Ed Taylor left indelible mark on Wicomico County

Edward T. Taylor was, according to those who knew him, an avid fisherman. He caught the fish, he cleaned them himself and he would fry them in a big steamer pot in a screenhouse in his back yard. A man who was generous by nature, he frequently shared them with friends, neighbors and supporters. They […]

‘Make Your Mark’ salutes seniors’ many contributions

May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” celebrates the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities; it highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities. The Lower Shore is rich with stories about older Americans making […]

Toneisha Harris is a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

From the time she was old enough to begin kindergarten, friends and family knew Toneisha Harris was something special. “Toneisha came from a musical family,” said longtime family friend Eddie Harmon of Salisbury. “Her mother sings, her aunts sing, they are a local gospel group known as the Veney Gospel Singers, and in fact this […]

DiNardo Foundation to help with health care costs

Family and friends of Dr. Iggy DiNardo, who tragically passed away in December at just 62 years of age, have created a foundation to ease health care cost burdens for those in need. The Ignatius DiNardo Foundation was founded in honor of the Salisbury physician, who was known as having dedicated himself to provide the […]

Hemalatha Bhaskaran is named Teacher of the Year

James M. Bennett High School’s Hemalatha Bhaskaran, an Environmental Science teacher, was named the 2020-2021 Wicomico Teacher of the Year in an announcement that aired Thursday on WBOC’s DelmarvaLife. Bhaskaran has taught Environmental Science at JMB since 2004. She is passionate about providing meaningful educational experiences for all of her students. “I teach at one […]

Wendy Thompson passes away from car crash injuries

Wendy Laing Thompson, 79, of Whitehaven, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash last weekend near Allen. Born in Oxford, England, she was the only daughter of the late Mary Grace Laing and Donald Laing of Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Her father died during World War II. She trained as […]

Spire meant to inspire Salisbury’s future

When city of Salisbury engineers began contemplating how to best move the Fred P. Adkins Monument on the city’s Downtown Plaza, there were no records on what might lie beneath the base and how the 30-foot-tall aluminum spire was structurally placed. But one man who was there when the Alfredo Halegua sculpture was erected in […]

Dr. Alex Azar remembered for medical brilliance

Dr. Alex Azar was remembered this week for his intense personality, brilliance as a physician, attention to each and every patient’s needs, and devotion to the Salisbury medical community. The founder of the Azar Eye Institute died last Monday at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at the age of 80. “He was a great person to […]

Are we kin? Internet luck uncovers a lost family link

Six P-47 fighters and a B-25 bomber took off from Howard Field in the Panama Canal Zone in the early morning hours of July 18, 1946, for Talara, Peru, the site of a strategic U.S. airbase during World War II. Around midday, the seven-plane squadron encountered a winter storm over the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Three […]

Longtime teacher Clary M. Jackson passes away at 68

Clary Moore Jackson, 68, died on April 3, 2020, at Stansell House in Ocean Pines as the result of a stroke suffered in February. She had previously been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-related dementia in 2015. ​Born on May 11, 1951, in Salisbury, her parents were the late Marshall Whitfield Moore and Ruth Baldwin Moore. She attended […]