State DNR survey records rockfish declines

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the results of the young-of-year striped bass survey, which tracks reproduction of the species in Chesapeake Bay. The 2019 juvenile striped bass index is 3.4, below the 66-year average of 11.6. The young-of-year striped bass survey measures the annual spawning success of the state fish, commonly known […]

Salisbury Mayor’s Race: Day and King battling it out

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and his opponent in the upcoming city election, Wayne King, set out decidedly different visions for the city during a debate in which King hurled accusations and biting remarks at the incumbent. On the stage last week at Salisbury University, King, who identifies himself as a conservative Republican, tried to paint […]

Council District 5: Angela Blake vs. Shawn Jester

Angela Blake, who was appointed to the Salisbury City Council in February to replace R. Hardy Rudasill, will face opposition from Shawn Jester for the District 5 seat. The city’s nonpartisan election will be held Nov. 5. Originally from Galena in Kent County, Blake studied at Salisbury University and stayed in the city where she […]

City District 3: Jack Heath vs. Riley Smith

City Council President Jack Heath points to his role steering Salisbury through a time of unprecedented growth while also cultivating civility on the council as reasons residents of District 3 should re-elect him for another four years in office. His opponent, Riley S. Smith, a former accountant, says he is fed up with increases in […]

City Districts 2, 4: Gregory competing; Boda unopposed

Residents of Salisbury’s District 4 will have a new City Council member following the Nov. 5 election after Councilman Jim Ireton did not file for re-election to his seat. Now two candidates, Michele Gregory of Parkway Avenue and Jonathan Taylor of Mill Pond Lane, are vying to fill the spot. Gregory, an early childhood educator […]

City District 1: Jackson, Marshall, Sheppard

Salisbury City Councilwoman April Jackson will face opposition from Timothy Sheppard and Mable E. Marshall for her District 1 seat in the city election on Nov. 5, but she hopes voters will give her a shot at a second term. “I really love it,” Jackson said of her time on the council. Her focus has […]

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, […]