Visa restrictions impacting seafood packing houses

At Lindy’s Seafood, workers receive $4.50 per pound of crab meat they pick. That adds up to roughly $12 to $16 per hour — about the same pay as a home health aide or preschool teacher. Dorchester County may have one of the highest unemployment rates in Maryland, but Lindy’s and other crab processors in […]

SU adds greatly to its Downtown presence

Salisbury University’s presence Downtown took a major step forward Monday with the dedication of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative’s new home on the Downtown Plaza. “Community partnerships are important to the University, and the ESRGC’s move makes good sense. Many of its clients are government agencies and Downtown provides a centralized and convenient meeting […]

Sussex approves cash to aid Perdue AgiBusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

Salisbury’s WBOC-TV to buy NBC affiliate WRDE

Draper Media and SagamoreHill of Salisbury Licenses announced Tuesday that they have entered into a purchase agreement for WRDE-LD, an NBC affiliate serving the Delmarva Peninsula as Coast TV. “We’re looking forward to bringing more local news, weather and community information to viewers here on Delmarva,” said Molly Draper Russell, CEO of Draper Holdings Business […]

Sussex, Delmar to help Perdue Agribusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

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 […]