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Some freight trains are expected to start rolling through Berlin and Snow Hill by the end of the month.

Snow Hill Mayor Stephen Matthews told the Salisbury Daily Times that he expects the rail line will allow Tyson Foods to expand its operations.

Meanwhile, Berlin Mayor Gee Williams told the paper that local residents supported the decision although he admits there has been some uneasiness.

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Gary Weber has been elected to become the next Mayor of Snow Hill winning with 225 votes over his two rivals Richard Thompson with 135 votes and Cartherine Freeman with 54 votes. 

He replaces Steve Matthews who had been serving on an interim basis after Charlie Dorman stepped down last October.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that incumbent LaToya Purnell won reelection in the Western Council District over Mark Nixon – 79 votes to 48 votes.

The results could be affected by 31 absentee ballots yet to be counted and 19 provisional ballots that must be reviewed.

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The outgoing mayor of Snow Hill Charlie Dorman says he quit because of his disagreement with other town officials on their direction of the town.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Dorman released a statement which focused on differences over to draw in new business.

His decision comes just months after being re-elected in May and will take effect at the end of the month.

But the Snow Hill Town Council issued a statement charging that Dorman’s claims that the council took away his mayoral power are not true.

Snow Hill Mayor Quits

Oct 11, 2018
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John Dorman has quit as mayor of Snow Hill.

His resignation is effective at the end of this month.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Dorman submitted his resignation at a Town Council meeting on Tuesday night.

With his resignation the position will show up on the ballot along with seats on the council in May of next year.

Meanwhile, the city council will meet to hash out a replacement for Dorman.

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Snow Hill has a new police chief.

Former State Trooper Tom Davis was sworn in this week after the decision by former James Pichard to step down.

Mayor Charlie Dorman told the Salisbury Daily Times that Davis had some big shoes to fill but that he believed he was a good fit for the position.

Davis also got the strong backing of Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis who praised decision to hire him.

Meanwhile, Pichard who served only a year and a half, will be going to the State’s Attorney’s office in Snow Hill.

He handed in his resignation in October.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is making stops on the Lower Eastern Shore this week.

He will make an appearance at the Delmarva Poultry Industry’s annual Booster Banquet at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center tonight.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that tomorrow he is expected to make some announcements about transportation projects at the Red Lobster in Salisbury.

He is also expected to huddle with Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and county council members.            

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Ocean City has named the city manager of Aberdeen as the resort's new city manager.

The City Council unanimously approved Douglas Miller's appointment on Wednesday, according to a news release. He will start on Feb. 8.

Miller has been city manager of Aberdeen since 2006. Earlier, he had been town manager in La Plata and Snow Hill.

Miller will succeed David Recor, who resigned in July.

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SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been arrested in Maryland following a police chase.

Maryland state police say 45-year-old Dale Elderidge, Jr. was booked with DUI and related charges following Monday's chase.

State troopers responded to a call shortly after 2 p.m. about an intoxicated driver. After locating the driver, troopers attempted to pull him over but the driver failed to stop. Instead, Elderidge led authorities to a chase exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour.

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Twenty-six year old Kyle Brittingham has been killed in an accident that sent his vehicle into the median on Route 113 between Pocomoke City and Snow Hill.

It occurred around 8:43 a.m. and it is not know why his 2006 Jeep Wrangler traveled onto the southbound shoulder before it overturned.

Brittingham was not wearing a seatbelt and he was reportedly ejected from the vehicle.

Police said that alcohol was believed to be related to the crash.

He was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - The Snow Hill Police Department will swear in a new police chief next week.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports James Pilchard will become the new chief May 4 in the eastern Maryland town. Pilchard will replace Kirk Daugherty, who announced last year he would be stepping down due to vision problems.

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Delmarvans began digging themselves out of this week’s snow storm.

In Salisbury stretching down to Snow Hill residents saw as much as 8 inches of the white stuff.

Ocean city saw 7 inches.

The Crisfield and Parsonsburg and Laurel areas saw around 6 inches.

And, up in Lewes and Bethany Beach there was 5 inches of snow.

Delmarvans Out and About

The snow fall ended around mid-morning when motorists stopped by a local gas station in Salisbury:

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It’s National Night Out.

And cities across the county are celebrating the event that marks the fight against crime.

It’s sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

On the Lower Eastern Shore there are a number of cities participating this year ranging from Salisbury and Crisfield to Pocomoke, Snow Hill and Ocean City.

Col. Ivan Barkley with the Salisbury Police Department says this is a way for the community and law enforcement to get together.