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Tom Oves Memorial Wrestling Tournament Draws Hundreds to Ocean City High...

Sam Williams and Jacob Wilson are best friends. They are also opponents, at least they were during the Tom Oves Memorial Last Call Tournament Sunday at Ocean City High School, in which 425 athletes competed from five states for trophies. The friends, both 13 and in the Intermediate Division, wrestled each other in the afternoon, but Jacob beat his friend winning first place in the division. While Sam took second place. It didn’t seem to matter to the friends, who smiled and gave each other a pat on the back...

Coastal Storm Causes Flooding in Ocean City

A powerful coastal storm veered away, but flooding lingered in low-lying neighborhoods of Ocean City. One flooding spot was at Sixth Street and Bay Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood. Some cars ventured through the waters, while others didn’t want to chance it and opted for different routes...

Ocean City’s Gardens Plaza Gets Go-Ahead to Allow Some Residents Back...

Residents at Gardens Plaza, a luxury Ocean City high-rise condominium that was damaged and left uninhabitable when a pipe burst in January, received some good news this weekend. “The city approved occupancy for floors 15, 14, 12 and 11,” Gardens Plaza Board of Directors President William Drayton said in an email. “We have to complete the corridor fire wall on the remaining floors. As they are completed and inspected by the city, then they (residents) will be able to move back in. It will be a process over the next several weeks to be able to fully occupy the building.” There are approximately 182 residences in the condominium complex at 921 Park Place...

Humane Society of Ocean City: Pets of the Week

Here are two pets in need of homes at the Humane Society of Ocean City. These are their descriptions from shelter employees...

Ocean City Avoids Flooding, Officials Warn Storm Not Over

Coastal Flood and High Wind Warnings remain in effect for Ocean City on Friday (March 2). The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts sustained northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph on Friday afternoon and evening. The warning extends to 6 a.m. Saturday. Loose objects on your property should be brought inside or secured. Make sure to fully charge mobile telephones and electronic devices, as power outages are possible. The winds will make driving hazardous. Please limit travel in these conditions...

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian Files Petitions for Re-Election Bid

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and a crowd of supporters headed into the City Clerk’s office Wednesday morning, where he handed in his nominating petitions for the May 8 municipal election. The mayor was accompanied by his wife Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, their children, members of City Council, and others who came out to show support. Gillian is seeking his third, four-year term. Former Councilman John Flood turned in his petitions Monday to challenge Gillian for top post...

Ocean City Craftsman Blends Old Feel With Modern Amenities

At this point, you’ll have to use your imagination for the Jersey Shore dream home that will be built in the heart of the tony Gardens section of Ocean City. The single-family home, which will sit on a deep lot at 125 E. Atlantic Ave., seamlessly blends old-style seashore charms in a 1920s-era Craftsman design with modern amenities and an open floor plan, homebuyers have come to expect. The three-story house is offered at $2.75 million and boasts six bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms in 3,000 square feet of space. A two-car garage is a major bonus, especially when parking is at a premium in the busy summer tourism season. Front and back decks, a covered patio and an outdoor fireplace that spills into a sizable backyard make it an ideal home for entertaining...

Black History Exhibit Brings a Bit of Nostalgia to Ocean City

Sisters Loretta Thompson Harris and Alva Thompson, who both grew up in Ocean City, know the importance of tradition. They know that keeping heirlooms, properties and memories that go with them help strengthen bonds and preserve their family’s history. The sisters joined about 30 guests who perused artifacts, which included old photos and clothing from long ago, during an open house for the Black History Month exhibit Friday night at the Ocean City Historical Museum...

Gleeson’s Offers Personalized Touch to Home Entertainment Systems

From installing a basic TV in a home, to putting an entertainment system in a multimillion-dollar residence, Don Tomlinson and his employees at Gleeson’s in Ocean City have got it covered. They are top at what they do and have served thousands of customers for decades to prove it. “We literally can go from one job where we hide the wires in the back of a TV in a $100,000 home to a $5 million home where we put in a home entertainment and automation system. We treat every job with the same care and expertise,” Tomlinson, of Marmora...

Ocean City Financial Group: Helping Residents Navigate New Tax Laws

From the simplest financial matters, all the way up to the most complicated changes in tax laws, Ocean City Financial Group is here to help residents understand and navigate today’s financial climate. “There are a lot of changes happening with tax laws right now,” said Ocean City Financial Group Financial Planner Jodie Booth...