Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, May 21, 1988

Saturday, May 21, 1988 —

  • The owners of land across the street from the new Centre at Salisbury are opposed to a State Highway Administration plan to build an overpass that would limit access to their property. Tom Hersey and Lowell Hoprich, who want to build an Arby’s Restaurant across Route 13 from the mall, are in conflict with Virginia Korff, who owns the Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge. Korff and the mall’s developers have stood in support of the fly-over road.
  • The Green Hill Yacht & Country Club golf team defeated the Elks Club to regain the H.O. Langrall City Golf Championship. Standout players for Green Hill included David Ward, Robbie Mills, Conal Turner and Dale Macon.  
  • The Hampton Inn, just north of the WBOC-TV studio and offices, is now open for business. With 102 rooms, the inn offers room rates from $36 to $48 per night. Jane Lankford was recently named the inn’s Manager; Amy Johnston will serve as Assistant Manager. The inn also offers both smoking and nonsmoking rooms.
  • Wicomico High School softball catcher Michelle White was a one-woman show last week, leading the Lady Indians to an 8-7 win over Snow Hill. White brought the Indians back from the brink of elimination with a dramatic two-out grand slam in the seventh inning to tie the game, and later singled home the winning run in the ninth inning. Patti Brown earned the win in relief of Wi-Hi starter Chris Moddee.
  • The Giant Food supermarket on South Salisbury Boulevard has a new draw for customers: an in-store salad bar. The huge salad bar next to the Produce Department offers some 60 different ingredients to be paired with four varieties of healthy salad basics. The salad bar will usually cost $1.99 per pound, but for the grand opening the price is .99 cents per pound.
  • Hess Apparel has opened a new store in the Salisbury Mall. Called “Lady Hess,” the store specializes in fashion for larger women. Hess Apparel President John Hess Jr. said Jerry McGinty will serve as Store Manager and Laurie LaVorgna will be the chief Merchandising Buyer. Meanwhile, on the Salisbury Downtown Plaza, Edythe Mehlman announced her women’s clothing store, Edythe’s, will close after 27 years. Mehlman said her business has remained profitable, but she is getting married and retiring to Del Ray Beach, Fla.
  • Ed Urban of Grumman Aerospace Corp. in Salisbury was recognized as the local top employer for his commitment to hiring disabled people. “I’m embarrassed to receive an award for only treating people equally,” Urban said. The award was sponsored by the Lower Eastern Shore Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.
  • Richard A. Henson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henson Aviation Inc., has committed to a $2.5 million donation to help establish a School of Science and Technology at Salisbury State College. On July 1, the institution’s name will officially become Salisbury State University.
  • The new Super Fresh grocery store has opened in the Shoppers World in east Salisbury. Frank Perdue of Perdue Farms joined Super Fresh Division Vice President Bill Crosson at the store’s opening ceremonies. Perdue said the Super Fresh will be the only local store where Perdue’s new line of turkey products will be available. 
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