Acorn Market closes in Downtown Salisbury

The popular Acorn Market closed Friday, following a two-year run at the Riverview Commons building on Market Street.  “Acorn Market Family & Friends we are saying goodbye to Downtown Salisbury,” the eatery said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “We would like to say “Thank You” to our customers for your loyal love & support. […]

Bill to increase city alcohol permit input clears assembly

A bill that restructures the county’s liquor licensing board has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly and now awaits the governor’s signature. The measure is a compromise between Salisbury and Wicomico County leaders after the city sought to create its own licensing board – a move that created controversy and didn’t have the […]

Businesses switch gears to survive pandemic crisis

Spring is supposed to be the busy season at Edit Downtown Salon. Weddings, proms and the salon’s annual sale with 20 percent off hair color traditionally account for a large chunk of the small business’ profits.  But like other businesses considered nonessential, the Salisbury salon was ordered closed as of 5 p.m. Monday by Gov. […]

Wicomico reports first coronavirus case

Wicomico County officials on Thursday announced the arrival of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the immediate area, and urged residents to be vigilant about distancing and good hygiene. Additionally, there in now a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of  Virginia, as well as cases in Delaware, said Wayne Strausburg, the […]

Local businesses advised on virus restrictions

Bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms were added to the list of closings as state and local officials work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Larry Hogan also announced Tuesday that he is moving the Maryland Primary Election from April 28 to June 2, saying he had to consider public safety while also […]

Census forms in the mail; officials urge attention

While the world is practically on lockdown to help slow down the spread of coronavirus, Salisbury and Wicomico County officials hope residents will use part of their confinement time to fill out their 2020 Census forms.  The forms were mailed out last week to homes all over the country in advance of National Census Day […]

Executive Culver declares Wicomico in State of Emergency

Bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms were added to list of closings as state and local officials work to slow the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday he was ordering the businesses to close until further notice, but restaurants can continue to provide carryout, drive-through and delivery service. The […]

Virus measures triggering business, social disruptions

The Salisbury Marathon, the Tim Kennard River Run and the Ward World Championship are among the local events that have been canceled in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Maryland public schools also will close Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. During the time of school closure, all […]

City’s capital spending plan includes new police cruisers

Mayor Jake Day’s Capital Improvement Plan outlines how Salisbury will fund infrastructure upgrades, police and fire vehicles and building improvements over a five-year period from fiscal 2020 to 2024. The $43 million plan won City Council approval at the Feb. 24 meeting. The money will come from a combination of general fund revenues, bond debt […]

Measure could grow city’s influence on alcohol board

Salisbury and Wicomico County leaders have agreed to a compromise on how liquor licenses are awarded — a move that would stop efforts to create a separate city licensing board. Instead, the Wicomico County Board of Licenses Commissioners would be expanded from three to five members, all of whom would be appointed by the governor. […]