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 […]

Salisbury Chamber honors its top performers

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 98th Annual Awards Banquet last week at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Downtown Salisbury. The event recognized Chamber members for their important work in the community and for the Chamber. Steve Leonard, President and CEO of the Peninsula Regional Medical System was the keynote speaker. Steve […]

Molly Draper Russell named WBOC-TV corporate CEO

Draper Holdings Business Trust, parent company of WBOC-TV and Loblolly LLC, has named Chairman of the Board Molly Draper Russell Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Russell has been on the board for decades and has served as Chairman for nearly three years. Russell assumes the position previously held by her father, Thomas H. Draper, who […]

American Cruise Lines puts Constitution into service

American Cruise Lines has announced that its first new ship of 2018, the Salisbury-built American Constitution, successfully passed Sea Trials last week in Chesapeake Bay. With the U.S. Coast Guard aboard, the Chesapeake Shipbuilding-produced American Constitution underwent speed trials, an endurance run, and was thoroughly tested in all areas of safety and maneuverability. “The American […]

Poultry industry honors its top performers

Hundreds of farmers, chicken company employees, representatives of allied businesses, and friends of the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken community gathered in Salisbury for the Delmarva Poultry Industry’s Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association’s annual membership dinner. During its 62nd banquet held Wednesday, DPI honored two individuals for their work on behalf of the chicken industry and […]

Marking 50 years, Perdue celebrates Salisbury plant, workers

Fifty years ago, the introduction of Perdue-branded chicken forever transformed the chicken business and went on to make history. Last Friday, Perdue Farms commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Perdue brand at the hometown Salisbury processing plant that produced those very first chickens. “Before we processed our first chicken here, dad asked customers what they […]