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 […]

Hardy Rudasill to depart Salisbury Council

Salisbury City Councilman R. Hardy Rudasill, who was appointed in October 2016 to represent District 5, has resigned from the council, effective Jan. 31. Rudasill announced his resignation at this week’s City Council meeting and told the Salisbury Independent he will close his local law office and move to Baltimore, where he will be involved […]

2019 Salisbury calendar is available for sale

The 2019 Salisbury Calendar, filled with photos of local scenes and submitted by locals who captured them, is back, and for sale for $10 in the Visitors’ Center. “We did this calendar two years ago, so there was a gap year when we didn’t have one. The community kept asking for it. We felt like […]

‘Bull’ Hudson remembered for tremendous heart

Aaron “Bull” Hudson, the affable, lovable Salisbury Police officer who died Nov. 19, was eulogized at a touching funeral Tuesday, with family and friends gathered at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center to grieve, but also laugh at memories. “I’m looking for my friend,” Mayor Jake Day said, remembering how he would let Hudson sit […]

Obituary: Aaron Hudson embodied public service

Aaron “Bull” Bleatus Hudson, 46, of Salisbury, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.  Born on Jan. 27, 1972, in Salisbury, he was the son of Cordy “Bleatus”and Bonita Dennis Hudson of Delmar. He graduated from Delmar High School in 1990 and joined the Salisbury Police Department soon after. Bull stood out amongst his peers for […]

Funeral services set Tuesday for Aaron ‘Bull’ Hudson

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at noon at the Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Following the service, the public is invited to the Downtown Plaza for a moment of silence and Bull’s last call which will […]

Downtown vigil honors Officer Aaron ‘Bull’ Hudson

Several hundred people gathered in Downtown Salisbury on Tuesday night for a vigil to honor city Police Officer Aaron “Bull” Hudson, 46, who died at his home Monday. The candlelight event was held at the corner of North Division and West Main streets, the very location where Hudson, standing with his police-equipped bicycle much of […]

Photo Gallery: Treat Street another big Jaycees’ success

Some 1,800 people attended the Salisbury Jaycees’ 11th annual Treat Street safe Halloween trick-or-treating event last week on Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza. Activities included candy tables, games, popcorn, story time, local mascots, cartoons, face painting, coloring and community tables.

Bridge work will force billboards removal

Eight Clear Channel billboards on Route 13 Business will be removed by the end of the year to make room for a bridge the State Highway Administration will build over an offshoot of the Wicomico River — a move that has the billboard company asking for fair compensation, according to the company’s lawyer. The billboards […]