Nicole Acle selected to Wicomico’s District 2 seat

Wicomico’s County Council on Monday selected Nicole Acle to fill the District 2 seat recently vacated by Marc Kilmer. A resident of the West Nithsdale community in Salisbury, Acle was one of four nominees put forward by the county’s Republican Central Committee. Officially sworn in on Tuesday, she is the first woman to serve on […]

Republicans pick chairman as council nominee

The Republican Central Committee will submit another list of four names from which Wicomico County Council members can select a new member to represent District 2. The roster will include three names from the previous list, plus a new contender: the chairman of the Central Committee itself. Austin Whitehead, whose district residency status sent the […]

Wicomico Council deadlocks on new member selection

Wicomico’s County Council will continue on with just six members, possibly until it can consider a new batch of nominees submitted by the Republican Central Committee. On Tuesday, the council deadlocked on three votes concerning the matter — members voted 3-3 to delay a decision on the District 2 seat; they voted 3-3 on whether […]

Wicomico joins litigation against opioid makers

Agreeing to be a participant in what’s being described in municipal circles as “a race to the courthouse,” Wicomico County formally joined a host of counties in Maryland and elsewhere as clients of a Texas law firm seeking to sue opioid manufacturers for reparations. County Executive Bob Culver took the proposal to hire the outside […]

Wicomico council will soon select new member

The six current members of the Wicomico County Council are expected to publicly announce Tuesday who will be joining their group and serving as the new representative for District 2. Marc Kilmer, a Republican who was re-elected to the seat in November, departed the council effective June 15. Kilmer and his family moved to his […]

Attorney enters battle surrounding Culver cabinet

Michele Campbell Ennis is still going to work each day, serving as Finance Director for Wicomico County. The County Council has rejected her appointment to that job, but County Executive Bob Culver is standing firm in his contention that her job status is solely his decision. A letter written to County Council President John Cannon […]

Culver seeking new funding for Beaver Run project

County Executive Bob Culver is sticking by his declaration that Beaver Run Elementary School construction bond borrowing can’t begin this year, even as the County Council is publicly insisting the executive is wrong. In a letter dated June 13 and addressed to county schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin, Council President John Cannon labels Culver’s assertions […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, June 20, 1969

Friday, June 20, 1969 — Swimming, fishing and boating are prohibited on Johnson’s Lake for the next several days as county officials undertake an emergency cleanup effort. Wicomico Parks Director Lorne Rickert asked city Public Works Director Philip C. Cooper to have his crews open the dam gates near Isabella Street to lower the lake’s […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, June 13, 1985

Thursday, June 13, 1985 Despite scattered rain throughout the weekend, the 37th annual Delmarva Chicken Festival was ruled a huge success. Festival Chairman Robbin Gray said the attendance figures were near record levels. He said the rainy weather might have actually helped the event held on the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center grounds. “People couldn’t […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, June 6, 1981

Saturday, June 6, 1981 — Teachers representatives from each Wicomico County school have announced that their colleagues will no longer extend volunteer time for school extracurricular activities if their 9 percent negotiated pay increase — cut to a 7 percent hike by the County Council in recent budget discussions — is not funded as promised. […]