EASTERN SHORE

Assateague's mane event follows a tradition spanning generations

Assateague's mane event follows a tradition spanning generations 

"Once you've seen it, you've seen it," said Tom Shutt of Hershey, Pa.

Manure-burning power plant in limbo

The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and...

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Swimmers, one surfer, rescued from rip currents along beaches in Ocean City

A half dozen swimmers were rescued by lifeguards Friday evening along the beach in Ocean City as rip currents formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Arthur, an Ocean City Beach Patrol...

Md. offshore wind auction set

Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast.

O'Malley, Pelosi to hold fundraiser for House Democrats

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will organize a fundraiser for three at-risk House Democrats later this month on the Eastern Shore in the run-up to this year's midterm election.

Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore

The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday Friday.

Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate

Perched on the edge of a cruising powerboat, a thrill-seeker in a tethered parachute soon is flying hundreds of feet in the air.

Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer.

Eastern Shore native excited to compete in Miss America pageant

Jade Kenny is still in shock over winning Miss Maryland 2014.

Founded in 1948, Delmarva Chicken Festival being held for last time

With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was hot as blazes.

Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say.

Bay oysters find a new market

Chesapeake Bay oysters, long a hard-working staple food, are growing up and getting glam.