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 […]

In Princess Anne, it’s Muskrat Love for Valentines

Muskrats helped put the town of Princess Anne on the map. Main Street Princess Anne, a local nonprofit, hopes the enthusiasm for the cute rodent continues.  Princess Anne is surrounded by pristine marshes that provide habitat for thousands of muskrats. The small, furry rodents nibble marsh grasses as they swim through brackish and fresh water, […]

Perdue Farms will open farmhouse for tours

Perdue Farms will open the historic Perdue Family Farmhouse for public tours as part of the company’s celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2020. The farmhouse, which is part of the company’s logo and located across the street from the corporate office of Perdue Farms in Salisbury, was built in 1917 by company founder Arthur […]

Pemberton Hall’s ‘magical doors’ being restored

The bottom of the wooden doors were rotting. It would have been far cheaper to get new doors then to repair the damage. After all, a door’s a door, right?.  Not so, said Pat Taylor, Chairwoman of the Pemberton Hall Foundation Board. She led the effort to have two entrance doors on the west side […]

Housing Mission completes 100 projects in 2019

Chesapeake Housing Mission, a local nonprofit organization performing critical home repair for those in need, completed its 100th project for the year on Dec. 7 — up from 85 in 2018. Having been in a wheelchair for the past two years and struggling to get in and out of her home, CHM built a wheelchair […]

Despite mast controversy, skipjack has a new life

The Somerset, one of the iconic skipjacks of Deal Island, Chance and Mount Vernon, has a new owner and a new captain. The boat had been owned by Capt. Walt Benton of Mount Vernon for decades until his death last June. Benton dredged oysters each fall with a five- or six-man crew. Upon his death, […]

‘Focus on Health’ marks 300 episodes on PAC 14

Some celebrate their big 3-0, but not many get to celebrate their big 3-0-0. Recently, PAC 14’s “Focus on Health” series, produced by Salisbury University’s School of Nursing, reached a special milestone with its 300th episode. Since it first aired in 2002, “Focus on Health” has opened dialogue about medical conditions and prevalent health care […]

Spencer Wiersberg saluted as a hometown hero

Spencer Wiersberg, a Fruitland police officer who died Sunday after a nearly year-long battle with an aggressive form of bone cancer, is being remembered as a hometown hero who won awards in his brief career and touched the hearts of family, friends and strangers. “He was just an amazing kid,” said Fruitland Police Chief Brian […]

Services set Saturday for publisher Larry Jock Jr.

Lawrence John Jock Jr., 58, former President and Publisher of The Daily Times and owner of the Coastal Fisherman newspaper in Ocean City, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Born in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Maureen Kelly Jock and the late Lawrence John Jock Sr. He graduated from Kean University in New Jersey, […]

Former Commissioner Floyd Bassett Jr. dies at 86

Floyd Francis Bassett Jr., 86, died at home on Burbage Road in Berlin on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Born in Asbury Park, N.J., his parents were the late Floyd F. Bassett Sr. and Antoinette “Anne” Bassett. He was raised in Ocean City on 42nd Street, where the family lived above the Party Market general store, […]