Understanding the bay region’s indigenous heritage

Many years ago, the Pocomoke, Wicomico, Nanticoke, Manokin and many other almost-forgotten Native American tribes roamed the Chesapeake Bay Peninsula. Because of the geographic landscape and topography of this area, these tribes were people who lived on the water and hunted waterfowl. Particularly, these tribes hunted the riverways now-named the Pocomoke, Nanticoke, Choptank and Wicomico. […]

Walmart pickup grocery service is a big hit

With a preschooler and baby, grocery shopping can be a struggle, especially when a candy bar in a shiny wrapper catches the attention of little ones. That’s why April Tucker was so pleased when Walmart in north Salisbury started offering a grocery pick-up service through walmart.com/grocery. “I did my shopping Saturday afternoon from my cell […]

Former Councilman Dave MacLeod passes away at 82

Salisbury and Wicomico County are mourning a man who devoted his entire life to improving the community. Whether it be through youth basketball, or as a substance abuse counselor or as a thoughtful voice on the County Council, he was a man who always listened to people and always wanted to help. David Alan MacLeod, […]

Brice Stump: The estate where history lives

The gleaming white country lane of crushed clam shells skirts a field and passes under a canopy of tree boughs that dance in the spring breeze. Ahead, the salmon-colored bricks of an 18th century house contrast with young green leaves of spring. It looks and feels like home. The lane sweeps by the front steps […]

Photo Gallery: Mardela High School 2018 Commencement

The Mardela High Class of 2018 participated in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 2, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The class includes 85 graduates, with 47 percent of them graduating with Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude distinction, the highest percentage in the county. Eighty percent of the class is […]

Photo Gallery: 2018 Evening High Spring Commencement

Congratulations to the 11 graduates who received their diplomas at the May 31 Evening High School Spring Commencement. The ceremony celebrated the success of the students and also the dedication of the many staff members who have dedicated themselves to Evening High School since its founding 25 years ago.

Women’s Fund making a difference for nonprofits

In 2011, Susan Purnell conceived of a philanthropic idea to amplify the lives of local women and girls by starting a fund and asking each member to donate $1,000. Interest in The Women’s Fund grew so quickly that in seven years, $165,000 has been donated. “A lot of women decided, when we put our minds […]

John Hall saluted for service to Wicomico airport

It was quite a surprise for Wicomico County Councilman John Hall, who is also Chairman of the Airport Commission, to learn the new passenger lounge at the county’s airport had been named for him. “I had no clue,” Hall said about the celebratory event last week. “They do a soft opening, so I thought that’s […]

Peninsula Regional names its Employees of the Year

Carol Fisher of ED/Pediatrics and Greg Clendaniel of Facilities were recently named the 2018 Employees of the Year at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s annual employee recognition banquet held in conjunction with National Hospital Week. While presenting the Employees of the Year award to each, President/CEO Steve Leonard described both as leaders, mentors and true champions […]

Salvation Army’s Tidmans ready for retirement

Major Vic Tidman and his wife, Ellen, will likely think about the beach in Maryland after they retire to the mountains of Pennsylvania in June. They’ve been in Salisbury, close to the sea, five years, developed lasting friendships and gotten deeply involved in the community they have come to love. “We will miss the ocean. […]