Chamber will provide ‘Welcome Bags’ for teachers

That time of year has arrived: Children will be heading back to school, and Wicomico County will become home to many new teachers. Relocating to a new area can be a daunting experience. Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to make the new teachers feel welcome by providing more than 170 “Welcome Bags” to the […]

Piedmont increases wages for current, future pilots

Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, has announced a significant pay increase for its 700 pilots, as well as an increase in pay and a new bonus structure for new hire pilots. The letter of agreement between Salisbury-headquartered Piedmont and the Air Line Pilots Association comes despite the pilot contract not being amendable […]

Mogan’s Oyster House coming to Downtown

A new restaurant scheduled to open in Downtown Salisbury will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Denny Mogan who has worked his way up through the business since he was 18. “I’ve always wanted to own and operate a restaurant in Salisbury,” said the James M. Bennett High School and Salisbury University graduate. […]

Peninsula Regional completes Nanticoke deal

Top administrators from Seaford-based Nanticoke Health Services and Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury say high-level health care will continue and can only be enhanced through an affiliation of the two health care entities. Last week, boards of both health care systems reached a definitive agreement to affiliate in a membership substitution, which with final […]

Commercial drones facility slated for Wicomico airport

Wicomico County officials are moving forward with plans to develop a commercial drone testing facility at the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport as early as next year, making it the first airport in the country to develop this type of operation. “We will be on the leading edge,” said Wayne Strausburg, the county’s director of […]

Peninsula Regional to absorb Crisfield hospital

McCready Health of Crisfield and Salisbury-based Peninsula Regional Health System have reached an agreement under which McCready Health will join PRHS this fall. Approximately 18 months ago, McCready Health approached PRHS with a request to examine how an affiliation might be structured, with the goals of guaranteeing the retention and strengthening of healthcare services in […]

Layton’s Chance Winery & Vineyard marks 9 years

If ever there was a use for the phrase “Let them eat cake” on the Eastern Shore, Layton’s Chance Winery & Vineyard found it. The winery celebrated its ninth anniversary with enough cake to feed hundreds over its birthday weekend last month. “Between our cake-and-wine pairing event – which gave guests four wines matched to […]

Broke Boys Brewing Co. wins Mayor’s business prize

Mayor Jake Day has announced that Salisbury University students Garrett Morris and Shawn Wierzbowski have been awarded the 2019 Mayor’s Prize as part of SU’s annual Student Entrepreneurship Competition. Morris and Wierzbowski’s proposal for “Broke Boys Brewing Co.” beat out 49 other small business ideas which ran the gamut from video game production to oyster […]

Salisbury Independent wins 4th Public Service Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Salisbury Independent was awarded the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association’s top award in the category of Public Service. The newspaper also captured a Best Of Show Award in Public Service, surpassing the likes of the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Wilmington New Journal in serving the community. In awards handed out at […]

Salisbury-area Business Achievers: May 2019

Cone, Egan receive university recognition Two standouts from Salisbury University have earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty accolade: the Regents’ Award for Excellence. Dr. Randall E. Cone of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department was honored for teaching. Dr. Chrys Egan of the Communication Arts Department was lauded for mentoring. Cone, associate professor […]