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, […]

Dorchester Vikings Youth’s first local meet

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner/Nicole Coleman Members of the Dorchester Vikings Youth Track Team gathered for a photo after their exhibition at the Cambridge Classic Invitational Track and Field Meet on Friday. The team is the first middle school-aged track and field squad in the county.

CAMBRIDGE — The next generation of track and field athletes got their baptism of fire Friday, when the Dorchester Vikings Youth Track Team’s athletes participated in the Cambridge Classic Invitational. The meet is hosted annually by C-SD’s team as a fundraiser, and this year attracted 13 other high school teams from around the state. And […]

Dorchester’s Maryland History Day Winners

photos submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office NDHS students, from left, Sabrina Phillips, Jocelyn Meyers, Michael Kroeger, Amethyst Siegler, Aaron Palamaras.

CAMBRIDGE — Nine history projects created by Dorchester County Public Schools students won first or second place awards in the recent Maryland History Day event at Salisbury University, advancing the students’ projects to the state level. In the Senior Division, these North Dorchester High School students won first places: Michael Kroeger and Sabrina Phillips for […]

Christmas parade draws crowds to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – “A Merry Christmas to you all!” the child on a float shouted to the crowd. That pretty much sums it up – joy and energy were in plentiful supply Saturday evening, at the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. But this one marked a special anniversary for the event. “That’s right, folks – it’s that time […]

NDMS celebrates Veterans’ Day

SHILOH – North Dorchester Middle School’s students and teachers observed Veterans’ Day on Friday with an assembly in the gym, featuring the Owls’ band, choir, step team, poms and flag squad performing in honor of the nation’s armed services. Veterans’ Day, originally marking the end of the First World War, takes place officially on Nov. […]

BREAKING NEWS: 11-year-old student arrested after attack

SHILOH – An 11-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday at North Dorchester Middle School. A report from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said the student allegedly stabbed a teacher in the neck with a pencil. The school resource deputy assigned to North Dorchester High School responded to the neighboring school for a reported student out of […]

Stout wants to offer more programs, sites

CAMBRIDGE – Frank Stout took over as Director of Dorchester County Recreation and Parks in September. He brings his extensive public service experience and local knowledge to the job, as he plans to expand the department’s offerings and locations. A native of Ohio, Mr. Stout came to the area to teach. “I had the privilege […]

NDMS students honors school staff

HURLOCK — On Sept. 21, the 8th grade members of the North Dorchester Middle School National Junior Honor Society served a breakfast for staff in the school as a show of appreciation for their hard work and to celebrate the first 30 days of school. The school day started off early for the 8th grade […]

Dorchester students improving at faster rate than state average

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County students’ results in the latest Maryland state assessments show an improvement generally exceeding that of the state.Progress was particularly marked in Dorchester County’s middle schools, with the aggregate increase in the number of students at level 4 or 5 in grades 6 through 8 reaching 7 percentage points. South Dorchester K-8’s […]

Town Square, Aug. 29, 2018

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. The Dorchester County Board of Education announced on Aug. […]