Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1967

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1967 — Opposition to the public housing project proposed for Booth Street in West Salisbury is apparently dwindling. Only two people attended a hearing to oppose the idea, both residents of Spring Hill Road, who said locating a housing development so close to a highway such as Route 50 would prove a […]

Back-to-school event is Sunday at Civic Center

Public school students who are in need are invited to Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The event — back for its second year – will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Children in need entering kindergarten and up can […]

Wor-Wic expands credit program offerings

Several new credit programs were recently approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to be offered this fall at Wor-Wic Community College. The first is a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) transfer associate of science degree with six areas of concentration: biology, chemistry, chemistry: pre-pharmacy, engineering, mathematics and physics. These programs prepare graduates […]

Wicomico County Fair draws crowds to WinterPlace Park

The Wicomico County Fair from kick off Friday and continue through Sunday at WinterPlace Park. This year’s event will celebrate 83 years of fair traditions, and it is presented by Perdue Farms and the Pohanka Automotive Group.  The Wicomico County Fair serves to showcase the importance of agriculture on the Eastern Shore in a family-friendly […]

One On One: Aug. 15, 2019: Folk Festival event preview

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare preview the upcoming National Folk Festival, scheduled Sept. 6-8 in Downtown Salisbury. The interviews were held in the city’s amphitheater on the Riverwalk.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Aug. 15, 1991

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1991 — Police are investigating the death of Brian Ball, a 15-year-old Texas teenager who was visiting Salisbury and died from an overdose of alcohol. Ball was attending a party on Old Ocean City Road with his 16-year-old cousin and was reportedly drinking heavily because he wanted to fit in among people […]

Bluegrass On The Water is this Sunday at Green Hill

Green Hill Country Club will present its third annual Bluegrass On The Water, an evening for families featuring live bluegrass music, on Sunday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  The band No Spare Time will perform, along with Keagan and Mickey Justice featuring Todd Smith.  “It’s a nice fun thing,” said Buzz Carragher, one of the […]

Agnes the bison dies after 19 years at Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo has announced the passing of its 19-year-old female American bison, who was euthanized on Thursday. Known to her keepers as Agnes, she was born on Aug. 15, 2000, at the Salisbury Zoo. The Salisbury Zoo has been exhibiting this keystone mammal species for more than 50 years and has a long history […]

Grant funding will boost Habitat for Humanity

New grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County to invest more in their work to build, repair and revitalize neighborhoods in Wicomico and Somerset counties. Wicomico Habitat received $81,000 to be used to cover three years of salary and training for a new […]

One On One: Aug. 8, 2019: engineer Amanda Pollack

Amanda Pollack, Director of the Infrastructure & Development Department for the city of Salisbury, joins us this week to talk about working with developers and provides a rundown of city projects that are currently under way.