Martin Luther King will be celebrated in Jan. 20 events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated in Salisbury with two events: one for area schoolchildren followed by an evening banquet. Both will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The 34th Annual Youth Activity is sponsored by the Salisbury High School Association and runs from 8:30 a.m. […]

Final Salisbury campaign finance reports released

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day took in more than $59,000 in campaign contributions for his re-election bid, an amount that far exceeded the $24,910 he raised in 2015, according to a final campaign financial report. Day’s opponent, Wayne King, reported he had received no more campaign contributions or had any other activity since his initial finance […]

Spencer Wiersberg saluted as a hometown hero

Spencer Wiersberg, a Fruitland police officer who died Sunday after a nearly year-long battle with an aggressive form of bone cancer, is being remembered as a hometown hero who won awards in his brief career and touched the hearts of family, friends and strangers. “He was just an amazing kid,” said Fruitland Police Chief Brian […]

School funding leads General Assembly issues

As they head back to Annapolis this week, Lower Shore lawmakers will be asked to tackle issues ranging from how to fund education priorities recommended by the Kirwan Commission to whether Salisbury should control liquor licensing inside city limits. The Maryland General Assembly, which convened Wednesday, also faces what state Sen. Mary Beth Carozza calls […]

Macy’s store at Centre at Salisbury mall will close

Macy’s at the Centre at Salisbury will close in the coming months, leaving Boscov’s as the lone original anchor store at the mall. A clearance sale will begin this month and run for approximately eight to 12 weeks., according to Katelyn Yannie, a spokeswoman for the New York-based retailer. Employees have been informed of the […]

Dredging efforts under way in Wicomico River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is at work dredging the upper portion of the Wicomico River, a major shipping channel for the region which serves the port of Salisbury. Just under 1 million tons of goods came through Salisbury last year, which is more than previous years, said Mayor Jake Day. “I was incredibly […]

Wicomico sees spike in property assessments

Commercial property values in Wicomico County increased 21.7 percent, the highest in the state for the second year in a row, according to data for the 2020 tax year released this week by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. The jump in commercial property values is attributed to the sales of several large property […]

Salisbury ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

Downtown Salisbury will ring in the New Year – and a new decade — with the seventh annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, presented by Gillis Gilkerson.  Starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, the night will be filled with live music by AMP Studios and the Tops Cut Off DJ Team, plus special […]

City’s Fitzwater Street reopened ahead of schedule

The westbound lane of Fitzwater Street between West Main and Hill Street that had been shut down to repair a collapsed sewer pipe was reopened to traffic ahead of schedule.  The work on the sewer line coincided with the beginning of the $5.5 million overhaul of Fitzwater Street that will include upgrading the rest of […]

Salisbury sees potential in developing wind energy jobs

Salisbury-based Arcon Training Center will soon offer training for workers in offshore wind projects under a deal signed Thursday with the largest wind trainer in the United Kingdom. Arcon will be the first Global Wind Organisation-accredited training center of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region and is expected to begin teaching skills and offering required […]