African-Americans honored for achievements

HURLOCK — A boisterous, hopeful, optimistic event, the 10th Annual Black List Awards was all those things and more this year. The Rev. Charles Cephas, pastor of Hurlock’s Full Gospel Church and founding member of the town’s Ministers and Citizens group, welcomed the crowd on Feb. 28 and invited them to “Make yourselves at home. […]

Dorchester angler nabs record Longnose Gar

DORCHESTER — A Hurlock fisherman is the new Maryland state Chesapeake Division record holder for longnose gar, with a catch that weighed 18.3 pounds. Samson Matthews, 22, was fishing for blue catfish with a friend March 2 near El Dorado Bridge along Marshyhope Creek. After about 10 minutes of fishing in 20 feet of water […]

Hurlock parade celebrates the season

HURLOCK — Main Street sparkled with holiday cheer on Saturday, when the Hurlock Christmas Parade took place. Crowds of residents and visitors lined the streets to cheer as the procession marched down the street in honor of the season. School bands, fire departments, pageant winners and more thrilled the folks who were bundled up against […]

Tri-City volunteers save season

HURLOCK — Children will once again enjoy a spring tradition in North Dorchester next year, as Tri-City Little League’s season will take place. Volunteers heard a call for help, and came to the rescue at an Oct. 29 meeting of the Tri-City Board. A message from organizers earlier in October had said the 2020 tee-ball, […]

Hurlock Police seek runaway

HURLOCK – The Hurlock Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dayana Rios-Lucero who has been reported as a runaway. Dayana is a 16-year-old Hispanic female, 4 feet tall weighing 100 lbs. She was last seen wearing a jean jacket and blue jeans. “Dayana has gone missing of her own accord,” a […]

Tri-City Little League threatened by lack of volunteers

HURLOCK — Due to the lack of volunteers, Tri-City Little League may not exist for the upcoming 2020 Tee-ball, baseball and softball season, a statement from the league said last week. The Board of Directors’ message follows. “For the past several years, we have been asking for volunteers to step up and get involved with […]

Hurlock Fall Festival Parade

HURLOCK – The 2019 Hurlock Fall Festival began with a parade down Main Street on Saturday morning. Among the many groups that took part, North Dorchester High School’s Marching Eagles added color and spirit to the event. Also in the parade were members of the Hurlock Lions Club, vehicles from Hurlock, East New Market, Secretary, […]

HVFC Auxiliary donates to Wreaths Across America

HURLOCK — The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary supports a local group whose mission is to have a wreath on every grave for the 2nd year. Lynn Riley came in spoke with the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary initially in 2018. The total donated in 2018 was $825. That will sponsor 55 wreaths, with 27 […]

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 21, 2019

We need an assault weapons ban – NOW In his letter last week (Aug. 14), Bill Patchett said no laws will stop an evil person from killing others, and that we’ll have to leave it to God to rid our world of evil people before mass killings will stop. He is wrong. If you follow […]

Planning continues for new Hurlock library

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council and the public attending the Aug. 6 meeting heard an update on the Hurlock library project. They learned that the existing building, constructed in 1999, has served the town well, but is too small to meet current needs. Branch Manager Sara Sears said, “The Hurlock Library is […]