Oldest Hurlock American Legion recruit is 87

HURLOCK — In 1932 the American Legion formed the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) to teach the children of veterans the principles of “justice, freedom and democracy” and to help prepare the youth for success. Little did the founders think that in 2019 an 87-year-old recruit would be inducted into the organization. But Giovanni […]

Remembering Dorchester, April 3, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago The body of Lance Cpl. Michael DiGenno, who was killed in action on March 11 in Vietnam, is due to arrive today via Dover Air Force Base. A mass will be observed on Tuesday morning at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Secretary, with […]

Police and fire briefs, March 20, 2019

A realistic, toy hand grenade caused concern in Hurlock.

Police respond to report of possible grenade HURLOCK — Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a possible grenade outside of a vacant home in Dorchester County March 15. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a vacant home in the 4700 block of Skeet Club Road in […]

Yoga with horses (and a donkey)

submitted to dorchester banner Duncan the donkey is usually in the middle of everything and the Yoga with Horses event was no exception. Windy Way Horses owner Annie Trice also heads a non-profit therapy program, Courageous Hearts Horsemanship, that raises funds from special events, like yoga.

HURLOCK — Lots of people are practicing Yoga. But with horses? With a donkey? Angela Phillips Thomas recently taught Yoga in the barn at Windy Way Horses outside of Hurlock. Angela co-owns Overboard Paddle and Fitness LLC and teaches fitness classes. Her son rides in one of the programs Windy Way owner Annie Trice offers. […]

Police and fire briefs, March 13, 2019

James Michael Fisher Jr.

B&E and theft HURLOCK — On Feb. 21, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s office responded to 4445 Waddell’s Corner Road, Hurlock, for a reported Breaking and Entering and theft. Upon arrival deputies were advised that during the night an unknown person had broken into several outbuildings and had removed items valued at over $5,000. […]

Emotional worship highlights annual event

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Rev. Charles Cephas (standing center) applauds as Lt. Walter Holmes, right, presented an award to Capt. Kevin King, left, his partner in the gang awareness program, CHOICES.

HURLOCK – Every Black List awards ceremony has a different flavor; a different atmosphere. This year, on Feb. 23, it was an emotional tribute to God with liberal doses of humor and humility. Minister David Dickerson was master of ceremonies. He noted that even after nine years the Black List “still has many worthy people […]

Pets On Wheels visit the Hurlock Library

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Thirteen year old Luna, in her fashionable raincoat, and owner Linda Furey listen to a 3rd grader read a story at Warwick Elementary School.

HURLOCK — Awww, come on. Dogs can’t read so how can they help kids read? According to the owners of a trio of outstanding dogs, all of whom are part of Pets on Wheels (POW) Delmarva, the program to encourage reading among school age children works. Ask the teachers at Warwick Elementary School in Secretary, […]

Police briefs

Julie Nicole McCumbie

‘SCAM ALERT’ It has been recently reported to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office that a number of local businesses in Dorchester County have received correspondence from unknown entities in reference to large amounts of U.S. currency which they could obtain through paying nominal amounts of money (processing fees). These correspondences have been received via fax, […]

ND grad Outlaw launches prom dress drive

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Octavia Outlaw North Dorchester High School graduate Octavia Outlaw is making a name for herself in the fashion world of Los Angeles and online. She is also determined to give back to her home county, with a prom dress drive.

HURLOCK — Here’s one small-town girl who went to the big city, but didn’t forget where she came from – and she’s proving it by launching a prom dress drive to help make the day special for Dorchester girls. North Dorchester High School graduate and Hurlock native Octavia Outlaw continued her education at University of […]

Hurlock receives workplace safety award

HURLOCK — At the Dec. 10 Hurlock council meeting town manager John Avery announced that Hurlock was one of only 14 2018 recipients of the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company’s Premier Partner workplace safety award. The company offers workman’s compensation insurance for about 10,000 Maryland employers. Mr. Avery said he is very proud of the town’s […]