Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, July 26, 1991

Friday, July 26, 1991 — It took a Wicomico County jury six minutes to convict accused murderer John F. Thanos of kidnapping Salisbury cab driver Milton Marsey. Thanos still faces three first-degree murder charges. Judge Alfred T. Truitt immediately sentenced Thanos to 30 years in prison, to run concurrently with a previous 50-year sentence Thanos […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Wednesday, July 19, 1967 — The city has hired a full-time lifeguard to oversee the public beach at Johnson’s Lake, located at the end of Philadelphia Avenue in north Salisbury. Swimming will not be allowed when the guards are not there. The guard will be in his stand from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily; two […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, July 12, 1980

Saturday, July 12, 1980 — The bands ZZ Top and Humble Pie were in town to play a concert at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. ZZ Top, a Texas rock-boogie trio, is promoting their new album “Deguello.” Humble Pie, of course, is a British rock band famous for being the group with which superstar […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, July 5, 1977

Tuesday, July 5, 1977 — The Wicomico County Council toured WinterPlace Farm east of Salisbury and are officially considering it as a possible new location for the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Owner James B. Caine of Ocean City led the five council members on a tour of his stunning 550-acre facility, which has gained […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, June 28, 1975

Saturday, June 28, 1975 — Franklin P. Perdue, President of the poultry company started by his father A.W. Perdue in 1920, told a lunch meeting of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce that the future of the chicken business on Delmarva is bright. Perdue, 54, said his company had sales of $150 million last year and […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, June 24, 1972

Wednesday, June 24, 1972 — City Solicitor Walter C. Anderson has filed a motion in District Court to dismiss charges against the mayors of Salisbury and Berlin who are accused of disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer. Mayors Dallas Truitt of Salisbury and John Howard Burbage of Berlin were in a car driven by […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, June 14, 1979

Thursday, June 14, 1979 — The Spring Hill Annex of the Wicomico County Health Department on Route 50 was reopened after an infestation of bats forced the building’s closure last week. County Health Officer Dr. John Buchness said an exterminator was called in to deal with the situation. He said five of the bats were […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, June 6, 1948

Sunday, June 6, 1948 — Six days of continuous rain have waterlogged fields and already done millions of dollars in damage to the Shore’s tomato crops. Ripened strawberries are rotting in the fields as pickers are unable to traverse the muddy conditions. The planting of cantaloupe, watermelon, corn and potatoes — major crops for the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, May 31, 1988

Tuesday, May 31, 1988 — Wicomico County residents will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to pay their property taxes this year as the County Council has approved a 10-cent rate increase. The budget totals $45.4 million and includes $2 million in new funding for the Board of Education. The tax rate […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, May 24, 1973

Thursday, May 24, 1973 — Seven handguns were among items stolen when the Montgomery Ward Store on South Salisbury Boulevard was burglarized Tuesday night. Police Chief Leslie Payne said detectives already have suspects in mind and arrests are imminent. The thieves were believed to have entered through the Auto Center on the southwest side of […]