Today in Salisbury’s History: Monday, April 2, 1990

Monday, April 2, 1990 — James A. Perdue, son of Franklin P. Perdue, has been named Vice Chairman of Perdue Farms. Pelham B. Lawrence has been named Executive Vice President and George Reiswig has been named Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. The leadership changes were announced jointly by Frank Perdue and company […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, March 26, 1974

Tuesday, March 26, 1974 — Elmer F. Ruark, 68, a Salisbury insurance man, was elected as Salisbury’s Mayor by a 2-to-1 margin over psychiatrist Dr. Talmadge C. Reeves. A Democrat, Ruark received 1,444 votes to Republican Reeves’ 747 votes. Elected to the City Council was 32-year-old Democratic political newcomer, Norman H. Conway, who received 1,214 […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Wednesday, March 19, 1997 — –The war between protesters and developers is continuing most every day at the West Road Rubble Landfill. Last week, Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputies had to step in and drag out of the way several protesters who were blocking huge trucks from entering the facility. Meanwhile, County Attorney Ed Baker said the […]

Today in Salisbury’s History: Monday, March 12, 1979

Monday, March 12, 1979 — Salisbury might be getting a second indoor shopping mall, but whether it would be located in the central business district or somewhere in north Salisbury along Route 13 is still to be determined. Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development Director Robert Kiley said many of the Downtown structures “face structural obsolescence” and the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, March 5, 1969

Wednesday, March 5, 1969 — –A move is under way to petition Wicomico County’s proposed $3.4 million capital improvement bond issue to a public vote. The National Taxpayers Coordinating Commission, led by R. Russell Hitch, is circulating petitions all across the county. The bulk of the bond borrowing — about $2.9 million — would pay […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Feb. 20, 1998

Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 — –Salisbury Mayor W. Paul Martin Jr., who will leave office following this spring’s city election, offered some advice to his yet-to-be-selected successor: Build a new fire station, implement efforts to attract businesses to Downtown and draft a pay plan to better compensate city employees. In a speech to the Salisbury […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Feb. 13, 1976

Friday, Feb. 13, 1976 — –Wicomico County schools officials said they will “exhaust every appeal possible” to get back some $3.8 million in state funding originally earmarked to rebuild Mardela High School. Superintendent Harold Fulton said he and school board members will directly appeal to the state’s Board of Public Works. The state Inter-Agency Committee […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Feb. 6, 1992

Thursday, Feb. 6, 1992 — –Shoppers at the Twilley Centre Acme now have more to do when standing in line than just scan tabloid newspapers and crave candy — they can watch television. The grocery store has installed TV monitors which broadcast the Checkout Channel, operated by the Cable News Network. The channel offers news […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1979

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1979 — During a visit to Salisbury, the national President of the United States Jaycees said there is a “distinct possibility” that women would be allowed to join the service group by 1990. As part of National Jaycees Week, Barry L. Kennedy — a 32-year-old Nebraska farmer — spoke at Dockside Murphy’s […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000 — Contractors are busy putting the finishing touches on Brew River, a new restaurant slated to open in April along Salisbury’s waterfront. After years of deal-making and delays, city officials and owner Frank Hanna said the restaurant is crucial to revitalizing Downtown Salisbury. The city has been looking since the 1970s […]