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J/R's Ribs in Ocean City has closed

After 35 years in business, the original J/R's Ribs in Ocean City has closed its doors.

The restaurant, which opened in 1980 at 6104 Coastal Highway, closed after owner Jack Hubberman retired, the Maryland Coast Dispatch reported.

J/R's Ribs had a second location at 109 131st St. that closed last year. The original J/R's closed Nov.

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Dead manatee washes up on Assateague Island

DELMARVA, Md. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources says a manatee has been found dead in Assateague.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the animal was first seen on Oct. 27 on Assateague Island. High tides brought it back out to sea but it washed up again and was rediscovered on Oct. 29.

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Performers file lawsuit against Ocean City over ordinance

Boardwalk performers have filed a lawsuit against Ocean City officials who enacted regulations governing how the musicians, artists and others entertain the crowds there.

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A suite treat on the beach in Bethany

It's after Labor Day, so at this point in summer everybody is either thinking about school or football. So that means they're not thinking about the beach — good news for Marylanders who want to avoid crowds.

It's an especially good time to check out a few new places to stay. One option is the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel, which opened in July and is operated under the Marriott Residence Inn banner.

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Ocean City Brewing Co. set to open restaurant in Abingdon this fall

An Ocean City-based brewpub is expanding into Harford County with the establishment of a tap house and restaurant in the building previously occupied by a Joe's Crab Shack restaurant in Abingdon.

"We wanted to expand, and the opportunity came about that there was a property in Harford County, and we jumped on it," Josh Shores Sr., owner of the Ocean City Brewing Co., said.

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Body of man who went missing while swimming in OC recovered

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City police say the body of a Pennsylvania man who went missing while swimming has been recovered.

Police say officers went to the Ocean City Inlet Tuesday morning and found the body of 37-year-old James Benjamin Lenhart of Souderton, Pennsylvania.

Officers say Lenhart was reported missing early Sunday. He was last seen near Caroline Street.

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