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Levchuk Wins Ocean City Council Seat by Two Votes

Ocean City Councilman Jody Levchuk emerged victorious Wednesday afternoon in a race that separated him and his opponent by just two votes. On Wednesday, when the vote was made official, Levchuk had 402 votes. His challenger in the Third Ward race, Amie Vaules, received 400 votes.

Wind Farm Opponents to Host Rally in Ocean City

Opponents of offshore wind farms are holding a rally Saturday to continue their fight against what they believe could harm the environment, the tourism industry, commercial fishing operations and marine life. The second annual “Stop Offshore Wind” rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Mark Soifer Park, across from City Hall in Ocean City. The rally will proceed with a march across the Route 52 causeway bridge connecting Ocean City and Somers Point.

Primary School Students Showcase Spelling Talents in “Bee”

The Ocean City Primary School held its annual spelling bee Monday that highlighted the top spelling talents in the school in some really great and friendly competition. Calvin Botitho received the top prize showcasing his spelling talents. His winning word was "person." His championship word was "shatter." The third grader received a trophy and a $100 check.

Community Rallies for Former Ocean City High School Football Player

Tyler McDaniels has enjoyed playing sports all of his life, and he’s good at them. The former Ocean City High School student was a running back for the football team, and in his younger years he played lacrosse and wrestled. But Tyler, 18, of Upper Township, who was in top physical shape, suffered a rare condition for his age called a vertebral artery dissection. The condition led to multiple strokes and then a massive stroke on May 2. His girlfriend, Angelina McMenamin, a senior at Ocean City High School, and her parents, Tom and Helen McMenamin, of Ocean City, want to make sure his medical bills are paid for. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help him with medical expenses.

Ocean City High School Promgoers Shine on Red Carpet

Like movie stars, Ocean City High School promgoers celebrated with style and pizzazz, beginning with a glamorous appearance on the red carpet Saturday night. Check out the photos from the memorable night outside of the historic Ocean City Music Pier.

At 91, Ocean City Athlete to Compete in Triathlon

Bea Pinkerton is registered to compete in the Ocean City Triathlon on Sunday. While being in a triathlon is already considered to be a major accomplishment, Pinkerton takes it up a notch. The Ocean City resident will likely be the oldest person in the event at age 91.

“More to Come” in Ocean City Council Race

When the polls closed Tuesday night in Ocean City’s municipal election, it seemed almost certain that some of the candidates would retain or win terms on City Council. But not so with the race for the Third Ward Council seat held by incumbent Jody Levchuk. The sliver of a margin between him and his challenger, Amie Vaules, couldn’t get much smaller. Two votes separated them at the end of Election Night, with Levchuk receiving 391 votes in the unofficial totals and Vaules garnering 389. “There is more to come, so hang in there,” said Cape May County Clerk Rita M. Rothberg.

Trump Returns to Wildwood for Presidential Campaign Rally

Four years after former President Donald Trump made an appearance in Wildwood while stumping for his re-election bid, he is coming back for another campaign rally. On Saturday, the Republican presidential nominee will be in town for the “Make America Great Again!" campaign rally. The rally is scheduled for 5 p.m. on the Wildwood beach at 3601 Boardwalk near Morey’s Piers. Gates open at 12 p.m.

Point Sailing School Gets Ready to Hit the Water for 2024

Tyler Myers loves sailing. At just 34, he has already amassed an array of awards, trophies and honors for his skills on the water. And while he enjoys being on his catamaran sailing solo, he has an even greater passion for teaching others his skills and techniques in hopes that the sport of sailing will grow. Myers, of Marmora, opened Point Sailing School, located on the beach in Beesley’s Point next to Beesley’s Point Sea-Doo, in 2022. Now, the successful sailing school is going into its third year.

Ocean City Spring Block Party Packs in Fun

There was something for everyone Saturday during one of Ocean City’s signature events – the Spring Block Party. Downtown Asbury Avenue was transformed into a mega-shopping extravaganza where 350 crafters offered everything from household items to clothing to jewelry. Anyone hungry who attended the blockbuster event likely left full. Barbecue wafted in the air from one vendor while caramel corn was popping in another.