Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, March 8, 1987

Sunday, March 8, 1987 — School Board President Dr. William Nagel announced this month’s board meeting would be held at night. Parents and residents have often complained that their access to board meetings is limited by their personal work schedules. Nagel said the board might add other meetings each month because meetings can’t last all […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, March 1, 1985

Friday, March 1, 1985 — A major staff alignment at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center has been implemented to save the county several thousands of dollars each year in payroll. Four employees — including two county workers who face pay cuts — have been offered positions in other departments of the county government. A […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Feb. 22, 1976

Sunday, Feb. 22, 1976 — Salisbury’s City Council prepared to hold its final meeting ever at 80-year-old City Hall. The March 8 meeting will be held in the new Government Office Building that’s shared between the city and county. Next Friday and Saturday are slotted as moving days, in which city workers will move their […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Feb. 15, 1993

Monday, Feb. 15, 1993 — In 12 frantic hours, more than 800 people applied for the 220 new jobs available at the Walmart store set to open later this year in North Salisbury. And, since the retailer will continue taking applications for the remainder of this week, the early application surge indicates just how fierce […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1984

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1984 — The Wicomico County Republican Central Committee has chosen a successor to City Councilman Dr. Vernon Cantrell, who died while in office last month. Panel Chairman Gerald B. Truitt Jr. said that the single name of S. Norman Holland Jr., 61, had been forwarded to City Council President Norman Conway. Truitt […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Feb. 1, 1971

Monday, Feb. 1, 1971 — Sunday’s overnight temperatures dipped to zero degrees across much of the Lower Shore and the cold temperatures were expected to continue for the rest of this week. Tonight’s temps are likely to dip to as low as minus-3 degrees. Between 1 and 2 inches of snow fell in Salisbury on […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Jan. 25, 1968

Thursday, Jan. 25, 1968 — Mayor Dallas Truitt continued his war with Panther Theaters Corp. President Herbert Nitke over the quality of movies his company was sending for viewing at the Wicomico Theater on South Division Street in Downtown Salisbury. “The type of pictures being shown recently at the Wicomico presents a distorted image of […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1978

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1978 — Wicomico County Council members were distressed to learn on Tuesday that only one contractor has stepped forward to build the new Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and the building will cost at least $8.4 million. The old Civic Center, destroyed by fire last year, cost $500,000 when it was built […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Jan. 11, 1987

Sunday, Jan. 11, 1987 — Nine people have applied to fill Norman Conway’s shoes on the City Council. They are: William Benn, Bob Caldwell, Donald E. Caldwell, Sandy Dennis, the Rev. Harvey Dixon, Ralph McIntyre Sr., Robert Menzel Jr., Duke Shanahan and Gertrude Shockley, according to City Clerk Fara Tawes. William F. Brooks had applied […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Jan. 4, 1965

Monday, Jan. 4, 1965 — Salisbury Police said the new year was beginning with a bad trend in local crimes. Police said two juveniles, ages 14 and 16, were arrested Saturday on charges that they snatched a purse belonging to Mrs. Nola Alford of 722 South Park Drive while Mrs. Alford was reading at a […]