Well-earned retirement: K-9 dog ‘Rookie’ calls it a career

In the chaos following an early-morning May 2016 assault in Fruitland, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene to assist Fruitland Police. Among those responding were Deputy First Class Bobbi Jo Lewis and her partner. The victim’s arm was partially severed in the assault. Fortunately, a motorist driving by had spotted […]

Ed Taylor left indelible mark on Wicomico County

Edward T. Taylor was, according to those who knew him, an avid fisherman. He caught the fish, he cleaned them himself and he would fry them in a big steamer pot in a screenhouse in his back yard. A man who was generous by nature, he frequently shared them with friends, neighbors and supporters. They […]

Toneisha Harris is a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

From the time she was old enough to begin kindergarten, friends and family knew Toneisha Harris was something special. “Toneisha came from a musical family,” said longtime family friend Eddie Harmon of Salisbury. “Her mother sings, her aunts sing, they are a local gospel group known as the Veney Gospel Singers, and in fact this […]

Wendy Thompson passes away from car crash injuries

Wendy Laing Thompson, 79, of Whitehaven, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash last weekend near Allen. Born in Oxford, England, she was the only daughter of the late Mary Grace Laing and Donald Laing of Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Her father died during World War II. She trained as […]

Salisbury community mourns passing of Pat Jolley

Patricia Anne Jolley, second-generation owner and operator of the family-owned Jolley Memorial Chapel in Salisbury, died Wednesday, March 25, following a sudden brief illness. Her passing has sent shockwaves through the Salisbury community. “My mother loved people and loved her community, was passionate about her faith in God and providing comfort to those who were […]

Olde Towne Café owner finds that it really pays to be kind

In a sea of Facebook Live videos, one recorded by Olde Towne Café owner Vicente Hernandez in late January really stood out. Flashing his friendly trademark smile, Hernandez announced a special deal for Friday morning that week. “I’m offering a two-for-one special Friday morning,” Hernandez said, “for everyone who comes in Friday morning and buys […]

Humane Society Director committed to improvements

Kim Nock is settling in to one of the community’s most difficult and high-profile jobs. Her deep local ties and intense love for animals could help her succeed. “I want every animal to be loved and cared for as if this was their home and ultimately reduce the number of animals that need to come […]

Players to stage ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Directing a play is a huge commitment of time and energy. It helps if the script is compelling. “There has to be something about it, like if I’m reading a script and I’m holding it tightly because it’s exciting,” said Pete Cuesta, who is in the final stages of preparation for the Community Players of […]

Henrietta Moore remembered for her ‘Attic’

Salisbury-area residents, as well as visitors to the area in the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s, might recall a quirky used book shop called Henrietta’s Attic. Located on Maryland Avenue just off Route 13, the store was cluttered and filled with treasures for those who enjoyed the hunt. The owner, Henrietta Jones Moore, was a […]

Another Downtown mural wins wide acclaim

A freshly painted brick wall, one side of Delmarva Veteran Builders’ new home at 120 East Market St. in Downtown Salisbury, has been transformed into a work of public art. Delmarva Veteran Builders owner Chris Eccleston offered just one guideline for the mural he hired Brandon Bell and Deserea Martin to create that now graces […]