River businesses step up to help with Port of Salisbury

Salisbury will get financial help from two local businesses to pay part of the costs of a Port Feasibility Study with the goal of increasing import and export tonnage. City Council members on Monday gave preliminary approval to accept $3,000 from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and $1,000 from tugboat and barge operator Vane Brothers to use toward […]

Wor-Wic to offer a mix of in-class, remote learning

Covid-19 is forcing major changes at Wor-Wic Community College, including $1.2 million in budget cuts as well as how it offers classes when it reopens for the fall semester. Campus officials also have no idea yet of how the coronavirus may affect fall enrollment. “It’ll keep you up at night,” said Wor-Wic President Dr. Ray […]

CARES Act funding still available for businesses

Wicomico County businesses that have been struggling to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial help from a pot of $8 million in federal funds to the county. The money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – or CARES Act – is being offered as grants of up […]

Justice Reform Task Force receives ample applications

Salisbury officials have stopped accepting applications for its new Criminal Justice Reform Task Force ahead of the original June 30 deadline after they were overwhelmed by the response. In the first few days, 215 applications were submitted by people interested in serving on the task force, said Acting Mayor and City Administrator Julia Glanz. “We’ve […]

BLM: Salisbury ‘will be on the right side of history’

Salisbury officials on Friday unveiled a sign declaring Broad Street as Black Lives Matter Boulevard, a move that City Administrator Julia Glanz said is just one step on the way to permanent change. “For far too long, government at every level has stood silently watching movements come and movements go, preferring not to take positions […]

Man sentenced to 18 months in SU graffiti incident

Jerome Kevin Jackson was found guilty Friday of maliciously defacing property in connection with four incidents of racist and threatening graffiti posted on walls at Salisbury University. Jackson, 54, of Princess Anne was sentenced to 18 months in the Wicomico County Detention Center by state District Court Judge Abigail H. Marsh, according to the Wicomico […]

Winder marker removed from Courthouse yard

A historical marker commemorating Confederate Gen. John Henry Winder that has been a source of controversy in recent years was quietly and unceremoniously removed from the Wicomico County Courthouse on Friday morning. Mike Dunn, President and CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee, was one of only a handful of witnesses to the sign’s removal, and […]

Julia Glanz takes reins as Salisbury’s Acting Mayor

Julia Glanz knew the day might come when she would be asked to take over the mayor’s duties. As Salisbury’s City Administrator, she knew that Mayor Jake Day would eventually be deployed with his Army National Guard unit and have to leave the country for an extended period. That day came last week when Day, […]

Salisbury budget holds the line on taxes, fees

Salisbury City Council members on Monday adopted a $64.7 million budget for fiscal 2021 that maintains the current rates for property taxes and water and sewer services. The property tax rate of 98.32 cents per $100 of assessed value and a personal property tax rate of $2.40 will generate $26.6 million. Taxes account for 66 […]

Man will plead guilty in SU racist graffiti incident

A Princess Anne man has been charged in connection with four incidents of racist and threatening graffiti posted on walls at Salisbury University.  Jerome Kevin Jackson, 54, has agreed to plead guilty in District Court on Friday, according to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Under the terms of the plea agreement, Jackson will pay […]