Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1979

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1979 — The Salisbury community is mourning the passing of Dr. Frank Weaver Jr., who has maintained a private practice in Salisbury since 1968. Weaver, who moved her from Laurel, Md., died at age 62 of natural causes. Weaver was well-known and highly regarded for his exemplary patience — even if the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday Dec. 5, 1983

Saturday Dec. 5, 1983 — The Salisbury City Council is poised to renew its franchise agreement with Storer Cable Communications this week. The 10-year agreement has been the subject of negotiations for more than a year. Storer is proposing increasing the channel selection from the current 12 channels to 30 channels. A 30-channel package would […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1990

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1990 — The 60-year anniversary of the Salisbury Fire Department’s Station 2 will celebrated Sunday in an event planned for the Brown Street facility. The station opened on Dec. 2, 1930, in what had previously been a lumber storage yard on Naylor Street. There were just 20 volunteer members when the station […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Nov. 21, 1970

Saturday, Nov. 21, 1970 — Salisbury Mayor Dallas G. Truitt is concerned yet again about a book in the Wicomico County Library. Acting on a tip, the mayor checked out a children’s book titled “Sylvester And The Magic Pebble,” and immediately took it to library Board Chairman Dennnet Kolb to formally complain. The book is […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Nov. 14, 1994

Monday, Nov. 14, 1994 — After 35 years, WICO-AM’s Bill Phillips has retired as the host of “Party Line.” William Prettyman, who purchased the popular radio station from Phillips in 1981, made the official announcement by reading a letter from Phillips live on the air. “The early-morning call has become increasingly difficult to respond to,” […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1967

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1967 — Salisbury officials were forced this week to answer a simple question: Who is the Mayor when the Mayor is gone? Mayor Dallas Truitt was out of the state for a week on business. According to City Charter, the City Executive Secretary takes the place of an absent Mayor. Col. Charles […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995 — From his hospital bed, Salisbury Mayor W. Paul Martin Jr. vetoed the controversial landlord licensing ordinance the City Council passed last week. Martin, 75, a patient in the Coronary Care Unit at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, is being treated after suffering chest pains. City Clerk Brenda Colegrove said she had […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Oct. 24, 1985

Thursday, Oct. 24, 1985 — Broken off by vandals two years ago, the Mason-Dixon “Middle Point Marker,” located 6.5 miles west of Delmar on the north side of Route 54 will finally be replaced this week. The effort is a joint project between the Maryland and Delaware boundary commissions. Placed 217 years ago, the surveyors […]

Linda Duyer: Book offers insights on Civil War family

The son may be the focus of the expressive story woven by historian Jane Singer in her new book “The War Criminal’s Son, The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder,” but it’s the father who steals the attention then and now. The war criminal of the book, Confederate Gen. John Henry Winder, was not […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Oct. 17, 1960

Monday, Oct. 17, 1960 — Salisbury’s $665,000 bond improvement issue was purchased by the Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co. of Baltimore. The average interest on the 24-year bond will be 3.38 percent. The city will use the money to buy the old Campbell Soup plant property — just down the street from the new […]