PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Daily Times) – Farmers and other Somerset County residents turned out in Princess Anne last night to learn more about a proposed ethanol plant that could create 50 jobs as well as provide a new market for local corn. The company called Chesapeake Renewable Energy LLC, gave the presentation. It proposes to build a plant on a 257-acre farm located off Route 13. According to a company spokesman, the plant would be expected to generate as much as $1 million a year in personal property taxes for the area and create 50 or more new high-paying jobs per year.
SALISBURY, MD (WMDT) – A Salisbury teen is behind bars for making a bottle bomb, then detonating it inside a newspaper delivery box on Eastwicke drive in Salisbury.
Police say 18-year-old Charles Williams and a 17-year old are facing charges. Police believe a neighborhood dispute sparked the incident. Williams turned himself into deputy state fire marshals on Monday without incident.
HARBESON, DE (WBOC) – Dry weather on Delmarva could mean lost crops for farmers - and it may become a big problem, especially with harvest season on the way.
While a lot of rain in the fields is not as essential during this phase of growth, it's still a necessary ingredient for good-tasting corn. As a result, one local farmer says the corn is "shutting down" early due to the drought - which is frustrating for farmers who have worked all year on their crops.