County Council approves water, sewer plan amendment, easing site restrictions

CAMBRIDGE — At its Sept. 6 meeting, the Dorchester County Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 590 which amends a groundwater management area map that is part of the 2004 county comprehensive water and sewer plan. The Dorchester County Department of Environmental Health now awaits approval from the Maryland Department of the Environment. If approved by […]

Cambridge-South Dorchester graduates ready for the world

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School presented its graduation ceremony May 25. C-SD’s graduating class joined parents, relatives and siblings in the school gym, where Principal W. David Bromwell greeted them all and acted as master of ceremonies. “I’m real excited for the kids,” said Principal Bromwell, “I’m excited for our staff and the community […]

Cambridge City candidates offer positions on issues

In preparation for the upcoming City of Cambridge elections, the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce has asked the candidates for all offices to weigh in on five questions that highlight issues of particular concern to our members.  The following pages contain the responses to those five questions.  The five questions are listed below and are included […]

South Dorchester fire companies support the communities

CAMBRIDGE — The late Tom Flowers was a Dorchester County fixture who was instrumental in preserving the unique history of this diverse area. According to Pat Neild, who also plays an important role in historical preservation, Mr. Flowers organized the South Dorchester Folk Museum in 2000. Its mission is to “assure the preservation of historically […]

Patriot Point is dedicated to veterans’ recreation

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The DC Bowl Committee (DCBC) today announced that it is purchasing a 290-acre property near Cambridge, to operate as a retreat for wounded service members and their families. It will be named Patriot Point. The property previously was known as Poverty Point, located just north of Taylor’s Island on the banks of […]

Cambridge-South Dorchester High School students sign CFES promise

These students from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School are all part of the College For Every Student (CFES) program. The students are signing the CFES promise banner. They promised to work toward college by signing their names and writing their desired professions. CFES is a national nonprofit that works with 200 schools across the country to […]

Volunteers, conservation groups plant to protect salt marshes

CAMBRIDGE — On April 16, nature lovers from across the Delmarva Region will join Pickering Creek Audubon Center, National Audubon Society and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff for an “All Audubon Day in the Marsh” in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers will participate in a restoration planting, hear from conservation experts, and tour a […]

South Dorchester’s 71st annual National Outdoor Show is getting closer

GOLDEN HILL — Before you know it the 71st Annual Outdoor Show will be here. The annual Dorchester event will be held Feb. 26 and 27 at the South Dorchester pre-K Thru 8 School, 3485 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek. Before the show opens the Outdoor Show Committee will unveil its National Outdoor Show Cookbook […]

Vikes’ JV closing winning season

CAMBRIDGE — The Vikings’ junior varsity boys’ basketball team is closing their 2015-16 season with a series of wins. Cambridge-South Dorchester beat Kent Island 55-42 on Tuesday, led by top scorers Tyonbre McKnight with 19 and Isaiah Foster with 14. The Vikes started the game with a strong performance, up by 15 at one point, […]

Community nominates Hometown Heroes

CAMBRIDGE— For more than a century, The Banner’s mission has been to educate and celebrate the Heart of Chesapeake Country, and to fulfill that mission, we have published countless stories about the people who make this community what it is. But we know there are more stories out there–people who haven’t received the recognition they […]