Commercial drones facility slated for Wicomico airport

Wicomico County officials are moving forward with plans to develop a commercial drone testing facility at the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport as early as next year, making it the first airport in the country to develop this type of operation. “We will be on the leading edge,” said Wayne Strausburg, the county’s director of […]

In its 10 years, 3rd Friday has changed Salisbury

In 2009, a small group of volunteers and city officials launched what they hoped would be an event to showcase Salisbury’s Downtown and help drive its rebirth as a place to shop, eat and have fun. “It was literally just a labor of love,” said Jim Ireton who was elected mayor a few months before […]

More advances planned for city’s Riverwalk

Salisbury’s Riverwalk, which has undergone a transformation in the past couple of years, will get two new features designed to attract people to the city’s Downtown waterfront: a dog park for pets and their owners and a labyrinth to promote peace and conflict resolution. The city is partnering with SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate […]

Officials hopeful on solving Meals On Wheels funding

Officials are scrambling to find ways to cover the loss of $113,000 in state funds to the Meals On Wheels program, which delivers food to housebound senior citizens in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.  The cuts are the result of a change in the formula used to award the money for the senior nutrition […]

Red, White & BOOM to mark Salisbury’s July Fourth

Red White and Boom, Salisbury’s annual free Fourth of July party, kicks off  Thursday with music, food, bounce houses and a kids’ kazoo parade leading up to the main event — a fireworks display. “It’s a big deal for the community,” said organizer Brian Nelson, who is co-chairing the event with Brian Weitzel. The pair […]

Work to begin on Downtown Salisbury high-rise

Construction will get under way this summer on what will be Downtown Salisbury’s tallest building – a project that some see as both ambitious and visionary. “It will add immense value to Downtown Salisbury and forever alter the skyline,” Weston Young, Wicomico County’s deputy director of administration, said during a groundbreaking ceremony last week. The […]

Rescuers to be honored for Salisbury water rescue

Four nursing home employees will be honored by Salisbury officials after they helped pull a man from a car in the Wicomico River, saving his life. Mayor Jake Day said the men will receive awards at the July 8 City Council meeting, set for 6 p.m. in the Government Office Building. The Anchorage Healthcare Center […]

Pittsville working to solve water problems

A high iron content in Pittsville’s water supply has had town officials scrambling to fix it and residents fuming since April, and it could take awhile before the taps run clear again. The town is under order from the Maryland Department of the Environment to submit a corrective action plan in 30 days and then […]