Salisbury Rising Q&A: Brad Gillis, Joey Gilkerson

Bradley Gillis and Joey Gilkerson are the sons of Salisbury’s most-prominent developers, Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson of business mainstay Gillis Gilkerson. While their dads garnered a great deal of attention over the past 30 years, the spotlight has shifted to Joey, 29, and Brad, 35. Their ambitious redevelopment projects are changing Salisbury, while promoting […]

Q&A: Veatch has big plans for SBY Regional Airport

Wicomico County has a new star who is wowing everyone she meets. Since Dawn Veatch took control of the Salisbury-Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport in February, the facility has launched a rebranding campaign, has a new website, planned a festival for May 20, all while winning attention as Veatch has publicly poured out ideas for ways to make the airport more economically centric to the region.

Q&A: Chamber’s Colburn retiring — again

When the board members of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce were faced with the surprise resignation of their Executive Director in 2012, the group that helps promote and empower Salisbury businesses knew where to turn for help. Ernie Colburn, the Chamber’s previous-year president and community leader, was tapped to run the business group on […]

Q&A: Matt Creamer reflects on service to Wicomico

From 1973 through 2001, Matthew Elmer Creamer III was the man behind the curtain in Wicomico County’s government. During those decades, the county operated under a model in which the County Council ran things as a collective. Creamer, their Administrative Director, was their hired gun who oversaw the county departments, prepared their budgets and guided […]

Superintendent Donna Hanlin: Students, teachers need safe spaces

In March, Dr. Donna C. Hanlin was selected to succeed Dr. John E. Fredericksen as Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools. She was born and raised in Salisbury and is a James M. Bennett High School graduate. She began her career as a classroom teacher in Wicomico County and assisted in the design of the […]

Jane Mason: ‘The most important thing in golf is the friends you meet’

This weekend at Green Hill Country Club just south west of Salisbury, the woman who ranks as perhaps the best golfer to hail from Salisbury will be celebrated at the 58th annual Pepsi Invitational Golf Tournament. This player is known not just for her amazing array of victories, but for the sportsmanship she exhibited, the […]

Q&A: Dr. Judith Stribling is watching our waterways

A unique thing about where we live is how closely each of us is tied to the natural environment. Nature — and protecting it — are a shared interest. While there’s a lot of debate among local folks about what methods should be employed and what costs should be committed, the issue seems universally important. […]

Q&A: Chris Bitters has Delmarva Shorebirds ready

For more than 20 years, Salisbury has been in love with its Minor League Baseball team, the Delmarva Shorebirds. The Baltimore Orioles affiliate that plays in Wicomico County’s Arthur W. Perdue Stadium opens its first homestand of the 2016 season tonight at 7:05 p.m. when the Hagerstown Suns come to town. Positioned at various spots […]

Jake Day: ‘My philosophy is simple: results matter’

After a coronation that has been ongoing since August, Jake Day will finally be sworn in Monday as the 28th mayor of Salisbury. With no election opposition and people eagerly anticipating his first moves in office, the 33-year-old political leader offers a hint of what his stewardship will be over the largest city on the […]

Q&A: Molly Hilligoss and Habitat improving lives one family at a time

One of our community’s standout nonprofits is Habitat for Humanity. Founded locally in 1987, Habitat has built 60 homes and completed eight neighborhood revitalization projects in the local community. Since 2006, Habitat has focused its efforts in the Church Street neighborhood, where 13 homes have been built. Two projects are now under way, as well […]