Salisbury Rising 2019: Let’s ride the wave, Chamber CEO says

If folks around the Free State and beyond the borders of the Mason-Dixon Line didn’t know up to now, they surely know today — Salisbury is on the move in a big way. The city of Salisbury and Wicomico County are riding this tidal wave of successes spurred by vision and built by good old […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: Bret Davis transforming landmark structures

Two iconic buildings in Downtown Salisbury are getting much-needed makeovers thanks to a young and energetic team at Davis Strategic Development that is turning One Plaza East and the City Center into a couple of the city’s trendiest spots. One Plaza East – the former Wicomico Hotel – is about to get a Division Street […]

Salisbury Rising Q&A: This community is truly alive,’ says Mike Dunn

Seven questions with Mike Dunn, CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee. A nonprofit group with a mission to serve as a catalyst for community improvement, GSC is made up of more than 100 individuals representing businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational and civic institutions. Q. What have been the most significant community changes that you have seen […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: John McClellan upbeat on area’s continued potential

For this week’s edition featuring the Salisbury Rising special section, we put five important questions to John McClellan of SVN-Miller Commercial Realtors. Q. As a top commercial real estate authority, you are uniquely positioned to know what’s going on in the Salisbury market. What are you seeing? A. We are seeing some new construction but, […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: Revitalization continues

Salisbury will stay on its ambitious track of public works and redevelopment projects throughout the Downtown area, continuing with the Main Street revitalization, building a new Town Square and wrapping up the final elements of the Riverwalk. And private development projects, including some planned on city parking lots, will continue to reshape Salisbury’s core in […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: ‘It’s a cool time,’ Development Director says

The Executive Director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development said he has a lot of faith and optimism in the next generation as it helps shape the future of Salisbury. “It’s a cool time,” Dave Ryan says of the changes and growth in the city and surrounding area in recent years. In years past, local high school […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: PRMC again ranked among best hospitals

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is among the nation’s best hospitals for 2019-2020, and has again been named a Best Regional Hospitals in Maryland, according to U.S. News, the publisher of Best Hospitals. The magazine ranked PRMC as the No. 7 hospital in Maryland, a state well-known for its top medical care centers. U.S. News & […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: Powell Building a big project

The last truly large “to-be-developed” building in Downtown Salisbury is undergoing a renaissance that serves to symbolize the next stage of the city’s rising progress. Brad Gillis, and Chris and Joey Gilkerson – the Development Office leaders of Gillis Gilkerson – are injecting new life and imagining new purposes for the Powell Building, located on […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: SU achieves top ranking from U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for 2020. “SU’s continued standing among the U.S. News rankings is a validation of our efforts to provide an outstanding educational experience in which dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff support student success,” said SU Provost and Senior Vice President of […]

Snakeheads might finally be causing ecological harm

Something was pulling his fishing pole into the water — something big. So, Dustin Stem ran over and grabbed the pole just as it was about to disappear into the drainage pond’s murky waters. The 10-year-old was soon joined in the fight by his 11-year-old brother, Ryan. The final heave onto land fell to an […]