Housing market shows good inventory growth

January’s frigid temperatures did not slow local inventory growth, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of Realtors. New listings that went on the market in January 2019 were up 15 percent compared to the same time last year in all three counties. That translates to 524 new listings. Individually, new available units […]

Downtown Market Street buildings find quick buyers

When Peninsula Insurance closed two large office buildings in Downtown Salisbury last summer and cut or transferred more than 40 employees, it was a gut punch to city redevelopment efforts. After all, these two buildings had held insurance offices dating back decades and were once owned by the legendary Sam Seidel. With efforts to ensure […]

Harley-Davidson to open large store in Salisbury

Rommel Harley-Davidson will open a 20,800-square-foot store on North Salisbury Boulevard this spring, taking up about one-third of the former Gander Mountain sporting goods building. A couple of days before it opens, the Seaford Harley-Davidson store will close and relocate to Salisbury, Brad Hopkins, Rommel’s President, told the Salisbury Independent this week. A soft-opening will […]

PAC 14 begins new year with leadership switch

The new year brings some big news for PAC 14, the public access channel serving Wicomico County, Salisbury and the entire community. On Jan. 1, the station welcomed its new leader, a familiar face to PAC 14 local producers and community members. PAC 14 is also looking forward to marking its 20th anniversary on the […]

Brittingham, Eccleston companies saluted

Two local businesses – Delmarva Veteran Builders and Maryland and Delaware Group of Long and Foster — have been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Delmarva Veteran Builders, which hires veterans, was ranked No. 456. Brittingham’s real estate business was congratulated for a 123 percent […]

State Chamber official to address Salisbury members

Larry Richardson, Vice President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at this month’s General Membership Luncheon. Richardson will discuss how the 2018 state elections resulted is fairly substantial change to the Maryland General Assembly, not only in personnel — there are 60 new members in the House of Delegates and […]

Salisbury Sears, where everyone shopped, is closing

In the wake of Sears announcing it will close scores of stores, including the familiar anchor in The Centre at Salisbury, longtime customers are feeling sadly nostalgic. The company managed to survive during the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, but in March, doors will be locked for the last time. “Craftsman,” […]

Perdue Farms to invest $30 million in Baltimore port

Perdue AgriBusiness, a division of Perdue Farms, will spend $30 million to open an organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County to meet the rising demand for organic feed ingredients for Perdue Foods and other companies in the region. The facility will also include grain and oilseed processing/milling and […]

Pam Gregory named to lead local United Way

The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Executive Board of Directors has unanimously selected Pamela Gregory as the new President & Chief Executive Officer for the agency. Gregory, an eight-year veteran of the UWLES, has been an integral part of the agency’s success serving in various capacities including resource development and most recently as […]

Economy is good now, next year not as certain

Business conditions on southern Delmarva are strong, but there’s real concern the fun could begin to end over the next year. “There’s a divergence of opinion on how we’re doing and where we’re going, collectively as a country, state and region in an economic sense,” Dave Ryan, Executive Director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, told a […]