Food trucks are hot topic

HURLOCK — The challenge of licensing and regulating food trucks in town continued to be a hot button issue at the Hurlock Council’s July 23 meeting. The problem is designing regulations to control a potential influx of food trucks. Questions remain: How many food sources can a town of 2,100 support? If the trucks are […]

Police briefs Aug. 1, 2018

BURGLARY AND TRESPASSING: HURLOCK — On July 29, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6129 Palmers Mill Road, Hurlock for a report of an individual standing in the roadway blocking traffic and kicking vehicles. Upon arrival deputies located the suspect Bryan Scott Chance, 35, sitting on the front porch of the residence […]

Tri-City 11-12 boys fall to Conococheague

HAGERSTOWN – Tri-City Little League’s 11-12 boys baseball team wrapped up their 2018 campaign on July 25, when the North Dorchester squad lost to Conococheague, 11-1, ending their run for a state title. The team had already won the District 6 championship. A statement from league leaders said, “These boys had an amazing season and […]

Tri-City girls fall to Massachusetts

BRISTOL, Conn. – It was a great season for the Tri-City Little League 11-12 girls’ softball team. After the North Dorchester ladies earned the Maryland State Championship, they traveled to Connecticut, where they played for the national title. The girls fell a bit short, losing to Massachusetts in Regional play on Saturday, 4-0. Though they […]

Tri-City 11-12 girls’ softball: State Champs!

POCOMOKE – There are some proud parents and coaches in North Dorchester nowadays, after the District 6 Tri-City Little League 11-12 girls earned the state softball majors division title on July 11. The following day, Tri-City’s 11-12 boys grabbed the District 6 title, and will compete for their state championship on July 21. The girls’ […]

New city manager, officer in Hurlock

HURLOCK — Hurlock Mayor Michael Henry was busy at the June 25 Town Council meeting. After reporting that all council members attended the Maryland Municipal League convention in Ocean City, one of 137 municipalities that participated. He said that Gov. Larry Hogan was in Hurlock on June 20. The governor toured the Amick plant and […]

Hogan visits monument in North Dorchester

HURLOCK — Governor Larry Hogan came to North Dorchester on June 20 to visit the voting freedom monument located on MD Route 16 just south of Preston. The monument commemorates the 10 county men who worked to change the voting system in Dorchester County from an at-large system to a district representative system. With his […]

Maryland Ave. banners recall county’s fallen

CAMBRIDGE — Motorists on Maryland Avenue have observed five blue banners in recent days. The solemn decorations feature the names of the five Dorchester servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam Conflict. These banners include the name, rank and date each one of the soldiers was killed in action. When the Dorchester County Council […]

Church Directory for June 20, 2018

Editor’s note: Church listings appear in The Banner’s Wednesday edition. In order to be included in the listings church information MUST be submitted by NO LATER THAN NOON Monday each week. Churches not submitting or contacting the Banner office (410-228-3131; or by e-mail, or will not be included in that Wednesday’s paper. AGAPE […]

Heroin overdose leads to man’s arrest

CAMBRIDGE — On May 26, members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, Cambridge Police Department and Dorchester County E.M.S. responded to 211 Killarney Road, Cambridge for a reported overdose. Upon arrival they found a 30-year-old male unresponsive. The police and E.M.S. administered Narcan and were able to revive the victim. Based on information received […]