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 […]

Police and fire briefs June 6, 2018

Cookies laced with THC CAMBRIDGE – On May 23, the School Resource Deputy at the Cambridge-South Dorchester High school and an officer from the Cambridge Police Department were made aware that a 15-year-old female student from the school had been taken to Dorchester General Hospital for treatment after she had eaten a chocolate chip cookie […]

Hurlock holds service at Veterans’ Memorial

HURLOCK — The first Memorial Day Service at the new Hurlock Veterans’ Memorial Park on May 28 was a brief, solemn event that captured the spirit of reverence on a day to remember those who died serving the country. Decoration Day was first observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate those who lost their lives […]

Cephas asks council to vote in favor of House Bill 1744

HURLOCK — In Mayor Michael Henry’s absence, Hurlock Council President Charles Cephas led the March 26 town meeting. He gave council members a pictorial progress report on the North Dorchester High School replacement for their review and said a full project report is tentatively slated for an April council meeting. Councilman Cephas noted the state […]

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 […]

Remembering Dorchester for Feb. 28, 2018

Submitted to The Dorchester Banner/Dorchester County Council Sam Morris’ store, which once stood on Main Street in Hurlock, as it appeared about 1915.

50 years ago Thirty-two percent of the graduates of Dorchester’s high schools go to college or higher education, “but what about the other 66 percent?” asked Dr. Donald Malley at a meeting of the North Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, held at Eldorado. The University of Maryland head of the Industrial Educational Department told the group […]

Black List Awards: Making a difference

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Black List Award recipients include from left: Lynnell Collins, Ray Washington Jr., Kevin Lewis, Dr. Diana Mitchell, Sherwood Sharp, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford. (absent were Dr. Norby Lee, Devon Beck, Austin Brown, and Roxanne Green).

HURLOCK — The 8th annual Black List Awards on Saturday, sponsored by the Ministers and Citizens for Change (MCC), celebrated those who make a difference in their communities. In the past the nonprofit organization held the event in a school after a fire destroyed part of the church. With restoration complete and the addition of […]

Frank Bittner: The man and his legacy

Submitted to dorchester banner Frank’s persistence paid off when the first and only portrait (a copy of the original painting of Anna Ella Carroll by D. Hickok in 1894) of a woman was added to the gallery at the National War College that honors top military strategists.

HURLOCK — When someone we care about passes away, there is a hole in the universe where they once stood. When Frank Bittner died unexpectedly on Jan. 4 at the age of 64 the hole was deep and wide. Frank was a large presence in the world – physically, intellectually, and emotionally. His contacts were […]

Solar panel talks attract large crowd

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Harrison Godfrey (standing) from Invenergy presents a case for Richfield Solar Energy, LLC’s before public utility law judge Ryan C. McLean at a Jan. 9 public hearing.

HURLOCK — On Jan. 9 the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC), which regulates utilities, held the 4th of several public hearings on a proposed solar panel installation in north Dorchester County. Public utility law judge Ryan C. McLean chaired the proceeding which, unlike many such hearings, was calm and orderly. The hearings are required before […]

MLK Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast

HURLOCK — Hurlock United Methodist Church will host its 7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast beginning at 8:30 am on Jan. 15, 2018 at 502 S. Main Street, Hurlock. “Becoming One in the Spirit,” is the theme for this year’s celebration. The remembrance will feature as keynote speaker, the Rev. Dartanyon […]