Mardela school scrapped for now from Wicomico spending plan

Highly anticipated plans for a new middle and high school complex in Mardela Springs appear either dead or significantly delayed for now. Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has officially removed more than $40 million in capital monies expected to be disbursed over five years for a new school to serve the western side of the […]

Levin Hitchens appointed Wicomico County Auditor

Levin Hitchens III has officially replaced Steve Roser as the Wicomico County government’s Internal Auditor. A county resident, Hitchens graduated from Wilmington University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2013. He began working with the county in November 2017 as the Assistant Internal Auditor, and recently received the title as a Certified Internal Auditor. […]

Council, Culver enter war footing on hirings

Appointments of key Wicomico officials have reached a new level of consternation as the County Council is standing up to County Executive and refusing to greenlight at least three hires he has made. At the council’s first meeting of the new year, members took an assortment of actions that push back on County Executive Bob […]

Dredging efforts under way in Wicomico River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is at work dredging the upper portion of the Wicomico River, a major shipping channel for the region which serves the port of Salisbury. Just under 1 million tons of goods came through Salisbury last year, which is more than previous years, said Mayor Jake Day. “I was incredibly […]

Wicomico HR Director hiring sees complications

These days within the Wicomico County government, not even the hiring of a new Human Resources Director is an easy proposition. When County Executive Bob Culver personally presented his choice to lead the department that oversees the policies affecting the nearly 600 full-time county government employees, he told County Council members that he was there […]

Wicomico sees spike in property assessments

Commercial property values in Wicomico County increased 21.7 percent, the highest in the state for the second year in a row, according to data for the 2020 tax year released this week by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. The jump in commercial property values is attributed to the sales of several large property […]

Slurry tank plan has western Wicomico residents alarmed

Not on that list: The 3-million-gallon, open-air storage tank filled with foul-smelling ooze coming to her neck of the woods in December. The 23-foot-tall tank will contain an oily slurry culled from the wastewater generated by two poultry industry facilities in a neighboring county. Kenney fears the odor will drive her indoors, attract hordes of […]

Bob Culver offers 2019 ‘State of the County’ report

County Executive Bob Culver presented his annual State of the County report at an event held Dec. 16 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Culver, a Republican who in December began the second year of his second term as the county administrative leader, stressed quality-of-life issues, financial stewardship and a hopeful future. — Editor. […]

Wor-Wic board recognizes scholarship recipients

The Board of Trustees at Wor-Wic Community College recently recognized the recipients of scholarships awarded to local high school graduates. This year’s scholarship recipients include Miranda Atkins from Crisfield High School and Academy, Lee Beauchamp from Washington High School, Ryan Byers from Mardela Middle and High School, Brooklyn Carey from Parkside High School, Bailey Colwell […]

Opinions diverge in Wicomico Attorney ordeal

Who should serve as County Attorney isn’t exactly a burning issue within the citizenry of Wicomico County, but it is the centerpiece debate at the heart of the legislative-executive dysfunction under way in the Government Office Building. A layman’s reading on the County Charter is pretty clear. As adopted in 2004, the Charter says the […]

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