Journal tells of Shore life during 1918 Spanish Flu

A century ago the Eastern Shore and the nation dealt with an influenza epidemic that is chilling in the similarities it shares with today’s Covid-19 pandemic. By autumn 1918, and through early 1920, the global population was hit by Spanish Influenza, the name then-associated with the H1N1 virus. Although often linked to Spain as a […]

Wicomico youngster tests positive for Covid-19

A girl under the age of 18 has tested positive for the coronavirus, Wicomico County Health officials announced today, making her the seventh confirmed Covid-19 case in the county. While officials did not provide any names, they said the girl’s siblings were tested and are negative for the virus, The entire household is quarantined at […]

First coronavirus death reported at PRMC

A coronavirus patient has died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The patient, whom hospital officials did not name, is the first local victim of the worldwide pandemic. State health officials said late Saturday that the patient was a woman in her 60s. “We are saddened to report the passing of the first patient […]

Most day-care centers ordered to close Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that he is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maryland because of the coronavirus pandemic.  President Trump was expected to approve the disaster declaration late Thursday. “People are looking for certainty, but the truth is, we simply don’t know yet how bad it’s going to […]

Schools to remain closed an additional four weeks

Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shut-down, tentatively set to expire this Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will reopen,” Salmon […]

Video: Hogan announces schools closings extension

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced today that schools in Maryland will remain closed for at least another four weeks, until April 24.

Businesses switch gears to survive pandemic crisis

Spring is supposed to be the busy season at Edit Downtown Salon. Weddings, proms and the salon’s annual sale with 20 percent off hair color traditionally account for a large chunk of the small business’ profits.  But like other businesses considered nonessential, the Salisbury salon was ordered closed as of 5 p.m. Monday by Gov. […]

One On One: March 24: Day discusses health crisis

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day discusses what steps the city is taking to deal with coronavirus restrictions, how he shares information with other municipal leaders and what needs to be done to protect public health.

UW activates coronavirus resource webpage

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore has launched a COVID-19 Resource page and Live United Response Fund ( to bring the community together amidst the coronavirus pandemic which is creating unprecedented challenges throughout society.    United Way will mobilize these resources to help local nonprofit partners adapt to the rapidly changing needs and constraints they […]

Laura Soper: Small Business Resiliency in wake of virus

Well friends, it’s been one crazy week. As we navigate this maze of mandated shutdowns, social distancing and quarantines, one thing that never fails to amaze me is how our small business community shows resiliency and the ability to adapt through periods of uncertainty. During Gov. Larry Hogan’s news conference last Thursday, he said: “The […]