Peninsula Regional will take over Seaford hospital

Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford will affiliate with Peninsula Regional Health Services to provide better care for patients in both Wicomico and Sussex counties. The collaboration — essentially a merger in which Peninsula Regional will play the lead role — was announced at mid-week, after Nanticoke conducted an 18-month search. “For more than 65 years, […]

Services set Friday for businessman Bob Lawrence

Robert M. Lawrence Sr. is being remembered as a man dedicated to the betterment of Salisbury and Wicomico County, but also a fun-loving boater and go-kart racer who enjoyed speed. The 86-year-old former owner of Lawrence Volkswagen Audi Mazda, and Bob Lawrence Car Wash and Pre-owned Cars, died Sunday. “I knew him very well,” Dr. […]

Report paints dire picture on local sea level rise

A new report warns that Maryland will face a dramatic increase in the rate of sea level rise later this century, with nuisance flooding becoming a daily occurrence in many waterfront areas if nations fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions. If emissions continue to rise, sea level in Maryland would likely increase 2.0 to 4.2 […]

Photo Gallery: Delmarva Railroad Club open house

Hundreds of people stopped by for the Delmarva Model Railroad Club 33rd Annual Holiday Open House last weekend, as well as on weekends in December. There was 8,000 square feet of operating train layouts.

King events scheduled Monday at Civic Center

The 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday dinner and commemoration banquet, with youth activities in the morning, is planned for Monday, Jan. 21 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The banquet will be in the Normandy Arena at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 each. Call Jesse T. Ballard at 410-546-4206 or […]

Services Sunday at Dove Pointe for Mike Pretl

The last post on Mike Pretl’s Facebook page was on Dec. 21, complimenting an Alliance For Justice article. “Good analysis of a serious confirmation issue looming in early 2019,” he commented. Four days later, on Christmas Day, Pretl, a lawyer known for his generosity in helping others, died of a heart attack, shocking a community […]

Little Georgie Hack passes away at age 91

WBOC television and radio pioneer George Hack, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. He was 91. Widely known as “Little Georgie Hack,” the host was known through Delmarva in the 1950s and 1960s on Salisbury airwaves. Hack hosted the “Dr. Pepper Teen Dance Party” live every Saturday afternoon with his wife, Julia. On Saturday […]

2018: A year of more progress in review

An election year, a Folk Festival, changes at the top of some major institutions, a return of economic growth and a progressive city government were all seen during 2018. National Folk Festival In September, Downtown Salisbury was transformed for the much-anticipated, three-day National Folk Festival. In its first of three consecutive years in town, the […]

Memories of a much more simple holiday

Otho “O.W.” Washington Mears died at his home four days after being interviewed and photographed for this story. He would have turned 94 on Thursday, Dec. 19. — Editor. Otho “O.W.” Mears, almost 94, of near Parksley, is shown with clay marbles that was his sole Christmas present when he was about 10. The stool, […]

St. Peter’s Church celebrates birthday, Christmas

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Salisbury concludes its year-long celebration of its 250th anniversary with the parish’s traditional Christmas celebrations that have been part of St. Peter’s for many generations.  The parish suffered through the two legendary Salisbury fires of 1860 and 1886 in which the church was twice destroyed. Christmas 1887 marks the […]