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Ocean City Woman Finds WWII Photo and Returns It to Family

Ocean City realtor Debbie Tweed found an old photo of a U.S. serviceman from World War II while she was taking a walk with her dogs in March. Determined to reunite the photo of Harvey B. Angstadt with the rightful owner, she was finally able to track down the serviceman's widow. Culminating a long search, Tweed delivered the photo to Pat Angstadt this past Sunday.

Girl Hit on E-Bike in Ocean City Recovering in Hospital

A local girl is recovering in the hospital after a car crashed into her E-bike at the intersection of 18th Street and Bay Avenue in Ocean City on Friday night, police confirmed. Ocean City Police Chief Bill Campbell said that at about 9:15 p.m. the girl’s E-bike was struck by a car driven by a teenager. No names are being released because minors are involved.

Ocean City’s Night in Venice to Feature Jimmy Buffett Theme

The Night in Venice boat parade and house decorating contest is a celebration on the water and at homes along the bayfront in Ocean City. Each July, the signature event attracts throngs of visitors and residents. And every year, the Night in Venice (NIV) Planning Committee creates a theme that boat owners and homeowners can follow if they choose to or do their own theme. The theme for this year's event is “Summertime Vibes: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett,” to honor the memory of the legendary musician whose career spanned 50 years.

School Bus Driver Hailed as Hero for Evacuating Students During Fire

A school bus driver is being hailed as a hero for quickly evacuating 10 students before a raging fire. The students at the Ocean City Intermediate School were heading home to Sea Isle City when the bus caught fire on the Garden State Parkway.

Ocean City Nears Completion of Flood Mitigation for Bayfront Community

A flood-mitigation project to protect the bayfront neighborhood of West 17th Street in Ocean City is nearing the finish line. The community is made up of mostly upscale homes accessible by crossing a tiny bridge off of Bay Avenue. But over the years, residents have voiced concerns about flooding.

Volunteers Help Beautify Ocean City Beaches

Sara Masciantonio, of Egg Harbor Township, bundled up, grabbed a bucket and trash bag, and along with her daughter, Bella, hit the Ocean City beaches. No, they weren’t collecting shells or searching for hidden treasures – they were picking up trash on a windy Saturday to help beautify the beaches for the sake of people who enjoy nature, marine life and other wildlife. They were among nearly 100 other participants who removed trash on the beaches and dunes for the annual statewide Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep.

Dolphins Make a Splash in Ocean City

Jordan Geller just happened to be in the right place at the right time. On April 9 at 9 a.m. the Ocean City resident not only saw a group of dolphins splashing in the ocean at the Fifth Street beach, but he also captured the spectacular display of nature on his drone. Check out his video and photos.

Hounds Have it at Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade

This was no ordinary Saturday in Ocean City. Basset hounds took over the downtown and the Boardwalk for the city’s zany Doo Dah Parade, a longstanding tradition where it takes a tall order to compete with the pooches. Hundreds of basset hounds and their human counterparts dressed in costume to march in a procession from Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue through the downtown to 12th Street before heading up to the Boardwalk and ending at Sixth Street.

Harp Seal Found in Ocean City Healthy Enough for Return to...

As crowds gathered on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday afternoon to watch the city’s Doo Dah Parade, spectators turned their attention to the beach, specifically the dunes at 10th Street, where a harp seal appeared to be in distress. The seal was rolling on its side, unable to sit upright for an extended period of time and unable to get back down to the water. Marine mammal experts later determined that the seal was healthy enough to be returned to the ocean.

Ocean City High School Grad a Standout Cadet at West Point

One day, Ocean City High School alum Garret Longstaff wants to command units of medivac helicopters. He wants to help save lives and make a difference in the world. The 23-year-old is not a dreamer. He is already achieving great things through hard work and dedication at West Point. He does it for the love of his mother, Sheri Longstaff, and his brothers, Travis and Stone. And he does it for his country.