Salisbury landmark undergoing big changes

An upscale restaurant, ice cream shop and retail store will open in the renovated One Plaza East in July, following three years of work on the historic, seven-story building, built in 1912. “It will be iconic. The awning is 22 feet long. It’s like the awning on the original Wicomico Hotel. It reuses the bolts […]

Lt. Gov. Rutherford to lead summit in Salisbury

Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, with the Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, will host an Eastern Shore Regional Summit on Thursday. The event will be at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Truitt Street Community Center. Chaired by Rutherford, the Task Force was formed to develop a state opportunity plan to “align […]

City seeks artists for Route 13/Church Street mural

Salisbury has put out a call for an artist or a team of artists to design and paint a mural at the corner of one of Salisbury’s busiest intersections. The property at the corner of Church Street and Business Route 13 is the former site of a blighted property which was donated to the city […]

First 8 performers named for National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival has revealed the first eight performers who will be featured in the 79th National Folk Festival, which will take place in Downtown Salisbury, Sept. 6-8. This will be the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. On hand at the announcement were government leaders and planners for the event—including […]

Wicomico Council responds to County Executive’s letter

The letter war between the two branches of Wicomico County’s government continued Thursday with a written rebuttal made public by members of the County Council. County Executive Bob Culver sent a letter Monday to Council President John Cannon, blasting the legislative leader for criticism Cannon lobbed at the executive’s office when senior administrative staff members […]

Angela Blake wins appointment to City Council

Angela M. Blake was sworn in as the new Salisbury City Council member on Monday night, filling the seat vacated by former councilman Hardy Rudasill, who resigned last month. Blake, who will represent the city’s east side, comprising District 5, was selected from among three applicants for the position. To win the post, she had […]

Rock & Roll Revival continues Thursday night

Rockin’ the Movies, this year’s annual Rock & Roll Revival, opened Friday at James M. Bennett High School and continues this Thursday. Tickets cost $20 for the weekend shows and $15 on Feb. 14 and are available at the Bank of Delmarva branch on Eastern Shore Drive or online at Email or call […]

Downtown Trolley service returns for Spring Semester

The city of Salisbury, Shore Transit, and Salisbury University are proud to announce the return of Downtown Trolley service and a new and updated route available to Salisbury University students and the community. Service will resume Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9 p.m. and will run throughout the SU Spring semester on Thursday and Friday evenings. […]

Bennett officials on leave during counselor probe

The principal and vice principal of James M. Bennett High School remain on administrative leave following the arrest of a guidance counselor and local coach charged with criminal offenses involving rape and soliciting child pornography. Allen Edward Mitchell, 32, of Fruitland, who, last week was charged on 15 counts, was originally being held without bail […]

Jack Heath files for Salisbury City Council

Salisbury City Council President Jack Heath has filed for re-election, making him the first candidate to seek a seat on the Council in the Nov. 5 election. Heath, 71, a native of New Jersey, filed on Jan. 7. He said he was sometimes asked if he would file for re-election and replied he would if […]