Eastern Shore

  • For $1.5M, buy your own Chesapeake Bay island — and some goats

    For $1.5M, buy your own Chesapeake Bay island — and some goats

    You can have an island in the Chesapeake Bay for your very own — that is, if you don’t mind having some goats as neighbor. A 55-acre island inhabited only by about 30 goats is on the market. The island is located just off the shore from the tiny Somerset County community of Ewell on the larger...

  • Six injured, including two minors, in crash in Queen Anne's County

    Six injured, including two minors, in crash in Queen Anne's County

    Six people, including two minors, were injured in a crash at Route 301 and Route 405 in Queen Anne’s County on Sunday, State Police said. A 40-year-old Wilmington, Del. man was driving a black 2017 Chevrolet Silverado with four passengers, ages 36, 18, 14 and 10, on Route 405 just before 5 p.m.,...

  • Man dies after being pulled from rough Ocean City surf

    Man dies after being pulled from rough Ocean City surf

    Maryland officials say that off-duty Ocean City Beach Patrol members on Monday rescued an unresponsive Virginia man who was later pronounced dead. Local news outlets report that 35-year-old Timothy Thompson, from Prince George, Virginia, was located after witnesses reported seeing a submerged swimmer...

  • Texas woman found in Ocean City hole drowned in beach sand, police say

    Texas woman found in Ocean City hole drowned in beach sand, police say

    The woman whose body was found in a hole on an Ocean City beach essentially drowned in the sand, according to a death investigation released by the town’s police department. Ashley O’Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas, was found on the beach early Monday in the area of 2nd Street. The Maryland Office...

  • Body of Texas woman found in Ocean City beach hole

    Body of Texas woman found in Ocean City beach hole

    Ocean City police are investigating after the body of a Texas woman was found by beachgoers in a hole in the sand on a busy section of the resort’s waterfront early Monday. Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said the woman's body was discovered in a hole in the sand by beachgoers Monday morning....

  • Man injures neck trying to jump from boat in Ocean City

    Man injures neck trying to jump from boat in Ocean City

    A 30-year-old Berlin man suffered a life-threatening neck injury when he tried to jump from a boat early Monday in the waters off Ocean City, state officials said. The accident occurred at 1 a.m. in Ocean City near the inlet, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. Police said the man was...

  • State officials re-inspect, approve Ocean City ride after deadly Ohio fair accident

    State officials re-inspect, approve Ocean City ride after deadly Ohio fair accident

    A day after a ride at the Ohio State Fair fell apart, killing one man and injuring seven people, regulators in Maryland re-inspected a similar ride in Ocean City made by the same company before letting it open on Thursday. Inspectors from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation...

  • Ponies cross from Assateague to Chincoteague in annual swim

    Ponies cross from Assateague to Chincoteague in annual swim

    The 2017 Chincoteague Pony Swim has been completed amid a beautiful morning on the Delmarva peninsula. As dawn broke, the 92nd edition of the annual spectacle began, with a team of local wranglers — the Saltwater Cowboys — driving the herd of about 200 ponies from their home on Assateague Island...

  • Wild horse dies after eating dog food in Assateague

    Wild horse dies after eating dog food in Assateague

    Officials say a wild horse had been found dead after eating dog food that someone improperly stored at Assateague Island National Seashore. The National Park Service said in a statement that the body of the 7-year-old mare called Chama Wingapo was found dead in a campground on Thursday. The statement...

Historic tree falls in Kent Island tornado

Some of Stephanie LaFollette’s fondest childhood memories were made under a towering Southern red oak tree in her family’s front yard. During hot Stevensville summers, the neighborhood kids would stand under its 102-foot canopy for shade. In the spring, they’d marvel as it bloomed. And in the fall,...

Street performers sue Ocean City in federal court over ordinance restricting boardwalk use
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