OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A 20-foot bronze statue of swimming dolphins will soon be installed in Ocean City.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports resort officials have approved preliminary plans for the statue, which would go at the mid-town entrance to the city.
Lauren Taylor, a member of the nonprofit Public Art Committee of the Ocean City Development Corp., says the statue of a trio of dolphins should be completed by June. It will go at 62nd Street and Coastal Highway near the base of the Route 90 bridge.
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Police in Ocean City say calls for service increased last year, but arrests dropped.
WXDE-FM reports that the Ocean City Police Department's year-end report was released last week to the town's mayor and council.
The report shows that the department's total number of service calls was up 17.5 percent over 2012. Officials say that increase was due to significant increase in officer-initiated actions. The number of calls for service generated by citizen complaints decreased last year.
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Ocean City and state emergency management officials have received numerous reports of tremors in the resort town, but a federal agency does not show an earthquake. There have been no reports of damage.
The reports of the tremors starting coming to Ocean City officials, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and in social media postings about noon on Thursday.
Ocean City officials posted on the town's Facebook page that residents also reported hearing a loud boom.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Transportation officials are warning commuters that more traffic than normal should be expected on the Bay Bridge because of Sunfest in Ocean City.
The Maryland Transportation Authority on Wednesday urged drivers to travel during off-peak hours from Thursday through Sunday, when the festival will be taking place. Off-peak hours are Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.; Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.; and Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
If you’re looking for a vacation home Ocean City has become one of the more popular locations.
That’s according to the listing site Trulia.com.
It reports that the resort town is rated as the 4th most searched-for-location by prospective buyers.
The top town is its namesake Ocean City, New Jersey.
Sheila Dodson, executive director of Coastal Association of Realtors, told the Salisbury Daily Times that it has still not come back to the 2006 level but there has been general improvement and increasing interest over the last few years.
As Ocean City town manager David Recor faces a temporary restraining order in civil court the Salisbury Daily Times reports that the legal action results from claims by his wife Maria of alleged violence during a Florida getaway.
The paper says that her written testimony included charges of punching, shoving and threats of violence.
The incident also included an alleged threat by David Recor to jump from the roof of their home.
Hotels and Motels are seeing advanced reservations for the summer going up. And, Ocean City is no different. Ocean City Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Executive Director Susan Jones describes prospects for the coming months.
Parents Magazine has named Rehoboth Beach one of America’s Best Beach Towns for 2013.