WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Bankruptcy Sale Of Maryland's Only Ski Resort Approved

Play associated audio
The Wisp ski resort in Garrett County will now be under new ownership.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lin/5767067/
The Wisp ski resort in Garrett County will now be under new ownership.

A bankruptcy court judge has approved the sale of Maryland's only ski resort for more than $23 million.

Earlier this week, a judge in Greenbelt  approved the sale of the Wisp resort to EPT Ski Properties. The judge also approved the sale of a golf course and other land to National Land Partners for $6.1 million.

The resort filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2011 after defaulting on nearly $30 million in loans it had received from BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem, N.C., to build a golf course community near the ski hill. Home sites in the Lodestone golf-course development didn't sell as well as expected.

Formal closing dates for the sales are expected in December.

NPR

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
NPR

Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
NPR

Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.
NPR

Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.