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 […]

Salisbury arts advocate Sue Hess dies at age 87

Sue Hess, a longtime Salisbury resident and fervent supporter of the Wicomico arts community, died Wednesday in Baltimore. Her husband’s family founded Hess Apparel in Downtown Salisbury. The company expanded with stores up and down the Delmarva Peninsula and in suburban Baltimore. For many years, Sue Hess was one of the community’s top organizers of […]

Salisbury community mourns passing of Pat Jolley

Patricia Anne Jolley, second-generation owner and operator of the family-owned Jolley Memorial Chapel in Salisbury, died Wednesday, March 25, following a sudden brief illness. Her passing has sent shockwaves through the Salisbury community. “My mother loved people and loved her community, was passionate about her faith in God and providing comfort to those who were […]

Olde Towne Café owner finds that it really pays to be kind

In a sea of Facebook Live videos, one recorded by Olde Towne Café owner Vicente Hernandez in late January really stood out. Flashing his friendly trademark smile, Hernandez announced a special deal for Friday morning that week. “I’m offering a two-for-one special Friday morning,” Hernandez said, “for everyone who comes in Friday morning and buys […]

Coastal Hospice marking 40 years of support, service

Coastal Hospice, the nonprofit health care provider serving patients and families on the Lower Shore, has launched a 40th anniversary campaign created to raise further awareness of the organization, its mission and impact. “Coastal Hospice serves patients and families during one of the most critical time of their lives – the delicate time leading toward […]

Lighthouse keeper to be memorialized in Allen

You could walk by the tombstone of Otho Bounds and never give it a second look. It’s just another gray granite stone among the hundreds in the church cemetery in Allen. That’s soon going to change. The Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society is placing a special bronze marker at the grave on Saturday, […]

Eden 8th-grader wins 2020 regional spelling bee

An 8th grade student from Eden who attends Holly Grove Christian School is the 2020 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee champion. Hannah McCabe said she entered her school-level bee reluctantly, yet performed well enough to qualify for Saturday’s eighth-annual competition sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Hannah and her friend Eliza Nguyen […]

Humane Society Director committed to improvements

Kim Nock is settling in to one of the community’s most difficult and high-profile jobs. Her deep local ties and intense love for animals could help her succeed. “I want every animal to be loved and cared for as if this was their home and ultimately reduce the number of animals that need to come […]