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 ticketleap.com. Email jmbrocknroll2019@gmail.com 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 […]

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 […]