Wicomico Goes Purple: Mom fights substance abuse

When he was just 29 years old, Chad Book lost his battle with addiction.  Now, his mother, Karen Dolch, tells his story whenever she can with hopes she’ll prevent another parent from enduring the same tragic loss. “I’m the mom of a child who died of this disease and I will do anything to get […]

Bryan Lloyd inspires through his opioids battle

Recovery doesn’t just happen overnight; it’s a journey. Bryan Lloyd knows this all too well. An affluent real estate developer when he started using heroin, Lloyd hit rock bottom before he turned his life around.  Now eight years clean, he is a pastor at Sonrise Church, where he shares his inspiring story with others who […]

Wicomico Goes Purple: Crystal Toomer guides addicts to recovery

Crystal Toomer spent much of her life at the corner of Church and Naylor, picking her poison and growing up years before her time. At age 13, she was smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. By 15, she was snorting cocaine. When she turned 21, she lost both parents in the span of six months and […]

Carnival’s reigning oyster mixer calling it a career

They say all good things must come to an end, and for Sylvia “Marva” Goslee, 84, the end of an era came in the closing days of the annual Sharptown Carnival sponsored by the Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department. For almost 50 years, Goslee has been in the kitchen every August helping other cooks turn out […]

Wicomico County Fair draws crowds to WinterPlace Park

The Wicomico County Fair from kick off Friday and continue through Sunday at WinterPlace Park. This year’s event will celebrate 83 years of fair traditions, and it is presented by Perdue Farms and the Pohanka Automotive Group.  The Wicomico County Fair serves to showcase the importance of agriculture on the Eastern Shore in a family-friendly […]

Historic Green Hill Church doors restored to perfection

After 140 years, Green Hill Church near Whitehaven has new doors.  Not just any doors from the local hardware warehouse store, mind you, but doors unlike any others on the Eastern Shore. They are 10-foot-high works of art crafted from African mahogany, white oak and southern heart pine. Two sets of doors, each with two […]

Updated Langeler Memorial Building is rededicated

A building that originally served as Fellowship Hall for Asbury Methodist Church was updated and recently rededicated by Wicomico Presbyterian Church, which now owns the building. Wicomico Presbyterian is Salisbury’s oldest continuously active congregation, established in 1683 when the Rev. Francis Makemie arrived on lower Delmarva from Ireland to minister to Presbyterians located along the […]

YMCA dedicates Donnie Williams Aquatic Center

An indoor warm-water pool designed for both young children and senior citizens is open for business at the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA in Salisbury, where officials last week cut the ribbon at the new 15,000-square-foot building. The Donnie Williams Aquatic Center will be the site of adult aquatic exercise classes and children’s swimming lessons. […]

Services set Aug. 4 for Garnette Belle Crawford

Garnette Bell Crawford, 88, of Ocean Pines, wife of the late Salisbury University President Dr. Norman C. Crawford, Jr., died Friday, July 19, 2019. Born in Newport, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Robert Bell and Margaret White Bell. Her husband of 60 years, who in the 1970s headed the then-Salisbury State College, […]

Abbi Custis turns art hobby into career

In her studio near Salisbury, Abbi Custis stands in a self-made storm of swirling colors and concepts, ideas, visions and revelations. Manned with a Black & Decker drill, with a paint mixer head, and eager finger tips, a hair dryer to move paint, she is a force to be reckoned with. She is saturated in […]

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