• One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said. “But if it was thunder, it was weirdest thunder I've ever heard. It was more like a growl that went on for about four seconds.”

    Walter said he didn't catch anything today, but found some seaglass.

    In North Cape May and Cape May Court House, Becky Sargent and Jean MacCoy said they heard the rumble, though the ground didn’t shake.

  • The NJSIAA released the pairings Wednesday for the boys and girls soccer state tournaments, which are set to begin early next week. Most high school soccer teams from Cape May County will participate.

    In boys soccer, Ocean City is the No. 1 seed in South Jersey Group III. The defending sectional champions will host No. 16 Timber Creek in an opening-round game.

    Middle Township has earned the No. 4 seed in South Jersey Group II. The Panthers will host No. 13 Cedar Creek in their first playoff game. Also in Group II, Lower Cape May is the No. 16 seed and will go to top-seeded Sterling in the first round.

  • Ocean City High School field hockey team, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey and No. 3 in the state, lost to Eastern, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon in Voorhees. Raider junior Maria Farnan scored the game's first goal with an assist from sophomore Alexis Paone to give Ocean City (18-1) a 1-0 lead.

    Cory Terry’s team begins its quest for a third straight state championship on Thursday at Trish LeFever Field when it hosts Mainland. The Mustangs defeated Winslow, 9-0, on Monday in the first round of NJSIAA Group 3. OCHS, the No. 2 seeded team, had a bye in the first round. Thursday’s game is a rematch of last season’s South Jersey final.

  • Superintendent says students, faculty were in safe viewing area when explosion occurred

    photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

    OCEAN CITY — The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

    The rocket was carrying Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft and 5,000 pounds of food, water and student science experiments, including one created by six Ocean City High School students.

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

    OCEAN CITY — Festive and fun, the Halloween Parade is one of Ocean City’s most beloved traditions. The 67th annual event will roll down Asbury Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 30 as darkness descends.

    The parade features string bands, local high school musicians - including the Red Raider marching band - decorated floats, modern and antique fire trucks, and hundreds of costumed children.

  • Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

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Fridays with Friends offers teens alcohol- and drug-free fun

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 09, 2014 07:24 pm

SURFSET Fitness will be offered during the upcoming Fridays with Friends program at the Ocean City Community Center. SURFSET Fitness will be offered during the upcoming Fridays with Friends program at the Ocean City Community Center.

OCEAN CITY — Organizers say Fridays with Friends is a great opportunity for local teens to get together in a safe, fun-filled atmosphere.

Offered 7-10 p.m. for six Fridays beginning Jan. 10, the program at the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., offers action-packed entertainment or not: from Xbox Kinect, SURFSET Fitness, a spin class and a dip in the aquatic center’s swimming pool to karaoke, open mic, movies, a ghost tour and dodge ball.

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Mayor: Conflicting reports on start date for southend beach fill

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:12 pm

Crews move sand on the beach in Ocean City during a beach fill in 2013. Crews move sand on the beach in Ocean City during a beach fill in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — The city has received conflicting information on the start date for a much-anticipated beach replenishment project in the south end, Mayor Jay Gillian said in a statement Thursday, Jan. 9.

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Joe Clark selected as new president of Ocean City school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 09, 2014 02:25 pm

Board members get lesson in ethics violations

Joe Clark selected as new president of Ocean City school board Joe Clark selected as new president of Ocean City school board

OCEAN CITY — Joe Clark was unanimously selected to serve as president of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Jan. 8 reorganization meeting.

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Deep freeze causing pipes to burst in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 09, 2014 12:41 pm

Tips for keeping pipes safe during cold weather

Submitted / Icicles hang from a home off of Roosevelt Boulevard in Ocean City after a water pipe burst due to the freezing temperatures. Submitted / Icicles hang from a home off of Roosevelt Boulevard in Ocean City after a water pipe burst due to the freezing temperatures.

Frozen, bursting pipes are causing havoc all over the region as temperatures remain frigid in South Jersey.

On Thursday morning, there were wet sidewalks and new icy puddles at many properties in Ocean City, an indication that pipes had frozen during the night.

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OCFD fights frozen equipment extinguishing small fire

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 07, 2014 03:15 pm

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City firefighters were able to quickly control a house fire in the 3500 block of Asbury Avenue early morning Tuesday, Jan. 7, despite temperatures that froze equipment and hydrants.

A local family was displaced by the fire, which started in a wall behind the washer and dryer, according to Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Breunig.

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Ocean City woman sets up photo exhibit, silent auction to help the homeless

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 07, 2014 01:00 am

Magdalena Kernan, 21, of Ocean City, has set up a silent auction to help the homeless in Atlantic City. Magdalena Kernan, 21, of Ocean City, has set up a silent auction to help the homeless in Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY — A resourceful South Jersey college student is drawing on her talents as a photojournalist, activist and event planner to help raise awareness and funds to aid the plight of the homeless.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 8, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 01:34 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 8, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 8, 2013

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 495 calls for service Dec. 29-Jan. 4

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Funeral services announced for Chris Maloney

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 05, 2014 01:30 pm

Funeral services announced for Chris Maloney Funeral services announced for Chris Maloney

Services for Ocean City Library director Christopher J. Maloney, who died suddenly earlier this week, will be held 6-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at Godfrey Funeral Home in Ocean City and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Saint Augustine's Church in Ocean City with memorial Mass to follow.

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Two from Ocean City make Widener dean’s list

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 05, 2014 01:00 am

Devon Biglin of Ocean City, a senior education major and Erin Hoser of Ocean City, a senior allied health major were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester at Widener University in Chester, Pa.

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Fitzpatrick completes basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 05, 2014 01:00 am

Navy Seaman Apprentice Philip T. Fitzpatrick, son of Philip T. Fitzpatrick and Lisa A. Smitheman of Ocean City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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Current athletes and alumni race in annual Ocean City High School cross country reunion

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, January 04, 2014 01:00 am

Coach Bill Moreland calls the start of the 33rd annual Ocean City High School Cross Country Team Alumni Run. This year, the OCHS team beat the alumni. Coach Bill Moreland calls the start of the 33rd annual Ocean City High School Cross Country Team Alumni Run. This year, the OCHS team beat the alumni.

OCEAN CITY — For more than three decades they’ve gathered, rain or shine, on Christmas Eve morning at the track at Ocean City High School. The 5K competition between the current high school cross country athletes and the runners who came before them is just one of many reasons the tradition continues.

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Ocean City woman arrested, charged with multiple drug offenses

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 03, 2014 05:27 pm

OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City woman was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 2 after a two-month narcotics investigation by Ocean City police.

Danielle M. Canally, 23, of the unit block of Sixth Street in Ocean City was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park, possession of drugs with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, four counts of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

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