Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Aug. 9, 1976

Monday, Aug. 9, 1976 — Salisbury Police Chief Leslie Payne is crediting the newly established Concentrated Crime Reduction squad with a 39 percent drop in in the number of breaking and enterings in the city. The latest statistics show that there were 104 fewer break-ins in 1975 then there were in 1974. The CCR program […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Aug. 2, 1975

Saturday, Aug. 2, 1975 — Perdue Farms President Franklin Perdue told a banquet of some 2,000 growers at the Ocean City Convention Hall that he is frustrated that the company cannot produce enough chickens to meet market demands. Perdue said there are distributors and supermarket chains that have been on waiting lists of up to […]

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 […]