TOURISM DEPARTMENT TO HOST SEMINAR NEXT MONTH

A two-day tourism seminar is going to be held in Cape May County. International Tourism Expect Roger A. Brooks will conduct the seminar with the Cape May County Department of Tourism. This first-time educational event conducted by Brooks will discuss new, smart and practical solutions for moving beyond feel-good generic marketing to help businesses and…

WEST NILE VIRUS DISCOVERED IN ATLANTIC COUNTY

West Nile Virus has been discovered again in Northfield. Atlantic County has reported finding two mosquito samples in Northfield that tested positive. Representatives from the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control collected the recent samples on September 18 at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. County public health and mosquito control officials are conducting mosquito surveillance,…

ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED IN TAJ MAHAL CARJACKING

One of the three suspects in a carjacking murder was arrested. Authorities confirm that Phillip Byrdwas arrested on Tuesday in the incident. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office continue to look for Eric Darden, and Raheem Simmons. Byrd is charged with felony murder, carjacking, robbery, and other charges. Bail was set at $1 million. The incident…

COAST GUARD HOLDS MASS RESCUE EXERCISE

The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies as well as industry and private stakeholders held a mass rescue exercise in the Delaware Bay Wednesday. The exercise scenario was an operation aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate, homeported in Philadelphia, acting as the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, which began as an engine room fire and escalated. Numerous agencies assisted…

REEDS BEACH ROAD WORK BEGINS

The replacement of metal pipe under Reeds Beach Road, County Road No. 655, started this week.  Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster said, “General contractor, Walters Marine Construction, Inc. began the rehabilitation of the corrugated metal pipe culvert under Reeds Beach Road with the installation of steel sheeting along both sides of the road in…