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  • 141 people rescued along Ocean City beaches Monday

    141 people rescued along Ocean City beaches Monday

    Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards rescued 141 people Monday amid rip currents and rough surf. “Today it’s calmed down a little bit,” Beach Patrol Lt. Ward Kovacs said Tuesday. “The surf was a little rougher and the rip currents were pulling harder, and there were more of them.” None of the 141...

  • After July Fourth crab feasts, an uncertain season for Maryland seafood industry

    After July Fourth crab feasts, an uncertain season for Maryland seafood industry

    Most summer mornings, Bunky Chance leaves his dock on Grace Creek before sunrise, in the hope of catching the crabs as they begin stirring for breakfast. But on this steamy, still day, it’s too hot for many Chesapeake Bay crabs to bother grabbing at the chunks of clams Chance dangles in the Choptank...

  • Chaps Pit Beef coming to Rehoboth Beach

    Chaps Pit Beef coming to Rehoboth Beach

    Chaps Pit Beef, a mainstay of Baltimore barbecue, is opening an eatery in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and the restaurant has additional locations on the horizon. Chaps Owner Bob Creager said the pit beef eatery plans to open a location in the Delaware beach town in mid-to-late September. The eatery will...

  • Ocean City's Seacrets named top beach bar by Daily Meal

    Ocean City's Seacrets named top beach bar by Daily Meal

    Seacrets, one of Ocean City’s most popular destinations, is also one of the top 25 beach bars in the country, according to The Daily Meal. The list applauds Seacrets’ spring break feel and calls the bar and restaurant a “lively waterfront behemoth.” Seacrets’ multiple music stages and signature...

  • Many Maryland crab houses expect to go without migrant workers this summer after again losing visa lottery

    Many Maryland crab houses expect to go without migrant workers this summer after again losing visa lottery

    Many Eastern Shore crab houses hoping for a lucky break from the federal government now expect to remain mostly idle through the summer, without the migrant laborers needed to perform the painstaking picking to produce tubs of jumbo lump meat. In a supplemental lottery held this month, U.S. immigration...

Retro Ocean City: 100-plus photos of summer days past

Ocean City has been the go-to beach destination for vacationers for generations. Visitors of all ages love the beach town for its sun, surf, sand, boardwalk, entertainment and food. We've dipped into our archives and found an array of O.C. pictures from the past -- from the 1930s to the 1990s....More

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