Q&A: Peninsula Wellness offering new treatments

Anthony Darby began his medical cannabis career in 2015 when he and four friends set out to introduce medical cannabis to the Salisbury community. As the first and largest dispensary on the Eastern Shore, Darby and his team aimed to change the face of the industry and provide alternative medicine to patients who could benefit […]

Salisbury Rising Q&A: TidalHealth’s Steven Leonard

Dr. Steven Leonard was named in 2017 to succeed Dr. Peggy Naleppa as head of the Peninsula Regional Health System. Part of the system’s senior leadership team, Leonard’s promotion was timed right as the Peninsula’s health care conglomerate was about to undertake a massive expansion, with the addition of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, McCready […]

Salisbury Rising Q&A: This community is truly alive,’ says Mike Dunn

Seven questions with Mike Dunn, CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee. A nonprofit group with a mission to serve as a catalyst for community improvement, GSC is made up of more than 100 individuals representing businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational and civic institutions. Q. What have been the most significant community changes that you have seen […]

Q&A: Wayne Strausburg on a Wicomico revenues hunt

For a long, long time in Wicomico County, the County Council’s members served as both the legislative and executive arms of government, but hired a single person to act as their administrative head. Also for a long, long time, Matt Creamer served in that administrator’s role, acting as the council-appointed leader of the county’s administration. […]

Q & A: Sheriff Mike Lewis is building a strong force

Sheriff Mike Lewis ranks as one of the most popular publicly elected officials in Wicomico County’s history. Personal, engaging and charismatic, he’s one of those rare people difficult to overlook. The sheriff excels at making his presence known, and when he begins to speak, it’s impossible to close your ears. A Salisbury native, Lewis retired […]

County Executive outlines plans for new term

Bob Culver was officially sworn in last Tuesday as the second County Executive to serve Wicomico. A Republican, Culver won re-election by a wide margin, running a campaign that feature two opponents but no stumbles. In his next four-year term, Culver has a list of measures he’d like to see passed and executive actions he […]

Women Supporting Women celebrates 25 years

As Cindy Feist points out, 25 years ago people didn’t talk about breast cancer. Now, thanks to an abundance of awareness campaigns, we’re all socially aware and ready to help where we can. In the Salisbury community, those who face a breast cancer diagnosis have a place to turn for support. Women Supporting Women was […]

Dudley-Eshbach: ‘We’ve become more inclusive’

It was way back in October when Salisbury University made the announcement that Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach would step down this June. No one saw it coming. The plan, the university said then, was that Dudley-Eshbach would take a sabbatical, during which she’ll be an adviser to the university and new president, and then return to […]

Q&A: Builder Chris Eccleston has busy agenda

In January, Chris Eccleston assumed the reins as Chairman of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, a move which he describes as “a natural progression” because he has served the inner-workings of the the business support organization for so many years, The founder of the upstart Delmarva Veteran Builders, Eccleston served six years in the […]

Q&A: PRMC’s Peggy Naleppa — ‘It starts at the top’

Margaret “Peggy” Naleppa has been a part of our community for nearly two decades — and what a difference she has made. As President and CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, she led Maryland’s eighth-largest hospital through huge changes in the health care industry, adding outpatient facilities across the region and working to improve the […]