wins last home match

The North Dorchester High School volleyball team played their final home game of the season on Friday, when fans and teammates also honored the team’s seniors. From the left, they are Kathryn Allen, Karlie Allen, Brooke Harding, Leah Smith, Savanna Nossick and Georgie Turner.

SHILOH – A four-year journey ended with cheers and tears on Friday, when the North Dorchester High School volleyball team bid farewell to its seniors before their final home game. The junior varsity girls had already won their set, to end their season 12-3. The varsity girls went on to beat visiting Wicomico for a […]

North Dorchester High School names athletes of month

Submitted to dorchester banner North Dorchester High School’s October athletes of the month are, in front from the left, Kalifa Warren, varsity soccer; Marquise Parker, varsity soccer; Grant Walker, junior varsity golf; and Megan Price, junior varsity soccer. In back from the left are Athletic Director Dave Morrissette, award sponsor Mark Nagel of Whitten Insurance, and Principal Lynn Sorrells.

SHILOH – Four of North Dorchester High School’s top academic and sports performers have been named October Athletes of the Month. The students received awards from sponsors Whitten Insurance or Regal Cinemas. Kalifa Warren is October varsity female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Whitten Insurance. She plays for the Eagles’ varsity soccer team. Coach […]

Phase I complete on new North Dorchester campus

With work continuing behind them on the steel frame of the new North Dorchester High School, local and state officials learned on Oct. 19 about the project’s recently completed Phase I.

SHILOH – Local and state officials toured the North Dorchester high and middle school campus on Oct. 19, where they learned about the recently completed Phase I of the $50 million project. The main feature of the tour, as anyone driving past the site might agree, is the steel frame of the new North Dorchester […]