First Shore Federal gives $10K to aid virus programs

First Shore Federal is contributing $10,000 to help the nonprofit organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore that are impacted by Covid-19. Funds will be split, with $5,000 going to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s “Live United” Response Fund and the remaining $5,000 to Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund. […]

More than 2,000 people tested for Coronavirus

More than 2,000 essential workers – most of them employees of local poultry plants — and their family members were tested for Covid-19 over the weekend as part of a multi-state effort to control the spread of the virus in Delmarva chicken processing plants. The Wicomico County Health Department reported that 2,139 people were tested […]

Andy Harris: Government must address grievances

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland’s District 1 gave the following address to a group of about 200 people protesting the ongoing health crisis restriction during an event held Saturday afternoon in north Salisbury:  Six weeks ago, there were things we didn’t know about this virus. But we have learned a lot in the last […]

Salisbury airport to receive $18M in stimulus funds

The Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will receive $18.1 million in federal economic stimulus funds as part of Congressional emergency legislation to help airports weather Covid-19. The grant is from the CARES Act which provided $10 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow critical safety and capacity projects to continue during the pandemic, according […]

5 Layfield unit is hub of Coronavirus care at PRMC

Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, revolutionized care at the bedside through her devotion to smart clinical care at the bedside of soldiers in the Crimean War. Nightingale taught that “wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.” Now, 200 years after her birth, the wise and humane nursing […]

Poultry workers to undergo virus testing in Salisbury

Poultry workers and other critical employees are being targeted in a mass Covid-19 testing event as part of a statewide effort to slow the spread of the virus. Beginning Thursday, employees at the Perdue Farms plant in Salisbury and other nearby processing facilities will be eligible for testing over the next three days at the […]

Salisbury postpones National Folk Festival to ’21

Officials with the National Folk Festival announced Wednesday they are postponing this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic which has shut down much of the state and the country. In a joint statement, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director, of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, said the event has […]

Salisbury firefighter tests positive for Coronavirus

Wicomico County’s confirmed cases of coronavirus patients totaled 166 patients as of Monday night, state health officials reported. Three Wicomico residents have now died from the virus, with 63 new cases added to the count since Friday. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced late Tuesday that a city employee has tested positive. The patient is a […]

City opens Camp Hope to shelter the homeless

The Coronavirus outbreak has triggered an influx of homeless individuals in the Salisbury community, so city leaders have established an outdoor camping area to house the people in need. “We have asked all people to stay in their homes,” said Mayor Jake Day, “but the homeless have no place to shelter in place.” Named Camp […]

Volunteers busy making masks to protect community

For the past few weeks Carli Taylor and her mom Lori Thompson have been holed up in a makeshift sewing studio that was once Thompson’s guest bedroom, whipping up fabric face masks. The mother-daughter duo has already made 400 of the masks which are donated to local hospitals and other facilities, and they plan to […]