Opinion: Investing in schools is good for business

At the recent Wicomico County Council public hearing on the FY 2019 county budget, the council’s meeting room was standing room only for discussion on the Board of Education’s budget for the coming fiscal year. A cross-section of business leaders, organization leaders and parents testified before the County Council, and listed abundant concerns. Among those […]

Tom Horton: Images of the Bay Country

Combing the beach, I stoop to pick up an essay for my upcoming college nature writing class. It’s a reddish, roundish pebble, tumbling in the clear lapping waves during a campout to the vanished community of Holland Island. For a couple of centuries, before erosion forced Holland’s people to the mainland, my pebble was a […]

Bob Culver: Open discussion on Revenue Cap worthwhile

Lately, because of a report put forward by the Greater Salisbury Committee and coverage of the issue in the Salisbury Independent, much interest and attention has been given to Wicomico County’s Revenue Cap. So what, if any, restrictions has it caused on the growth of Wicomico County? Many people will say it has been a […]

Wayne Cannon: How the Kennedy casket ended up off Ocean City

When the 35th President was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, there were two caskets that would hold his body. One was a polished bronze casket used to carry his body from Parkland Hospital to Love Field and placed on Air Force One for the trip back to Washington. The other casket was made of hand […]

Mike Dunn: Time to give Revenue Cap a public review

In late 2016, the Greater Salisbury Committee, in keeping with its commitment to be a catalyst in the community, decided it was time for the Wicomico County Revenue Cap, which has been the law of the land since 2000, to be reviewed. So, a task force was commissioned. It was led by nine GSC members, […]

Tom Taylor: Constitutional Concealed Carry is what we need

Laws based on emotions, make bad laws. The uproar of emotions concerning the recent school massacre are understandable, but basing legislation on that emotion will not solve the terrible problem of school killers. I use killers, because those who are intent to kill will find a tool to do the deed, whether it is an […]

Bill Chambers: Wind projects will bring local jobs

On behalf of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce — representing hundreds of regional Delmarva businesses and thousands of their employees — we want to express our strong commitment to capturing the immense wind energy resource off our shores. To protect our health, wildlife, and economy — and the quality of life of future generations, […]

Bob Culver: Thanks to employees who powered through blizzard

On New Year’s Day, a nor’easter was predicted to hit the lower Eastern Shore but not be significant. Unfortunately, as conditions changed, it became a true blizzard for our area.   Wicomico County was one of the hardest hit counties in Maryland, because of its location just a little inward from the coast. As the […]

Bob Culver: Council should leave Wor-Wic program alone

I’m always amazed when people call for change and yet keep doing the same thing expecting different results. When I ran for County Executive one of my major topics was jobs. The citizens said that they want not only more jobs, but better jobs in Wicomico County. While it is true that we lost many […]

Marc Kilmer: On Wor-Wic, council is seeking accountability for taxpayers

I’m always amazed when politicians think we should judge government programs on intentions, not on results. That appears to be the case with the Wor-Wic tuition subsidy program. During its one-year existence, it has shown some deficiencies. The county council is exploring ways to fix these problems so the program better serves students as well […]