Salisbury takes steps to form own liquor control system

Salisbury City Councilman Muir Boda has called for the city to establish its own liquor licensing board following allegations hurled on both sides as to how a license was granted for the National Folk Festival. “It’s controlling our own destiny,” Boda told the Salisbury Independent on Tuesday. City officials have been considering such a move […]

Angello’s Scoops is a big hit in Downtown Salisbury

An ice cream shop at Downtown Salisbury’s crossroads is the newest addition to the One Plaza East building that has been undergoing a major renovation in recent months. Angello’s Scoops opened Friday just in time for the National Folk Festival in a space that faces the South Division-East Main intersection. “Location, location, location,” owner Sandy […]

Record crowds recorded for National Folk Festival

Blue skies and temperatures in the low 80s evidently were the secret to a significant boost in attendance at the National Folk Festival over the past weekend. The weekend total of 153,911 people far exceeded the hoped-for number of 120,000, and was more than double last year’s attendance. “Obviously there was a lot of stress […]

All eyes on Downtown as Folk Festival kickoff arrives

Salisbury is getting ready for the second year as host city to the National Folk Festival, and city officials have high hopes it will exceed last year in terms of attendance and economic impact. The festival opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9. All eyes are on the […]

District 4 contender drops from City Council race

Johnsons Lake neighborhood resident Carol Smith has withdrawn as a candidate for Salisbury City Council a week after the filing deadline. In a letter to the newspaper, Smith said at the time she filed, there was only one other candidate in District 4, Michelle Gregory. “I strongly believe elections should always have a least two […]

Phase 1 of Salisbury Town Square celebrated

Salisbury’s emerging food truck scene now has a permanent spot Downtown where vendors can serve up everything from fish tacos and fried oysters to soft serve ice cream on a regular basis.  The spot alongside the city’s parking garage on South Division Street is a good opportunity for food truck owners, said Anthony Sessa who […]

Salisbury Zoo has new anaconda and iguana

A yellow anaconda from the South American tropics has joined other reptiles on exhibit at the Salisbury Zoo. The 34-pound snake named Arpona is one of the zoo’s latest additions and can be seen in the William E. Morgan Conservation Center. “She’s a pretty cool snake,” said zookeeper Hannah Buchek. The zoo acquired Arpona from […]

Salisbury election field is set; Ireton not running

Salisbury residents will face choices for mayor and four of the five City Council seats in the upcoming city election, but Councilman Jim Ireton won’t be among the names on the ballot. Ireton, who also is a former mayor, did not file for re-election to his District 4 seat by Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. filing deadline. […]

Waverly project making city more bike-friendly

Waverly Drive is in the process of getting the city’s first protected two-way bike lane along the stretch of road between Carroll Street and South Boulevard as part of a city plan to make Salisbury more bicycle-friendly. But the work, which started last month and directs traffic through lines of orange barrels, has confused some […]

Gotcha likely to serve as bike share vendor for city, SU

City and Salisbury University officials are nearing a deal with Gotcha, a new bike share vendor, following the pullout last year of another company’s distinctive and popular orange bikes. Fans of the old Spin service might see new turquoise-colored Gotcha electric assist bikes and electric scooters in some locations in September, said Mayor Jake Day. […]