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Wisp owners might sell over Deep Creek development issues

The owners of Maryland's only ski resort say they're considering selling the landmark property to resolve financial problems linked to a slide in home construction around nearby Deep Creek Lake.

Karen Myers says selling the Wisp Resort is the last option she and her partners in DC Development LLC would pursue to repay more than $23 million to BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem, N.C. They're also seeking new investors in their businesses. But in an interview this week at the base of 3,100-foot Marsh Mountain, Myers said everything is on the table if they can't buy more time.

"One of my goals really was to be a part of Wisp in the next stage of development," said Myers,...