Salisbury Post Office to be named for Wardell Turner

If Wardell Turner knew the Salisbury Post Office was going to be named for him, the city native and high school football star would likely deflect the attention and say, in his modest way, he was just doing his job. “He was very humble,” his widow, Katherine Turner, who now lives in Texas, said during […]

National Folk Festival crowds pegged at 63,000

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts are excited to announce that attendance estimates have been tallied, and the National Folk Festival in Salisbury drew approximately 63,000 attendees in its inaugural year. “It’s an unequivocal success,” said Mayor Jake Day. “We expected to […]

Festival ‘a transformative moment’ for Salisbury

As far as Mayor Jake Day is concerned, the National Folk Festival changed Salisbury forever. “It was, I think, a transformative moment for our city,” he said about the three days of music, arts, entertainment and foods last Friday to Sunday that drew about 60,000 people to the ever-growing and much-improved Downtown. “We have received […]

Salisbury Rising: Young men are remaking our city

There hasn’t exactly been a lot of new construction in Downtown Salisbury in the past three decades. In fact, the last building constructed from scratch was the W. Paul Martin District Court & Multi-Service Center, and that was way back in 1990. But Downtown development has hardly remained idle in those 28 years. Developers and […]

Salisbury names Cameron new Water Works director

Mayor Jake Day has appointed Cori Cameron as the city’s next Director of Water Works. Her appointment was unanimously approved Monday by the City Council. Cameron has been serving as the department director in an interim capacity since May 2018. Cameron began her career as a Water Plant Operator at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission […]

Downtown Amphitheater dedication is Friday

The amphitheater will be used for the first time during the National Folk Festival, in Salisbury Sept. 7 to 9. The new amphitheater on the Riverwalk is nearly complete. The response thus far is that Salisbury’s latest public works project is a home run. City officials will host a public “showing off” event as part […]

Baby sloth born joins family at Salisbury Zoo

For the Salisbury Zoo, “Friday the 13th last month was anything but unlucky,” said Ian Shelley, Collection Manager on finding a newborn sloth. Zoo keepers had suspected that the mother was pregnant but were unsure of exactly when to expect the infant.  Staff have been monitoring mom and baby in their inside home to be […]

Salisbury looks to replace bicycle program provider

Spin, the San Francisco-based company that has provided popular, bright orange bicycles for short jaunts around Salisbury since February, is replacing the bikes with motorized scooters — but neither the city nor Salisbury University has agreed to switch. SU officials are waiting to hear if the bikes will be collected and take off campus, and […]

Lindsay, Howard to fill key Salisbury positions

Mayor Jake Day this week spoke with confidence about local men hired to fill two positions in the city. Kevin Lindsay is the new Neighborhood Relations Manager and Everett Howard Jr. was named Director of Housing and Community Development. Howard had been interim director since April. Lindsay, 41, was case manager at Goodwill for the […]

Big changes in store for Downtown parking garage

The Downtown parking garage has a fresh, colorful look now that about a dozen banners are hanging along the Circle Avenue side. More will be added on Division Street, to enliven the building. “It really does brighten it up. It catches your eye. One person told me it gave them chills, that they were so […]