Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990

Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990 —

  • The Wicomico County Board of Education announced that vocational classes now held at the Applied Technology Center on Morris Street will move to Parkside High School. The vo-tech center will close within three years and move into an addition that will be built at Parkside. The center will be converted to a middle school, with some additions of its own. Superintendent Evelyn Holman said Parkside was selected because of its idea location between Wicomico High School and James M. Bennett.
  • Just days before Christmas, Salisbury Nissan on North Salisbury Boulevard closed its doors, sending its 30 employees to the unemployment lines. Employees were called to a meeting Wednesday and told the dealership was closing immediately. For the past several days, trucks have been hauling car inventory off the lot and the showroom has been empty, but owner Stanley Harwicks has insisted the dealership was not closing.
  • Peninsula Bank has pledged a $100,000 to the new Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, which is expected to open on Schumaker Pond in September. The 37,000-square-foot complex on 4 acres is expected to draw about 150,000 visitors a year. Named in honor of Crisfield carvers Lem and Steve Ward, the museum will replace the one that has been at Salisbury State University since 1974. “We believe this is not only a sound investment, but one that helps preserve the rich heritage of the Eastern Shore,” said Peninsula Bank President Hugh Mohler.
  • Wi-Hi Basketball coach Butch Waller admitted he was happy to have revenged recent losses to Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, thanks to an 80-57 win Tuesday night. “The victory was especially sweet, since it’s been three or four years since we beat Cambridge,” Waller said. Brandon Barkley, Ryan Jones and Larry Austin were Wicomico’s stars in the game.
  • Vicki Walters was the first-place, $500 winner of the Rubber Duck Regatta held at Riverwalk Park in Salisbury. Presenting the check was Wicomico County Councilwoman Julia Foxwell, along with Jeannette Wade Truitt of March of Dimes and Ronnie Price of Salisbury Moose Lodge No. 654. The event raised more than $3,000 for the March of Dimes.
  • Six Wicomico County schools cafeteria personnel were recognized by the State Department of Education leading the county to the largest growth in student participation in all of Maryland. Receiving awards were Leona Collins of North Salisbury Elementary, Christine Long of Chipman, Tish Fisher of Delmar Elementary, Marian Polk of Pemberton, Shirley Jolley of Mardela Middle & High School and Virginia Webster of Bennett Middle. Last school year, Wicomico served more than 100,000 lunches.

Greg Bassett is editor and general manager of Salisbury Independent. Reach him at gbassett@newszap.com

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