Wi-Middle teacher donates kidney to stranger

There aren’t many days Jeff Lynd and Kelly Sowatsky don’t talk, exchange a quick hello by telephone, check on each other. Their friendship began, then deepened, after Lynd, in a selfless act he downplays, donated a kidney to Sowatsky, a Columbia, Pa., resident who, sick and in need of the organ, held up a sign […]

Prince Street student was ‘life and joy of everyone’

Like most little boys, Kaleb Chatmon talked about being a firefighter when he grew up. The Black Panther superhero fascinated him and he owned an impressive collection of Hot Wheels cars. He was interested in running track, like both his parents did, and football. Perhaps most of all, he loved meeting somebody new, shaking hands, […]

Brice Stump: Thanksgiving means coming home

By Thanksgiving, the leaves that burned with a blush of autumn colors have been blown away by chilly winds. It seems, by the time the holiday is here, tree limbs are almost bare. Even the pesky weeds have lost their color now, the lush green now brown after a few “hard frosts” ended the reign. […]

Community Foundation honors difference-makers

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore on Friday honored three award recipients and celebrated annual grant-making efforts at its 34th Annual Meeting and Report to the Community. The foundation celebrated a total of $5.4 million in grants made in fiscal year 2018, including more than a half-million-dollars in scholarships to local students. “Our Annual […]

Happy Halloween: Where is Wicomico haunted?

Over the last 10 years or so, I’ve written about strange things on the Eastern Shore in four different books, and Wicomico County has figured into all of them, especially Poplar Hill Mansion. For this Halloween, I’m going to share some tales that I have run across in my years of research. Poplar Hill stands […]

11th annual Treat Street is Downtown

The Salisbury Jaycees holds its 11th annual Treat Street safe trick-or-treating event, presented by Robinson’s Family of Businesses, Wednesday, October 31, on Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with registration at the corner of West Main and North Division streets. Treat tables will be open on the Plaza from 6-8 p.m., with games, […]

Ted Shockley: Memories of baseball’s Rockfish

Twenty years ago this month, my wife and I had a routine. We’d drive to Salisbury from our Accomack County home on chilly October evenings. We’d enjoy a quick dinner at Nacho Pete’s, grab a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and go watch baseball at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, sneaking in the coffee under blankets […]

The Rev. Ruth Chamberlain passes away at 88

It wasn’t unusual to see the Rev. Ruth M. Chamberlain at Panera Bread in Salisbury. Often, she was there for breakfast but, true to her calling, approached strangers and talked to them about God, their souls. “Sometimes she’d be gone all morning long, then she would come back here to the church office. She was […]

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 […]