05/05/2022 | A week in business – May 6, 2022


Organized sports complex petition; commissioner agitated on internal process; The Berlin planning commission will discuss the project

SNOW HILL – In the two weeks since the county decided to move forward with the purchase of land for an athletic complex, the process has been complicated with a potential referendum, differing concepts and lingering questions. At this week’s meeting of Worcester County Commissioners, Commissioner Chip Bertino expressed frustration with the range of conversations…

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Historical commission supports ‘Native Son’ mural in Berlin

The historical commission supports the mural

BERLIN — City authorities have approved plans for a mural in honor of the Reverend Charles Albert Tindley on Commerce Street. On Wednesday, the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) unanimously approved plans for a mural honoring Tindley on the side of the Bruder Hill building on Commerce Street. Painting is expected to begin by June 1. “This…

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Talkie begins efforts to bring broadband to Bishopville

Talkie begins efforts to bring broadband to Bishopville

BISHOPVILLE – Worcester County’s broadband partner kicked off its efforts to expand high-speed internet access across the county’s north with a ribbon cutting this week. Talkie Communications, the company that partnered with Worcester County for broadband efforts, is currently working to install fiber in the Bishopville area. So far, the…

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Amid shortage, Berlin police chief says ‘Rest assured that our community is safe’

Amid the shortage, Berlin's police chief assures

BERLIN — Efforts to hire additional police continue in Berlin. As residents worry about the city’s lack of police personnel, Chief Arnold Downing stressed that while the size of the service was not optimal, it was capable of keeping the city safe. “Rest assured that our community is safe,” he said. “We have a veteran…

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