Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Sept. 17, 1988

Saturday, Sept. 17, 1988 — Harkins Associates officially broke ground for its new development just off Schumaker Park and Pond. Called Spring Chase, the first phase will contain 46 homes and is one of Salisbury’s first planned residential communities. O’Connor, Piper, Flynn/Porter Associates will be handling sales. When the final phase is complete, the development […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Sept. 10, 1965

Friday, Sept. 10, 1965 — Seafood packing house operators say an increase in the new minimum wage law could put them out of business forever because consumers are unlikely to absorb costs through higher prices. The new wage of $1.25 per hour is a 10-cents hike and will raise the labor cost to 32 cents-per-pound […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Sept. 3, 1982

Friday, Sept. 3, 1982 — For five years, the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary have quietly helped poor people in Salisbury. But the religious order has been told it might have to cease handing out free food from its home in the Newtown Historic District. Following a complaint from someone in the neighborhood, the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Aug. 27, 1983

Saturday, Aug. 27, 1983 — Salisbury real estate salesman Richard C. Insley Jr. has extensively studied the City Council’s proposed ordinance that would amend the existing housing, maintenance and occupancy code. Insley said he is concerned that language in the measure could be used to make owners of older homes modernize to today’s standards, which […]

Despite change, Powellville retains historic charm

Motorists might forget the 10 seconds passing through the heart of Powellville, were it not for the peculiar sight of two Victorian-era-styled churches side by side. You can almost hear Beulah Rayne play the piano in the 1940s, as the congregation sings “Heavenly Sunshine” or “Faith of Our Fathers” at the church once in sight […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1980

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1980 — The Wicomico County Alcoholic Beverage Commissioners have named a replacement for their inspector, who left the post in a furor after being ousted. Hermus W. Lowe, a former County Council member and state Delegate, was not retained when two new members of the three-person panel took their seats July 1. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Aug. 13, 1959

Thursday, Aug. 13, 1959 — West Main Street in Downtown Salisbury between Mill Street and St. Peter’s Street will be closed for 10 days while city workers install a new sewer line. Sewage Treatment Plant Commissioner Fred A. Grier Jr. said about 25 percent of the city’s raw sewage flows untreated into the Wicomico River […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996 — The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up patrols after a rash of daylight thefts have been plaguing county neighborhoods for several weeks. Lt. Gary Baker said neighborhoods including Rustic Acres, Pine Bluff Village and several off of Riverside Drive have been struck. “It’s ridiculous,” said Baker. “I’m seeing three […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, July 30, 1975

Wednesday, July 30, 1975 — Salisbury City Council President W. Paul Martin Jr. is promising “prompt action” on a proposal to build a $1.8 million, 550-space, four-level parking garage in Downtown Salisbury. The Central City Business District Commission is pushing for the new garage, citing constant parking woes that might be affecting retail business. The […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, July 23, 1984

Monday, July 23, 1984 — Perdue Farms, the nation’s third-largest broiler producer, is launching a new product line — turkeys. The Salisbury-based company has acquired processing plants in Bridgewater, Va., and Washington, Ind., formerly owned by Shenandoah Valley Poultry Co. Perdue Executive Vice President Thomas R. Shelton said turkeys will be processed — for now […]