Building contractor Gillis Gilkerson marks 35 years

Thirty-five years ago on the Salisbury building and development landscape, developers Oscar Carey and Milford Twilley and builders J. Roland Dashiell, W.B. Venables, Charles Brohawn and M.L. Blades pretty much developed and built everything. Then in 1983, an architectural draftsman who had cut his teeth working for M.L. Blades entered the Salisbury scene. Though he […]

Delmarva Power’s Allen saluted for volunteer work

Exelon honored Delmarva Power executive John Allen for his community volunteer work at the company’s recent Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. During the event, Exelon also announced $10,000 in charitable contributions to each local nonprofit that the award winners support in Delaware and Maryland to amplify their hard work. “Our […]

Chamber to host forum on Wicomico Revenue Cap

Wicomico County’s nearly 20-year percentage limit on the amount of revenues that can be derived from property taxes will be a topic for discussion this month at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will host presenters Greater Salisbury Committee CEO Mike Dunn and Sarah Guy, Associate Director of The Business Economic and Community […]

Habitat’s innovative ReStore to celebrate 31 years

One of the community’s great nonprofits is celebrating another milestone this weekend. For 31 years the Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County ReStore has been selling items from building materials, to furniture, to appliances to the general public. Staff members as well as volunteers help operate the store on West Isabella Street in Salisbury and […]

Dash 8 to make last flight to Salisbury on Wednesday

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is retiring its de Havilland Canada “Dash 8” fleet after 33 years of flying. On Wednesday, July 4, Flight 4927 will depart Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 6:33 p.m. and touch down at sunset at Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, completing the Dash’s final revenue flight. The Dash […]

WBOC-TV wins Emmy for opioid crisis coverage

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter has awarded WBOC an Emmy Award for its news special Hooked: Delmarva’s Drug Crisis. The special aired on WBOC in October 2017. “The WBOC News Team works hard every day,” said Craig Jahelka, President, Draper Media. “It’s our moral obligation to serve […]

Newspaper wins Public Service Award for 3rd year

For the third consecutive year, Salisbury Independent was awarded the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association’s top award in the category of Public Service. In awards handed out at the press association’s annual convention, reporters Susan Canfora and Greg Bassett were recognized for the newspaper’s continuing coverage of the opioid crisis in Wicomico County. Last year the newspaper […]

Cannabis careers topic of this week’s Chamber lunch

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly General Membership Luncheon Thursday, June 21, at La Quinta Inn and Suites of Salisbury beginning at noon. The featured speaker will be Professor Shad Ewart of Anne Arundel Community College, discussing the cannabis industry in Maryland. During his presentation, Ewart plans to elaborate on job […]

Hertrich purchases Courtesy Chevrolet in Salisbury

The Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships is expanding its presence on Delmarva with the acquisition of the Nordstrom Automotive Group, which is comprised of two locations, Courtesy Chevrolet Cadillac in Salisbury and Midway General Motors and Toyota in Pocomoke City. As part of the Hertrich family, the locations will now operate under the names Hertrich […]

Evolution Craft Brewery Co. marks 9 years

Evolution Craft Brewery Co. and Public House, known for using local ingredients and pairing meals with locally brewed beers, celebrated its ninth anniversary last weekend. The restaurant, in the old Salisbury ice plant on East Vine Street, had a pet-friendly, all-you-can-eat-and-drink tasting party on Saturday with entertainment by Muskrat Lightning, games and prizes. “As an […]