Cape May County Region
Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 30, 2014 09:29 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint and driven out into the Cumberland County woods, where she was sexually assaulted for hours, throttled, and left tied to a tree.
That was almost 15 years ago. Today, Shelly works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. To her, Aug. 7, 2000 was a “long day” she worked much of her life to move on from.
Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 02:10 pm
TRENTON – Residents in Cape May County would have a stronger voice when it comes to improvements made on the Garden State Parkway if legislation sponsored by two state senators is cleared by the General Assembly, and gets Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.
According to a statement, state Senate Bill 241 passed unanimously, Monday, Sept. 22, and would require representation on the Turnpike Authority board by all regions of the state, including that at least one of the seven appointed members be from the counties of Cape May, Ocean or Atlantic.
Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:26 am
The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House.
Christopher Paul Morales was born to Alejandra Mellado (Campos) and Guadencio Dunphy-Morales of Palermo Aug. 26.
Amelia Harris was born to Brittany DeVico and Robert Harris of Villas Aug. 26.
Melanie Rose Wilkins was born to Rose Conti and Michael Wilkins of Wildwood Aug. 27.
Written by Bill Barlow Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 pm
With the possibility of drone technology being tested at the Cape May County airport, a group of local residents want the county government to curb the unmanned aircraft.
Residents took their case to the Board of Freeholders meeting on Tuesday, with a request that the board approve an ordinance preventing surveillance drones or military drones from being used in Cape May County.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 08:57 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Area adults seeking to make a difference in the lives of local youth are invited to an orientation program for the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development on Sept. 17 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office, at 355 Court House - South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 08:52 am
CAPE MAY- Career Firefighters of Cape May County will once again wear pink for the month of October. Firefighters from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May will not only be wearing pink T-shirts while on duty to help promote cancer awareness, they hope to raise funds by selling the pink shirts.
Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 06:28 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to nominate people, organizations or business for the 2014 Frank Unkle Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes people for their contributions to improving the quality of life for county residents with disabilities, according to a statement from the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services.
Written by Bill Barlow Friday, August 29, 2014 10:41 am
According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.
In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 06:19 am
The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House:
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:16 pm
The Christie Administration today announced the distribution of 236 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms, bringing the total awards to nearly 700 in six counties.
In the latest round of grant awards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved applications from the Department of Environmental Protection for properties in 38 municipalities in five counties, bringing the total of approved post-Superstorm Sandy elevation grant awards to 696, totaling approximately $21 million.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 08:19 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Zoo was recently honored by TripAdvisor.com when it received a certificate of excellence from the website, and was ranked 15th in the country, just behind metropolitan zoos such as the San Diego Zoo, according to a press release.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:18 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Late summer brings sun, fun and rise in mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, according to a statement from the county health department.
This summer, the Department of Mosquito Control found eastern equine encephalitis in a mosquito collection in Dennis Township.
- Mechanic Street exit from parkway to close Aug. 11
- Azeez Museum exhibition focuses on farming in ‘Little Jerusalem’
- Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey
- 10 things to do this summer in Cape May County
- Cape May County preserves turn-of-the-century deed books
- Cape Tech students can earn college credit
- Organizations recognized for support of We Check For 21
- Will big arrest increase demand for treatment?
- Ocean County: Cape May County sheriff investigation taken over by state police
- Five county beaches among the cleanest in the country, environmental group says
- Recovery center for addicts offers ‘hope, all day’
- County’s “We Check for 21” program focuses on identifying fake IDs
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