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 […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, May 17, 1988

Tuesday, May 17, 1988 — A State Highway Administration plan to build a fly-over road to access the new Centre at Salisbury mall from North Salisbury boulevard is facing heavy opposition from property owners across the street from the planned shopping center. Arby’s owners Tom Hershey and Lowell Hoprich contend the access road will detract […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, May 10, 1966

Tuesday, May 10, 1966 —   Dallas G. Truitt was sworn in as mayor on Monday night and immediately announced that Walter C. Anderson would replace Victor Laws Jr. as City Solicitor. New Democratic councilmen were also sworn in — banker David Rodgers, to a second term, and insurance man Sam Seidel, who replaces Republican […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, May 3, 1982

Monday, May 3, 1982 — Wicomico County Finance Director C. Joseph Schiller said a state teachers association audit of the county’s education spending is flawed and declared that if the county had funded the teachers’ requests last fiscal year the county would have an $800,000 budget deficit. Schiller said the teachers association audit failed to […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, April 26, 1984

Thursday, April 26, 1984 — Salisbury’s “Jobs For Kids” program is talking shape, Invitations have gone out to dozens of local businessmen, asking them to to attend a pep rally next week where the program will be explained and commitments to extend jobs will be accepted. A year ago, the program placed 93 teenagers in […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, April 19, 1961

Wednesday, April 19, 1961 — Superintendent of Schools Royd A. Mahaffey and school board President William S. Moore announced that the new junior high school on East College Avenue will be named for the man considered the architect of Wicomico’s modern school system, James. M. Bennett. The new school is expected to cost $1.5 million, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, April 12, 1979

Thursday, April 12, 1979 — Salisbury City Councilman Dr. Verdin S. Cantrell said the warm spring weather has triggered a massive number of dog nuisance complaints, with more dogs than ever roaming all over town. Cantrell, speaking at the week’s public council meeting, reminded those in attendance that Salisbury in 1966 passed an animal nuisance […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, April 5, 1985

Friday, April 5, 1985 — Salisbury Police Chief Colbourne Dykes was facing criticism for his instruction to have Easter church services interrupted so church-goers could be warned that their cars were about to be towed from spots reserved for police cruisers. An overflow holiday crowd at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Salisbury prompted church-goers […]