Salisbury defends alcohol board control wishes

Salisbury officials and business owners told members of the House Economic Matters Committee that the city needs its own liquor licensing board to help streamline the licensing process and remove obstacles facing local businesses. The Wicomico County Board of License Commissioners, which currently issues liquor licenses within city limits, is too political and its chairman […]

Audit finds Salisbury Police evidence room thefts

Thousands of criminal cases handled by the Salisbury Police Department over the past 23 years could be in jeopardy following the discovery of suspected thefts from the department’s evidence storage room.  The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office is now in the process of notifying parties involved in every criminal case that used evidence stored by […]

Husky dog Ghost saluted for finding stolen zoo sculpture

A dog named Ghost was awarded top honors from city officials for being a very good boy when he found a bronze statue that had been stolen five days earlier from the Salisbury Zoo. The sculpture of a great blue heron was taken from the herb garden near the main entrance to the zoo on […]

Ralph Piland departs as Salisbury Zoo’s Director

Salisbury officials have begun a public search for a new Zoo Director, following the recent resignation of Ralph Piland who had been at the helm since 2013. “It’s a high-profile position so we want public input,” said Mayor Jake Day. The Zoo Director is a mayor-appointed position, but the search will likely involve input from […]

Salisbury alcohol board measure progressing in General Assembly

A bill that would allow the city of Salisbury to establish its own liquor licensing board is still on track to be introduced in the current session of the Maryland General Assembly. State Delegate Carl Anderton said he will introduce it on the city’s behalf as soon as a draft is returned to his office. […]

Construction prompts lane closures at Riverside, Carroll

The busy intersection at the end of Riverside Drive has a new traffic pattern and lane reduction while construction continues on a new traffic roundabout. The temporary change reduces the number of travel lanes in and out of the intersection from West Carroll Street, creating a two-lane pattern which will be one-way in either direction, […]

Salisbury Zoo celebrates birth of Andean bear cub

The city of Salisbury and the Salisbury Zoo announced on Tuesday the birth of an Andean bear cub to parents, Chaska and Pinocchio. The healthy cub was born on Jan. 11, after months of being monitored and observed by Salisbury Zoo animal-care staff. The first several weeks after birth are extremely critical for the development […]

High rise to take over Chamber office site

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to move to a building with visibility from Route 50 after selling its former East Main Street location to the developer of a high-rise building next door. “We are excited to be a part of the renaissance of Salisbury,” said Bill Chambers, Chamber President and CEO. […]

Andean bear Alba gives birth at San Diego Zoo

Alba, the popular Andean bear that once called the Salisbury Zoo home, gave birth to a cub earlier this month in California. To promote conservation and expansion of the Andean bear population, Alba was given to the San Diego Zoo in 2016. Her cub was born Jan. 8; it was her first cub. Alba was […]

Martin Luther King will be celebrated in Jan. 20 events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated in Salisbury with two events: one for area schoolchildren followed by an evening banquet. Both will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The 34th Annual Youth Activity is sponsored by the Salisbury High School Association and runs from 8:30 a.m. […]