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 […]

Thurston photos now available from Nabb Center

The photograph collection of Walter C. Thurston, arguably Thurston’s greatest gift to Salisbury, has a secure home and now an online presence. That home is the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. The collection of over 3,500 images arrived at the center in 2016, donated by Thurston’s granddaughter, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, July 16, 1970

Thursday, July 16, 1970 — Court cases related to the three-month-long announcers strike at WBOC radio and television have made their way into the local justice system. Jury trials have been requested in two cases involving altercations at the station’s location on North Salisbury Boulevard. One striking employee is charged with assault and disorderly conduct […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010 — State Delegate Page Elmore was being remembered as both a shrewd and caring lawmaker who worked across party lines to serve his constituents on the Lower Shore. Elmore, who died of a recurring cancer at age 71, was memorialized in service attended by more than 500 people at Bethesda United […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, July 2, 1990

Monday, July 2, 1990 — A federal judge has at last ruled that Wicomico’s 5-2 voting plan does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The county has been entangled in a lawsuit with the U.S. Justice Department since 1987. The case has at times exposed some county leaders as being insensitive when it comes to ensuring […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, June 25, 1981

Thursday, June 25, 1981 — Hampered by continuing financial woes that have affected its standing in the community, the Mid-Delmarva YMCA is launching a campaign to improve its image. Former Salisbury Mayor Frank Morris and several prominent members of the Greater Salisbury Committee have agreed to serve on a special task force to build a […]

Salisbury graveyard contains history and mysteries

A team of volunteers has hit the ground running in an effort to clean up a special cemetery between Route 50 East and Salisbury City Park along Commerce Street. It is the Houston Cemetery, an all-African American graveyard that is one of the city’s oldest, dating to 1901. Salisbury businessman Eddie Dean is leading the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, June 18, 1965

Friday, June 18, 1965 — Wicomico County has completed its second legislative session under home rule — and four new laws have been approved to take effect Aug. 1. The first law provides for a special election board to conduct referenda if required on any of the local bills enacted. The second law abolishes the […]