Wicomico NAACP holds 13th Freedom Fund Banquet

Three awards were presented to individuals and organizations that have made contributions to Wicomico County. At the 13th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at First Baptist Church of Salisbury, award plaques were given to Joseph Morse, publisher of the Delmarva African-American Pride Magazine; brothers Gary and Shawn Tucker, who have set up basketball clinics for youth; […]

Vendors, advocates ready to host Thrive event

After retirement, it’s time to make plans for enjoyable activities since now, there is time. “Just because you stop working doesn’t mean your life comes to an end,” said Pattie Tingle, executive director of MAC Inc. This is the time to decide how to get involved in and support the community, take a trip, maybe […]

Bottinelli to lead National Folk Festival group

The National Council for the Traditional Arts Board of Directors — the national group behind the National Folk Festival that was just held in Salisbury — has announced that Lora Bottinelli has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Bottinelli is an experienced arts leader, administrator, fundraiser and folklorist who comes to the NCTA […]

Services set on Friday for Dr. Donald Tilghman

Dr. Donald Matthews Tilghman, 82, of Eden, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late James and Jessie Tilghman of Pocomoke City. He grew up in Pocomoke City and graduated from Pocomoke City High School. He continued his education at the University […]

United Way kicks off 2018 fundraising campaign

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held the 14th Annual Campaign Kickoff Breakfast to launch  the 2018 “LIVE UNITED & Open Doors” campaign season.  Generously sponsored by Salisbury University, the breakfast brought together over 225 business and community leaders to hear how United Way “Opens Doors” for neighbors in need through direct services […]

Delegate, County Executive rescue stranded dog

When Nam J. Park was reunited with her little poodle Rhuree, who had run away during a loud storm Saturday night, she took the dog in her arms and cried. The 12-year-old pet was a gift from her grandchildren, so she wouldn’t be lonely when they left for college. “She has a lot of meaning […]

Medicare open enrollment events begin Oct. 16

The Medicare open enrollment period is fast approaching! MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, is here to help you navigate the Medicare maze and pick out the prescription plan which best suits your needs. MAC is offering a series of free Medicare open enrollment events throughout the Lower Shore, featuring one-on-one counseling with members […]

Services Friday for Richard Duncan, husband of Salisbury Police Chief

The community is expressing compassion and support for Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan, whose husband, Richard, died last weekend. His funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Reached briefly late Saturday, Chief Duncan stated she was struggling and by that evening, friends had begun posting messages of sympathy […]

Bennett sophomore wins $10,000 scholarship

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has announced the 2018 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 15-year-old Marvin Li of Salisbury. Li won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, “A Support Vector Machine for Satellite Remote Sending of Optically Complex Coastal Waters.” He is one of only 20 students across the country to […]

Services set Saturday for ‘Mr. Post Office’

He was possibly the nicest man who ever lived in Salisbury. Louis Matthew Jones, affectionately known as “Mr. Postman” for his working the tiny drive-through booth of the Salisbury Post Office, is being mourned for his absence and remembered for his upbeat nature. Jones, 70, of Salisbury, died Aug. 28. His funeral will be at […]