Voter Guide 2018: Wicomico Clerk of Circuit Court

The Wicomico Clerk of the Circuit Court’s race will be incumbent-free for the first time since 1990. This is a brief narrative summarizing the contenders’ experience and positions. A PAC 14 “One On One” interview is attached through YouTube.

Voter Guide 2018: Board of Education At-Large

The Wicomico Board of Education — for the first time — will be publicly elected this year. This is a brief narrative summarizing the contenders’ experience and positions. A PAC 14 “One On One” interview is attached through YouTube.

Voter Guide 2018: Wicomico County Council At-Large

The Wicomico Council at-large contest is one of the bigger races on tap this Tuesday. The Council President is normally an at-large candidate. This is a brief narrative summarizing the contenders’ experience and positions. A PAC 14 “One On One” interview is attached through YouTube.

Analysis: Who will be our next County Executive?

When talking with Bob Culver, it usually doesn’t take too much time for him to mention that he grew up on a farm off Jersey Road, a rural stretch where blacks and poor whites lived on Salisbury’s West Side. Scrappy, blunt and headstrong, Wicomico’s incumbent County Executive is sometimes cited as ruthless when in his […]

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 […]

Push on to increase Wicomico schools funding

There’s a push on to increase funding for Wicomico County’s schools and those driving the effort are new to the game. For well over three decades — with the exception of a few years here and there — decision-making for school spending has followed a script of sorts: Step 1 — The seven members of […]

Is Revenue Cap helping or hurting Wicomico?

In a County Charter that contains 712 sections, dictating in explicit detail how Wicomico County is to be operated day in and day out. It is the 73 words included in Section 706B that continues to befuddle people ranging from Wall Street bond bankers to public school crossing guards. “Tax Revenue Cap. Notwithstanding any other […]

Election 2018: 32 races, lots of learning

Those who like to watch local politics will have a lot to look at in the next eight months as the tables are set for another election year. In Wicomico County, thanks to the addition of a school board election, voters will be asked to vote on 32 state and local races, selected from a […]

Salisbury-Wicomico remains a community on the move

There wasn’t much resting in Salisbury and Wicomico County in 2017, as the community remained solidly on the move. A recap of the major news stories of the year: Wicomico County cuts property tax rate Completing an excruciating budget process, the Wicomico Council agreed in June to implement a .01-cent property tax cut. County property […]

Despite critics, Culver has no obvious challengers for re-election

A rite of democracy is to pick on elected leaders – criticize their decisions, question their motives, complain about their actions, mock their performances. As Wicomico’s top elected leader, County Executive Bob Culver knows all about that. Heading the county’s executive department since his election in 2014, the former County Councilman and longtime Wicomico businessman […]